- Michael Fanone, a former DC police officer, said Trump should be charged in connection to Jan. 6.
- In an interview on SiriusXM’s “Dean Obeidallah Show,” he said he expects the DOJ “to do its job.”
- Fanone was brutally beaten during the Capitol attack.
Michael Fanone, a former DC police officer who was attacked during the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot, said that former president Donald Trump should be charged and, if he had the chance, he would arrest him.
During an interview on SiriusXM radio’s “Dean Obeidallah Show,” Fanone was asked about his reaction to Trump’s announcement that he’s running for president again in 2024 amid his ongoing legal troubles.
“I’m not going to say that I’m still holding out hope, but I still expect the Department of Justice to do its job. You know, if you had asked me on January 7th, I would have told you unequivocally Donald Trump, and his allies were morally and ethically responsible for what happened on January 6th,” Fanone responded.
He continued, “At the end of the Select Committee’s investigation into the January 6 insurrection, I believe that there is clear and convincing evidence that ties Donald Trump and his allies to this scheme, which he orchestrated to defraud the American people.”
—(((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) November 18, 2022
Trump’s announcement comes as the DOJ is investigating his hoarding sensitive documents at his Florida residence and into the attack at the Capitol building. Fanone, who testified before the House Select Committee about the insurrection, was beaten with a flag pole and stun-gunned during the attack. During an interview with CNN last year, the veteran officer said he” experienced the most brutal, savage hand-to-hand combat of my entire life.”
In the SiriusXM interview, Fanone pointed to some of Trump’s inner circle, name-dropping Roger Stone, who he said “coordinated with some of these anti-government extremist groups,” including the far-right groups Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys to prevent Congress from certifying the 2020 presidential election.
When asked if he had the opportunity to take Trump into custody, Fanone responded: “Oh, I love it. I hope he resists!”