As President Donald Trump is expected to announce more than 100 pardons before midnight on Tuesday, one of the people expected to be pardoned is Julian Assange. Truthfully, I am rooting for him to be pardoned as well.
However, there are now reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is threatening the POTUS with impeachment if he decides to pardon Assange.
Isn’t that considered blackmail?
Tucker Carlson reported on the alleged threat on Tuesday night. He said, “Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the leader of Republicans in the Senate, has sent word over the White House – If you pardon Julian Assange we are much more likely to convict you in an impeachment trial. Well, is it legal to hold that over a president’s head? We’re not lawyers, we don’t know. It’s certainly wrong. But more than that, it tells you everything about their priorities.”
— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) January 20, 2021
McConnell sold out the president a long time ago. He belongs to the swamp and only works to protect the sleazeballs.
McConnell he has told allies he hopes never to speak to Mr. Trump again and is doing nothing to persuade senators to back him, instead calling the impeachment vote a matter of conscience. https://t.co/Jv1QFngSa4
— Adam Goldman (@adamgoldmanNYT) January 20, 2021
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