McConnell Threatened Trump: If you Pardon Assange, We're More Likely to Convict You In Impeachment

McConnell reportedly threatens Trump: If you pardon Assange, we're more likely to convict you in impeachment trial (bizpacreview.com)


President Donald Trump has reportedly been “bullied” by outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell into not pardoning Julian Assange, the founder of the award-winning whistleblowing organization WikiLeaks.


Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the leader of Republicans in the Senate, has sent word over to the White House, if you pardon Julian Assange, we are much more likely to convict you in an impeachment trial,” Fox News’ Tucker Carlson reported late Tuesday.


Carlson’s report on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight was one of several confirming this.

Earlier Tuesday afternoon, American whistleblower and international fugitive Edward Snowden, who also has been seeking a pardon, reported that “Trump has let himself be bullied out of pardoning Assange, mistakenly believing Senate Republicans won’t vote to impeach him if he caves.”

Snowden meant “convict.”

Reports that Trump has let himself be bullied out of pardoning Assange, mistakenly believing Senate Republicans won’t vote to impeach him if he caves. Once he’s out of power, they’re going to vote to impeach him anyway. Which, well——that’s one way to be remembered. #Politics

— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) January 19, 2021

CNN also provided confirmation.


“Trump is also not expected to pardon Edward Snowden or Julian Assange, whose roles in revealing US secrets infuriated official Washington. While he had once entertained the idea, Trump decided against it because he did not want to anger Senate Republicans who will soon determine whether he’s convicted during his Senate trial,” the outlet reported.

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