On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump granted clemency to 143 individuals before he left office on Wednesday morning.
According to a bombshell report however, the President was under a substantial amount of pressure for who he should and shouldn't pardon from Republican leadership including Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.
During his primetime show, Fox News host Tucker Carlson broke the massive news when he said President Trump was threatened by McConnell with impeachment if he chose to pardon Julian Assange.
"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," Carlson said. "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."
Tucker Carlson: Mitch McConnell "sent word over to the White House: if you pardon Julian Assange, we are much more likely to convict you in an impeachment trial."— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) January 20, 2021