(informationliberation) – Multiple reports from last month indicated that GOP senators approved of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as a way to effectively blackmail the president into not pardoning Julian Assange.
As Tucker Carlson reported, 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.'”
CNN reported similar:
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. Multiple GOP lawmakers had sent messages through aides that they felt strongly about not granting clemency to Assange or Snowden.
As he departs office, Trump has expressed real concern that Republicans could turn on him. A conviction in the Senate impeachment trial would limit his future political activities and strip him of some of the government perks of being an ex-president.
Trump is less worried about being barred from running from office again, and more concerned with the optics of being convicted by the Senate, people familiar with the matter said.
Though Republicans demanded Trump not pardon Assange or Snowden — who exposed our corrupt ruling class — they had no issue with Trump pardoning the Israeli handler of traitor Jonathan Pollard, Israeli colonel Aviem Sella, who fled the US and escaped justice after Pollard was arrested.
They also had no issue with Trump pardoning criminal mastermind Sholam Weiss, whose looting of a life insurance company for $450 million and defrauding of elderly Americans out of their life savings earned him the longest sentence in US history for a white collar crime and his own episode of CNBC’s “American Greed.”
Trump pardoning Philip Esformes, the “king of medicare fraud” who looted taxpayers for $1.3 billion to pay for escorts, a $1.6 million Ferrari and much more, was also just fine.
If our government actually served the American people, they’d have impeached Trump for such despicable pardons — instead they tried to blame him for the “burning of a church” (which never happened) and multiple police being “impaled” by “insurrectionists” at the Capitol with American flags (which also never happened).
The Wall Street Journal reported in Jan 2020 that Trump’s decision to kill top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was done to appease pro-Israel GOP war hawks who were key to his first impeachment trial.
From Salon, “Trump privately admits he killed Soleimani ‘under pressure’ from upcoming impeachment trial: report”:
President Donald Trump privately told associates that his upcoming impeachment trial factored heavily into his decision to kill top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, The Wall Street Journal reports.
“Trump, after the strike, told associates he was under pressure to deal with Gen. Soleimani from GOP senators he views as important supporters in his coming impeachment trial in the Senate,” associates of the president told the outlet.
The revelation, buried deep into a lengthy piece about the strike, follows a similar report from The New York Times.
“Trump pointed out to one person who spoke to him on the phone last week that he had been pressured to take a harder line on Iran by some Republican senators whose support he needs now more than ever amid an impeachment battle,” The Times reported Tuesday.
The two GOP senators he allegedly sought to appease were Tom Cotton and Lindsey Graham.
The RussiaGate witch hunt, as I said on day one, was another pressure tactic to get Trump to submit to the establishment’s will.
As a result of the witch hunt, Trump went from supporting pulling out of NATO and making peace with Russia to bolstering NATO and arming Ukraine to the teeth.
Trump successfully managed to avoid being impeached twice and Robert Mueller elected not to manufacture fake charges in the RussiaGate probe but the deep state succeeded in blocking the bold agenda he ran on and seizing the House, Senate and the presidency.
These endless witch hunts were the ultimate “attack on our democracy.”
Everyone involved deserves not only to be expelled from office but put on trial.