Conservative commentator Mike Cernovich on Tuesday suggested that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's speech on the upper chamber floor the same day was a veiled threat aimed at Donald Trump to prevent him from pardoning Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.
"Mitch's shot across the bow, letting Trump know he had better keep his dog collar on and NOT pardon Assange and Snowden," he tweeted.
Per NPR, McConnell used his speech to condemn Trump for his purported role in the riots at the U.S. Capitol.
"The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people, and they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government, which they did not like."
"This is batsh*t insanity. They will do it anyways," she argued.
Snowden also suggested that the outgoing head of state is getting pressured to pass on pardoning Assange.
"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," he tweeted.
Cernovich pushed back on claims that Trump is being "blocked" by Cipollone and argued that it's ultimately the president's decision on how to use his pardon power.