Harvard Law professor emeritus Laurence Tribe told CNN's “Erin Burnett OutFront” that former President Donald Trump attempted to murder Vice President Mike Pence on January 6 in 2021.
Burnett inquired “From everything you have seen so far, including the hearing today that focused so much on Trump causing violence against Pence, do you believe the committee has proven that Trump himself knowingly committed crimes?”
Tribe declared, “Without any doubt, the crime is obvious. Most obvious is that he had instructed his vice-president to perform what everybody in the room was aware was unlawful, that is to exercise the power to select who would be the president in 2020. It would be extremely efficient if Al Gore could have picked himself to be his successor in the year 2000 and extremely convenient if Richard Nixon could have done the same thing in 1960.”
He went on to say, “Ordering your vice-president to break the law to remain in the position of power is a serious federal crime. However, there are other criminal acts as well. One of the crimes that has been committed by a lot of people in the present is the attempted murder. According to the criminal law in the United States, the attempted murder of the vice president is punishable by life in prison. The scene we witnessed with the president yelling at the crowd to follow him by telling them that in essence, his vice-president was a traitor, while he was aware that the mob had gallows ready for him, is a pretty serious matter. It doesn't require going to law school to realize that there's something criminally shady concerning this. There are many other crimes that have been proved. These are enough to begin with.”