Laurence Tribe, an expert on constitutional law, shared his opinion regarding Trump's new video message to the January 6 panel.
Tribe, who is a professor at Harvard, tweeted:
"If this is the 'defense' at Trump's forthcoming trial, I don't envy the lawyers who agree to represent him."
The professor added:
"They'd better be psychiatrists expert at the reflexive projection and capable of getting their client to plead insanity."
Trump's Video Shared on Truth Social
The former president shared a video a day after the House panel released its final 845-page report on the Capitol riot.
Trump repeated the voting conspiracy theories while calling the committee members "very bad people." He added that January 6 panel "did not produce a single shred of evidence" that he "in any way intended or wanted violence at our Capitol."
The committee determined that "the central cause of January 6 was one man, former President Donald Trump, whom many others followed. None of the events of January 6 would have happened without him."
Tribe Is Not The First Person To Talk Insanity Defense
The tweet from December 25 from the Harvard professor is not the first suggesting Trump's lawyers should use insanity to defend the alleged crimes of the former POTUS.
Neal Katyal, a former Justice Department official, suggested a similar in October, after Trump's 14-page response to the House select committee's decision to subpoena him.
Talking to MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart, Katyal said:
"I can't see it in any legal way helping him unless he is trying to go for the insanity defense."
On December 19, the House panel examining Capitol attacks asked the Justice Department to prosecute Trump on four charges.
These are conspiracy to defraud the US, conspiracy to make false statements, obstruction of an official proceeding, and inciting an insurrection.
In a Truth Social post, added on the same day, Trump said that this made him feel "stronger."
Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner stated that being indicted for insurrection is "important" because it would ban Trump from becoming the president again.
Trump also slammed the FBI and DOJ
The former US president, who already announced his plans to run again for office in 2024, wrote on Truth Social that the country is “sick inside,” comparing I to a “person dying of cancer.”
Donald Trump continued:
“The Crooked FBI, the so-called Department of "Justice," and "Intelligence," all parts of the Democrat Party and System, is the Cancer. These Weaponized Thugs and Tyrants must be dealt with, or our once great and beautiful Country will die!!!"
A week later, he shared a confusing Christmas message which, apart from season greetings, called out the FBI and the media for pushing "for a mentally disabled Democrat over the Brilliant, Clairvoyant, and USA LOVING Donald J. Trump."
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