A former Department of Justice official said Saturday that Donald Trump “induced a murderous rage” within the mob that stormed the Capitol throughout the riot last yr, and risked former Vice President Mike Pence’s life.
The mob was able to “tear Pence limb from limb,” former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman noted on MSNBC Saturday. It was “as dark because it gets,” added Litman, who called it a “arrange” by Trump.
Litman angrily responded to a chilling video of Trump supporters on Jan. 6, 2021, during which one could be heard saying that “Pence just caved,” before adding that “we’re going to tug motherf**kers through the streets.”
Trump already knew by then that Pence would aid Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election, noted Litman. Yet he still targeted Pence in his speech to supporters before they breached the Capitol constructing.
“Trump goes out to the group and pretends … it’s all as much as Pence,” Litman emphasized. “He knows that Pence has already decided, but keeping it open like that’s designed to induce the murderous rage in the group once they do discover,” Litman added.
Once Trump’s supporters discovered Pence was not going to reject the electoral votes solid for Joe Biden in key states, the group became “absolutely inflamed,” he continued.
“We’ve got testimony … that it was no joke,” Litman said, referring to the hearings of the House select committee investigating the riot. “They were able to tear him [Pence] limb from limb. So Trump plays this dishonestly in such a technique to rev the group as much as its maximum level of violence. Really sinister,” he added.
Take a look at Litman’s interview within the video below. His discussion concerning the “murderous” mob begins after 4:14: