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Trump Lawyer: Trump Can’t Be Prosecuted for Shooting Someone

[quote]NEW YORK — Even if President Donald Trump shot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue, New York authorities could not punish him while he is in office, the president's lawyers argued Wednesday.

Attorneys for Trump made the claim while arguing before a federal appeals court in their suit against Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who has subpoenaed Trump’s tax returns.

Trump is fighting the subpoena on the grounds that as president, he has absolute immunity from criminal indictment or investigation. His attorney said that would block Trump from being arrested and charged even if he followed through on his campaign trail claim: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and wouldn’t lose any voters, okay?”
Surely being president does not make him above the law.
eli1601 · 61-69, M
[@406205,Babylon] Applies to any President, not just Trump.
daisymay · 46-50, T
[@406205,Babylon] Only Republican presidents are above the law. It's literally the first line of the Constitution.

Just ask any Trumpansy.
texasmentor54 · 61-69, M
Not sure what Constitution that a-hole is reading. "High Crimes and misdemeanors" is pretty broad, really.
Carla · 61-69, F
State as opposed to federal. Isnt that a thing?
QuixoticSoul · 36-40, M
It's probably technically true. The expectation would be that it would result in the fastest impeachment in history, and subsequent murder charges.

But these days, who knows 🤷‍♂️
missionfigdeluxe · 61-69, M
What’s sad is that so many right wing Republicans, even Senators and assholes like Mulvaney actually believe this.
He can and is being investigated.

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