This is what it’s like to be king
No, the following headline is not from the Onion.
“In court hearing, Trump lawyer argues a sitting president would be immune from prosecution even if he were to shoot someone,” The Washington Post reported Wednesday. This is an even more shocking assertion of executive impunity than it initially seems.
The hearing involved Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s attempt to obtain President Trump’s financial records from Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA.
The president’s personal lawyer William S. Consovoy argued that Trump should be shielded from investigation and prosecution on the part of federal and state authorities for the duration of his presidency, calling this principle “temporary presidential immunity.”
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