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Lawyer Argues President Trump Can't Be Prosecuted While In Office--Even If He Shoots Someone

William Consovoy, a lawyer for President Trump, says in federal court that the president could not be prosecuted while in office for… read more

William Consovoy, a lawyer for President Trump, says in federal court that the president could not be prosecuted while in office for shooting someone on 5th Avenue in New York City. Responding to a question from Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Denny Chin on whether local authorities could investigate the president under that hypothetical, Consovoy replies: "I think once the president is removed from office, any local authority--This is not a permanent immunity." Judge Chin responds: "Well, I"m talking about while in office." Consovoy answers: "No." close

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Lawyer Argues President Trump Can't Be Prosecuted While In Office--Even If He Shoots Someone

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Judicial Proceeding
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New York, New York, United States
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