Trump Lawyer Tells Federal Appeals Court That The President Can’t Be Prosecuted For Shooting Somebody

Politico reports:

A lawyer for Donald Trump argued in federal court on Wednesday that the president could shoot someone on 5th Avenue in New York City and not be prosecuted. The lawyer, William Consovoy, was responding to a question by Judge Denny Chin of the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, who asked, “What’s your view on the 5th Avenue example? Local authorities couldn’t investigate? They couldn’t do anything about it?”

“I think once the president is removed from office, any local authority — This is not a permanent immunity,” Consovoy said. “Well, I’m talking about while in office,” Judge Chin continued. “No,” Consovoy interrupted. “That’s the hypo[thetical]. Nothing could be done — that’s your position?” the judge pressed. “That is correct. That is correct,” Consovoy responded.

The Second Circuit Court is hearing the appeal regarding Trump’s New York state tax returns.