Former prosecutor stunned by ‘incredibly inappropriate’ line in Trump’s immunity filing
Former federal prosecutor Andrew Wiseman On Monday, he expressed surprise at what he described as an “incredibly inappropriate first sentence” in Donald Trump‘s Submission to the US Supreme Court The former president’s lawyers said he should enjoy “complete immunity” from possible criminal acts he committed while he was in the White House.
“If you were going to sound cynical, they probably would have cited Yogi Bear as well,” Weissman told MSNBC anchor Alicia Menendez.
“I mean, that’s just a weird way to start something that they’re asking the Supreme Court for,” he added.
Weissman reminded viewers that Trump’s lawyers essentially said that “their position is that the president of the United States can kill people, and as long as he is not successfully impeached, in other words impeached and convicted, he cannot be tried.”
He added: “So, for something this serious, that first sentence is very strange, and I think it has tin ears.”
The three-judge D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals panel He was ruled earlier this month Trump did not enjoy absolute immunity as president and therefore could face prosecution in the D.C. election subversion case, one of four criminal cases the 2024 Republican nominee faces.
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