Ex-Prosecutor Stunned By ‘Incredibly Inappropriate’ Line In Trump Immunity Filing
Former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann on Monday expressed his shock at what he described as an “incredibly inappropriate first sentence” in Donald Trump’s submitting to the U.S. Supreme Court by which the previous president’s legal professionals argued he ought to have “total immunity” for potential legal acts dedicated when he was within the White House.
“This application is ‘déjà vu all over again,’” the submitting from Trump’s authorized workforce started, citing and crediting a so-called “Yogi-ism” from the late New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra.
“If you were going to be snarky, they might as well have cited Yogi Bear,” Weissmann advised MSNBC’s Alicia Menendez.
“I mean, that is just a bizarre way to start on something they are asking the Supreme Court,” he added.
Weissmann reminded viewers that Trump’s legal professionals have basically stated “their position is that the President of the United States can kill people and as long as he hasn’t been impeached successfully, in other words impeached and convicted for it, he cannot be prosecuted.”
“So, for something this serious, that is a bizarre, really bizarre first sentence and I thnk has a real tin ear,” he added.
A 3-judge D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals panel earlier this month dominated Trump didn’t take pleasure in absolute immunity as POTUS and due to this fact may face prosecution within the D.C. election subversion case, certainly one of 4 legal circumstances the Republican 2024 front-runner faces.
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