Trump’s lawyer shocks Court as he brags Trump could ‘shoot someone’ and get away with it
Referencing a claim the President used during his 2016 election campaign, Trump’s attorney, William Consovoy, agreed with the analogy that his client could shoot another person and not be subject to arrest, ie in this case that his tax returns are untouchable while he is President. Three years ago, Trump had stated that he could carry out the act and still not lose any voters due to his popularity.
As Trump stated in 2016: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and still not lose any voters, it’s incredible.”
Mr Consovoy was asked by Denny Chin, judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit based in New York whether he thought the analogy still applied to which he agreed after district attorney, Cyrus Vance reference the analogy in his line of questioning.
In full Mr Chin said: “I’m talking about while in office.
“Nothing could be done? That’s your position?”
To which Mr Consovoy replied: “That is correct.”
Trump’s attorney also stated the move to investigate the President’s personal and corporate tax returns was “an inappropriate fishing expedition”.
Adding: “Everything we’ve heard this morning makes it clear the President is a target.
“The district attorney just wants the President’s tax returns.”
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Although Mr Consovoy remained defiant during the hearing, he did also tell the judges that Trump does not have “permanent immunity” after he leaves his position as President.
Also on Wednesday, the President announced the withdrawal of troops from northern Syria.
In a move that had previously drawn controversy, the President also revealed that he was lifting US sanctions on Turkey.
Speaking from the White House on Wednesday, Trump told reporters that it was finally time for someone else to take up the fight on the “bloodstained sand”.
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Despite the criticism for what some have called a betrayal of the Kurds, Trump also stated that the US had created a “safe-zone” between Turkey and Syria.
He added: “Thousands and thousands of people have been killed in that zone over the years.
“It has been sought for many decades and I think we have something that is going to be strong and hold up.”
Moreover, he also stated that now was the time to remove US troops following their long stint in the region.
Trump said: “Now we’re getting out.
“We were supposed to be there for 30 days, that was almost 10 years ago.
“We were there for 30 days and now we’re leaving.
“It was supposed to be a quick hit and let’s get out.
“It was a quick hit except they stayed for almost 10 years.”
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