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Trump Lawyers Head to Court Claiming President Can’t Be Probed

Sept. 25, 2019, 8:00 AM

Lawyers for Donald Trump are trying to convince a judge that the president can’t be investigated for a crime.

They’re trying to block the Manhattan District Attorney’s subpoena for Trump’s tax records. But while Trump could succeed in his challenge, legal experts said they don’t expect the judge to rule in a way that grants the sweeping degree of immunity from prosecutorial scrutiny that Trump is claiming for himself, his companies and the people around him.

“Trump’s lawyers are arguing that because he can’t be criminally charged, he can’t even be investigated,” said Jed Shugerman, a professor at Fordham University ...

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