The United States Law Week

Trump Imperils Claim in N.Y. Case With Above-the-Law Stance (1)

Oct. 8, 2019, 8:00 AMUpdated: Oct. 8, 2019, 3:58 PM

Lawyers for President Donald Trump may have overplayed their hand by arguing that neither he nor his businesses can be investigated by a Manhattan prosecutor.

On Monday a federal judge savaged the argument, saying it was “repugnant” to the U.S. Constitution. Now a federal appeals court will weigh in on a legal question never previously considered, and experts said Trump’s expansive claim of broad presidential immunity probably will be rejected if he continues to assert that the president, his businesses and his associates are immune to even an investigation.

“I don’t think there’s a chance in the world that the...

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