Rudy Giuliani: Even if He ‘Shot James Comey’ Trump Still Couldn’t Be Indicted
President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer made the bold claim that even if the president committed murder he still could not be indicted for his crime.
The comment was made in an interview to the Huffington Post on Sunday in which Giuliani argued that Trump’s constitutional powers were so broad he could do anything he wanted and still evade an indictment.
“In no case can he be subpoenaed or indicted,” Giuliani told HuffPost. “I don’t know how you can indict while he’s in office. No matter what it is.”
He then opined that even if he shot former FBI Director James Comey, the only remedy would be impeachment.
“If he shot James Comey, he’d be impeached the next day,” Giuliani continued on. “Impeach him, and then you can do whatever you want to do to him.”
Giuliani’s odd hypothetical also sounds similar to Trump’s own boasts from the campaign trail.
In January 2016, Trump said this, bragging even a violent crime would not stop him: “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”
Former White House ethics lawyer Norm Eisen, however, told HuffPo that despite Trump’s campaign brags and his lawyer’s misguided claims, “A president could not be prosecuted for murder? Really?…It is one of many absurd positions that follow from their argument. It is self-evidently wrong.”
He added, “The foundation of America is that no person is above the law.”
Watch Trump’s comments from the campaign trail above, via CNN.
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