'Stay off Fifth Avenue!': MSNBC's Rachel Maddow argues Trump's view of the presidency really would let him get away with murder
Donald Trump once said as a candidate that his voters were so loyal, "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters!"
Now, as president, he, his lawyers and his administration are making arguments that mean that he could not only keep all his voters — he would never have to face any legal consequences, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow argued Wednesday night.
"The attorney general now asserts, bluntly, that the president cannot be criminally charged," she said. "The attorney general also asserts that if the president can't be criminally charged, that then he can't be criminally investigated either. The attorney general also says that if the Justice Department is investigating the president and the president believes that's bad, the president believes that's wrong, that he's been wrongly accused, that he definitely didn't do anything wrong, nobody should be looking at me — that's grounds enough for the president to end that investigation and fire the investigator."
She continued: "And now, both the president's private lawyers, and the White House counsel, and the Justice Department in defying these subpoenas, they are all arguing one way or another that Congress has no right to investigate the president for corruption or other crimes at all. So if you can't be charged, you can't be investigated, anybody who does start investigating you, you can fire — and oh, by the way, Congress can't investigate you either! — I mean, you really could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone. I don't know what we the rest of the country are supposed to do with this new revelation about this view of the presidency. I guess stay off Fifth Avenue!"
Watch the clip below:
If you were so lucky as to get elected president, you could not only, by definition, not commit any crimes, you cou… https://t.co/WAPnAOH7hO— Maddow Blog (@Maddow Blog) 1557973160.0