Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner responded to a question from a follower asking why President Donald Trump couldn't be prosecuted by the New York attorney general or a group of states.
Kirschner explained that even state attorneys general can't step in to hold Trump accountable.
"A state could try to charge Trump. However, I suspect Trump's primary lawyer, Bill Barr, would direct the DOJ to make a modified 'supremacy clause' challenge, arguing that it would be unwieldy/unconstitutional to allow states to prosecute a sitting president," Kirschner explained.
A state could try to charge Trump. However, I suspect Trump’s primary lawyer, Bill Barr, would direct the DOJ to ma… https://t.co/N7m3IFQOcw— Glenn Kirschner (@Glenn Kirschner)1580689852.0