Former federal prosecutor explains why a state or attorney general couldn't prosecute Trump
LAS VEGAS NEVADA, DECEMBER 14, 2015: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at campaign event at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino the day before the CNN Republican Presidential Debate (Photo: Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock)

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.