While campaigning, President Trump famously said he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and not lose any of his supporters, and his words were echoed Sunday by Rudy Giuliani, who told HuffPost if Trump had shot former FBI Director James Comey in order to end the Russia investigation, he wouldn't have been prosecuted.
"In no case can he be subpoenaed or indicted," he said Sunday "I don't know how you can indict while he's in office. No matter what it is." Giuliani, a former U.S. attorney, joined Trump's legal team in April, and said if a president does something illegal, impeachment is the first step. "If he shot James Comey, he'd be impeached the next day," he said. "Impeach him, and then you can do whatever you want to do to him."
Reality does not support Giuliani's claim, Norm Eisen, who served as White House ethics lawyer under former President Barack Obama, told HuffPost. "A president could not be prosecuted for murder? Really?" he said. "It is one of many absurd positions that follow from their argument. It is self-evidently wrong. The foundation of America is that no person is above the law. A president can under extreme circumstances be indicted, but we're facing extreme circumstances."