The lawyer, William Consovoy, was responding to a question by Judge Denny Chin of the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, who asked, “What’s your view on the 5th Avenue example? Local authorities couldn’t investigate? They couldn’t do anything about it?”
“I think once the president is removed from office, any local authority — This is not a permanent immunity,” Consovoy said.
“Well, I’m talking about while in office,” Judge Chin continued.
“No,” Consovoy interrupted.