Judge Denny Chin pushed [Trump attorney William Consovoy] on that claim, referencing a statement Trump made in the midst of the 2016 election about the staunch loyalty of his supporters. “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters,” Trump said.
Chin asked Consovoy: “What’s your view on the Fifth Avenue example? Local authorities couldn’t investigate? They couldn’t do anything about it?”
“I think once a president is removed from office, any local authority – this is not a permanent immunity,” Consovoy said in response.
“Well, I’m talking about while in office. That’s the hypo[thetical]. Nothing could be done? That is your position?” Chin pressed further.
“That is correct,” Consovoy said.