September 20, 2019
So much of Trump’s behavior can’t be claimed to be legal that he’s taken the position that he is above the law, like the king who inspired the American Revolution a quarter-millennium ago. In a case being pursued in New York State courts, his lawyers have raised the claim that he cannot under any circumstances be investigated for criminal wrongdoing while he is president. They don’t imagine there’s any merit in this claim. Their purpose is dilatory, the equivalent of throwing sand in the wheels of justice.