Former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann on Monday expressed surprise at what he described as an “incredibly inappropriate first sentence” in donald trumpThe presentation before the United States Supreme Court in which the former president’s lawyers argued that he should have “total immunity” for possible criminal acts committed when he was in the White House.

“This request is ‘déjà vu all over again,’” Trump’s legal team began the presentation, citing and crediting the so-called “yogiism” of the late New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra.

“If you were sarcastic, they might as well have quoted Yogi Bear,” Weissmann told MSNBC’s Alicia Menendez.

“I mean, that’s just a weird way to start something they’re asking the Supreme Court for,” he added.

Weissmann reminded viewers that Trump’s lawyers have essentially said that “their position is that the president of the United States can kill people and as long as he has not been successfully impeached, in other words, impeached and convicted of it.” , cannot be prosecuted.”

“So for something so serious, that’s a strange, really strange first sentence and I think he has a very good ear,” he added.

A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month ruled that Trump did not enjoy absolute immunity as POTUS and could therefore face prosecution in the D.C. election subversion case, one of the four criminal cases facing the 2024 Republican front-runner.

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