I’m not joking. That was really their argument. No matter what crimes he commits. That means if he commits crimes where the statute of limitations is shorter than his term of office, he is literally above the law!

The judges were aghast.

If, for example, he did pull out a handgun and shoot someone on Fifth Avenue. I’m talking about while in office. Nothing could be done? That’s your position?” Judge Denny Chin asked.

“That is correct,” Consovoy said.

Opening statement of Ambassador William B. Taylor

Short version: “Everything Ukraine wanted — from a one-on-one meeting between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to hundreds of millions in security aid — was dependent on publicly announcing an investigation that included Burisma, the company that hired Biden’s son Hunter, and Ukraine’s alleged involvement in the 2016 election.”

Shorter version: Trump very, very corrupt. As the jury foreman said in The Producers:

Oh, and by the way, for those of you who believe the obviously false White House spin that Trump was really trying to fight corruption: “Trump administration sought billions of dollars in cuts to programs aimed at fighting corruption in Ukraine.”

Trump fighting corruption? Talk about the fox guarding the henhouse! That might have been the least believable lie ever, even worse than Rudy’s claim that he was going to Vienna for a completely different purpose from meeting with Lev and Igor, and was only planning to meet with them when they returned (He cancelled the trip when they were arrested, and they had one-way tickets to begin with.)