A Second Circuit Court of Appeals panel panned arguments from Donald Trump’s lawyers in opposition to the Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s criminal subpoena of a third party for the president’s tax returns.
The Friday arguments evidently didn’t go well in the judge’s eyes because Trump lawyer William Consovoy refused to concede that there is a documents request Vance could make that would not be overbroad. Consovoy asserted this despite Supreme Court precedent from July that held the president is not absolutely immune to the state criminal process.
Consovoy: “That would be far narrower, no question. It’s far less overbroad.”
Judge Lohier: “Is there a request for documents … that would not, in your view, be overbroad?”
Consovoy answers in the