They'd said it before, but President Trump's attorney put it more bluntly than ever:
"We're asking for temporary presidential immunity," Jay Sekulow told the Supreme Court Tuesday morning.
That is, Trump can't be investigated or prosecuted by anyone, anywhere while he's President.
"Criminal process targeting the President" violates the Constitution, Sekulow said.
Justice Elena Kagan called out the argument, which Sekulow has been steadfast in since he began arguing today.
"You are asking for broader immunity" than anyone else, Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked him.
"He's the President," Sekulow responded.
Kagan had a retort: "The President isn't above the law."
Some context: The theory has popped up over and over again in the last three years —while special counsel Robert Mueller considered subpoenaing Trump; when the Justice Department weighed the evidence that Trump obstructed the Russia investigation; when the Senate took up Trump's impeachment proceeding; and now with the New York district attorney's investigation into him.