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US President Donald Trump speaks during a Memorial Day event aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) in Yokosuka on May 28, 2019. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

While much of the nation was preoccupied with a cabal of House Republicans throwing a tantrum that threatened national security, President Donald Trump's lawyers argued in front of a Federal Appeals Court that Manhattan prosecutors had no right to subpoena Trump's personal and corporate tax returns.

The lawyers' argument strikes to the heart of the current Justice Department policy—enforced by Attorney General William Barr—that a sitting president can't be indicted and, therefore, is also immune to criminal investigation.

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