President Donald Trump is arguing that the Manhattan district attorney’s criminal investigation into his financial matters is unconstitutional, according to a complaint filed in the Southern District of New York on Thursday.

In the complaint, which was unsealed Friday, Trump’s lawyers quoted a 1997 article by Jay Bybee, who is now a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, saying that the president “is the only person who is also a branch of government.”

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