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Retired Justice Stevens: Trump 'exercising powers that do not really belong to him'


Added 05-11-19 08:57:02am EST - “Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said this week that he was concerned President Trump is "exercising powers that do not really belong to him."” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Retired Justice Stevens: Trump 'exercising powers that do not really belong to him'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said this week that he was concerned President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump officials considering using court-ordered removals to deport migrant families: report Dem senator calls for Senate to investigate Giuliani's planned Ukraine trip Ocasio-Cortez says 'vote your values' after finding Trump supporter sign outside office MORE is “exercising powers that do not really belong to him.”

Stevens, 99, who retired in 2010, told with The Wall Street Journal there were “things we should all be concerned about.”

When pressed for specifics, Stevens said he thinks Trump is exercising powers that are not within a president’s authority.

“I mean, he has to comply with subpoenas and things like that,” Stevens, an appointee of Republican President Gerald Ford, told the outlet.

Stevens's comments came after Trump's vow last month to fight “all the subpoenas” issued by House Democrats as they seek to investigate his campaign, business and administration.

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