‘We Should All Be Concerned’: Retired Justice Stevens Warns That Trump Is Abusing Powers That ‘Don’t Belong To Him’
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens expressed his concerns over Donald Trump’s attempt to abuse powers that “do not really belong to him.”
The 99-year-old retired Judge spoke with the Wall Street Journal over his concerns with Trump’s ongoing attempts to tamper with investigations and abuse of power.
Stevens claimed that there are “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 former Republican President Ford, told the outlet.
Stevens concerns have been prompted by Trump’s vow to fight “all the subpoenas” that will be issued by House Democrats as they look to investigate further into his campaign.
Trump has already tried to abuse his “executive privilege” by attempting to keep former White House counsel Don McGahn from turning over damaging documents.
It was reported on Friday that Trump had constantly told McGahn to tell special counsel Robert Mueller that he did not attempt to obstruct justice in the Russia investigation.