'Total' authority: U.S. senators, legal experts worried over Trump's emergency powers - 2020-05-16

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F0.png 'Total' authority: U.S. senators, legal experts worried over Trump's emergency powers May 16, 2020, Deb Riechmann, Associated Press, Global News

"I have the right to do a lot of things that people don't even know about," he said at the White House.

Trump wasn't just crowing. Dozens of statutory authorities become available to any president when national emergencies are declared. They are rarely used, but Trump last month stunned legal experts and others when he claimed — mistakenly — that he has "total" authority over governors in easing COVID-19 guidelines.

That prompted 10 senators to look into how sweeping Trump believes his emergency powers are.

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{{cite news | first = Deb | last = Riechmann | title = 'Total' authority: U.S. senators, legal experts worried over Trump's emergency powers | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/6953079/donald-trump-coronavirus-legal-powers/ | work = Associated Press | publisher = Global News | date = May 16, 2020 | accessdate = May 18, 2020 }}