Last year, the Supreme Court made its historic decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. However, the world saw it coming due to a hugely publicized leak of the court’s impending ruling.
That leak has been the subject of an ongoing investigation, as many Washington politicians have demanded answers. It’s the sort of leak that absolutely shouldn’t happen, but did.
However, that investigation has turned up nothing — and former President Donald Trump isn’t happy.
In May 2022, Politico broke the story that the high court was preparing to overturn one of the most controversial decisions in American history. A month later, the momentous ruling erupted in D.C.
Many immediately demanded punishment for the SCOTUS leaker, but of course authorities needed to locate that individual.
Unfortunately, they haven’t managed to do that, and Trump is calling for immediate action: in the form of arrests.
Trump thinks they should go after Politico’s journalists for writing the piece; they had to get their information from somewhere, and they should be forced to give that up. If not, throw them in jail.
As he wrote on Truth Social:
They’ll never find out, & it’s important that they do. So, go to the reporter & ask him/her who it was. If not given the answer, put whoever in jail until the answer is given. You might add the publisher and editor to the list.
Stop playing games, this leaking cannot be allowed to happen. It won’t take long before the name of this slime is revealed!
Arrest the reporter, publisher, editor – you’ll get your answer fast. Stop playing games and wasting time!
The Supreme Court Marshal’s report said that it wasn’t possible to “determine the identity of any individual who may have disclosed the document or how the draft opinion ended up with Politico.”
It added that “no one confessed to publicly disclosing the document and none of the forensic and other evidence provided a basis for identifying any individual as the source of the document.”
Then there’s the chance that the draft opinion accidentally slipped out; maybe it was just left somewhere and prying eyes found it.
Either way, they obviously see no way forward. But this isn’t anywhere near good enough for Trump and many other critics, who maintain that the entire situation is unacceptable.
The leak generated all sorts of problems and questions, and a lot of people say it sets a dangerous precedent.
Supreme Court draft opinions should never be disclosed ahead of time, and that goes double when the ruling is as gigantic as Roe v. Wade. Given the historic nature of that decision, the leak feels intentional.
But at this point, nothing is happening — and Trump says further action needs to be taken.
- The Supreme Court Marshal’s report said they couldn’t identify the SCOTUS leaker.
- Former President Donald Trump said arrests need to be made: arrest the reporter, publisher, and editor if necessary to get to the truth.
- Many critics say it’s imperative that authorities find the leaker.
Source: The Blaze