The Supreme Court announces it still hasn’t identified the source of the bomb leak

Donald Trump on Thursday demanded that the Politico journalists who broke the news that the Supreme Court would overturn abortion rights be jailed until they revealed who leaked the draft advisory to them.

“Arrest the reporter, the publisher, the editor – you’ll get your answer quickly. Stop playing games and wasting time!” he wrote on his platform Truth Social.

The former president issued his arrest warrant after the Supreme Court announced Thursday that after an eight-month investigation and more than 120 interviews, it could not identify the person reading a draft opinion from Justice Samuel Alito, who sent Roe v. Wade picked it up, the news outlet leaked.

Politico released its explosive leak on May 2, causing a seismic cultural shift that politically polarized the entire nation. Since the Supreme Court ruling in 1973, abortion rights have been recognized federally across the US, and this memo revealed that a nearly 50-year-old ruling was about to be overturned.

Donald Trump demanded that the Politico journalists who broke the news that the Supreme Court would overturn abortion rights be jailed until they reveal their source

Donald Trump demanded that the Politico journalists who broke the news that the Supreme Court would overturn abortion rights be jailed until they reveal their source

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Donald Trump chimed in after the Supreme Court said it couldn't find the leaker

Donald Trump chimed in after the Supreme Court said it couldn’t find the leaker

The day after the release, Chief Justice John Roberts ordered an investigation into what he called an “egregious chest of trust.”

The Supreme Court released a 23-page report on its review of the leak, saying it “was unable to identify a responsible person through a preponderance of evidence.”

However, investigators also found fault with the court itself, saying its security policies are outdated and much of the system is built on trust, making it “too easy to remove sensitive information from the building” — a clue to the person’s secret can never be found be resolved.

It also did not rule out that a copy of the report could simply be left lying around “for example by leaving it in a public place inside or outside the building”.

Timeline on the leak as published in the Supreme Court report

February 10: The draft Dobbs report was emailed to a mailing list of 70 people, made up of paralegals and permanent court staff who work on reports.

March 22: Eight other permanent employees received the draft opinion via email. Investigators later discovered that two other permanent employees had separately accessed the draft report electronically.

May 22: Politico publishes draft statement

May 23: Chief Justice Roberts confirms its authenticity when he orders an investigation into the leak

Trump blasted the Supreme Court and its investigative team in a lengthy post on Truth Social after the report was released.

He appointed three of the judges who make up the current court.

“The Supreme Court just announced that even with the help of our ‘crack’ FBI, they can’t figure out who the tidbit in the Rv Wade scandal was. They’ll never find out, and it’s important that they do. So go to the reporter and ask him/her who it was. If the answer is not given, put everyone in jail until the answer is given. You can add the publisher and publisher to the list. Stop playing games, this leak must not happen. It won’t be long before this slime’s name is revealed!” he wrote.

Politico reporters Josh Gerstein and Alexander Ward wrote the bombshell story that revealed the court’s intentions.

Trump also called for her arrest soon after publishing her story in early May.

The final opinion released on June 24 in the Dobbs case was strikingly similar to the draft opinion published by Politico. The release sparked anger from Democrats about the expected backlash on abortion rights and Republicans’ suspicion that the leak was made to ensure the draft opinion stood.

A breach of cyber security was also ruled out.

The Supreme Court announced that it had dismissed the person drafting a Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization leaked

The Supreme Court announced that it had dismissed the person drafting a Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization leaked

The Justices of the US Supreme Court: Seated (LR): Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Elena Kagan. Standing (L-R): Judges Amy Coney Barrett, Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh and Ketanji Brown Jackson

The Justices of the US Supreme Court: Seated (LR): Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Elena Kagan. Standing (L-R): Judges Amy Coney Barrett, Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh and Ketanji Brown Jackson

The leak of the draft report triggered outrage and protests

The leak of the draft report triggered outrage and protests

“While the court’s investigators and IT experts cannot absolutely rule out a hacker attack, the evidence to date does not indicate any form of improper access from outside.” says the court report.

“After examining the court’s computer equipment, networks, printers and available call and text logs, investigators found no forensic evidence to indicate who disclosed the draft opinion,” the report said.

Investigators are still conducting their search.

“As far as additional investigations result in new evidence or clues, the investigators will investigate them.” the report noted.

But the leak shook the court to its core. The mysterious body prided itself on its lack of leaks. And it has frayed relations between judges.

Alito called the leak a “serious breach of trust by someone and it came as a shock” leading to a “changed” atmosphere at the court. Judge Clarence Thomas likened it to infidelity.

The decision also prompted protests outside the court and threats against several judges. Alito and Judge Brett Kavanaugh had protesters outside the DC area homes.

When the final decision was released in late June, it was remarkably similar to the leaked draft. Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Judge Amy Coney Barrett voted to overthrow Roe.

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Bradford Betz

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