(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Last week, the Supreme Court announced that it has as yet been unable to determine who leaked Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion to Politico last May.
In a statement last Thursday, the Court said that the investigation team was thus far unable to identify the person responsible for the leak “by a preponderance of the evidence.” According to the statement, the investigators were able to determine that the leak was not the result of a computer hack.
According to the report from Supreme Court Marshal Gail Curley, the team conducted 126 formal interviews with 97 Supreme Court employees, all of whom denied responsibility for the leak. Investigators also conducted fingerprint analysis and checked for possible connections between SCOTUS employees and reporters, especially scrutinizing contacts between employees and “anyone associated with Politico.”
The report states that dozens of people had access to the draft. Additionally, a few employees admitted to telling their spouses about the draft opinion, which is a violation of the court’s confidentiality rules.
Employees were asked to sign affidavits under penalty of perjury affirming that they did not leak the draft opinion and had provided all “pertinent information” related to the investigation. They were also asked to swear to the truth of their statements before a Notary Public.
In the report, Curley concluded that the Court should implement better policies governing the handling of sensitive information “whether or not any individual is ever identified.
In a statement released Thursday, former President Donald Trump called for the arrest of the reporter who received the leaked opinion.
In his statement, Trump slammed the “crack” FBI who failed to find the leaker, adding that they would “never find out.” He said investigators should “go to the reporter” and demand he identifies the leaker. If the reporter refuses, Trump said he should be put in jail “until the answer is given.” Trump also suggested Politico’s publisher and the editor also be jailed.
“It won’t take long before the name of this slime is revealed!” the statement read.