Trump says it's 'easy' to find and punish SCOTUS leaker: 'Go to the reporter'

"This is a tremendously serious matter that has never happened," Trump stressed

Updated: June 22, 2022 - 8:07pm

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Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that the Supreme Court discover who leaked the draft majority opinion signaling the likely overturn of Roe v. Wade by contacting the Politico reporters who originally published the opinion.

Journalists Josh Gerstein and Alexander Ward wrote an article for Politico in May about the leaked 98-page draft showing that the Supreme Court's conservative majority is likely to overturn Roe, the landmark 1973 case in which the court found abortion to be constitutionally protected.

"The U.S. Supreme Court MUST find, reveal, and punish the 'Leaker.' Very easy to do - Go to the reporter who received the leak," Trump wrote on his platform, Truth Social.

"This is a tremendously serious matter that has never happened, to anywhere near this extent, before. The Court will be compromised and demeaned until this very big problem is solved!" he added.

Shortly after the leak, Supreme Court clerks were reportedly required to hand over their cell phone records and sign affidavits as part of the investigation.

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