The hunt for the leaker is heating up, according to CNN.
I have mixed feelings about that.
I don’t know if there really is a “hunt,” But I do know they want us to think there is.
But who knows, maybe I am just cynical.
After all, podcaster Eric Metaxas said this about the investigation: Before it’s all over, at least one SCOTUS justice will likely have to resign…
Time will tell, but the swamp protected its own… Just ask Michael Sussman, who was just found “not guilty.” 🙄
But for now, according to CNN, the investigation is getting so hot-n-heavy inside SCOTUS, that clerks are freaking out.
The nervousness came after they were told they must turn over their cell phones…
Supreme Court officials are escalating their search for the source of the leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, taking steps to require law clerks to provide cell phone records and sign affidavits. Some clerks are apparently so alarmed over the moves, particularly the sudden requests for private cell data, that they have begun exploring whether to hire outside counsel.
The court’s moves are unprecedented and the most striking development to date in the investigation into who might have provided Politico with the draft opinion it published on May 2.
Lawyers outside the court who have become aware of the new inquiries related to cell phone details warn of potential intrusiveness on clerks’ personal activities, irrespective of any disclosure to the news media, and say they may feel the need to obtain independent counsel.
“That’s what similarly situated individuals would do in virtually any other government investigation,” said one appellate lawyer with knowledge of the new demands on law clerks. “It would be hypocritical for the Supreme Court to prevent its own employees from taking advantage of that fundamental legal protection.”
The escalating scrutiny of law clerks reflects Roberts’ concerns about the breach in confidentiality and possibly further leaks. It also suggests the court has been so far unsuccessful in determining Politico’s source.
Former law clerks say the document could have been sent through regular channels to nearly 75 people. It is not known if court officials are asking employees who are part of the permanent staff, beyond the one-year law clerks, for their phone records.
Look, here’s the thing… if I was a SCOTUS clerk and leaked some documents to Politico, the last thing I’d do is use my own phone.
If this was a rogue “clerk” (which I doubt it was), I’d have the common sense to buy an untraceable burner phone and communicate that way.
You’d have to be one huge dumba** to do this, using your own cellphone.
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