The fact that the Supreme Court was about to overturn Roe v. Wade was a bombshell. However, the real story is how this information was leaked in the first place.
Investigators have reportedly “narrowed it down” in the search for the person who leaked the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization draft decision, the Washington Examiner reported. Although the high court has said nothing officially, Fox News anchor Shannon Bream cited inside sources with knowledge of the investigation.
A month before the court would issue its official ruling, a source leaked the draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito to Politico. In it, the judge called the Roe decision “egregiously wrong from the start.” This unprecedented move prompted Chief Justice John Roberts to call for an investigation into how and why it occurred.
Bream appeared on “Jesse Watters Prime Time” Friday to speak about the way her network had handled it. “Thanks to our amazing producer Bill Mears, [we] have been digging around and found that they have started this group of essentially about 70 or so that would have had access to that document,” she told the host.
“They have narrowed it down. They did ask the clerks who were then working at the court,” Bream said of the official investigation.
“And listen, their one-year contract is basically up mid-July. So most of them have moved on,” she said of the court staff.
“They did ask them to turn over cellphones and sign affidavits. They asked some of those similar things also of permanent court employees,” Beam added.
The identity of the leaker may never be known, but the fact that it happened at all is problematic. While some on the left believe the motivation was to make sure Chief Justice Roberts wouldn’t waver, others on the right saw it as an attempt to sway the court’s decision by forcing the backlash before the opinion was even finalized.