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Trump calls for Politico journalists to be jailed over Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization leak

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Donald Trump angryPresident Donald Trump speaks to reporters with President of Finland Sauli Niinisto in the White House on October 2, 2019.

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  • Trump ranted about the journalists who published a draft of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health opinion.
  • He called on authorities to arrest the journalists to get them to divulge the leaker’s identity.
  • The Supreme Court’s investigators said on Thursday they were unable to figure out the leaker’s identity. 

Former President Donald Trump called on social media for authorities to arrest the journalists who leaked the draft of the almost-finalized Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court announced in a press release that investigators could not identify the leaker within the court despite interviewing 97 court employees.

The announcement appeared to disturb Trump, who posted his displeasure to Truth Social soon after the Supreme Court posted the release and called for authorities to arrest the reporters, publishers, and editors at Politico who published the leaked document.

“The Supreme Court has just announced it is not able to find out, even with the help of our “crack” FBI, who the leaker was on the R v Wade scandal,” Trump wrote. “They’ll never find out, & it’s important that they do. So, go to the reporter & ask him/her who it was. If not given the answer, put whoever in jail until the answer is given. You might add the publisher and editor to the list. Stop playing games, this leaking cannot be allowed to happen. It won’t take long before the name of this slime is revealed!”

Nine minutes after his first tirade against the Politico journalists, Trump again called for them to be arrested.

“Arrest the reporter, publisher, editor – you’ll get your answer fast,” Trump said. “Stop playing games and wasting time!”

While investigators were unable to uncover who leaked the draft of the Supreme Court’s opinion, they did discover that several Supreme Court personnel told their spouses and partners about the vote count or the drafted opinion. 

Politico did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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