There is another scandal consuming Washington.
Democrats are once again in the crosshairs.
And Fox News explained why a criminal investigation will give Democrats sleepless nights.
A leaker funneled a draft opinion of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito writing for a five to four majority striking down Roe v. Wade.
This bombshell leak struck at the heart of the Supreme Court’s ability to conduct its business in secret and free from political pressure.
Megyn Kelly wrote that the leaker should lose their law license.
Laura Ingraham said when she clerked for Clarence Thomas, then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist told the clerks that if anyone leaked any information about what the court discussed their career in the legal profession was over.
But that may not be the only penalty the leaker faces.
Former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy appeared on the Fox News Channel program “Outnumbered” and explained why he believed the leaker could face criminal charges.
“These are government records. All the people who work at the Supreme Court, they’re not private actors. They’re all government officials: the justices, the clerks who work for them, their staff, support staff at the court,” McCarthy told the show’s co-hosts.
McCarthy explained that since a Supreme Court opinion was a government record any misuse could result in criminal charges.
“The materials they work with are government records. If you embezzle a government record, that’s a federal crime,” McCarthy stated.
“If you convert it to your own use, that’s a federal crime. If you obstruct a judicial proceeding, it’s a federal crime,” McCarthy continued.
McCarthy also explained that the Supreme Court’s previous rulings provided prosecutors a wide playing field to bring conspiracy charges against the Supreme Court leaker.
“Anything you do in the way of corrupt or deceptive practices that undermine government functions can be prosecuted as a conspiracy to defraud the government,” McCarthy added.
“So there’s a lot of bases for criminal investigation here, and it’s very important that they get on it and do it, because the thing with these fraud cases or these leak cases is if you don’t get on it right at the beginning, the information gets to diffuse, and it gets very hard to nail down where the leak was,” McCarthy explained.
Many observers believe either a liberal justice or clerk was behind this leak.
Liberals saw how they were able to bully Chief Justice John Roberts into switching his vote in the 2012 Obamacare case handing liberals a massive victory.
Clearly liberals were on the losing end of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case and the court’s conservatives were prepared to reverse Roe v. Wade.
The leaker – feeling desperate as supporting abortion on demand is the equivalent of organized religion for the left – may have just put themselves in criminal jeopardy.
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