Sen. Mike Lee, who was a guest on Fox News Wednesday, was once a Supreme Court clerk, and he explained just how many protocols would have to have been violated for that leak of the Roe v. Wade decision draft to have left the building.
"[Clerks] they don’t just throw [draft opinions] in the waste basket. They put them in a burn-bag."
Sen. Mike Lee, a former Supreme Court clerk, details what lengths someone had to go to in order to leak the Roe v. Wade draft opinion. https://t.co/7wHhhCQNgt
— Media Research Center (@theMRC) May 4, 2022
From Fox News:
After use, the printed copy of the draft opinion must then be turned into slurry, using a specific set of actions, Sen. Lee said:
“When they’re finished with them, they don’t just throw them in the waste basket – they put them in a burn-bag.
“They take the burn-bag and they shred it twice, vertically and horizontally, creating confetti.
“Then, after they shred it, they burn it and turn into slurry – all before it leaves the custody of the Supreme Court. So, these had all been violated, or overlooked, circumvented, perhaps deliberately, in order to release this. That’s unfortunate.”
In other words, a lot of rules had to be broken for someone to have leaked this draft, and they must have had their reasons.
Asked about the leak Wednesday, Jen Psaki wouldn’t say whether the White House condemned the leak or if it welcomed it.
Jen Psaki refuses to condemn the SCOTUS leak, and instead chooses to recognize "the unprecedented nature of it." pic.twitter.com/o7hRydbOVy
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) May 4, 2022
Psaki asked about the Supreme Court leak and whether the White House condemns it or whether it is welcomed. She says they don't have a view of the leak. Remarkable.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 4, 2022
Translation…They like the leak, just don't have the guts to say so.
— epic5353 (@epic53531) May 4, 2022
They are all in on it.
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) May 4, 2022
She'll circle back…
— bigEmothertrucker🤘 (@sandes363) May 4, 2022
Psaki feels like privacy and security in our government's court system aren't important?
— dgross (@drg790) May 4, 2022
Silently cheering no doubt.
— Andy Gennarelli (@AndyGennarelli) May 4, 2022
'Impromptu' mass gatherings, uniform MSM messaging & parroted Congressional talking points from the radical Left all feel a little too coordinated for an organic reaction to a surprise SCOTUS opinion draft leak.
It's much more akin to a pre-planned, well-executed operation.
— DJ Miller (@miller721108) May 4, 2022
Preprinted signs, media outlets had guests lined up and Kamala had a speech scheduled on the topic. Sounds like a well coordinated media event.
— brick92507 (@brick92507) May 4, 2022
Saying nothing can really say it all can't it?
— Jeannie Woodrich (@JeannieWoodrich) May 4, 2022
Guess that was better than saying it was going as planned. 🤔
— Embassy of Texas (@TX_Embassy) May 4, 2022
A very limited number of people had access to this document, but a lot of people who welcome its release maintain there was no crime committed to investigate, so it is what it is. It would seem pretty easy to condemn, though … norms and all.
The White House doesn’t want to get “distracted” by the leak and keep its attention on the risk of women losing their “health care.”
Doocy to Psaki: "Does the President think the [SCOTUS] leaker should be punished?" pic.twitter.com/4s0sw9EWdl
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) May 4, 2022
Megyn Kelly goes OFF on ‘pathetic, spineless’ leaker then takes on whiny little activists praising the leak and seriously, SLAAAY QUEENhttps://t.co/l6zGFQt50f
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 3, 2022