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May 03, 2022

Roberts Will Not Ask FBI to Investigate the Leak

Instead, he'll ask the Marshal of the Supreme Court -- a person/position with very little law enforcement power or experience -- to do it.

This feels like a cover up. A papering-over. He doesn't want to upset his liberal friends with an intrusive investigation into which one of them is guilty but he has to pretend to do something, so this is the something he's pretending to do.

This motherfucker needs to be impeached.

Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday directed the marshal of the Supreme Court to launch an investigation into the source of a leaked draft opinion showing that a majority of justices were poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.

"This was a singular and egregious breach of that trust that is an affront to the Court and the community of public servants who work here," Roberts said in a press release that verified the authenticity of the document published Monday evening by Politico.

...

"To the extent this betrayal of the confidences of the Court was intended to undermine the integrity of our operations, it will not succeed," Roberts wrote. "The work of the Court will not be affected in any way."

The Marshal handles security for the court. It also serves papers and disburses some funds.

(a) The Supreme Court may appoint a marshal, who shall be subject to removal by the Court, and may fix his compensation.

(b) The marshal may, with the approval of the Chief Justice of the United States, appoint and fix the compensation of necessary assistants and other employees to attend the Court, and necessary custodial employees.

(c) The marshal shall:

(1) Attend the Court at its sessions;
(2) Serve and execute all process and orders issued by the Court or a member thereof;
(3) Take charge of all property of the United States used by the Court or its members;
(4) Disburse funds appropriated for work upon the Supreme Court building and grounds under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol upon certified vouchers submitted by the Architect;
(5) Disburse funds appropriated for the purchase of books, pamphlets, periodicals and other publications, and for their repair, binding, and rebinding, upon vouchers certified by the librarian of the Court;
(6) Pay the salaries of the Chief Justice, associate justices, and all officers and employees of the Court and disburse other funds appropriated for disbursement, under the direction of the Chief Justice;
(7) Pay the expenses of printing briefs and travel expenses of attorneys in behalf of persons whose motions to appear in forma pauperis in the Supreme Court have been approved and when counsel have been appointed by the Supreme Court, upon vouchers certified by the clerk of the Court;
(8) Oversee the Supreme Court Police.

I don't see "investigate crimes" on there. I don't see "subpoena witnesses' phone and email records" on there.

So if you're scratching your head trying to remember what big crimes the Marshal of the Supreme Court cracked, the answer is none. None big crimes.

Which is as Roberts wants it.

Note Well: I do not have to believe in the FBI to also know that Roberts believes in the FBI, nor to know that Roberts avoided calling the FBI for entirely different reasons than commenters would have for avoiding calling the FBI.

Those of you saying "Well the FBI is corrupt anyway" -- yeah, Roberts obviously disagrees. He is not avoiding the FBI for that reason. He is avoiding the FBI so that he can avoid an investigation entirely.

What the Marshal of the Supreme Court does, primarily, is provide security, and right now, the leaker has put five people on the list for would-be assassins. Not a single person in the Marshal's staff should be doing anything except providing security and investigating threats to the lives of the five conservative justices.

And yes of course, the Secret Service should be bringing in all sorts of resources and bodies too.

So yes, the FBI should be handling the leak investigation.

...

But meanwhile -- Schumer's looking to get the FBI to investigate the conservative justices for perjury, it seems.


Julie Kelly
@julie_kelly2

Schumer just accused Alito, Kavanaugh, Barrett of perjury. This will be a vicious campaign of intimidation designed to bully at least one into flipping. My guess is Dems will re-energize Kav smear campaign, possibly file impeachment articles against all 3

And it's not just Schumer.

This sourc*nt wants in, too.

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At least, she rushed in to help make Charles Schumer's political point.



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