(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has blasted the federal government’s weak response to the leak of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito‘s draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, and to the protests the leak have inspired, the Daily Mail reported.
Paul called on the Supreme Court to make use of lie detector tests in order to find the leaker.
“I think there are forensic ways to figure out – it’s a very small group of people,” Paul told “Fox & Friends.”
“I’d bring in the 12 people and I would ask them all under oath and with a lie detector test: ‘Did you leak this document?'”
Paul went on to demand the disbarment and prosecution of the leaker.
“Whoever did this and whatever clerk did this or whatever person at the prime court did this, not only should they be fired, I think they should be prosecuted and they should be barred from practicing law,” Paul said.
Paul attacked the leaker for fomenting “political violence” against Supreme Court justices, and he reminded the audience that he has himself faced mob violence on more than one occasion.
“I was mobbed with my wife by over a hundred people in D.C.,” he said. “I had six ribs broken in a politically motivated, cowardly attack from behind.”
“I was on the ballfield with Steve Scalise when he was shot,” he continued. “This [leak] is about someone trying to instigate and foment violence.”
There has been remarkably little information about the Supreme Court’s investigation into the leak of Alito’s opinion, since Chief Justice John Roberts directed the Marshal of the Court to find the leaker on May 3.
News organizations like The Intercept have been reduced to wondering how such an investigation “might unfold.”
“Leaking and subsequent leak investigations are back-and-forth games of forensics and counter-forensics, of operational security and its failures,” The Intercept reported.