Trump: Supreme Court leak sets 'dangerous precedent,' says issue won't have 'tremendous effect' on midterms

During an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital Tuesday, Trump said the leak of the draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito was “surprising.” 

Trump, during his presidency, appointed three conservative justices to the Supreme Court: Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

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“It was so surprising to see coming out of the Supreme Court, because Washington is a city of leaks and yet the Supreme Court, I’ve never seen a leak and people haven’t seen leaks and that’s for decades, so it was so surprising to see,” Trump said.

“It is a very dangerous precedent—a very dangerous precedent,” he continued. “It was disconcerting to see that.”

He added: “It cheapens the court.”

President Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett stand on the Blue Room Balcony after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administered the Constitutional Oath to her on the South Lawn of the White House White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

President Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett stand on the Blue Room Balcony after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administered the Constitutional Oath to her on the South Lawn of the White House White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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