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President Donald Trump walks toward Marine One after speaking during an event held in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 6, 2019. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

When Justice Samuel Alito dissented this summer against Manhattan investigators’ ability to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax records, he raised the possibility the information could leak to the media. “And even where grand jury information is not lawfully disclosed, confidential law enforcement information is avidly sought by the media in high-profile cases, leaks of such information are not uncommon, and those responsible are seldom called to account,” he wrote.

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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