The progressive communist democrat assault on the United States Supreme Court continues with conservative United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas alleged to have improperly failed to disclose thousands of dollars worth of gifts proffered by a conservative billionaire businessman Harlan Crow.

With the wrinkle that, like most other uber-wealthy individuals, the properties, yachts, and aircraft were owned by corporations rather than personally, which may technically change reporting requirements.

Although the investigative journalism was performed by a progressive organization, ProPublica, funded partly by radical leftists, their reputation for documented accuracy is beyond reproach.

The story…

Clarence Thomas and the Billionaire

For more than two decades, Thomas has accepted luxury trips virtually every year from the Dallas businessman without disclosing them, documents and interviews show. A public servant who has a salary of $285,000, he has vacationed on Crow’s superyacht around the globe. He flies on Crow’s Bombardier Global 5000 jet. He has gone with Crow to the Bohemian Grove, the exclusive California all-male retreat, and to Crow’s sprawling ranch in East Texas. And Thomas typically spends about a week every summer at Crow’s private resort in the Adirondacks.

The extent and frequency of Crow’s apparent gifts to Thomas have no known precedent in the modern history of the U.S. Supreme Court.

These trips appeared nowhere on Thomas’ financial disclosures. His failure to report the flights appears to violate a law passed after Watergate that requires justices, judges, members of Congress, and federal officials to disclose most gifts, two ethics law experts said. These experts said he also should have disclosed his trips on the yacht.

Thomas did not respond to a detailed list of questions.

Statement from Harlan Crow:

My wife Kathy and I have been friends with Justice Thomas and his wife Ginni since 1996. We are very dear friends. The hospitality we have extended to the Thomas’s over the years is no different from the hospitality we have extended to our many other dear friends. We have been most fortunate to have a great life of many friends and financial success, and we have always placed a priority on spending time with our family and friends. Justice Thomas and Ginni never asked for any of this hospitality.

We have never asked about a pending or lower court case, and Justice Thomas has never discussed one, and we have never sought to influence Justice Thomas on any legal or political issue. More generally, I am unaware of any of our friends ever lobbying or seeking to influence Justice Thomas on any case, and I would never invite anyone who I believe had any intention of doing that. These are gatherings of friends.

On a number of occasions, we have made contributions to projects celebrating the life and legacy of Justice Thomas, just as we have done with other great leaders and historically significant figures. He and Ginni never asked us to do any of this. We did so because we believe Justice Thomas to be one of the greatest Americans of our time, and we believe it is important to make sure as many people as possible learn about him, remember him, and understand the ideals for which he stands. We will continue to support projects that advance this goal.


"ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. We dig deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust — and we stick with those issues as long as it takes to hold power to account."

Update: Thomas has responded.

Early in my tenure at the Court, I sought guidance from my colleagues and others in the judiciary, and was advised that this sort of personal hospitality from close personal friends, who did not have business before the Court, was not reportable. I have endeavored to follow that counsel throughout my tenure, and have always sought to comply with the disclosure guidelines.” 

These guidelines are now being changed, as the committee of the Judicial Conference responsible for financial disclosure for the entire federal judiciary just this past month announced new guidance. And, it is, of course, my intent to follow this guidance in the future

“Harlan and Kathy Crow are among our dearest friends, and we have been friends for over twenty-five years. As friends do, we have joined them on a number of family trips during the more than quarter century we have known them. 

Another Congressional investigation…

Lawmakers Call for Investigation and Ethics Reforms in Response to ProPublica Report on Clarence Thomas

Influential Democratic legislators are pushing for changes at the Supreme Court and a probe into Thomas’ undisclosed luxury trips provided by powerful conservative donor Harlan Crow.

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee — influential for its role in vetting and confirming Supreme Court nominees — said his panel is calling for an “enforceable code of conduct” for justices. “The ProPublica report is a call to action, and the Senate Judiciary Committee will act,” Durbin said. <Source>

[OCS: Of course, it would be radical progressive communist democrat Little Dick “Dirtbag” Durbin who was first before the cameras. As, of course, proceedings must be held in the Senate where a Senate majority can allow subpoenas of phone records and other nefarious “classified” probes. However, since this involves an issue of separation of state functions and secret legal deliberations, there is bound to be pushback.]

Bottom line…

I pick up the tab or give “stuff” to my friends all of the time, even to those unable to reciprocate on a dollar-for-dollar basis. It is an act of friendship, sharing my bounty with others. For the uber-wealthy, offering a plane ride or time on a boat is not a significant additional cost and probably not even a conscious decision. I know several wealthy individuals, and even billionaires, and have ridden on numerous private aircraft and yachts over the years without any thought about being manipulated or asked for favors.

I will leave it up to you how significant Thomas’ acceptance of a friend’s hospitality should be weighed in light of the Clintons, Obamas, and Bidens, who literally (and treasonously) sold access and favors to our enemies. Or to those members of Congress who made serious money trading on insider information that would have sent ordinary people to jail.

We do know Thomas never visited Epstein's Pedophile Island like Clinton. We know Thomas didn't pal around with domestic terrorists like Obama. We know Thomas never asked his son to pay his bills.

This is more hyper-partisan progressive communist democrat bullshit!

We are so screwed.

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