CLARENCE THOMAS, UNDER ATTACK BY DEMOCRATS (AGAIN)
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.
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:
"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.
Another Congressional investigation…
Lawmakers Call for Investigation and Ethics Reforms in Response to ProPublica Report on Clarence Thomas
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.]
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.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS