Are they dangerous clowns, who're involved in many long affairs to remember, and SCOTUS must never be allowed to forget?
ProPublica’s Joshua Kaplan, Justin Elliott, and Alex Mierjeski report that for more than 20 years, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been treated to luxury vacations by billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow, and Thomas has not reported these gifts as required by law.
One retired federal judge said, “It’s incomprehensible to me that someone would do this.” #ProPublica investigative journalists write, “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.”
And The Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey tweeted about the story, “A kind of dream attribution sentence when you know you have the goods… ‘interviews with dozens of people ranging from his superyacht’s staff to members of the secretive Bohemian Club to an Indonesian scuba diving instructor.’”
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