Clarence Thomas secretly vacationed with GOP megadonor, reports say | USA TODAY

Justice Clarence Thomas reportedly accepted gifts from GOP megadonor Harlan Crow, including trips on a superyacht and to a private resort in New York.

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has accepted luxury gifts from a prominent Republican donor for more than 20 years without disclosing them, possibly violating a law that requires justices, judges and members of Congress to disclose most gifts, according to a new report.

ProPublica reported Thursday on a series of lavish trips Thomas has taken over more than two decades, which have been funded by billionaire and GOP megadonor Harlan Crow. This investigation comes as the nation's high court fends off requests for a code of ethics, which would likely address similar instances.

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  1. Seriously? I received “gifts” from China factories all the time and gave them back and reported them to my US office. It’s not that hard to know this is influence buying and illegal. The offers included vacations paid for by the factories. The answer was no. This baffles me. To say he should be removed is an understatement.

  2. Will Fox News give Justice Thomas a severe tongue lashing and call on Jim Jordan to investigate Clarance and his generous benefactor?

  3. Are there any people in power these days that are not corrupt ? The world is a cesspool of corruption and greed.

  4. “Right is still right, even if you stand by yourself.”
    — Clarence Thomas, speech Heritage Foundation, July 2022

  5. The crook’s race makes his corruption all the more sad. We, black and white alike, need honest, non-corrupt, non-politically extremist people in the judiciary.

  6. What now? Can there be Justice for those of us who are not wealthy? If it’s not Thomas, it’s his wife. It’s time to Impeach Thomas.

  7. It would have been even more foolish if he went an bought his own tickets to go to the places to meet with his rich friends just to please some 3rd party rather than just accepting the ride

  8. I spent the last few days preparing my taxes.
    These despicable, corrupt millionaires are laughing at hard working, honest tax payers like me.
    We need meaningful changes.

  9. It’s appalling! That I don’t have friends like this. All my friends are broke and cheap. How can I get a friend like this?

  10. Corrupt Republican judge?! They really need to change the slogan to the “immoral majority.” It would cause less confusion.

  11. Article III of the U.S. Constitution says “The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour…”

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