Clarence Thomas Reveals Lavish Vacations Funded by Harlan Crowe

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    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Discloses Luxury Vacations Funded by Conservative Billionaire

    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has finally come clean about enjoying luxury vacations funded by conservative billionaire Harlan Crow, a revelation that has raised eyebrows and sparked controversy. Thomas updated a financial disclosure to the court, revealing trips to Indonesia and a California men’s club paid for by Crow, contradicting his previous submission.

    The trips in question took place in 2019, but it wasn’t until a recent investigation by ProPublica in April 2023 that the truth came to light. Thomas claimed that these trips were a result of “personal hospitality from close personal friends,” but they were not initially included in court financial records.

    Watchdog group Fix the Court reported that Thomas received a staggering 103 gifts worth $2.4 million, a figure that far surpasses what his fellow justices received combined over the same period. This has led to calls for Thomas to recuse himself from cases involving the January 6 attack on the Capitol, given his wife Ginni’s connections to the event.

    Ginni Thomas, who has been embroiled in her own controversies, attempted to sway then White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to support Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud in 2020. She later expressed regret for her actions before the House Jan. 6 committee.

    Despite these scandals, Thomas has refused to recuse himself from relevant cases, prompting criticism from ethics experts and advocates for judicial integrity. As the Supreme Court grapples with maintaining a code of conduct, Thomas’s latest disclosure adds fuel to the fire of controversy surrounding his tenure on the bench.