Dems tee up another high-tech lynching of Clarence Thomas

Disgraced congressional Democrats are reportedly pursuing yet another high-tech lynching of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

The latest attack concerns three trips that Thomas took on private jets that were allegedly paid for by GOP mega-donor Harlan Crow, who, FYI, happens to be close friends with the justice.

“Thomas did not disclose information on three trips he took on private jets funded by Crow: a trip from St. Louis to Montana and back to Dallas in 2017; round-trip travel from Washington to Savannah, Ga., in 2019; and round-trip travel from Washington to San Jose in 2021,” The Hill reported Thursday, citing Democrats’ complaints.

Info about these trips was reportedly obtained through documents that Crow was forced into handing over.

“Mr. Crow reached an agreement with the Senate Judiciary Committee to provide information responsive to its requests going back seven years,” Crow’s office said in a statement. “Despite his serious and continued concerns about the legality and necessity of the inquiry, Mr. Crow engaged in good faith negotiations with the Committee from the beginning to resolve the matter.”

“As a condition of this agreement, the Committee agreed to end its probe with respect to Mr. Crow,” the statement continued.

In other words, he agreed to hand over all the documents under the condition that Democrats lay off him.

“Also included in the trove of Crow’s documents was information about 2019 trips to Indonesia and California, which included private jet travel for both and an eight-day yacht excursion in Bali,” The Hill noted.

Combined, Thomas allegedly benefitted from $4.2 million worth of so-called “gifts” from his good friend Crow.

“Nearly $4.2 million in gifts and even that wasn’t enough for Justice Thomas, with at least three additional trips the Committee found that he has failed to disclose to date,” Senate Judiciary Committee chair Dick Durbin said in a statement.

“The Senate Judiciary Committee’s ongoing investigation into the Supreme Court’s ethical crisis is producing new information — like what we’ve revealed today — and makes it crystal clear that the highest court needs an enforceable code of conduct because its members continue to choose not to meet the moment,” he added.

Thomas did not take kindly to this flagrant bull. In a statement, his attorney Elliot S. Berke argued that the info obtained from Crow falls under a “personal hospitality exemption” and doesn’t need to be disclosed.

“The Judicial Conference changed this provision last year, and Justice Thomas has fully complied with the new disclosure requirement,” he asserted. “Prior to this change, the provision, set forth in the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts’ Guide to Judiciary Policy, stated that federal judges should not report gifts of personal hospitality based on personal relationships.”

“Consequently, and as Justice Thomas has already explained, he and many other federal judges were advised that they were not required to report gifts of personal hospitality from friends who did not have business before the Court,”  he added.

The Democrats’ ultimate goal is to persuade Chief Justice John Roberts to “implement an enforceable code of conduct,” but they’re also prepared to bypass him when possible by passing the so-called Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act.

Senate Republicans have thus far blocked the movement/passage of the bill. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican, has for his part called the bill an “unconstitutional overreach” that’d “undermine the court’s ability to operate effectively,” according to NBC News.

During a Senate floor discussion of the bill this week, Sen. John Kennedy, also a Republican, went so far as to claim the bill is all about abortion, not ethics, in that Democrats are pushing it because they’re still angry over the high court overturning Roe v. Wade.

The last time Democrats and their allies came for Thomas was last year when the New York Times published a bogus story claiming that billionaire Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had gifted Thomas with a Super Bowl ring, among other things.

This attack on Thomas is a part of a wider ongoing assault on the Supreme Court’s non-liberal justices, particularly Thomas of course, and also Justice Samuel Alito.

Alito in particular is still facing heat for his wife having flown an upside-down flag outside their home — an otherwise minor incident that has been blown completely out of proportion by the Left and their media allies.

Vivek Saxena

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