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Tuesday, July 09, 2024

A duo of Democratic U.S. senators is urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to help launch an investigation into alleged ethics violations by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.



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... Thomas, the longest-serving member of the court and part of its conservative majority, has been under fire for an extended period over allegations that include failing to disclose a number of expensive gifts given to him by billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow and never paying taxes on a more than $267,000 forgiven loan from another wealthy business owner.

On Tuesday, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Ron Wyden announced in a news release that they had sent Garland a letter requesting that he appoint a special counsel to investigate the alleged violations of Thomas. Previous investigations of Thomas have been headed by Whitehouse and Wyden as chairs of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts and the Senate Finance Committee, respectively.

"We do not make this request lightly," Whitehouse and Wyden write in the letter, which was sent on July 3. "The evidence assembled thus far plainly suggests that Justice Thomas has committed numerous willful violations of federal ethics and false-statement laws and raises significant questions about whether he and his wealthy benefactors have complied with their federal tax obligations."

"Presented with opportunities to resolve questions about his conduct, Justice Thomas has maintained a suspicious silence," they continue. "No government official should be above the law...We therefore request that you appoint a Special Counsel authorized to investigate potential criminal violations by Justice Thomas." ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-07-09 08:11 PM | Reply

Any gallows left, MAGAT scum?

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-07-09 11:08 PM | Reply

He will ignore any and all requests for anything, anytime, always, forever, however he deems fit, and pffffft! to naysayers, He's Clarence Thomas, he has a lifetime appointment, and if he ever thought of stepping down he won't go anywhere without being paid off and/or until he gets a fascist prez to nominate another disgusting creature for SCOTUS to replace him or he drops dead in his office clutching a pube-infused cola drink.

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2024-07-10 07:41 AM | Reply

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