Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas enjoyed lavish gifts from billionaire GOP donor for decades. Critics say it needs to be investigated. After two decades of criticism over the lavish trips and other gifts he's accepted from billionaire GOP megadonor Harlan Crow, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas finally went public on Friday to defend himself. Legal experts and Democratic lawmakers, however, said Thomas' explanation raises a lot more questions than answers. Source 3f
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Thomas slams critics as he discloses three trips paid for by Harlan Crow. Thomas said he accepted a private plane flight because of 'the increased security risk' after the Supreme Court's abortion opinion leak last year. Source 5u.