Clarence Thomas Discloses More Trips
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Today we look at Clarence Thomas’ latest disclosure as well as developments in Donald Trump’s legal troubles.
Clarence Thomas Discloses More Trips Courtesy Of GOP Megadonor Harlan Crow
For the first time publicly, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas acknowledged that he accepted three trips from real estate magnate and GOP donor Harlan Crow in 2022. The acknowledgement came on a financial disclosure form released last week, reports Alison Durkee.
In April, the justice became enmeshed in an ethics controversy after ProPublica reported that he failed to disclose his relationship with Crow and other wealthy friends in previous filings.
By The Numbers
How much the American Veterans Initiative, a possible scam PAC, raised in the first six months of 2023, largely through small donations.
How much the American Veterans Initiative PAC spent on operating expenses in the first six months of 2023.
How much the campaign for Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark). paid Fidelis Publishing for constituent gifts on June 15. Fidelis published Crawford’s novel, “The Stinger Proxy,” the following month.
DOJ Announces New Charges Against Hunter Biden
Justice Department Special Counsel David Weiss’ office plans to indict Hunter Biden on a gun possession charge later this month, prosecutors said in a court filing Wednesday, after a deal the president’s son negotiated with the federal government that would have allowed him to avoid a felony gun charge unraveled in court in July.
Another Loss For Trump: Judge Rules His Comments About E. Jean Carroll Were Defamatory
Former President Donald Trump is liable for defaming writer E. Jean Carroll in 2019 when he made comments disputing her allegations that he sexually assaulted her, a judge ruled Wednesday. That means an upcoming trial in the case will only determine how much Trump has to pay in damages—on top of the $5 million a jury already awarded Carroll earlier this year, reports Alison Durkee.
All Defendants In Trump’s Georgia Election Interference Case Have Now Pleaded Not Guilty
Former Coffee County election supervisor Misty Hampton became the final defendant to waive her right to an arraignment and enter a not guilty plea. That means all defendants in Trump’s Georgia election interference case have now pleaded not guilty—the latest development in the case that has brought a near-constant stream of updates to the court docket as Trump and his 18 co-defendants deploy separate legal strategies ahead of a possible trial in October, reports Sara Dorn.
Ex-Trump Lawyers Crowdfund $800,000 To Pay Legal Bills—Including $200,000 For Jenna Ellis
Trump’s ex-attorney Jenna Ellis has raised nearly $200,000 to pay for her legal expenses in his election interference case in Georgia. She is one of several co-defendants crowd-funding as Trump has reportedly given no indication he plans to help them financially, reports Sara Dorn.
Trump’s Truth Social Merger Granted One More Year To Close Deal
A long-awaited merger between a cash-rich acquisition company and former President Donald Trump’s social media platform Truth Social will have another 12 months to be completed after shareholders of Digital World Acquisition Corp voted for an extension, giving Trump’s company another chance at $300 million through the merger, which has faced regulatory setbacks, reports Brian Bushard.
What reason did Clarence Thomas provide in his financial disclosure for flying on a private aircraft in May 2022?
a. No commercial jets fly to his friend’s private island
b. Justices shouldn’t be expected to fly commercial
c. Bad weather had halted commercial flights
d. The increased security risk following the Dobbs opinion leak
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