29 March 2023

I Can haz Prosecushuns?

I get that Ginni Thomas and Clarence Thomas are different people, even if they have been married for decades.

I am not my wife either.

However, the idea that a group of people trying to secure a favorable supreme court ruling donated over $½ million without the knowledge that at the very least Ginni Thomas would personally lobby for them is absurd on its face.

Investigate Ginni Thomas, and investigate Clarence "The Worst Spokesman for Coca-Cola Ever" Thomas, and prosecute when (it ain't if) wrongdoing is found:

A little-known conservative activist group led by Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, collected nearly $600,000 in anonymous donations to wage a cultural battle against the left over three years, a Washington Post investigation found.

The previously unreported donations to the fledgling group Crowdsourcers for Culture and Liberty were channeled through a right-wing think tank in Washington that agreed to serve as a funding conduit from 2019 until the start of last year, according to documents and interviews. The arrangement, known as a “fiscal sponsorship,” effectively shielded from public view details about Crowdsourcers’ activities and spending, information it would have had to disclose publicly if it operated as a separate nonprofit organization, experts said.

The Post’s investigation sheds new light on the role money from donors who are not publicly identified has played in supporting Ginni Thomas’s political advocacy, long a source of controversy. The funding is the first example of anonymous donors backing her activism since she founded a conservative charity more than a decade ago. She stepped away from that charity amid concerns that it created potential conflicts for her husband on hot-button issues before the court.


In recent months, the high court has faced increasing scrutiny over a range of ethical issues, including the lack of transparency surrounding potential conflicts of interest and a whistleblower’s claim that wealthy Christian activists sought access to justices at social gatherings to shore up their resolve on abortion and other conservative priorities.


In 2019, anonymous donors gave the think tank Capital Research Center, or CRC, $596,000 that was designated for Crowdsourcers, according to tax filings and audits the think tank submitted to state regulators. The majority of that money, $400,000, was routed through yet another nonprofit, Donors Trust, according to that organization’s tax filings. Donors Trust is a fund that receives money from wealthy donors whose identities are not disclosed and steers it toward conservative causes.

I get that the Supreme Court is not bound by the same ethics rules, and possibly the same laws, as the rest of the Federal Judiciary, but even if Clarence Thomas cannot be charged for this, Ginni Thomas can be charged with influence peddling.

Charge her and arrest her now.


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