Democratic Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, asked Texas billionaire and a jurist’s sugar daddy Harlan Crow to provide a complete list of all gifts, services and cash he’s provided Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during their friendship, NBC News reports.
“I write seeking information related to reports of undisclosed gifts and payments for the personal benefit of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, including private real estate transactions and the complimentary use of your private jet and superyacht,” Wyden wrote. “This unprecedented arrangement between a wealthy benefactor and a Supreme Court justice raises serious concerns related to federal tax and ethics laws.”
Thomas has admitted to taking vacations worth hundreds of thousands of dollars with Crow as a guest of Crow’s. Thomas claims he was told he didn’t have to report such extravagant gifts if they were from friends.