In a new report by ProPublica, it has been revealed that billionaire GOP funder Harlan Crow paid thousands of dollars in school tuition for Clarence Thomas’ grandnephew.
Thomas had custody of the child at the time, but did not disclose those payments in official filings.
The report raises questions about the disclosure issue and the appearance of impropriety for a federal judge with a lifetime appointment.
Crow has dismissed the report as a partisan smear and stated his passion for the importance of quality education.
Thomas has not commented on the latest revelation, but in the past, he has said that he thought he did not have to disclose.
The larger question remains about why Thomas did not disclose the payments from Crow when he did disclose tuition payments to the same grandnephew.