Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committe on the Nominatio...
10:16:08 - 10:18:19
Senator Patrick Leahy (D - Vermont). Do you recall any time ever taking Professor Hill out to dinner?
Judge Clarence Thomas. No, Senator.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D - Vermont). Now, Judge, in her testimony, in which she speaks of this dinner, she said that you had driven her to the restaurant - she did not recall the restaurant - was there for a period of time. You have heard, I am sure, the conversation that she recounts as taking place. And then after you left and went on to wherever you did, she took the subway home, again according to her testimony. She said that the two of you went there in your car. You were assigned, I believe, a car and driver in your position. If that was so, would there be a log that the driver keeps of where he might drive you?
Judge Clarence Thomas. No, Senator, we did not keep logs. I used my driver more frequently in the early years and less frequently in my later years at EEOC, but we didn't have logs.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D - Vermont). Even though if drivers work late, they get paid overtime, they don't keep logs of where they go?
Judge Clarence Thomas. Senator, my driver at that time worked with me later. He was on my personal staff. I don't think the driver today is on the personal staff. But the driver at EEOC was assigned to the Chairman's office when I went on-board and would still have been assigned to the Chairman's office.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D - Vermont). At the time that Professor Hill was talking about, just at the time that she was leaving the office, who would have been the driver?
Judge Clarence Thomas. Mr. Randall, James Randall, who has since retired.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D - Vermont). Mr. James Randall?
Judge Clarence Thomas. Randall.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D - Vermont). I'm sorry, between the sound of the cameras clicking, Judge, I still didn't hear the last name.
Judge Clarence Thomas. Mr. James Randall.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D - Vermont). Randall. Thank you.