This may prove interesting. Politico reports, Ginni Thomas is set to testify virtually with the Jan. 6 select committee today:

Look who’s talking: Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is set to virtually appear Thursday before the Jan. 6 select committee, according to two sources familiar with the situation.

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She’s one of the panel’s major outstanding witnesses in the final phase of its investigation.

Why they want to hear from her: Thomas, also known as Ginni, had been a target of the select panel’s investigation for months. She finally reached an agreement with lawmakers last week for her testimony.

Thomas is known to have urged legislators in Arizona to block certification of Joe Biden’s win in the state. Earlier this month, it was revealed that she did the same with lawmakers in Wisconsin.

Lawmakers took interest in her connections to [Coup Memos lawyer] John Eastman, a legal architect of former President Donald Trump’s last-ditch plan to subvert the 2020 election. She’d invited Eastman to speak to an activist group in the aftermath of the election, though Eastman has denied ever discussing Supreme Court-related matters with Thomas. CBS and the Washington Post had also published text messages from her to top Trump allies urging them to investigate debunked claims of election fraud and to fight harder to overturn the election results.

A select panel spokesperson declined to comment. Thomas’ lawyer, Mark Paoletta, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. He has previously denied any impropriety on her part and said she looked forward to clearing up “misconceptions” about her work relating to the 2020 election.

Scheduling: Thomas’ testimony comes as the select panel also searches for a new date for its likely final hearing, which they postponed due to Hurricane Ian. The House plans to leave Friday and not return until November due to midterm campaigns, possibly complicating efforts to reschedule the hearing.

“They’re canvassing everybody for their schedules [and] travel,” panel member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) told reporters Wednesday evening. He summed up the issue: “we were all set to go. And then the hurricane laid waste to the best laid plans.”

Yes, but now you will have video deposition testimony from “Ginni” Thomas to work into your presentation. Subpoena Mike Pence to testify live, and your Nielsen ratings will go through the roof.

UPDATE: Delusional and defiant to the end. “Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, repeated claims the 2020 election was stolen, despite a lack of evidence, while testifying Thursday before the House committee investigating the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021.” Ginni Thomas claims 2020 election was stolen in meeting with House Jan. 6 committee:

The committee wanted to interview Ginni Thomas about her advocacy for challenging the results of the 2020 election. The chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., told reporters after the session she repeated her opinion the election was stolen despite a lack of evidence.

“She said that,” Thompson told CNN.

Her lawyer, Mark Paoletta, issued a statement saying she answered the committee’s questions, voiced her concerns about election fraud and condemned the violence on Jan. 6.

“As she has said from the outset, Mrs. Thomas has significant concerns about fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election,” Paoletta said. “Beyond that, she played no role in any events after the 2020 election results.”

This is patently false.

The committee has been eager to talk with Ginni Thomas because she sent dozens of text messages to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows urging him to fight the results of the 2020 election.

Among the 29 messages, Ginni Thomas called Biden’s win “the greatest Heist of our History” in a text on Nov. 10, 2020, according to The Washington Post.

“Do not concede,” Thomas wrote on Nov. 6, 2020. “It takes time for the army who is gathering for his back.”

In addition, Ginni Thomas urged Arizona state lawmakers to reverse former President Donald Trump’s election loss in 2020 by choosing electors themselves. And the Washington Post reported she also pressured Wisconsin lawmakers to do the same.

Her political activism has raised concerns in the past about possible influence on Clarence Thomas and prompted calls for him to recuse himself from cases dealing with the Capitol attack. But Ginni Thomas said she doesn’t generally discuss cases with her husband, and he hasn’t commented on possible conflicts.

Ginni Thomas acknowledged attending Trump’s rally Jan. 6, 2021, before a mob of his supporters attacked the Capitol. But she said she left the rally because it was cold and never went to the Capitol.




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