The Washington Post still has its exclusive “Ginni Thomas corresponded with John Eastman, people close to Jan. 6 probe say” behind a paywall this morning, but here is Bob Costa of CBS News with the substance of the report, Ginni Thomas corresponded with John Eastman, sources say newly discovered emails show:

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has new emails that show that Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, corresponded with Trump-allied lawyer John Eastman – the “Coup Memos” lawyer – two sources said Wednesday.


Note: John Eastman is the former law clerk of Justice Claremce Thomas.

The news was first reported by The Washington Post.

The House Jan. 6 committee is expected in Thursday’s hearing to explore Eastman’s role to pressure Vice President Mike Pence to unilaterally reject electors and replace them with alternate ones. The theory floated by Eastman and others was that Republicans in seven states would submit alternate slates of electors on Jan. 6, 2021, when Congress met to certify the Electoral College votes.

That is 1:00 p.m. ET – 10:00 a.m. Arizona time.

Last week, a federal judge ordered Eastman to turn over 159 documents to the House select committee that he had attempted to withhold, claiming executive privilege.

In the House select committee’s public hearing last week, vice chair Liz Cheney said the committee would be presenting some of those emails. “You will see the email exchanges between Eastman and the vice president’s counsel as the violent attack on Congress was underway,” Cheney said. “[Pence counsel Greg] Jacob said this to Mr. Eastman: ‘Thanks to your bullsh**, we are under siege.'”

The committee is mulling what to do about the Ginni Thomas emails, two people familiar with the documents told CBS News.

House select committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson said in May that the committee had not considered subpoenaing her as a witness. “Well, she was not really a focal point of the broader committee’s work,” Thompson told CBS News on May 19. “She just happens to be the wife of a Supreme Court justice.”

Texts between Ginni Thomas and former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows showed that she had pushed him to overthrow the election results. She has previously said she attended Trump’s rally at the Ellipse, but she said she left early.

According to the text messages first reported by The Washington Post and CBS News, Ginni Thomas’ text messages showed her encouraging Trump’s top aide to fight to overturn the 2020 election. Citing Trump allies who were gathering evidence of alleged fraud, Thomas wrote Meadows on November 19, saying, “Make a plan…and save us from the left taking America down.”

The Daily Beast adds, Jan. 6 House Probe Eyes Ginni Thomas as Emails With Eastman Surface: WaPo:

The committee is now weighing whether to explore Ginni Thomas’ role in trying to overturn the election—which the emails reportedly prove was larger than previously known, according to two people familiar with the matter. It was previously reported that the committee had not been interested in bringing Thomas into their investigation, though she is known to have corresponded with ex-Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows and 29 Arizona lawmakers in separate instances about reversing Joe Biden’s victory.

Eastman, a former law professor who once clerked for Clarence Thomas, was tapped by Donald Trump in September 2020 to be the architect of the then-president’s attempt to stay in power. The Post’s sources declined to provide details on the content of the emails between him and Thomas.

We have the right-wing activist wife of a Supreme Court Justice up to her eyeballs in coup plotting with the “Coup Memos” lawyer, the former law clerk to her husband Justice Clarence Thomas. John Eastman wrote an instruction manual for a coup d’état, and was among the Coup Plotters at the Willard Hotel – the “coup command center” – directing the insurrection on January 6.

Thee are three things which must happen now:

  1. Ginni Thomas needs to be subpoenaed by the January 6 Committee.
  2. The Department of Justice must indict all the Coup Plotters, including the former guy, for seditious conspiracy, obstruction of an official act of Congress, and conspiracy to defraud the United States of America.
  3. Justice Clarence Thomas must resign from the Supreme Court effective at the end of the current term in June. There is no conceivable way he did not know about the activities of his wife, and in a case before the Court earlier this year involving John Eastman’s emails, he was the only Justice who voted against disclosure, no doubt trying to cover up the discovery of his wife’s emails with Mark Meadows and John Eastman.

This raises serious questions about what Justice Clarence Thomas knew, and when did he know it. If he was aware of his wife’s coup plotting actvities as a member of the Coup Plotters team – maybe even aware of his former law clerk John Eastman’s activities as a member of the Coup Plotters team- in advance of January 6, he kept it to himself. He did not alert law enforcement. He even tried to cover up his wife’s role in the Coup Plot.

Even more disturbing, perhaps Justice Thomas even gave his wife and/or John Eastman some words of advice for their coup plot. Or words of encouragement. Did he openly support the coup d’état? This opens up a whole new line of inquiry for the January 6 Committee.

In any case, Clarence Thomas cannot be allowed to remain on the Court. Recusal is not good enough, he must resign by the end of June. And he needs to be investigated because of his close relationship with his Coup Plotter wife and his former law clerk, “Coup Memos” lawyer John Eastman.

Clarence and Ginni Thomas have long been one of Washington’s “power couples” for years. What they are is the most corrupt Supreme Court Justice in American history, and the most corrupt wife of a Supreme Court Justice in American history.