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Ginni Thomas, Wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, Agrees to Testify to Jan. 6 Committee

  • John Eastman, the lawyer behind Trump’s plan to overturn the 2020 election, said he believed that two Justices, including Justice Clarence Thomas, may support the vice president’s authority to overturn election results. 

  • John Eastman has corresponded with Justice Thomas’ wife, Ginni Thomas. It is unclear if Eastman’s correspondance with Ginni Thomas has anything to do with his belief that Justice Thomas would side with him. 

  • Ginni Thomas is known to have been part of former President Donald Trump's team trying to overturn the 2020 election results.

  •  Ginni Thomas agreed on September 21, 2022, to sit for an interview with the House January 6th Committee.

The agreement comes after the January 6th Committee sent a letter to Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, in June 2022, asking her to testify to the committee. The interview is expected to be held behind closed doors, likely after the Committee’s final public hearing on September 28.


The initial request was sent after reports that Thomas communicated with John Eastman, Trump’s former lawyer who was instrumental in Trump’s attempted efforts to get Mike Pence to overturn the election results on January 6, 2021.

In addition, a newly released email from Ginni Thomas to Senator Bernier of Wisconsin urged her to overturn the state's duly appointed board of electors in order to overturn the election results. 

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After the subpoena was issued but before her email was made public, Thomas told reporters for The Daily Caller,"I can't wait to clear up misconceptions. I look forward to talking to them."

 

“If she responded while the hearing was going on that she wants to come, we look forward to her coming,” replied committee chair Bennie Thompson when asked about Thomas testifying. 

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Greg Jacob, a former top aide to Vice President Mike Pence, told the committee during his testimony on Thursday that John Eastman believed Justice Clarence Thomas would support the theory that the vice president would be able to overturn the election results. 

 

Eastman, who pleaded the 5th during his interview with the Committee,  has yet to state whether his belief that the Justices would support this theory is due to his contact with Ginni Thomas.