Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, agreed Wednesday to testify before the Jan. 6 House Select Committee.
The Committee asked Thomas for his testimony on June 16 about “information about John Eastman’s plans and activities relevant to” the panel’s investigation, according to a letter previously obtained by the Daily Caller. The Committee is trying to wrap up its work before the end of the year and is scheduled to meet again on September 28, according to the Associated Press.
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The letter asked Thomas to turn over “documents and communications that refer to or relate in any way to plans, efforts, or discussions regarding the challenge, decertification, nullification, challenge, or delay of the results or certification of the 2020 presidential election.” “. (Disclosure: Thomas did weekly video interviews for The Daily Caller News Foundation until 2018.)
Eastman was allegedly involved in attempts to nullify the 2020 presidential election, according to the letter. In June, Eastman published what he says are “email communications” he had with Thomas. (RELATED: January 6 Committee Investigates Newt Gingrich for Allegedly Trying to Nullify 2020 Election)
“Can’t wait to clear up misconceptions. I look forward to speaking with them,” Thomas told the Daily Caller after receiving the initial letter on June 16.
Thomas’ attorney, Mark R. Paoletta, initially responded June 28 to the Committee’s request. “Before recommending that she meet with you, I ask the Committee to provide a better justification as to why Ms. Thomas’s testimony is relevant to the Committee’s legislative purpose,” Paoletta said in response.
“There is no story to uncover here,” added Paoletta. “As she has already acknowledged, Ms. Thomas attended the rally on January 6, but she left long before the president started speaking, and long before anyone started marching on Capitol Hill. She did not hold any official or unofficial position in the White House, nor in President Trump’s re-election campaign.”