WASHINGTON — Virginia Thomas, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas who, as a conservative activist, pushed for the reversal of the 2020 election, has agreed to interview the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
The development could signal a breakthrough for the commission, which has been trying for months to interview Ms. Thomas, who follows Ginni, about her communications with a conservative lawyer who is in close contact with former President Donald J. Trump.
“I can confirm that Ginni Thomas has agreed to participate in a voluntary interview with the commission,” her attorney, Mark Paoletta, said in a statement. “As she has said from the outset, Ms Thomas is eager to answer the committee’s questions to clear up any misconceptions about her work related to the 2020 election. She is looking forward to that opportunity.”
Her collaboration was previously reported by UKTN. A spokesperson for the committee declined to comment.
The committee requested an interview with Ms. Thomas in June after it was revealed she had exchanged text messages with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, urging efforts to promote Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory. the 2020 election. She also urged lawmakers in several states to fight the results of the election.
The panel’s decision to seek an interview with Ms. Thomas came after it secured a communication between her and Conservative attorney John Eastman, which prompted Vice President Mike Pence to declare the Electoral College certification on January 6, 2021. to block or postpone.
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