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Jan. 6 Hearings to Resume
Jan. 6 Hearings to Resume

Jan. 6 Hearings to Resume

Chairman says Trump PAC will be a subject

(Newser) - The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol has scheduled its next hearing for Oct. 13, pushing the investigation back into the limelight less than three weeks before the midterm election that will determine control of Congress. It will be the panel's first public session...

Ginni Thomas Tells Committee 2020 Election Was Stolen

Clarence Thomas' wife won't say if the two discussed her belief on voting results

(Newser) - The House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol interviewed Ginni Thomas on Thursday, and was told the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas maintains her belief that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. "She said that," Democratic Chairman Bennie Thompson told CNN afterward, despite a lack...

Ginni Thomas Reaches Deal With House Jan. 6 Committee

Wife of Clarence Thomas agrees to be interviewed

(Newser) - The House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol is getting what it wants : Sources told outlets including CNN and NBC News that Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, had reached an agreement with the select committee and would sit down...

Ginni Thomas Pressured Second State on Election

Emails show justice's wife called for rejecting Biden's victory and replacing electors in 2 states

(Newser) - Emails show that the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas pressured legislators in Wisconsin to throw out President Biden's 2020 election victory there—just as she had Arizona lawmakers. Ginni Thomas' emails to Arizona on Nov. 9 were reported in June, but the Wisconsin lobbying wasn't known...

Jan. 6 Panel's Next Target: Clarence Thomas' Wife

If Virginia Thomas won't come willingly, committee will consider a subpoena, says Liz Cheney

(Newser) - The House Jan. 6 committee wants to talk to Clarence Thomas' wife, and it's hoping she'll come voluntarily. If Virginia "Ginni" Thomas declines to do so, however, a subpoena could be coming her way. Liz Cheney, the panel's vice chair, said on CNN Sunday that following...

Jan. 6 Panel: Mike Pence Subpoena Is Possible

Committee resumes its hearings on Tuesday

(Newser) - Members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot say they may subpoena former Vice President Mike Pence and are waiting to formally hear from Virginia "Ginni" Thomas about her efforts to overturn the 2020 election. "We're not taking anything off the table in terms of witnesses...

Testimony From Ginni Thomas? She 'Can't Wait'

Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas seems willing to talk to panel about election, Jan. 6

(Newser) - It's not clear when the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will be issuing its invitation to Ginni Thomas for her testimony, but she seems open to talking with them. Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has been increaslngly linked to...

Report: Jan. 6 Panel Obtains Trove of Ginni Thomas Emails
Jan. 6 Panel:
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Ginny Thomas
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Jan. 6 Panel: We Want Ginny Thomas to Testify

Committee wants to question wife of Supreme Court justice about efforts to overturn election

(Newser) - Update: The House Jan. 6 panel now wants to interview Ginni Thomas about her efforts to keep the 2020 election results from being certified. Chair Bennie Thompson said Thursday the committee will issue an invitation to the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, reports Axios . The development comes after...

Ginni Thomas Urged 29 Lawmakers to Override Vote

She asked Arizona legislature members to work to overturn Trump's defeat

(Newser) - In the days and weeks after then-President Donald Trump's election loss in 2020, dozens of Arizona lawmakers received emails from the wife of a US Supreme Court justice urging them to help overturn the result. The Washington Post , which reported last month that Virginia "Ginni" Thomas had emailed...

Post Has More Ginni Thomas Election Emails

They show she implored Arizona lawmakers to disregard 2020 vote, name 'clean' electors

(Newser) - The Washington Post has obtained more messages from Virginia "Ginni" Thomas in regard to her efforts to keep former President Trump in office. Thomas—wife of the Supreme Court's Clarence Thomas—emailed two Arizona lawmakers in November 2020 and implored them to disregard vote results showing a victory...

Trump: I Regret Not Marching to the Capitol

Former president blames Nancy Pelosi for not containing the day's violence

(Newser) - Donald Trump tells the Washington Post he wanted to march to the Capitol with his supporters on Jan. 6, 2021, but Secret Service wouldn't allow it. "I would have gone there in a minute," he says in the interview. Trump criticized the violence that ensued and, as...

Report: Jan. 6 Panel Wants to Interview Ginni Thomas

Wife of SCOTUS justice urged Trump chief of staff to overturn election results

(Newser) - Ginni Thomas should expect a call from the House committee investigating the Capitol attack, sources tell CNN and the Washington Post . Insiders say the conservative activist, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is one of many people the panel has been looking at—and the news that she urged...

A Defense of Those Ginni Thomas Texts

'Wall Street Journal' editorial says they're embarrassing, but she's entitled to her views as a private citizen

(Newser) - The conservative editorial page of the Wall Street Journal is coming to the defense of Ginni Thomas, wife of the Supreme Court's Clarence Thomas. This week, the Washington Post and others reported on newly revealed texts showing that Ginni Thomas urged Mark Meadows , then chief of staff to President...

Question in Ginni Thomas Texts: Who Is 'Best Friend?'
Question in
Ginni Thomas
Texts: Who Is
'Best Friend?'
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Question in Ginni Thomas Texts: Who Is 'Best Friend?'

Clarence's wife urged Trump aide to fight election results, but importance of that is disputed

(Newser) - The buzzy story in DC Friday is the revelation that Virginia Thomas , wife of Clarence, urged then-President Trump's chief of staff in text messages to try to overturn the 2020 election results. At one point, she urged Mark Meadows to "release the Kraken and save us from the...

Virginia Thomas Texted Meadows to Fight Election

Messages given to House panel show exchanges about overturning 2020 results

(Newser) - "This is a fight of good versus evil," Virginia Thomas texted then-President Trump's chief of staff in pushing him to fight the 2020 election of President Biden. "Do not grow weary in well doing," she told Mark Meadows, assuring him Biden was "attempting the...

Clarence Thomas' Wife: I Was at Jan. 6 'Stop the Steal' Rally

But Ginni Thomas says she left before Capitol riot

(Newser) - Clarence Thomas' wife, who has already come under scrutiny , reveals to the Washington Free Beacon that she attended the Jan. 6, 2021, "Stop the Steal" rally that preceded the mob attack on the US Capitol. However, Virginia "Ginni" Thomas says she got cold and left before then-President Trump...

After Scrutiny of Wife, Thomas Blasts 'Cancel Culture'

In speech, he also worries about idea of 'packing' the Supreme Court with more justices

(Newser) - Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says he's concerned that efforts to politicize the court or add additional justices may erode the institution's credibility, per the AP . Speaking Friday in Utah at an event hosted by former Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch’s foundation, Thomas said he worries about the...

Clarence Thomas' Wife the Focus of Critical New Profile

'New Yorker' piece wonders about justice's potential conflicts of interest with Ginni Thomas' politics

(Newser) - It's no secret that Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is a staunch conservative . But now a lengthy profile by Jane Mayer in the New Yorker raises the question of whether she's so deeply embedded in conservative causes that it raises conflicts of...

Ginni Thomas Apologizes to Husband's SCOTUS Clerks

She raised tensions with post in support of 'Stop the Steal' rally

(Newser) - Conservative activist Virginia "Ginni" Thomas has apologized for inflaming tensions on the normally sedate email group for former law clerks of her husband, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, with pro-Trump posts. The Washington Post says a member of the private Thomas Clerk World listserv shared some posts from the...

Clarence Thomas' Wife: He's Not Retiring

Virginia Thomas shoots down 'bogus' rumors

(Newser) - Anonymous sources told the Washington Examiner that conservative Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas was considering stepping down from the bench after the presidential election—and the story circulated widely enough that Thomas' wife has now put the kibosh on it. "For all those who are contacting me about the...

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