Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was 'completely unaware of my texts with Mark Meadows,' Ginni Thomas told January 6 investigators, per CBS
- Ginni Thomas told January 6 investigators on Thursday that her husband was "unaware" of her texts with Mark Meadows.
- She blamed the committee for leaking the texts, calling the 2020 election a "Heist," to the news media.
Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, told the House panel investigating the January 6 insurrection that her husband didn't know she was texting former President Donald Trump's White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about the 2020 presidential election.
"I know he was completely unaware of my texts with Mark Meadows until this committee leaked them to the press while he was in a hospital bed fighting an infection," Thomas said in an opening statement to the committee, according to CBS.
The committee leading the probe into the attack on the US Capitol by Trump supporters, hoping to overturn the election, interviewed Ginni Thomas, a conservative activist, on Thursday after The Washington Post reported in March about her text messages with Meadows.
Biden already had been declared president-elect on November 10 when Thomas texted Meadows: "Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!!...You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America's constitutional governance at the precipice. The majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History."
Thomas also emailed Arizona lawmakers days after the 2020 election, urging them to "do your constitutional duty" and appoint "a clean slate of Electors" for the state, the Post reported.
During her voluntary meeting with the committee, she reiterated that she believes the election was stolen, according to CNN. She also described her husband as "uninterested in politics" and said she doesn't discuss her "day-to-day work" or who she is "calling, emailing, texting or meeting," CBS reported.
She told the committee, according to CBS, that she didn't talk to her husband about legal challenges to the 2020 election, "as I was not involved with those challenges in any way." They do not speak about pending Supreme Court cases as "an iron clad rule," CBS reported, quoting a a source familiar with her appearance before the committee.
In January, Clarence Thomas was the only Supreme Court justice to dissent when the High Court rejected Trump's bid to block the release of some presidential records to the January 6 committee.
The committee postponed a hearing scheduled for September 28 because of Hurricane Ian in Florida and it has not released a new date.
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