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Jan. 6 Panel May Consider Subpoena For Ginni Thomas, Rep. Liz Cheney Reveals


The House Jan. 6 panel is able to “contemplate a subpoena” for Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, if she refuses to reply questions on her activities within the plot to overturn the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said Sunday.

Committee members are currently talking to Thomas’ attorney, Cheney told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“We definitely hope that she’s going to conform to are available voluntarily, however the committee is fully prepared to contemplate a subpoena if she doesn’t. I hope it doesn’t get to that,” said Cheney, who’s vice chair of the panel. “It’s very vital for us to talk along with her.”

The committee has asked the rightwing political activist to satisfy with panel members, in addition to provide documents that could be relevant to the investigation into last 12 months’s revolt.

Those documents include texts from Thomas urging Donald Trump’s White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to proceed the battle to overturn election results, texts and emails to Trump ally attorney John Eastman, writer of the so-called “coup memo,” on learn how to upend the vote.

“Help This Great President stand firm, Mark,” Thomas wrote Meadows days after the 2020 election. “The bulk knows Biden and the Left is attempting the biggest Heist of our History.”

Thomas also sent emails to Arizona lawmakers to induce them to decide on “a clean slate” of faux Electors in a bid to toss out Joe Biden’s election victory.

A lawyer for Thomas said in a letter to the House select committee late last month that he “doesn’t imagine there may be currently a sufficient basis to talk with” Thomas. “There isn’t a story to uncover here,” attorney Mark Paoletta flatly insisted.

Paoletta sent the letter just two weeks after Thomas had said she was “looking forward” to confer with the committee to “clear up misconceptions” about her activities. Thomas has previously said she was on the Trump rally that preceded the Capitol attack but had no role in organizing it and left early.

Critics have called on Clarence Thomas to step down from the court, or on the very least, recuse himself from Jan. 6 cases, accusing him of a big conflict of interest in making decisions for a government his wife has battled to undermine.

“Clarence and Ginni Thomas have participated in considered one of the worst breaches of trust ever seen in our court system,” Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) said in an announcement last month calling on Justice Thomas to resign, referring to efforts to maintain Donald Trump in power despite his defeat in a democratic election.

Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on Justice Thomas in March to recuse himself from cases in light of “serious questions” about Ginni Thomas’ possible links to the “planning and execution of the revolt.”

Justice Thomas took part in cases regarding the Jan. 6, 2021, revolt, and was the lone dissenting vote in a choice against claims of executive privilege by Trump and his aides concerning documents linked to the Capitol riot that were sought by the House panel.

In other startling news Sunday, Cheney — whose reelection is in trouble within the face of attacks by Trump and his allies — said she hasn’t yet made up her mind about making a run for the presidency.

“At this point, I haven’t made a choice on 2024 …. I’ll make a choice on 2024 down the road,” Cheney said, adding that she is targeted on her work with the committee.

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