© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas arrives with his wife, Ginni Thomas, for the State Dinner for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 20, 2019. REUTERS / Erin Scott
(Reuters) – The U.S. congressional committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol has reached an agreement to interview Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, in the past few days. next week, her attorney told Reuters on Wednesday.
The Washington Post previously reported that the committee received an email between Ginni Thomas and attorney John Eastman, who advised Donald Trump that then-Vice President Mike Pence could prevent formal congressional endorsement of the document. Trump will lose the 2020 election.
“I can confirm that Ginni Thomas has agreed to a voluntary interview with the Commission,” Mark Paoletta, Thomas’ attorney, said in an email, confirming an earlier CNN report.
As stated at the outset, Ms. Thomas is eager to answer the Committee’s questions to clear up any misconceptions about her work in relation to the 2020 election.
An attorney for Thomas said Thomas had no previous role in the January 6 attack and had never discussed election strategy with Eastman.