Ginni Thomas Agrees to Jan. 6 Panel Interview (Newsmax)
By Luca Cacciatore | Wednesday, 21 September 2022 10:25 PM EDT
Ginni Thomas' lawyer Mark Paoletta confirmed to CNN on Wednesday that she is scheduled to interview with the House Jan. 6 Select Committee.
"As she has said from the outset, Mrs. Thomas is eager to answer the committee's questions to clear up any misconceptions about her work relating to the 2020 election," Paoletta revealed in a statement. "She looks forward to that opportunity."
Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has come under the ire of the Jan. 6 committee after text messages emerged of her potentially pushing for several state lawmakers to challenge the 2020 election results.
She also is alleged to have had significant contact with conservative lawyer John Eastman – a legal scholar said to be at the center of former President Trump's supposed attempt to challenge President Joe Biden's victory, according to Axios.
The panel had initially asked Thomas to speak with them in June after the conservative activist told the Daily Caller she "can't wait to clear up misconceptions" and looks "forward to talking to them."
However, Paoletta later wrote an eight-page letter to the Jan. 6 committee stating he does "not understand the need to speak with Mrs. Thomas," asking them for a "better justification" on why her testimony is necessary for the investigation.
"In your June 16, 2022, letter, you base the interview request on a supposed connection between Mrs. Thomas and John Eastman … But the Committee has not identified this alleged 'evidence,'" Paoletta said.
"Indeed, leaks from this committee have led reporters to write that recently produced emails from Mr. Eastman show that Thomas's efforts to overturn the election were more extensive than previously known. But, as you are aware, Mr. Eastman's emails show no such thing," he added.