Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said that the 1/6 Committee is planning on talking to Ginni Thomas, and if she won’t testify voluntarily, the Committee will contemplate a subpoena.
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CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Rep. Cheney, “Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, repeatedly corresponded with then chief of staff Mark Meadows and John Eastman pushing this deranged theory, writing to them about efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, not to mention her correspondence with Arizona lawmakers pushing fake electors. Is your Committee planning on talking to Ginni Thomas even though her lawyer has expressed a reluctance to cooperate?
Cheney answered, “We are. The Committee is engaged with her counsel. We hope she’ll agree to come in voluntarily. The Committee is fully prepared to contemplate a subpoena if she does not. I hope it doesn’t get to that. I hope she will come in voluntarily. We’ve certainly spoken with numbers of people who are similarly situated in terms of the discussion she was having that you’ve mentioned. So it’s very important for us to speak with her and, as I said, I hope she will agree to do so voluntarily. But I’m sure we’ll contemplate a subpoena if she won’t.”
The 1/6 Committee has not forgotten about Ginni Thomas, and the plan of the wife of the Supreme Court justice to apparently run out the clock on the investigation has become much more difficult with the continuation of the investigation.
It would be wise for Ginni Thomas to agree to show up and testify voluntarily because as the conviction of Steve Bannon demonstrated, the 1/6 Committee is not afraid to refer people for prosecution who do not comply with their subpoenas.
Ginni Thomas was involved in the plot to overturn the election, and she has information that would be useful to the l/6 Committee. Thomas has no executive privilege claim, so if she gets a subpoena, there is no protection.
Thomas will either have to testify or be referred for prosecution.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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