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Jan 6 panel wants to hear from Ginny Thomas, says chairman

WASHINGTON – The House committee to investigate the January 6, 2021 uprising at the Capitol will ask Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, for an interview, the panel’s chair said Thursday.

Thomas, a conservative activist, communicated with people in President Donald Trump’s classroom before the attack and also on the day of the rebellion, when hundreds of Trump supporters violently stormed the Capitol and obstructed the certification of Joe Biden’s victory. done.

Mississippi Representative Benny Thompson, the Democratic chairman of the panel, said “it’s time for him to talk” to the committee after investigators discovered information referencing Thomas – better known as Ginny – in communications he had in Trump. related to one. Lawyer, John Eastman. Eastman had been advising Trump in the weeks and days before the attack as the president pushed Vice President Mike Pence to object to or attempt to delay Biden’s certification on January 6.

Thompson did not specify a time or schedule for the interview. He said that his name may also come up at some point in the hearing of the panel to be held throughout June.

The email between Eastman and Thomas was first reported by The Washington Post.

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