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Jan. 6 committee reportedly plans to ask Ginni Thomas to testify

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Posted at 9:57 AM, Jun 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-16 16:28:50-04

The congressional committee investigating the attacks on the U.S. Capitol is reportedly planning to ask the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to testify.

According to Axios and CNN, Chairman Bennie Thompson told reporters that he thinks it's time they invite Ginni Thomas to speak with the committee.

The committee is in possession of emails between Ginni Thomas and John Eastman prior to Jan. 6, 2021, according to The Washington Post.

The contents of those emails have not been revealed.

This is not the first time Thomas' communications have come under scrutiny. She also urged Republican lawmakers in Arizona to choose their own state electors after Biden had won the state.

She claimed, without evidence, that the election was fraudulent.

Eastman is a conservative attorney who reportedly advised the Trump campaign about how to block Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.

Thursday's committee hearing zeroed in on Eastman's communications. He repeatedly tried to persuade Pence's team to not certify the Electoral College count. His repeated gestures were rejected.

The committee also revealed an email that showed Eastman sought a pardon prior to Trump leaving office. He was not granted a pardon.