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Ginni Thomas emailed with Trump lawyer trying to overturn election

Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was in touch with attorney John Eastman, who theorized that Mike Pence, in his role as vice president, could block the certification of Joe Biden’s victory.

The two exchanged emails, reported The Washington Post on Wednesday. Reports show that Thomas’s efforts to reverse the election and keep Donald Trump in office were even more extensive than known.

She was also reported to be in touch with then-Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and dozens of lawmakers in the state of Arizona regarding the 2020 election.

Now the House committee investigating the January 6 uprising is debating whether some of the public hearings should be spent investigating Thomas’s role.

The panel recently got the emails between Thomas and Eastman, the Post reported.

Last week, a federal judge ordered Eastman to hand over more than 100 documents to the commission after the attorney tried to block their release.

Eastman, who once served as a clerk for Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court, has outlined scenarios for removing Biden from the presidency in legal memos and in a Jan. 4 Oval Office meeting with Trump and Pence, according to previous reports.

Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was in touch with attorney John Eastman, who pushed the theory that Mike Pence, in his role as vice president, could block the certification of Joe Biden's victory, it turns out from new email messages - above the Thomas couple at the September 2019 state dinner at the White House

Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was in touch with attorney John Eastman, who pushed the theory that Mike Pence, in his role as vice president, could block the certification of Joe Biden’s victory, it turns out from new email messages – above the Thomas couple at the September 2019 state dinner at the White House

Attorney John Eastman, who once served as a clerk for Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court, outlined scenarios for removing Joe Biden from the presidency

Attorney John Eastman, who once served as a clerk for Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court, outlined scenarios for removing Joe Biden from the presidency

Reports of Ginni Thomas’s activism raised questions about whether Justce Thomas should have withdrawn from a Supreme Court case related to the election.

She exchanged at least 29 text messages with Meadows between November 2020 and mid-January 2021, as Trump allies worked frantically to keep him in office.

And a report last week revealed that she had emailed 29 Arizona state lawmakers, asking them to elect their own voters and ignore Joe Biden’s victory in that state.

Justice Thomas participated in at least nine rulings related to the 2020 election. He has also ruled in cases where Trump opposed attempts by congressional investigators to obtain the former president’s records.

But Ginni Thomas said the two keep their jobs separate.

“Clarence does not talk to me about his work and I do not involve him in my work,” she told conservative publication Free Bacon in March.

Meanwhile, Thursday’s hearing will focus on Trump’s efforts to pressure Pence to refuse to count and certify the electoral count. It is the ceremonial role of the vice president to oversee the formal certification of the presidential election.

Greg Jacob, who served as counsel for Pence, and retired U.S. Court of Appeals Judge J. Michael Luttig, who served as an informal counsel, will testify in person at the third of the expected six public hearings the committee has scheduled.

Committee assistants said: CNN Thursday’s hearing will focus on how Trump had directed the press campaign against Pence, despite attorneys in White House counsel’s office telling him Pence had no authority to unilaterally undermine the election results.

The commission teased the hearing earlier this week, showing video testimony of former White House attorney Eric Herschmann, who said he told Eastman on Jan. 7 that he needed to “get a great criminal lawyer.”

In the days leading up to the Jan. 6 certification, Trump delivered a series of tweets demanding that Pence use his position to prevent Congress from confirming his election defeat to Joe Biden.

Pence had already told the president he didn’t have that power.

Eastman, however, wrote a memo arguing that Pence could overturn the election results when he oversaw the certification of the Electoral College census on January 6.

Eastman’s memo outlined a scenario where Pence would ignore the Electoral College votes in seven states — thereby ensuring that no candidate got the 270 Electoral College votes needed to be declared the winner.

The election would then be decided by the House of Representatives.

Each state delegation would then have had one vote to run for president, and since Republicans controlled 26 state delegations, a majority could have voted for Trump to win the election.

Thursday's January 6 hearing will focus on Donald Trump's press campaign on Mike Pence to reverse the election results

Thursday’s January 6 hearing will focus on Donald Trump’s press campaign on Mike Pence to reverse the election results

Constitutional scholars and Pence himself disagreed with Eastman’s interpretation of the vice president’s role in the largely ceremonial process.

Pence’s former chief of staff Marc Short told CNN on Wednesday that Pence has done his duty by certifying the election results.

“He knew from the start, and I think he was clear to the president and our office was clear about how we saw his role. I think, you know, for a limited Conservative government, I don’t think he would like the idea that our founders would have thought that someone would have been given that much authority to nullify the election results. So I think the people he approached, this was what the constitution says,” Short told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

“He did his duty. He swore an oath to uphold the constitution. He swore an oath to God to uphold the Constitution, just like our men and women in uniform do,” he said.

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