The Jan. 6 committee has agreed with Ginni Thomas to be interviewed in the coming weeks, a source close to the House panel said Wednesday.
Emails, data and reports show that Thomas, a conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was involved in some aspects of a scheme involving “false voters” after the 2020 election and also contacted had with Trump attorney John Eastman about his strategies for nullifying the election results.
CNN reported first the scheduled meeting with Thomas, which comes after weeks of back and forth and a letter asking her to speak to the panel.
Thomas first came under scrutiny for messages she sent to Mark Meadows telling the then chief of staff to former President Donald Trump to encourage him not to concede the election to Joe Biden.
Thomas’ attorney, Mark R. Paoletta, in June defended the messages to Meadows as simple text messages “with a friend” and argued that emails between Thomas and Eastman did not justify the House panel’s interview request.
Thomas, Paoletta said at the time, “expressed his concern for the future of our country under President Biden. But none of it was unethical, let alone illegal, and nothing suggests that Ms. Thomas played the slightest part in the January 6 attack on the Capitol, or even has any information about the attack.”
The Jan. 6 committee announced Wednesday that it would hold its next and possibly final public hearing next week. The panel did not specify the focus of the hearing or whether there would be live testimony from witnesses.