If you’re going to secretly participate in the overthrow of an election, you’d better make sure it works. And if it’s going to fail, you’d better make sure you don’t get caught having participated. The trouble for Ginni Thomas, spouse of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is that her insurrection plot failed and she definitely got caught.
Various major news outlets have already uncovered the fact that Ginni Thomas sent election overthrow ideas to key Trump administration figures, attempting and apparently failing to get them on board with it. Now the Washington Post is reporting tonight that Thomas also discussed her election overthrow ideas with Donald Trump’s election lawyer John Eastman.
This is obviously a big deal. Eastman is emerging as one of the key players in Donald Trump’s seditious conspiracy plot. In fact, just yesterday the January 6th Committee released video footage of a Trump White House lawyer testifying that he advised Eastman that he was breaking the law with his election antics and was going to need a good criminal defense attorney.
Whether or not the Ginni Thomas scandal ends up being a focus of the January 6th Committee public hearings, it won’t have any material impact on whether the DOJ investigates Ginni Thomas’ role in all of this. It’s nearly a given at this point that the DOJ is knee deep in investigating Eastman’s role in all this. If the DOJ doesn’t already have these emails between Thomas and Eastman, it will now.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report