When the news first broke that Supreme Court spouse Ginni Thomas had been talking with Trump lawyer John Eastman about the election overthrow plot, the January 6th Committee announced that it would like to hear from her, and she initially said she’d love to testify.
But once word got out that the DOJ had carried out a search and seizure warrant against Eastman, Ginni Thomas changed her tune and began looking for excuses not to testify to the committee. This was no surprise; as I wrote at the time, the Eastman warrant meant that the DOJ was probably already investigating Thomas’s role as well.
Ginni Thomas may be clinically unhinged, but even she surely understands that if you’re being investigated by the Department of Justice for something, it’s not wise to testify about that same thing to Congress. After all, Congress can just hand the transcript to the DOJ, and now you’ve incriminated yourself to the DOJ.
Now we have confirmation that the DOJ has indeed been investigating Donald Trump, Mark Meadows, and just about everyone else involved in the election overthrow plot. There’s no way Ginni Thomas’ role in the plot isn’t being looked at as well. Even if Thomas does end up testifying to the January 6th Committee, she’ll probably just end up having to plead the fifth on a number of questions. After all, she wouldn’t want to make it easier for the DOJ to prove that her interactions with Eastman had criminal intent.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report