As Ginni Thomas Prepares to Interview, Here's What She's Accused Of

Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, says she will talk to the House January 6 probe following months of revelations that she pressed state and federal officials to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Mark Paoletta, attorney for Thomas, told the Associated Press (AP) on Wednesday that his client would voluntarily speak with the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol regarding the longtime conservative activist's work around the 2020 election. Thomas' agreement to speak to the probe follows speculation she would be compelled to testify after the disclosure of texts and emails showing she sought to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

"As she has said from the outset, Mrs. Thomas is eager to answer the Committee's questions to clear up any misconceptions about her work relating to the 2020 election," Paoletta said in a statement obtained by CNN. "She looks forward to that opportunity."

Preparing to wrap up its work this fall, the House January 6 committee has turned its attention to links between the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol and actions by former President Donald Trump and his inner circle.

Ginni Thomas At Event
Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, center, sits between Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, left, and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, right, on October 21, 2021, in Washington, D.C. A figure in conservative circles, Ginni Thomas said through a lawyer that she would speak voluntarily with the House January 6 probe, ending speculation she had been subpoenaed. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Republican Representative Liz Cheney, the vice chair of the committee, in June reportedly agreed with Representative Bennie Thompson, the committee's chair, that Thomas should answer the probe's questions.

Thomas drew public attention in May when The Washington Post and CBS obtained messages following the 2020 election between her and Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff for the Trump administration. In the messages, Thomas repeated disproven conspiracy theories that the election was stolen from Trump.

"Help This Great President stand firm Mark!!! ...," Thomas said in one message. "You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America's constitutional governance at the precipice. The majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History."

Thomas was also pressing Republican lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin, key swing states won by Biden, to reject the election results and for each to choose a "clean slate of Electors" to cast votes in the Electoral College, according to emails later obtained by the Post.

"Please stand strong in the face of media and political pressure," reads one of the November 9 emails reportedly sent by Thomas following Biden's election win. "Please reflect on the awesome authority granted to you by our Constitution."

Thomas reportedly used FreeRoots, a platform to send prewritten emails to multiple elected officials.

Scrutiny of Thomas continued over the summer after the Post and The New York Times reported she had been in touch with John Eastman, a lawyer for the Trump campaign. While the content of their communications has not been revealed, the reporting suggested Thomas played a possibly deeper role in attempting to keep Trump in office.

Eastman reportedly developed a strategy to pressure then-Vice President Mike Pence to not certify the election results during a joint session of Congress, an action legal experts consider to be unlawful.

Newsweek reached out to Thomas via Paoletta for comment.