House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) January 6 Committee sent a letter on Thursday to Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, requesting that she provide testimony about John Eastman’s involvement in the matters it is investigating.
The letter to Thomas follows media comments by committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) that the panel believes it would soon ask her to testify. Thomas responded with a press comment that she was ready to address the issues involved to remove public misconceptions about her involvement.
The letter says that the information the committee will ask about will be restricted to questions related to January 6 and the transfer of the office of president. The letter proposed July 6, 7, or 8 as dates for Thomas to appear.
The letter also asks Thomas to make documents available, including anything she has relating to “plans, efforts, or discussions” undertaken to challenge, contest, or delay the certification of the election of Joe Biden as president.
The committee’s request specifically identifies Eastman, an attorney involved in representing President Donald Trump relating to the election. The letter says the committee has obtained evidence about Eastman’s actions, including possible communications with Ginni Thomas.
The letter adds that the committee has evidence that Eastman “worked to develop alternate slates of electors to stop the electoral count on January 6th.” It says that Eastman and Trump engaged in a “pressure campaign to stop the electoral count” that was directed at federal and state officials.
Eastman wrote an article, published on Thursday, criticizing the committee’s allegations about his communications with Ginni Thomas. He said in the piece that he did not speak with Thomas or Justice Clarence Thomas about any matter that might come before the Supreme Court.
Eastman also included a copy of an email he received from Ginni Thomas in which she asked him to speak to a group “she met with periodically” to provide an update about election litigation.
It is not clear if there are any other emails that the January 6 Committee has in its possession between the two. The Daily Caller reported that a source familiar with the emails said that the email published by Eastman is the only one, to his knowledge.