Virginia ‘Ginni’ Thomas agrees to interview with Jan. 6 panel
WASHINGTON — Conservative activist Virginia Thomas, the spouse of Supreme Court docket Justice Clarence Thomas, has agreed to take part in a voluntary interview with the Home panel investigating the Jan. 6 rebel, her lawyer mentioned Wednesday.
Legal professional Mark Paoletta mentioned Thomas is “wanting to reply the committee’s inquiries to clear up any misconceptions about her work referring to the 2020 election.”
The committee has sought an interview with Thomas in an effort to know extra about her function in attempting to assist former President Donald Trump overturn his election defeat. She contacted lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin as a part of that effort.
The panel introduced Wednesday that it’s going to reconvene for a listening to on Sept. 28, probably the final in a sequence of hearings that started this summer time. The listening to announcement comes because the committee is making ready to wrap up its work earlier than the top of the yr and is writing a remaining report laying out its findings concerning the U.S. Capitol rebel.
Members of the committee had promised extra hearings in September as they wrapped up the sequence of summer time hearings. Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the Republican vice chairwoman, mentioned the committee “has way more proof to share with the American folks and extra to assemble.”
It’s unclear if the listening to would offer a basic overview of what the panel has discovered or if it might be targeted on new info and proof, akin to an interview with Thomas. The committee carried out a number of interviews on the finish of July and into August with Trump’s Cupboard secretaries, a few of whom had mentioned invoking the constitutional course of within the twenty fifth Modification to take away Trump from workplace after the rebel.