The House of Representatives Select Committee investigating the events of January 6, 2021, published its final report on Thursday, and one name was absent from the document.
The 845-page report made no reference to Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the conservative activist and attorney married to U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas.
Ginni Thomas testified before the committee in September and she has been the focus of scrutiny because of conversations she had with then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in the weeks following the 2020 election in which she encouraged him to continue efforts to overturn the results.
Meadows is mentioned repeatedly in the committee’s report, which also makes reference to messages Meadows received on and around January 6, when Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building, including from Republican lawmakers.
However, Thomas’ exchange with Meadows is not subject to the report and neither is her testimony to the committee.
In a text on November 10, 2020, that was obtained by The Washington Post, she wrote to Meadows that the “majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History.”
“Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!!…You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America’s constitutional governance at the precipice,” the text read.
“Name that does not appear in the final report (as I suspected given the prevailing view of her significance): Ginni Thomas,” tweeted Kyle Cheney, the senior legal affairs reporter for Politico.
Thomas reportedly told the committee in September that she still believed the 2020 presidential election had been stolen from former President Donald Trump.
She has also faced criticism for reportedly corresponding with conservative lawyer John Eastman, who is subject to a criminal referral by the committee.
The committee accused Eastman of conspiracy to defraud the United States and conspiracy to make a false statement. Eastman was reported as being the person behind a scheme to use false slates of electors in an effort to put Trump back in the White House.
However, the committee’s report says that attorney Kenneth Chesebro “was central to the creation of the plan,” while Eastman was also advising Trump. The committee has also made criminal referrals against Cheseboro.
Thomas also reportedly contacted lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin—two of the states that President Joe Biden won in 2020—and pressured them to “choose” their own presidential electors and ignore Biden’s win, according to emails also obtained by The Washington Post.
There was significant criticism of the committee’s decision not to make any criminal referrals against Ginni Thomas with many on social media pointing to the allegations and her communications with Meadows and Eastman.
Newsweek reached out to the January 6 committee for comment.
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