Former President Donald Trump said he spoke to Ginni Thomas during his presidency. The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas recently found herself in hot water following the publication of texts she sent to Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, urging him to fight hard to cancel the 2020 elections.
The House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6 is also looking at a seven-hour, 37-minute discrepancy in Mr. Trump’s call recordings on the day of the Capitol riot.
Mr. Trump said The Washington Post Wednesday that he was unaware of Ms Thomas’ attempts to help overturn the election. He did not say whether Mr Meadows should have provided the committee with the text messages.
“First of all, her husband is a great judge. And she’s a good woman. And she loves our country,” Mr. Trump told the newspaper.
Ms Thomas has repeatedly urged Mr Meadows to push conspiracy theories to stop certification of President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.
Between early November 2020 and mid-January 2021, they sent 29 messages to each other – 21 were sent by Ms Thomas and eight were sent by Mr Meadows. She urged him to support Mr Trump’s false claims about a rigged election.
Mr. Meadows delivered 2,320 messages before he stopped cooperating with the committee.
Ms Thomas’ first text provided to the committee included a link to a YouTube video by far-right commentator Steve Pieczenik which has now been deleted. In it, he talks about the watermarking of ballots, a conspiracy theory linked to Qanon.
“I hope that’s true; never heard anything like this before, or even a hint of it. Possible???” she asked.
“The watermarked ballots in over 12 states were part of a massive Trump and military white hat sting operation in 12 key battleground states,” she added.
“Biden crime family and voter fraud co-conspirators (elected officials, bureaucrats, social media censorship mongers, bogus streaming media reporters, etc.) are being arrested and detained for voter fraud right now and in the days to come, and will live in barges off GITMO [Guantanamo Bay] face military tribunals for sedition,” she later wrote.
“Help this great president stand firm, Mark!!!” she wrote on November 10. “You are the leader, with him, who defends American constitutional governance at the edge of the precipice. Most know that Biden and the left are attempting the biggest heist in our history. »
Mr. Trump also said The post office Wednesday that he wanted to join his supporters as they marched from his Jan. 6, 2021, rally to the Capitol where many later turned violent.
“Secret Service said I couldn’t go. I would have been there in a minute,” he said. But his private schedule says nothing about going to the Capitol that day.
He also blamed Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the riot, falsely claiming she was in charge of the United States Capitol Police.
Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said The post office that Ms. Pelosi “was no more in charge of the security of the U.S. Capitol that day than Mitch McConnell.”
Mr Trump also denied using cell phones and said he did not receive many calls during the riot.
“From a phone call standpoint, I don’t remember getting many,” he said. The post office. “Why should I care who called me?” If members of Congress called me, what difference did it make? There was nothing secret in that. There was no secret. »
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