Clarence Thomas was a lone dissent in Trump’s offer to withhold WH documents

  • Clarence Thomas’ wife Ginni reportedly texted Mark Meadows urging him to dump the 2020 election.
  • The news prompted a review of Thomas’ only appeal in a ruling rejecting Trump’s offer to withhold documents from the House panel on Jan. 6.
  • The New York Times previously reported that Ginni Thomas had ties to organizers of the January 6 rally, which she denies.

In January, the Supreme Court rejected former President Donald Trump’s request to block the release of some of the president’s papers to the House committee investigating the Capitol riots by a nearly unanimous 8-1 vote.

Only one judge disagreed: Clarence Thomas.

At the time, the judge offered no explanation as to why he would have approved Trump’s motion — a standard omission when the Supreme Court deals with emergency motions.

But Thomas’s objection came under scrutiny Thursday after the Washington Post reported that the judge’s wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, had sent several text messages to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, in which he urged him to annul the 2020 presidential election after Trump’s loss to President Joe Biden.

In a message dated November 6, 2020, Ginni urged Thomas Meadows not to admit the election, saying “It takes time for the army to rally for his back.” In a message dated November 10, 2020, Ginni declared Thomas Biden’s victory the “biggest robbery in our history.”

In total, Ginni Thomas and Meadows exchanged 29 texts between November 2020 and January 2021, the outlet reported, all of which are now part of the evidence the Jan. 6 panel is investigating.

The committee received the texts from Meadows, CNN reported Thursday. The former White House chief of staff reportedly handed thousands of text messages to Trump before ceasing working with the panel late last year.

Ahead of the Supreme Court’s order on Trump’s White House documents, Meadows filed a supporting brief to block the release of documents.

Ginni Thomas, a longtime Conservative activist, has come under fire in recent months for reportedly having ties to organizers of the rally that preceded the attack, which she denied. Earlier this month, she admitted attending the Stop the Steal rally, but said she got cold and left before Trump spoke. She also denied having any ties to the organizers of the event.

Her comments came after multiple news outlets reported that Ginni Thomas was linked to organizers of the January 6 rally and sat on the board of a conservative group campaigning for the 2020 election results to be overturned.

Ginni Thomas has long been an active participant in partisan politics, despite her husband’s role on the nation’s highest court. In a recent interview with the Washington Free Beacon, she said the pair “have their own careers and also our own ideas and opinions.”

“Clarence doesn’t discuss his work with me and I don’t include him in my work,” she said.

Insiders reached out to Meadows and Ginni Thomas for comment.

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