Judy, the House Select Committee is reviewing more than 2,000 text messages provided by former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows.
At issue here, 29 texts between Meadows and Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. She has long been a conservative activist. Posts reviewed by CNN, CBS and the Washington Post show she pushed the Trump White House to fight the 2020 election results after they were called for Joe Biden.
On Nov. 10, she texted Meadows, “Help this great president stand firm. The majority knows Biden and the left are attempting the biggest heist in our history,” in her words, according to those reported texts.
At the same time, Trump was appealing directly to the Supreme Court to intervene on his behalf. He tweeted on Nov. 6, “I easily win the Presidency of the United States with legal votes cast. The United States Supreme Court should decide.
Jane Mayer of “The New Yorker” reported on Ginni Thomas, her activism and the Supreme Court. And she joins me now.
I feel all the way up, of course, we all know the presidential election was settled law. It took place legally and Joe Biden was the winner.
Looking at these texts that three media have confirmed to us, Jane, overall, what is the judge’s wife saying in these texts to the president’s chief of staff?
Jane Mayer, “The New Yorker”: Well, she argues that the 2020 election was what she calls the greatest heist in American history, and that the results that were certified were a fraud, and that it had to end, and that Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, had to step in and do something to try to keep Trump in power.