January 6 committee has text messages between Ginni Thomas and Mark Meadows

These text messages, sources say, took place between early November 2020 and mid-January 2021. Thomas recently revealed that she attended the pro-Trump rally that preceded the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, but says that she “played no part”. ” in the planning of the events of this day.

The contents of the text messages may be of interest to the committee’s investigation, as it asked Meadows in a subpoena to turn over “both documents and your deposition regarding these and other matters within the business of the committee.”

The revelation of text messages between Thomas and Meadows, two key allies of former President Donald Trump, comes as progressives and some legal ethics experts see his activism as a potential conflict of interest for Judge Thomas’ work on certain cases. of the Supreme Court.

Meadows sent thousands of text messages before he stopped cooperating with the committee. The texts turned out to contain a treasure trove of information about what was happening at the White House in the days leading up to the insurgency and what people in Trump’s orbit were thinking.

The text messages in the committee’s possession are only part of the slice of material that Meadows provided to the committee during the short time it cooperated with their investigation. They do not necessarily represent the sum total of communications between Thomas and Meadows during this period.

It is also possible that some messages were not delivered due to privilege claims.

Meadows and Thomas are longtime friends, both active in conservative causes for decades.

While Thomas has been actively involved in politics, she says she was careful to distance her activity from her husband.

“But we have our own careers, and our own ideas and opinions. Clarence doesn’t discuss his work with me, and I don’t involve him in my work,” she recently told the Free Beacon.

CNN has reached out to Meadows and Thomas’ attorney directly for comment and has yet to hear back.

A spokesperson for the committee declined to comment.


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