John Eastman, a conservative attorney involved in former President Donald Trump’s push to overturn the 2020 election, published Thursday what he says are the “email communications” he had with Virginia “Ginni” Thomas.
The January 6 House Select Committee said earlier Thursday that they plan to seek Thomas’ testimony. Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, then told the Daily Caller that she “can’t wait to clear up misconceptions” and looks “forward to talking to” the committee. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Ginni Thomas Says She Looks ‘Forward To Talking To’ January 6 Committee, Wants To ‘Clear Up Misconceptions’)
Ginni Thomas tells me: “I can’t wait to clear up misconceptions. I look forward to talking to them.” https://t.co/PTdyfsTEge
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) June 16, 2022
“We have discovered in those Eastman [emails] some information that refers to Ginni Thomas,” Committee Chair Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi, told Axios.
Soon after, Eastman published on Substack addressing the latest news. He wrote that he did not speak with Thomas or her husband about “any matters pending or likely to come before the Court” and suggested that an emailed statement he “reportedly made” about the Supreme Court was separate from his communications with Thomas.
“We have never engaged in such discussions, would not engage in such discussions, and did not do so in December 2020 or anytime else,” Eastman wrote.
Eastman also published a single email in which Thomas asked him “to give an update about election litigation to a group she met with periodically.” (Disclosure: Thomas did weekly video interviews for The Daily Caller News Foundation until 2018.)
The email, purportedly sent by Thomas to Eastman, reads:
Hope you are back to health – I heard John had COVID and yet I heard John interviewed lately by Larry O’Connor – YAY! You are doing an unbelievably great job at clarifying the situation!
1. Could you present a status update to a group of grassroots state leaders on Tuesday, Dec 8th at 3:00 ET to a gathering call Frontliners that [redacted] helps me with (I am on sabbatical until this election stuff is resolved…so she is managing much of the agenda and meeting for us).
2. Is your mailing address for Christmas cards still in [redacted] or have you moved?
Many thanks! And God’s blessings on you all!
The email has not been independently verified by the Daily Caller.
A person familiar with the emails told the Caller that the email published by Eastman is “the only email between him and Ginni” to his “knowledge.”
“To John’s [Eastman] knowledge, this is the only email between him and Ginni,” the person said. “He may have responded yes to invitation, but he can’t find. What was produced to committee re Ginni-john [sic] emails is this email.”
The Select Committee did not respond to a request for comment regarding how many emails between Thomas and Eastman it had obtained.