Conservative activist Virginia Thomas, wife of right-wing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, agreed to a voluntary interview with the committee on January 6.
Mark Pauletta, a lawyer for Ms. Thomas, said she was “anxious to answer the committee’s questions to clear up any misconceptions about her work in relation to the 2020 election.”
Ms. Thomas reportedly reached out to lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin, two key swing states, as part of Donald Trump’s bid to stay in office after his 2020 loss to Joe Biden. According to the Associated Press.
Emails and records showed that Ms. Thomas was involved in some aspect of Mr. Trump’s “fake voter” scheme, which is currently under investigation.
He also contacted Mr. Trump’s lawyer, John Eastman, about tactics to overturn the election results, According to NBC News.
“I can confirm that Ginny Thomas has agreed to participate in a voluntary interview with the committee,” Mr Pauletta told Reuters.
“As she has said from the outset, Ms. Thomas is eager to answer the committee’s questions to clear up any misunderstandings about her work in relation to the 2020 election.”
The announcement that he will speak to the House committee investigating the violent pro-Trump uprising comes after the panel announced it will hold its next — and likely last — public hearing on Sept. 28.
It is not known whether the interview with Ms. Thomas will be shown at that hearing.
The committee plans to finish its investigation by the end of 2022 before writing a final report on efforts by Mr. Trump’s supporters to illegally withhold Mr. Biden’s valid victory certificate.
Mr. Trump, who could run for the White House again in 2024, has repeatedly claimed that he lost because of voter fraud, allegations that courts around the country have repeatedly rejected.