Jan 6: Ginni Thomas' Texts with Mark Meadows Revealed

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    The Facts

    • Text messages between Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, wife of SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas, and Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows before and after the Jan. 6 Capitol riots have been revealed.

    • The messages were handed over to the House Select Committee investigating the riots by Meadows before he ended his cooperation.

    The Spin

    Left narrative

    The wife of a sitting member of SCOTUS played the role of a right-wing lobbyist spreading false claims to the POTUS' Chief of Staff. Meanwhile, her husband was ruling on cases that might potentially involve his own wife's communications. None of this is above board. Just imagine the outrage if a progressive Justice were caught up in a scandal of this magnitude.

    Right narrative

    A media uproar is being drummed up over nothing, in an attempt to tarnish a sitting Supreme Court Justice while he suffers from a serious threat to his health. Some will stop at nothing to undermine and politicize the highest court in the land.

    Progressive narrative

    Thomas' texts are full of references that track back to the QAnon conspiracy theorist movement, which has been labeled a domestic terrorism threat by the FBI. They demonstrate just how influential the dangerous and disjointed movement has become in some high-level conservative circles.

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