Ginni Thomas’s close ties with husband’s law clerks highlighted in new book

The Hill

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Ginni Thomas’s close ties to members of the powerful circle of conservative legal elites centered around her husband, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has raised questions about the role their overlapping professional network played in her effort to overturn former President Trump’s loss in the 2020 election.     

In a new book out Tuesday, Ginni Thomas provided a window into her years-long effort to cultivate and nurture relationships with and among her husband’s former Supreme Court clerks.     

Among Clarence Thomas’s former clerks is lawyer John Eastman, a key figure in the House Jan. 6 select committee’s probe, whose communications with Ginni Thomas after the 2020 election have drawn attention from congressional investigators who last week asked her to testify before the panel.     

The book, “Created Equal,” a companion text to filmmaker Michael Pack’s 2020 documentary by the same name and co-edited by attorney Mark Paoletta, contains interviews with Clarence and Ginni Thomas conducted over 2017 and 2018, portions of which were previously unreleased.    

In it, Ginni Thomas discusses her efforts to build “connective tissue across the years” among Clarence Thomas’s former law clerks. She describes a recent summer retreat in Utah where the Thomases gathered with former clerks and their families, as well as her work to create a directory for clerks to stay in touch as they raise families and rise through the legal ranks.  

Publish : 2022-06-21 16:15:00

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