WASHINGTON (AP), – House members examining the Capitol Riot stated Sunday that they might former Vice-President Mr. Mike Pence. They are still waiting to receive from Virginia Ginni Thomas, wife of Clarence Thomas Supreme Court Justice about her involvement in the unlawful plot against the election 2020.
Lawmakers said they would release additional evidence regarding Donald Trump’s alleged attempt to defraud followers through false rights of a stolen presidency election. They promised to give relevant material to Justice Department by end of the month to aid its criminal examination. In the letter, the department complained that the committee was complicating its investigation by failing to share transcriptions from its 1,000 interviews.
“We are not taking everything off of the table in terms of witnesses who haven’t yet testified,” Rep. Schiff Adam said, who represents a Pence subpoena “certainly possible”.
Schiff, D.Calif., stated that “We would still like, I think,” to have several higher-profile individuals come previously our committee.
The committee was able to document Trump’s call to Pence at the end of Jan. 6, 2021. This is when Trump made his last plea to Pence to stop the certifying of Joe Biden as the winner. Pence was in charge of the Electoral College count in Congress. The response of Pence has not been documented by the members.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chairman of the committee, said recently that they were still “engaging” in Pence’s legal representations, but also suggested it might not be necessary for him to appear due to testimony from many of Pence’s closest aides.
Members of the committee also want to know more about Ginni’s efforts to keep Trump in office and the possible conflicts of interest that her husband might face as a result of the Jan. 6 cases before the Supreme Court.
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers is the Republican state representative. He will testify Tuesday at the hearing. The hearing will focus on state officials who were contacted and questioned by Trump during his attempt to reverse the results. Bowers will likely be asked about the emails that Ginni Thomas sent to him, urging them to disregard Biden’s win in 2020 and elect their own group of voters.
“We have questions for her, and we may also have questions for him,” stated Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif).
Thomas stated publicly that she cannot wait to appear before the committee, having received their request via letter last week.
Thomas also emailed Arizona officials. He was present at a rally Trump organized just before the Capitol Riot. Thomas had also written to Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, in the weeks following the election, encouraging him to help overturn Biden’s win. The committee recently obtained emails showing that Ginni Thomas also had email communications with John Eastman. This lawyer played a crucial role in Trump’s efforts to force Vice President Mike Pence to resign.
Lofgren stated that the committee would release additional evidence on the “big Rip Off,” where the committee claims Trump may have committed fraud through fundraising to falsely claim the election was stolen.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger stated that the public would be able to see the “failure” of Trump’s oath at the end.
He said, “I believe what we’re presenting to the American people certainly would rise up to a level of criminal involvement by a President.”
Kinzinger said that threats have been made to Kinzinger and his family because of his participation on the committee. Kinzinger expressed concern about the possibility of violence in the future. We can’t expect anything different until we are able to tell people the truth.
Schiff was featured on CNN’s State of the Union, Lofgren was on CBS “Face the Nation”, and Kinzinger appeared on ABC’s ABC’s This Week.