Text traffic also suggests that Ms Thomas was in contact with Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to the former president. Sidney Powell, the lawyer advising Trump’s campaign team, known for unleashing outlandish theories about voter fraud, has returned repeatedly. On Nov. 13, for example, Mr. Trump included Ms. Powell in a tweeted list of lawyers on his team. On the same day, Ms Thomas urged Mr Meadows to support Ms Powell and said she had also contacted ‘Jared’ to do the same: ‘I just forwarded to your gmail an email I sent to Jared this morning,” she wrote. . “Sidney Powell and better coordination now will help the cavalry come in and the fraud will be exposed and America saved.”
When some of the president’s other lawyers began to distance themselves from Ms Powell, Ms Thomas warned Mr Meadows not to ‘give in’ to the ‘elites’.
In a text exchange just after the election, she tells Mr Meadows he needs to listen to Steve Pieczenik, a former State Department consultant who appeared on Alex Jones’ Infowars to claim, among other things, that the Sandy Hook school massacre was a false flag operation.
She also cited language circulating on pro-Trump sites that read, “Co-conspirators of the Biden crime family and voter fraud (elected officials, bureaucrats, social media censorship mongers, bogus streaming media reporters , etc.) are being arrested and detained for voter fraud right now and in the days to come, and will be living in barges off GITMO to face military tribunals for sedition. She added: “I hope it’s true.”
Ms. Thomas and Mr. Meadows have been like-minded associates for years, and she presented him with an award at a rally of conservatives in 2019. While Ms. Thomas already had access to the president, White House aides said his influence grew after Mr. Trump appointed Mr. Meadows chief of staff in March 2020.
Mr. Meadows no longer cooperates with the committee; an attorney for Mr. Meadows, George J. Terwilliger III, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Neither Ms. Thomas nor the Supreme Court. Mr. Terwilliger argued that Mr. Meadows had cooperated as much as he could without violating Mr. Trump’s assertions of executive privilege, and Mr. Meadows filed suit against the panel seeking a decision of justice to determine the validity of these assertions of executive privilege. . John Eastman, a conservative lawyer and former clerk to Judge Thomas, also challenged the committee’s subpoenas in court. He penned a memo claiming Mr Pence had the power to reject Electoral College votes for President Biden. Both cases could end up in the Supreme Court.