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Appearing on MSNBC with host Katie Phang, former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance said that, some difficulties aside, the Jan 6th committee investigating the Capitol riot should haul Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, into the witness chair to be questioned on her part attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
Reacting to a bombshell report that Thomas was in contact with Arizona election officials, with the New York Times reporting the wife of the jurist "twice lobbied the speaker of the Arizona House and another lawmaker to effectively reverse Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s popular-vote victory and deliver the crucial swing state to Donald J. Trump," Vance was asked by the host what should happen next.
"Why is this not news enough, or new news enough, to put her in an interview sea to answer questions?" the MSNBC host pressed.
"It should put Ginni Thomas in an interview seat, probably from the committee, certainly from the Justice Department," Vance replied. "Katie, we live in a world where there is sensitivity surrounding Supreme Court justices and their families. I think it will be difficult, frankly, for people to navigate these issues. It should in fact be simple, because if Ginni Thomas was anyone else with the sort of knowledge that she has displayed on multiple issues, investigators would sit down and have a chat with her, not necessarily that she is a target for investigation."
"They would want to know what she knows," she elaborated. "What is important here is that there's this incredible coincidence that she is out pushing this scheme that we know, ultimately, comes to fruition with those closest to Trump. This scheme to create blank slates of electors -- the ones that are not the choice of the people but instead are patsies for the former president -- people who are supposed to go in and do his work for him."
"And that is a little too close for comfort, that coincidence, so that warrants further investigation," she concluded.
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Trump delivered address to conference ahead of talk show host who called Jews 'stinking excrement': report
According to a report from the Guardian, Donald Trump made a remote address to attendees at a CPAC conference in Hungary that was followed by a forum hosted by a notorious talk show host famous for referring to Jews as 'stinking excrement” along with attacking the Black Lives Matter movement.
As the Guardian's Julian Borger and Flora Garamvolgyi report, Trump was introduced to the crowd and appeared on a video screen where he praised recently re-elected prime minister Viktor Orbán, telling the audience, "He is a great leader, a great gentleman, and he just had a very big election result. I was very honored to endorse him."
However, as the report notes, Trump was soon followed by controversial Zsolt Bayer who hosted a talk on gender issues, with the Guardian noting his previous inflammatory comments and writings on his blog.
According to the report, "Bayer, a television talk show host in Hungary, has been widely denounced for his racism. During the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, he wrote on his blog: 'Is this the future? Kissing the dirty boots of f*cking [racist epithet] and smiling at them? Being happy about this? Because otherwise they’ll kill you or beat you up?'"
Additionally Bayer has "used the phrase 'stinking excrement' to refer generically to Jews in England, and in 2013 wrote: 'a significant part of the Roma are unfit for coexistence. They are not fit to live among people. These Roma are animals and they behave like animals.'"
According to the report, Matt Schlapp, the force behind CPAC refused to comment on the inclusion of Bayer, but did complain on his website that the "Leftist media launched a coordinated smear campaign” on the event.
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In his column for Intelligencer, political analyst Ed Kilgore predicted Donald Trump will have a very bad day on Tuesday when Georgia voters go to the polls and reject Republican Party candidates who were gifted with his endorsements.
That, in turn, has Republicans worrying how the former president will react as candidates he has vociferously opposed move on to the general election in November.
As Kilgore notes, it is a foregone conclusion that Trump-endorsed David Perdue will fail miserably in his bid to unseat Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) who has been a target of Trump's since Kemp refused to lend a hand to the former president's attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in his favor.
As Kilgore wrote, "Perdue is limping to the finish line in such poor shape that Trump is reportedly writing him off," before adding, "Even the man who recruited Perdue to run against Kemp — former President Donald Trump — seems to have given his campaign up for dead, said three Republicans who have spoken to Trump. They say Trump has groused about what he believes is a lackluster campaign effort from Perdue."
Add to that, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger also looks headed to victory over Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) and that will likely infuriate Trump even more.
"The biggest blow to the 45th president’s ego and perceived power could come in the secretary of State primary," Kilgore wrote. "If Raffensperger wins on May 24, Trump and Hice will have no one but themselves to blame."
Summing it all up, Kilgore wrote, "One factor heading toward the general election will be whether Trump can overcome his pique over Perdue’s (and possibly Hice’s) impending defeat and join the party fight against Warnock and [Stacey] Abrams," adding, "In Georgia, the former president’s self-absorption was widely blamed for the losses by Perdue and his fellow incumbent, Kelly Loeffler, in the January 5, 2021, general-election runoff that gave Democrats control of the U.S. Senate. Democrats hope and Republicans fear an angry former president could sabotage his party again."
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