Breaking WaPo: Ginni Thomas repeatedly pressed Mark Meadows to pursue unrelenting efforts to overturn the 2020 election in a series of urgent text exchanges – 29 messages in all – in the critical weeks after the vote, according to copies of the messages. https://t.co/mbXZHFcOQ8
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 24, 2022
No wonder the poor fella’s been hiding out… err, hospitalized… for the last week:
Big Q I’ve had for years is does Clarence Thomas share the same crazy-ass beliefs as his wife. And if not, what he feels like being married to someone he therefore would have to think it batshit crazy
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) March 24, 2022
The messages show for the first time how Ginni Thomas used her access to Trump’s inner circle to promote and seek to guide the president’s strategy to overturn the election results – and how receptive and grateful Meadows said he was to receive her advice. https://t.co/mkIWACBVKH
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 24, 2022
BREAKING: Copies of text messages obtained by CBS News and The Washington Post reveal Ginni Thomas, Justice Clarence Thomas' wife, exchanged texts with former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows about efforts to overturn the 2020 election. pic.twitter.com/dChRQtAdLZ
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 24, 2022
"You need to model yourself on the Nixon White House" is some amazing managerial advice. (Thomas had previously pushed the White House to purge anyone suspected of disloyalty) https://t.co/okWM6x11sg pic.twitter.com/xaUnHZqOgT
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) March 24, 2022
Jane Mayer warned us…
So, @TheNewYorker reported, instead of recusing, Clarence Thomas was the only vote to block the Jan6 committee from getting Trump's papers. Mark Meadows filed a supporting brief. And Ginni's texts to Meadows were at stake. https://t.co/2oj1rX3DnC via @NewYorker
— Jane Mayer (@JaneMayerNYer) March 24, 2022
Ginni Thomas can do whatever crazy things she wants. But Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas cannot rule on a case that would disclose the crazy things Ginni Thomas was doing. That was a clear conflict of interest. Justice Thomas once again dishonors the Supreme Court. https://t.co/Z3VdtWWpis
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 24, 2022
We need to come up with a name for Clarence’s illness. I’m thinking something like ginniburn, or ginni=itis, but I know you can come up with something better.
Unfortunately, this will be old news in a day, because Bill talked to Loretta Lynch.
In before “chief justice” Roberts says that his “supreme” court can resolve its ethics problems without Congress getting involved.
A little slow on the stomp.
@Wapiti: Which is why Clarence is in the hospital or at home.
@Baud: Hand to Murphy, I finished *this* post before Cole’s went up… but I wanted to give people a chance to enjoy TaMara’s excellent ‘Kindness’ post before pushing her off the top!
Alison Rose ???
Nixon’s ghost just sat up in his grave and said “Jeez, bitch, even I wouldn’t say that.”
If Roberts cares so much about the legitimacy of the court it is time for him to have a conversation with Thomas.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
Monica Crowley, who was six years old when Nixon resigned, reads this and thinks, “How old does crazy bitch think I am?” and runs to the bathroom to examine her crows’ feet.
If he had any sort of conscience, he would have stopped his wife from embarking on her journey down Treasonous Lane. That he didn’t should result in his removal from the SC.
Unfortunately, this is old news today because Trump is suing Hillary and the DNC for $72 million.Because . . . reasons
Ted Lieu: “Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas cannot rule on a case that would disclose the crazy things Ginni Thomas was doing.”
Actually, I think he can…
@Steverino: hahahahahahahahahaha Next thing he’ll ask Kavanaugh for a beer.
Grifting. The reasons are ‘grifting’. All the new GOP outrages have pushed TFG’s ugly mug off the Fox News front page, so he’s decided the ongoing opprobrium this bulls*t will attract is worth the risk of actually getting punished in court.
This is a job for Dan Savage.
That lawsuit is sillier than anything Sydney Powell could come up with.
My comment from the end of the last thread:
See, it is shit like this that makes me doubt the existence of God cause if there were a god this story would have broken on Monday and some D senator would have been able to ask KBJ if she would recuse herself from a case before the court that potentially implicated her spouse in a criminal conspiracy to overthrow the US gov’t.
Edited to add: Fuck, I entirely missed Cole’s thread. Stuff is dropping fast and furious tonight.
It’ll totally sink beneath the waves. People accept Republican corruption as normal.
And Dems have to be spotless and pure…
@Scout211: Will never make it beyond discovery. For obvious reasons. As everyone is noting, this is just to soak the rubes for a few more bucks.
The writers of this timeline have been smoking some serious shit.
@JPL: Clarence may prefer to being in the hospital vs being at home at this point…ai-yi-yi…
The quote that comes to mind is “Trump doesn’t lie to be believed, he lies to be repeated.” The old rants were getting stale, give the rubes something new and exciting to chatter about, and new enemies when it inevitably fails.
Sister Machine Gun of Quiet Harmony
Trump has always been about draining the donors instead of the swamp.
I just have a funny feeling it’s going to be one of those
springs summersyears where we find out all KINDS of shit…
@debbie: He’s a fellow traveler.
Who else was she texting/emailing?
@JPL: Ginnigivitis–makes your brain bleed.
Good grief; another grave to piss on when she’s gone. At least she’ll probably be buried close to Clarence so it’ll cut down on the travel costs (balanced out by commensurate increase in funds for beer).
@Dangerman: maybe interracial burial will be outlawed by then!
Jim, Foolish Literalist
@delk: from the Washington Post
Potentially, but in fairness there were probably dozens of Jareds around the White House and the campaign
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
I think there was only the one Jared, but he wore an awful lot of hats.
@Roger Moore: none of them well.
Thomas knows that all of the other justices are going to let the Trump records be released- it’s not like it’s a secret ballot. So why the heck does he vote no? He’d have been better off recusing. You know that no one, not even crazy catholic lady, nasty Sam or the boofer is going to join you. It just makes it look like you suck at trying to cover for your wife because you can’t fucking count or you’re a complete loon. He’s as crazy as his crazy-ass wife.
@Hoodie: He does this to signal his total disdain for the other so-called conservatives on the court. A bunch of squishes is what he thinks of them.
Even photo captions are royally pissing me off at this point. A little way down in the article you linked is a well-known photo of HRC with a cordless mic, TFG glowering behind her. The caption reads “Hillary Clinton speaks as Donald Trump looks on during the town hall presidential debate….”
No, he wasn’t “look[ing] on.” He was following her all over the stage. He was harassing her. He was fucking STALKING her! We all saw it.
@Hoodie: Maybe he was signaling to his co-conspirators on the court how they should vote, but they were all to stupid to understand.
Flat on his back in a hospital bed, and I can only hope his nurse tuned the TV to an all-news network and promptly lost the remote.
So, this is why nobody has trust in government. We say that judges have adequate judgement to know when to recuse. Apparently not. Apparently judges need oversight like everyone else. Roberts could have pressured Thomas but either he didn’t, or it didn’t work. Neither is good.
Here’s the problem. Thomas probably won’t step down, the Senate probably won’t remove him if the House impeaches. The only path we have now is 2 more justices to counter him.
@Martin: Fight for 15!
@Dangerman: Close together may be more efficient from a travel point of view, but think of the crowd control measures needed. Not to mention the significant drainage improvements needed to manage the runoff.
Reporting also that Ginni texted Gohmerts chief of staff. Gohmert filed a suit that would have granted Pence the ability to overturn the election. It made it to USSC. USSC wouldn’t hear it.
@Martin: The question then is whether or not Thomas voted to hear it but was overruled by the rest of the Court.
Maybe it would be better if they tuned the TV to something completely calm and not at all related to the news, like HGTV or Food Network.
I still say she should have either
(A) Turned around and kicked him in the groin*, or
(B) Turned around and said to him “Back the fuck OFF, fuckhead, or I’ll do to you what people say I did to Vince Foster,” or
(C) All of the above
* NB: I considered writing “balls” instead of “groin,” but I’m not sure her aim would be precise enough.
anyone know where Clarence is getting his medical treatment ? I tend to think its in the Bahamas or on a big yacht with a team of private doctors and nurses until I am shown otherwise.
@scav:anyone I tend to think he’s getting his medical Tx in the Bahamas or on a big yacht with a team of private doctors and nurses until I am shown otherwise.
He doesn’t regard anything that’s happened to him in court before as a punishment, why start worrying now?
Although the coincidence in timing is just a coinky-dink, no doubt. Also, the moon is made of extremely edible green cheese.
@bill: I’ve no inherent objection to his hearing his international reputation being trashed 24/7 while confined to a yacht-based hospital bed. He’ll probably eventually find himself in a hell of a queue when his attempts to disembark in a port without an extradition treaty.j
Don’t want to post this in the Ukraine thread, so here goes (WaPo):
He apparently faces a maximum of five years for each charge and will be sentenced in June.
@SFAW: Or D) “Donald, do you need a bathroom break?”
I’m still waiting for a single consequence for anyone* involved in January 6 who wasn’t literally inside the capitol.
* Okay, one dude lost his twitter account, and now has to send out messages through a proxy.