Calls for moral conflict of interest rules erupted in the US Supreme Court after the revelations Jenny ThomasWife of a Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomascompressed Donald Trump Chief of Staff to cancel the 2020 presidential election.
Washington Post She mentioned that she had a stockpile of 29 text messages between Jenny Thomas And the Mark Meadowsthen a top Trump aide in the White House, which was traded in the turbulent days after the November 2020 election.
In the texts, Thomas blatantly urged Meadows to do anything in his power to subvert the democratic outcome to thwart Joe Biden Victory and keep Trump in power.
Ethics groups, members of Congress, law professors, analysts, and a large number of other interested parties have responded to these revelations with amazement and concern.
Thomas Meadows’ transcripts were included in a batch of 2,320 digital communications delivered to the House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 storming of the US Capitol by Trump supporters.
These communications were obtained only after the Supreme Court He ordered them to take them to Congress, rejecting Trump’s allegations that they are covered by executive privilege. The court was forced to reveal the material, including Ginni Thomas’ texts, by an 8-1 vote – with Clarence Thomas providing the only opposition.
Norman Ornsteina senior honorary fellow at the Conservative American Enterprise Institute, named The development of a “scandal of gigantic proportions”.
Describing Jenny Thomas as a “radical disobedience,” he said it was time for the January 6 commission to recall its texts and emails to see what other incriminating evidence was out there.
Lawrence TribeA professor of constitutional law at Harvard Law School has called on the Department of Justice to investigate the apparent conspiracy between Thomas, Meadows and Trump.
“It’s hard to see Justice Thomas not back down when that” gets to the Supreme Court, He said.