The texting also suggests that Ms. Thomas was in contact with Jared Kushner, the former president’s son-in-law and adviser. Sidney Powell, the attorney who advises Trump’s campaign team and known for unleashing wild theories about vote fraud, has repeatedly come forward. For example, on Nov. 13, Mr. Trump included Ms. Powell in a tweeted list of his team’s attorneys. That same day, Mrs. Thomas urged Mr. Meadows to support Mrs. Powell, saying she also contacted “Jared” to do the same: “I just forwarded an email to jr gmail that I sent Jared she wrote. † “Sidney Powell and enhanced coordination will now help the cavalry uncover fraud and save America.”
When some of the president’s other attorneys began to distance themselves from Ms. Powell, Ms. Thomas warned Mr. Meadows not to “deposit” with the “elites.”
In a text exchange right after the election, she tells Mr. Meadow to listen to Steve Pieczenik, a former State Department adviser who has appeared on Alex Jones’s Infowars to argue, among other things, that the Sandy Hook school massacre was a false flag operation.
She also quoted language circulating on pro-Trump sites that said, “Biden crime family and co-conspirators of vote fraud (elected officials, bureaucrats, social media censors, fake stream media reporters, etc.) are being arrested and held for vote fraud rights now & in the coming days, & will live in barges at GITMO to face military tribunals for sedition.” She added: “I hope this is true.”
Ms. Thomas and Mr. Meadows have been like-minded associates for years, and she presented him with an award at a 2019 Conservative meeting. While Ms. Thomas already had access to the president, White House officials said her influence grew after Mr. Trump had named Mr Meadows chief of staff in March 2020.
Mr Meadows no longer works with the committee; a lawyer for Mr. Meadows, George J. Terwilliger III, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Neither Mrs Thomas or the Supreme Court. Mr. Terwilliger has argued that Mr. Meadows has cooperated as much as he could without violating Mr. Trump’s claims of executive privilege, and Mr. Meadows has filed suit against the panel seeking a court ruling over the validity of those claims of executive privilege. † Others challenging the commission’s subpoenas in court include John Eastman, a conservative attorney and former court clerk to Judge Thomas, who wrote a memo claiming that Mr. Pence had the power to deny electoral college votes for President Biden. . Both cases could come before the Supreme Court.