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Emails Show Clarence Thomas Was The Trojan Horse Trump Had To Derail Biden’s Win



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Then-president Donald Trump and his attorneys believed a direct appeal to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was their best hope of thwarting Biden’s 2020 election win, according to email messages turned over to the January 6 committee and seen by Politico.

“We want to frame things so that Thomas could be the one to issue some sort of stay or other circuit justice opinion saying Georgia is in legitimate doubt,” Trump attorney Kenneth Chesebro wrote in an email exchange as Trump and his allies tried to stop certification of Joe Biden’s electoral victory.

“I think I agree with this,” attorney John Eastman replied later that morning, suggesting that a favorable move by Thomas or other justices would “kick the Georgia legislature into gear” to help overturn the election results.

Eastman had tried to withhold the emails from the House select committee investigating the events leading up to the Capitol riot but a federal judge ordered them to be turned over, describing them as evidence of likely crimes committed by Eastman and the former president.

Read the full report at Politico.