Virginia Thomas, whose husband is Justice Clarence Thomas, was revealed to have played a role as a right wing organizer supporting Donald Trump’s fraudulent efforts to stay in office despite losing the 2020 presidential election. Is this consistent with the behaviour expected of a Supreme Court judge’s spouse?
Told by close advisers in November 2020 that he had lost the election, former US president Donald Trump insisted on lying about this because other advisers told him a plan might work to keep him in the White House.
Biden’s speech this week on the Ukraine crisis was well received by people who usually have nothing good to say about a Democrat, so polarized are the two political parties. Republican senators and conservative pundits were in strange territory compared to their criticism of Biden.
Lawyers keep telling judges that former president Donald Trump has immunity regarding everything that happened on January 6. US District Judge Amit Mehta wasn’t buying it and called the charge “simply inappropriate”. The judge was dealing with the meaning of Trump’s refusal to call off the rioters for 187 crucial minutes during the insurrection as they stormed the Capitol building.
About 50 of the more than 720 people charged in the Capitol invasion and destruction have been found guilty, although punishments have tended to be lenient despite the deaths and millions of dollars in damages. Lawyers are finding plenty of work on all sides of this conflict.
The evidence of a planned coup against itself by Donald Trump’s government grows almost daily. We learn this because an elaborate PowerPoint document outlining multiple approaches to stop Biden’s installation as president was created and circulated by then chief of staff Mark Meadows.