Veteran broadcaster Dan Rather made a career out of asking questions.
On Thursday, it was revealed that Ginni Thomas sent some two dozen off-the-rails text messages loaded with wild conspiracy theories about the 2020 election to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows as she urged him to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
â€œWe already knew a lot about this storyline, but today proved that there still is a potential for surprise â€” or more accurately, horror,â€ Rather wrote in a followup on Substack. â€œThis is a smoking gun in the form of text messages between Ms. Thomas and the White House chief of staff at the time, Mark Meadows.â€
Rather called the Jan. 6 insurrection a â€œcoup attemptâ€ and said the Big Lie about the 2020 election has become â€œgospel for much of the Republican Party.â€
But the revelations about Ginni Thomas raise those two questions for her husband given a key Supreme Court decision earlier this year.
The court rejected Donald Trumpâ€™s attempt to block Congress from getting White House records related to Jan. 6.
There was just one dissenter: Clarence Thomas.
Rather wonders if Thomas had been trying to protect his wife.
â€œWhat else might he know?â€ he asked. â€œRecusal is a bare minimum. The questions go much deeper.â€
The Supreme Court said on Sunday that Thomas was hospitalized for an infection, improving and expected to be released within a day or two.
The court has since declined to provide any updates.