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U.S. Supreme Court Wife Ginni Thomas Part of Right Wing Misinformation Group (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Ginni Thomas, wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is part of a right wing misinformation group called "Groundswell," claims Mother Jones’ D.C. Bureau Chief David Corn.

According to Corn's article in Mother Jones, the group also includes former U.N. ambassador John Bolten, who claimed that Iraq had somehow hidden WMDs during the Bush administration.

Corn says the group also includes Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy, who often claims Sharia Law is creeping into the U.S. and believes Anthony Wiener's wife Huma Abedin is secretly connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, noted TalkingPointsMemo.com.

Other members include Stephen Bannon, Matt Boyle and Mike Flynn of Breitbart News, Ken Blackwell and Jerry Boykin of the Family Research Council and former congressman Allen West (R-Fla.).

During a recent interview with 92Yl (video below), Corn explained that Groundswell helped “gin up” the Benghazi "scandal" in the conservative media (also reported by CrooksAndLiars.com).

“Groundswell is a messaging strategy coalition, kind of hush hush, wasn’t announced really to the world that was set up by some conservatives after the Republican defeat in last year’s election,” said Corn.

“All these advocates… are sitting around hatching talking points, messaging points, strategies for beating back progressive groups, congressional Democrats, the White House, but also, interestingly enough, Karl Rove."

"These guys hate the Republican establishment and they hate Karl Rove most of all, because he's been out there saying, 'we gotta make sure we don't nominate people too strident, too far to the right,'" stated Corn.

Source: Mother Jones, CrooksAndLiars.com, BBC, TalkingPointsMemo.com