Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano sues committee, claiming its failure to follow rules may invalidate demands for compelled testimony and documents. – Just The News.
The Jan. 6 committee run by House Democrats has had quite a run. Its members accused a GOP lawmaker of running reconnaissance for the Capitol invaders, but police debunked the claim with video footage.
Their star witness in a prime-time hearing, former junior White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, whipped the media into a frenzy with a sensational story about President Donald Trump grabbing the wheel from his protective detail in an epic struggle inside the presidential limousine. The only problem was her story was hearsay, and the Secret Service said it never happened.
The panel also accused former New York Police Department Commissioner Bernard Kerik of attending a Jan. 5, 2021 meeting in Washington D.C. to discuss blocking certification by Congress of the 2020 vote. But it had to apologize when toll and phone records showed Kerik was 300 miles away that day in New York City.
Now the committee’s primary tool for compelling evidence and testimony is coming under a dramatic credibility assault from a lawsuit by the Republican nominee for Pennsylvania governor alleging the committee failed to follow House rules in a manner that should invalidate its subpoenas to witnesses. MORE