“Although Senator Mastriano is happy to cooperate with your committee, as he has nothing to hide,” opens the letter from some weasel lawyer representing Pennsylvania State Senator and Republican gov candidate Doug Mastriano to House January 6th Committee Chair Bennie Thompson, already lying in the first sentence, before going into his spiel, “I do have concerns that are particular to him, given the conduct of the committee up to this point. Senator Mastriano is currently the Republican nominee for Governor and is engaged in a hotly contested general election race.”
“Given the committee’s demonstrated propensity for releasing edited clips of interviews without the requisite context to support a false partisan narrative (i.e. your recent tweet of edited and misleading portions of former Acting-SECDEF Miller to support a knowingly false claim by the committee about National Guard activations), I am concerned that there is a risk that your committee will do the same to Senator Mastriano. Members of your party like Sean Patrick Maloney, Democratic Campaign Chair, have openly admitted that the goal of the hearings you are conducting is intended to paint the Republican party as irresponsible and power hungry ahead of the midterms. For this reason, my client has legitimate concerns that your committee may attempt to influence the outcome of the Pennsylvania state elections through the dissemination of disinformation,” and blah blah blah a bunch of bullshit calling the interview “election interference”.