(WHTM) — On Thursday, December 29, 2022, the House of Representatives January 6 Committee, transcript from them simple testimony With Gov. Doug Mastriano, Pennsylvania Senator and former Republican candidate.
Transcripts dated August 9, 2022 show that Mastriano and his attorney, Timothy C. Parlatore, provided approximately 125 to 128 documents to the Commission after previous negotiations. . hang up abruptly.
According to transcripts, almost all the documents Mastriano provided were public tweets or letters sent to various government offices and officials.
In the transcript, Mastriano’s attorneys discussed with commission investigators. Subpoena to appear before the Commission It was actually signed by the Chairman of the Committee. He also alleged that the commission did not follow deposition rules.
“As I have repeatedly stated, Senator Mastriano has no interest in answering questions here,” Paratore said, according to the minutes. “Our main concern is clearly that this commission has put out edited and misleading clips in an effort to lie and mislead the public.”
In the transcript, Parlatore is reported to have said that Mastriano complied with the subpoena, but that the commission had not complied with deposition rules.
Commission investigators questioned when Mastriano first learned that he would hold a hearing in Gettysburg on Nov. 25 and when Mastriano’s attorney pointed out that Mastriano had not been sworn in. , tried to ask Mastriano.
Mastriano and his attorney then approved the deposition and a break was called.
After returning from a break without Mastriano, investigators said they had put 32 exhibits on record. It took 22 minutes from the time the deposition began until he returned from the break after Mastriano and his attorney logged off.
Here are the questions investigators noted asked Mastriano during the deposition:
- Mastriano’s communications with the Trump campaign before and after Election Day in November 2020, including communications Mastriano had with Rudy Guliani and Giuliani’s team
- Mastriano’s involvement in November 25 Gettysburg hearings on election fraud
- Mastriano’s Election Fraud Views and Statements Regarding the 2020 Presidential Election
- Mastriano has been in direct contact with President Trump regarding the election and the Joint Congress on Jan. 6, 2021.
- Mastriano May Be Involved With Or Knowing Pennsylvania Fake Republican Electoral College
- Financing a bus to the US Capitol on January 6
- Letters Mastriano appears to have signed or sent to Congressmen, Acting Deputy Attorney General and Vice President, letters Mastriano emailed directly to the White House and to the President’s personal secretary
- Mastriano’s presence in Washington DC on January 6 (including Ellipse’s speech and possibly the Capitol)
- Mastriano May Have Called President Trump or Other Officials on Jan. 6
- The phone call Mastriano made to Mike Pence on January 6
- Mastriano may have called Trump after Jan. 6
Investigators pointed out that these were just some of the topics they would have dealt with if Mastriano had stayed for the deposition.
abc27 has reached out to Senator Mastriano for comment on the minutes.
Other transcripts released Thursday included depositions of Donald Trump Jr., Stephen Miller and Kimberly Guilfoyle.
The commission released a letter, prior to the deposition, that it “understood that (Mastriano) was present during the attack” and that he had witnessed the attack on the officer.
Mastriano is previously mentioned He said he did not enter the Capitol or cross the police line on January 6, and that “when it became clear that this was no longer a peaceful protest, my wife and I decided to leave the area.” left”.
Parlatore said Mastriano told the FBI he was unaware of the planned riots and coordination behind the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.
“He used to approach any interview with the FBI and sit down and tell the truth about everything that happened that day,” Parlatore said. “The FBI acquitted him.”
Mastriano sued the Commission of January 6 In September, his attorney said, “Doug Mastriano will not fall prey to illegal intimidation tactics employed by the January 6 Commission.”
Mastriano organized a November hearing in Gettysburg on alleged election fraud allegations, a meeting Trump spoke on the phone. Later that day, Mastriano and his fellow supporters went to the White House, but Mastriano tested positive for COVID-19 and was not allowed to meet with Trump.
State Senator Mastriano, who represents Franklin County, Endorsed by Donald Trump in the primary election, In November, he lost the gubernatorial election to Democrat Josh Shapiro by nearly 800,000 votes.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
https://www.wkbn.com/news/pennsylvania/doug-mastrianos-jan-6-committee-deposition-released-showing-reported-call-to-mike-pence-on-jan-6/ Doug Mastriano’s January 6th Commission Deposit has been released.He reportedly called Mike Pence on Jan. 6