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Mastriano Challenges Jan. 6 Panel Authority to Compel Deposition

  • Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial hopeful seeks court order
  • Panel lacks real two-party adversarial system, complaint says
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Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor in Pennsylvania and an ally of former President Donald Trump, is asking a federal court to block the House’s Jan. 6 panel from forcing him to sit for a deposition.

The legal complaint, filed Thursday in US District Court in Washington, D.C., asserts that the select committee investigating the 2021 Capitol riot is not -- at least in technical terms -- a bipartisan committee because it does not have a designated ranking minority member or other representation picked by House Republicans to be an adversarial voice.