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Doug Mastriano's attorney sends letter to January 6 Committee, considers backing out of testifying

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WASHINGTON (KDKA) - Republican nominee for Pennsylvania Governor, Doug Mastriano is considering backing out of testifying in front of the January 6 Select Committee.

That comes from a letter from his attorney sent to the committee on Friday.

The letter stated that Mastriano will not testify unless his attorney can record the session.

That is likely a violation of the committee's protocols.

Mastriano's attorney also wrote he's concerned the committee may "attempt to influence the outcome of the Pennsylvania state elections through the dissemination of disinformation."

As a state senator, Mastriano supported former President Trump's efforts to overturn Pennsylvania's 2020 election results.

He was also seen at the Capitol during the riots on January 6.

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