the Lugano test was performed by credible and competent scientists, and Rossi's presence did not affect the independence of the test, since In the Lugano report there are no references to constraints or limits imposed by Rossi, nor it is said that he decided how to perform the measurements.
should I rise to the bait?
The Lugano report is not credible, and has been severely critiqued by Pomp et al (in general terms), and specifically by GSVIT, Bob Higgins, Tom Clarke, MFMP. It is pretty well the definition of not credible since specific holes have been found in it by multiple independent reviewers, and these have never been defended by the scientists.
You don't need all that stuff: to your second point, ROSSI switched off the control test at low temperatures to prevent it from showing up the active test. Rossi claimed this was to prevent it from breaking which if you think about it is absurd, given the much higher temperatures in the active test.