Home committee information discover of Daniel Snyder deposition regardless of deadlock


The Home Committee on Oversight and Reform took the following step Monday in getting ready to doubtlessly hear testimony from Washington Commanders proprietor Daniel Snyder this week, however it stays unclear whether or not a compromise shall be reached to resolve the disagreement over the phrases of such an interview.

After six weeks of negotiations, legal professionals for the committee and Snyder agreed on July 28 because the day Snyder shall be interviewed in regards to the preliminary findings of its nine-month investigation into allegations of widespread sexual harassment within the NFL workforce’s office.

As of late Monday, a standoff continued over the phrases of that interview after Snyder’s lawyer, Karen Patton Seymour, refused to be served with the subpoena issued by Maloney to compel Snyder to offer a deposition beneath oath.

In a July 13 letter to Maloney, Seymour argued that the committee had “no legitimate foundation” for issuing a subpoena and provided Snyder’s voluntary testimony as an alternative.

There’s a vital distinction between congressional testimony provided voluntarily and that provided beneath a sworn deposition. If Snyder’s testimony is voluntary, he may select which questions he would reply. Below a subpoena, he could be positioned beneath oath and never have that latitude until he cited a Constitutionally protected privilege for every particular query.

Seymour, Snyder’s lawyer, repeatedly has cited issues about equity and due course of, together with scheduling conflicts, as causes for Snyder’s unwillingness to look earlier than the committee with out quite a few lodging. Snyder declined an invite to face questions voluntarily in the course of the committee’s June 22 public listening to on Capitol Hill. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell testified remotely, and beneath oath, at that listening to.


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