House Oversight Committee posts notice of Dan Snyder’s deposition, but will it happen?

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As the House Oversight Committee and Commanders owner Daniel Snyder continues to disagree on the terms of his potential deposition testimony, the two sides previously agreed on a date. On Monday, the Committee formalized that date.

Via the Washington Post, the Committee posted formal notice on Monday that Snyder will be questioned on Thursday at 8:00 a.m. ET, via Zoom. Applicable rules require such notices to be posted at least three days before the testimony occurs.

Per the Post, the disagreement regarding whether Snyder would testify voluntarily (his preference) or under subpoena (the Committee’s preferred approach) has still not been resolved. As PFT noted last Thursday, Snyder remains willing to proceed on July 28, but only on a voluntary basis.

Snyder’s lawyer, Karen Patton Seymour, has refused to accept service of the subpoena on Snyder’s behalf. The Committee has been unable to personally serve Snyder, since he has been out of the country for most if not all of the past month.

If Snyder testifies under subpoena, he’ll be required to answer questions regarding, for example, matters covered by nondisclosure agreements. Without a subpoena, the terms of those deals would likely require him to refuse to comment.

Whatever the terms or contours of the testimony, nothing good happens for Snyder if he faces the Committee. Some (e.g., me) believe that Snyder possibly hopes to run out the clock with the current Congress, hopeful that he can stave off testimony until Republicans take over the House and the investigation into the Commanders ends. To do that, he’d have to remain on his $192 million yacht for most of the coming football season.

13 responses to “House Oversight Committee posts notice of Dan Snyder’s deposition, but will it happen?

  1. With all the problems facing our country, why would Congress want to look some inappropriate behavior in a football team office? What clown on the committee is driving this?

  2. Does this even matter? Congress should focus on runaway CONGRESSIONAL spending, stopping inflation, giving oil drilling leases, etc.

  3. minime says:
    July 26, 2022 at 9:45 am
    Stay on the yacht.
    Congress can cry all they want.
    ___________

    What redeeming qualities do you believe Snyder possesses? Do you really think that he is worthy of your admiration and support?

  4. Look at the video of the hearing when Goodell testified: The bench was nearly empty with only about 8 of the 45 Committee members showing up. If they don’t think it’s important to hear testimony, why should Snyder think it’s important to give it?

  5. greenbayer says:
    July 26, 2022 at 9:42 am
    With all the problems facing our country, why would Congress want to look some inappropriate behavior in a football team office? What clown on the committee is driving this?
    _____________

    Congress, much like many other organizations, is capable of multi-tasking. Many individuals are also capable of dealing with more than one issue at once. Apparently the folks complaining about Congress not addressing other issues lack this ability.

  6. Our Congress needs to fix much bigger problems in the country than this load of cr@p.

  7. gibson45 says:
    July 26, 2022 at 10:24 am

    minime says:
    July 26, 2022 at 9:45 am
    Stay on the yacht.
    Congress can cry all they want.
    ___________

    What redeeming qualities do you believe Snyder possesses? Do you really think that he is worthy of your admiration and support?
    ———-

    You don’t have to admire the guy to be troubled by the efforts directed at him.

    If there was crime, let the criminal justice system handle it.
    If there was an regulatory problem, contractual dispute, injury, or loss, let the civil courts handle it.
    If there was a violation NFL policies, let the league handle it.

    A House Committee doesn’t fit into any of those processes.

  8. dryzzt23 says:
    July 26, 2022 at 10:08 am
    Congress should focus on stopping inflation.
    _______________

    Inflation is a worldwide issue. There is little that Congress can do to control inflation, unless if you think that it has control over the world economy.

  9. Snyder has one redeeming quality, he does not give in to the only circus bigger than his team in Washington

  10. For everyone saying “Doesn’t Congress have more important matters to tend to?” remember this… There are 435 Congressmen and women in the House of Representatives.

    Whatever topics you are worried that Congress isn’t dealing with, I can assure you those topics do not take 435 people to figure out.

    Some of these people must have time on their hands…

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