“Mr. Snyder has so far refused to accept service of the Committee’s subpoena,” a spokesperson for the Committee said in a statement Monday. “While the Committee has been and remains willing to consider accommodations reasonable requests by witnesses, we will not tolerate attempts to evade service of a duly authorized subpoena or to seek special treatment not accorded to other witnesses who testified in this matter.”
By snubbing the House panel, Daniel Snyder may have increased his legal peril
A person close to Snyder said his attorney began contacting the committee on Friday. The committee had asked her attorney, Karen Patton Seymour, if she could accept service of the subpoena, but she refused because she is out of the country. The parties discussed issues beyond the subpoena on Monday, including additional concerns, but no resolution was reached on the handover of the document.
“Mr. Snyder has not declined to appear for deposition,” a spokesperson for Snyder said in a statement. “The Committee has only proposed one date — June 30 — and Mr. Snyder’s attorney is out of the country and unavailable on that date. Mr. Snyder’s attorney has provided alternate dates to the Committee and looks forward to finding a way forward for Mr. Snyder’s continued cooperation and resolving remaining due process issues.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell testified remotely during last week’s hearing. Snyder refused to testify, even after being asked to reconsider by Maloney. His attorney cited fairness and due process issues, as well as a scheduling conflict related to a business engagement for Snyder out of the country.
Maloney rejected the reasons given by Snyder for refusing to testify. “Mr. Snyder has not been held responsible,” she told the hearing. “His refusal to testify sends a clear message that he is more concerned with protecting himself than being candid with the American people.”
Goodell said during the hearing that he had “no responsibility” for Snyder’s decision regarding the testimony.
“It’s not my choice,” Goodell told the committee, under questioning by Maloney. “It’s his choice.”
Daniel Snyder conducted ‘ghost investigation’ into accusers, panel says
The committee concluded in an investigation that Snyder and members of his legal team conducted a ‘shadow investigation’ and compiled a ‘dossier’ targeting former team employees, their lawyers and reporters in an effort to discredit his accusers. and to shift blame following allegations of widespread misconduct. in the team workplace.
Republicans on the committee expressed contempt for the Democratic-led investigation of Snyder, the commanders and the NFL. In a heated exchange with Maloney during Wednesday’s hearing, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) said, “What is the purpose of this hearing?”
Congress might despise Snyder if he refuses to comply with the subpoena.
Snyder could try to run out of time for Democrats if he can resist testifying long enough and Republicans take control of the House — and, therefore, the committee — in January, based on mid-election results. November term.
“In January, if Republicans retake the House, watchdog Republicans do not intend to pursue an investigation of Washington commanders and will return the committee to its primary mission of rooting out waste, fraud and abuse. within the federal government,” Austin Hacker, a spokesman for the committee’s Republicans, said in a statement last week.
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