“Mr. Snyder has so far refused to accept service of the committee’s summons, a spokesman for the committee said in a statement Monday.” Although the committee has been, and still is, willing to consider reasonable adjustments requested by witnesses, we will not tolerate Attempts to evade service of a duly authorized summons or to seek special treatment not given to other witnesses who testify in this case. “
When he rejected the House panel, Daniel Snyder may have increased his legal danger
A person close to Snyder said his lawyer began contacting the committee on Friday. The committee had asked his lawyer, Karen Patton Seymour, if she could accept the summons, but she refused because she was out of the country. The pages talked on Monday about matters beyond the summons, including further concerns, but no resolution was reached on the delivery of the document.
“Mr. Snyder has not refused to appear for a deposit,” a Snyder spokesman said in a statement. Snyder’s lawyer has given alternative dates to the committee and looks forward to finding a way forward for Mr. Snyder’s further cooperation and to addressing remaining concerns about fair trial. “
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell testified externally during last week’s hearing. Snyder refused to testify, even after being asked to reconsider by Maloney. His lawyer quoted questions about justice and fair trial, along with a schedule conflict related to a business commitment for Snyder out of the country.
Maloney rejected the reasons why Snyder resigned for refusing to testify. “Mr. Snyder has not been held accountable,” she said during the hearing. “His refusal to testify sends a clear message that he is more concerned with protecting himself than getting clean with the American people.”
Goodell said during the hearing that he “has no responsibility” over Snyder’s decision regarding witnesses.
“It’s not my choice,” Goodell told the committee during Maloney’s interrogation. “It’s his choice.”
Daniel Snyder conducted “shadow investigations” of prosecutors, the panel finds
The committee concluded in an investigation that Snyder and members of his legal team conducted a “shadow investigation” and compiled a “dossier” aimed at former team members, their lawyers and journalists in an attempt to discredit his accusers and shift the blame after allegations of widespread fraud on the team’s workplace.
Republicans on the committee have expressed contempt for the Democratic-led investigation of Snyder, Commanders and the NFL. During a sharp exchange of views with Maloney during Wednesday’s hearing, the rep said. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) “What is the purpose of this hearing?”
Congress can hold Snyder in contempt if he refuses to comply with the summons.
Snyder could try to run the clock for the Democrats if he can resist testifying long enough and the Republicans take control of the House – and therefore the committee – in January, based on the results of the midterm elections in November.
“In January, if the Republicans take back the House, the Republican Republicans have no intention of continuing the Washington Commanders investigation and will return the committee to its primary mission of eradicating waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government,” Austin Hacker said in a statement. for the committee Republicans in a statement last week.