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Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder has come under scrutiny for allegedly dodging face-to-face hearings with the House Oversight Committee regarding allegations of workplace harassment and financial misconduct within the organization.
According to a new statement released Thursday by Snyder’s attorney, Karen Patton Seymour, House Representative. Carolyn B. Maloney (DN.Y.), owner, offered to testify virtually before the Committee after initially refusing to attend in person.
Snyder cited a planned trip to Israel that coincided with scheduled hearings as the reason for his absence. According to ESPN, the committee suggested that Snyder meet virtually on July 6 or 8.
Snyder’s lawyer said that after that, the owner suggested remote meeting dates of July 28 or 29. There was no confirmation on behalf of the committee of the proposed dates. Hearings in the House of Representatives are scheduled for July 29.
A spokesman for the committee responded to the lawyer’s statement on Thursday.
“We remain committed to securing Mr. Snyder’s testimony about the toxic work environment at Washington Command following his failure to voluntarily appear at committee hearings and his continued refusal to allow his attorney to take a subpoena.
“We are continuing discussions with his lawyer to ensure that the committee can obtain the full and complete testimony we need, and we are reviewing her latest correspondence.”
“If you’re on trial“You have to answer the question posed,” commented David Rapallo, former director of staff for the House Oversight Committee. “If it’s voluntary and you’re not sued, you don’t.”
Washington commanders begin training camp July 27th.