It started at 8:00 a.m. ET. As of 6:00 p.m. ET, it continues.
Darren M. Haynes of WUSA9 in DC reports that, 10 hours later, the deposition of Commanders owner Daniel Snyder keep on going.
The House Oversight Committee announced early Thursday that a deal had been reached for Snyder’s testimony. Snyder appeared voluntarily and without a subpoena. The Committee reserved the right to issue a subpoena later, based on his cooperative and satisfactory testimony. If, of course, he returns to the United States before the end of the current term of Congress.
Unlike a public hearing, which includes many theatrical and absurd questions, a deposition will be more focused and focused on issues relevant to the Committee’s investigation.
The longer this lasts, the more likely things will get choppy and/or snippy. For many depositions, things become most precarious for the witness when he believes the train is pulling into the station. This is when even the slightest lack of focus or display of frustration can create an otherwise avoidable mess.