Update: Dan Snyder only wants to testify voluntarily
Without the subpoena, he can refuse to discuss anything that’s covered by an NDA. https://t.co/r5yJxnNzPO— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) July 13, 2022
More...— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) July 13, 2022
"We are confident that Mr. Snyder will able to provide full and complete testimony during his voluntary appearance" https://t.co/zc4MefkOL8
In addition to the letter that Dan Snyder's side just sent to the Oversight Committee, a spokesperson for Snyder says, "The Oversight Committee refuses to take ‘yes’ for an answer."— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) July 13, 2022
Dan Snyder(through his lawyers) and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform have been going back and forth in the media for months about his potential testimony about his role in running a toxic workplace with multiple accusations of sexual harassment and abuse. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell testified before the Committee last month, but Snyder said he had previous team-related commitments out of the country, and couldn't appear, even virtually as Goodell did. Snyder has reportedly been in France, and will soon be in Israel this month for the anniversary of his mother's death.
When Snyder decline the Committee's request for testimony, a subpoena was issued by Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney to compel his testimony. Snyder's lawyers refused to accept service in the subpoena, but offered alternative dates which were just accepted. The Committee is giving Snyder's lawyers the chance to accept the subpoena, but will not accept voluntary testimony.
From the Oversight Committee to Dan Snyder’s attorney: “The Committee accepts your offer for Mr. Snyder to testify on the subjects under investigation by the Committee on July 28…will proceed with a subpoena in place to ensure that Mr. Snyder’s testimony will be full & complete”— John Keim (@john_keim) July 12, 2022
Just in: The House Oversight and Reform Committee has accepted Dan Snyder’s offer to testify on July 28.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) July 12, 2022
But Rep. Carolyn Maloney, in a letter, maintains that Snyder’s attorney must accept the service of the subpoena for it to happen. No voluntary testimony.