US House Democrats Just Made It Easier for Investigators to Depose Witnesses


Sam Dewey commented on the US House Democrats’ decision to drop the requirement to have a lawmaker present for all depositions during congressional investigations. “One of the most effective tools as a congressional investigator to induce compliance is the threat of saying, ‘OK, you’re not complying, so I’m going to depose someone to find out why.’ People react differently when they’re personally answering for something under oath,” Dewey said.