Lawyers Say Harkin Staff Handling of Senate Witness Was OK
By Jason Clayworth
Des Moines Register
July 29, 2011
Monroe Freedman, a professor at Hofstra Law School in New York, said attorneys who work with someone who is about to testify often rehearse likely questions. He believes such rehearsal is common before congressional hearings.
“As long as the aide has reason to believe that this statement does reflect the view or the experience of the witness, it’s entirely proper for him to help him to phrase his response,” Freedman said. “There’s actually nothing wrong with it.”
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