Congressional Investigations 101: Congressional Investigations Are The Big Time [PODCAST]
The Democrats have taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives and have promised an aggressive agenda of investigations and oversight. Although their majority is slim, Democrats now chair committees, determine which investigations to pursue and hearings to hold, and wield subpoena power. Inquiries have already started on drug pricing. Recently, the United States Attorney subpoenaed information from the Trump Inaugural Committee about hundreds of donations made by private companies and individuals. There is little doubt this will get Congressional interest.
Few people understand what this means and why it is different from other investigations. However, this podcast will feature conversations with individuals who have helped clients navigate the legal and political landmines that often accompany congressional investigations.
In this episode, Barry Hartman, former Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resource Division, explains that investigations are big time and why prudence is the watch word.