In a column for the American Spectator site, Clinton Taylor fact checks a few of the details in George Galloway’s testimony before the Senate Permanent Subcommitte on Investigations: “Curious, George!” As an attorney who has struggled with more than a few witnesses, I was struck at the time of Galloway’s Senate appearance by Galloway’s apparent advantage over his interrogators in his liberty with facts. Taylor’s column supports my impression.
JOHN adds: Galloway’s advantage came from the fact that there was no judge presiding to tell the witness to answer the question. Nor was there a format in which the Senators could follow up on Galloway’s testimony–or was it a filibuster, previewing the Senate Democrats’ performance?–by placing the incriminating documents before the audience and pointing out where Galloway’s explanations fell short.
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