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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Will Not Be Under Oath Before Senate Committee, But Compelled by Statute to Tell The Truth

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes the stand before a joint congressional panel on Tuesday, he will not be under oath, Breitbart News has learned. But he will be required by federal statute to tell the truth, and if he lies he could face serious legal consequences.

A senior Senate GOP aide helping organize the joint Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Commerce Committee hearing told Breitbart News that it is standard practice not to swear witnesses like this in under oath. But they are required by law to tell the truth, the aide says.

“He won’t be under oath, but he is under legal obligation to tell the truth,” the Senate aide told Breitbart News of Zuckerberg.

The Senate hearing, the first of two appearances Zuckerberg will make before Congress this week, begins at 2:15 p.m. ET on Capitol Hill. Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) will begin by explaining how the joint committee hearing will operate, then opening statements will be made by Senate Commerce Committee chairman Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Grassley, and Commerce Committee ranking member Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL).

Zuckerberg himself will deliver a five-minute statement as well; then the hearing will be open to committee members for questioning the highly controversial Facebook CEO and founder.

Between the two committees, a whopping 44 senators will have the opportunity to question Zuckerberg on Tuesday afternoon.

This is just the first of two official testimony appearances Zuckerberg will make on Capitol Hill this week. After the Senate hearing on Tuesday, Zuckerberg will return to the Capitol on Wednesday for another hearing on the other side of Capitol Hill before the House Commtitee on Energy and Commerce.

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  1. Veronica Cota

    April 10, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    So, like Hillary he is free to lie! This is bullshit he should be under oath

  2. Nick Carter

    April 10, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Believe me this hearing in Senate and Congress is a hoax. It is done to pretend that Facebook helped Brietbart (by allowing it to access it’s data base), but the real issue is FB actually employed staff under the command of the FB Ceo to assist the Cillary Clinton Campaign to discredit Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. So, this appearance is a propaganda exercise to cover FB’s tracks. Teh Trump Administration must demand a proper investigation.

  3. betty harvey

    April 10, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Probably Has it All Scripted For Him

  4. brian MCMILLAN

    April 11, 2018 at 1:47 am

    I love it when the lefties castigate Jews unless it’s a fellow lefty like Zuckerberg.

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