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How to lead a witness into a trap

Classic military theory had soldiers hiding in tall grass or in pits or trenches. Ambush, relying entirely on the element of surprise, was always risky because no one could predict what would happen after the surprise wore off. (la version française suit) To confuse the adversary, you will need to be confusing You still see this in the tactics of some litigation counsel.  It is most obvious at trial or during a tribunal hearing.  They will skirt around an issue, question after question, leaving both witness and trier of fact wondering whether the lawyer picked up the right brief that…