LaPierre keeps going beyond what was asked in the questions and the extra bits keep getting struck. The judge has told him several times things will move faster if he stops doing that.
LaPierre just gave a long unprompted explanation for why he got free hunting trips from a show called Under Wild Skies. The judge told him not to do it again and complained about having to keep telling him only to answer the questions asked by the lawyers.
This happened occasionally with the other witnesses but LaPierre seems to want to try and add explanations to every yes or no question and just isn't listening to warnings from the judge about not doing that. His own lawyers asked him to stop and are talking to him now in recess.
I doubt any of this matters to the outcome of the case but it is a bit odd to watch and it will probably drag out the proceedings which are already pretty far behind schedule.

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