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The Other Shoe May Be About To Drop For Roger Clemens

by @ 6:54 pm on February 25, 2008. Filed under Baseball, Mitchell Report, Roger Clemens, Sports

The New York Times reports today that the House Committee that investigated the Mitchell Report may be about to refer the matter of Roger Clements to Justice Department:

A Congressional committee has taken the first steps toward asking the Department of Justice to launch a criminal investigation into whether Roger Clemens committed perjury during testimony about his use of performance-enhancing drugs, according to three lawyers familiar with the matter.

A draft letter referring Clemens, but not his accuser, Brian McNamee, had been drawn up by staff members for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform by the end of last week, according to two of the lawyers. However, all three lawyers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly on the matter, said it was possible that McNamee could also be included in the referral by the time it is sent to the Justice Department.

If the committee does decide to refer Clemens alone, it could indicate that the Democratic majority, led by the chairman, Henry A. Waxman of California, had prevailed over any Republican reservations about the truthfulness of McNamee’s statements in the Mitchell report, a subsequent deposition and his testimony at a committee hearing on Feb. 13.

The next stop down this road would be a perjury indictment against Clemens.

One Response to “The Other Shoe May Be About To Drop For Roger Clemens”

  1. Roger says:

    This entire steroid fiasco is not to be believed. We have a President and Congress that have managed to kill 4000 American boys, yet this senate committee has nothing better to worry about than whether a few overpaid sissies took a few drugs. No wonder this country is in the sorry shape it is in. One possible positive side to all of this: maybe the drugs were made in the USA, lord knows nothing else is.

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