Justice Dept. Official Handling Journalist Leak Probe Criticized Over Use Of Gov’t Resources Going After Roger Clemens
Ronald Machen and James Cole have pursued their share of headline-makers, taking on between the two of them an All-Star baseball pitcher, government contractors, members of Congress, a federal judge and a mayoral campaign.
Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball’s Hall of Fame with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
An aging Roger Clemens was acquitted of perjury charges last month in a case that charged him with lying to Congress about his alleged use of steroids. His lawyer Rusty Hardin, came on with Holden and Danny to try to win a case in the court of public opinion.
Roger Clemens has been acquitted on all charges by a jury that decided he didn’t lie to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.
Roger Clemens’ defense may have regained the momentum in his perjury trial when a scientist testified that the government’s physical evidence against the former pitcher could have been contaminated.
Brian McNamee described for jurors a relationship with Roger Clemens that had the hallmarks of an illicit affair — except their secret was steroids.
Pitcher Andy Pettitte says that he might have misunderstood Roger Clemens when Pettitte said he heard his former teammate say he used human growth hormone.
A man whose response to jury duty was “No, no, no, no, no” and who said he’d rather be sleeping was nevertheless found qualified to remain a potential juror in Roger Clemens’ perjury trial, which won’t finish seating a panel before Monday.
The Justice Department, embarrassed by blundering into a mistrial of Roger Clemens last year, has added more prosecutors as it tries again to convict the famed pitcher of lying to Congress when he said he never used performance-enhancing drugs.
Legal expert Lester Munson on how prosecutors botched the Roger Clemens trial and what’s in store for the All-Star pitcher.