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Report: US Congress staff drafts letter that could be sent to Justice Dept about Clemens

Report: US Congress staff drafts letter that could be sent to Justice Dept about Clemens

A draft letter asking the Justice Department to investigate whether Roger Clemens made false statements to the U.S. Congress has been written by staffers, The New York Times reported on its Web site on Monday.
The paper cited three unidentified lawyers familiar with the matter.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held the Feb. 13 hearing at which personal trainer Brian McNamee repeated his allegations that he injected Major League Baseball star Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone _ and Clemens repeated his denials. Both men spoke under oath during depositions and at the hearing.
Karen Lightfoot, spokeswoman for committee chairman Henry Waxman, would not comment when asked about the existence of the draft letter. Waxman's chief of staff did not respond to telephone or e-mail messages.
Also on Monday, McNamee lawyer Earl Ward said his side will file papers by March 4 asking a federal judge to dismiss the defamation suit Clemens filed against McNamee. Ward said McNamee's legal team will cite "various grounds of jurisdiction as well as the deficiency in the pleading."


Updated : 2021-04-20 03:16 GMT+08:00