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Congress reportedly seeking criminal investigation against Clemens

Congress reportedly seeking criminal investigation against 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 congressional staffers, The New York Times reported on its Web site on Monday.
The chief of staff for congressional committee chairman Henry Waxman said no decision has been made on whether to ask for a criminal investigation.
The Times cited three unidentified lawyers familiar with the matter.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held the February 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.
"I am not going to comment about our internal process except to point out that no decision has been made yet on a referral," Waxman's chief of staff Phil Schiliro wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press. "We are continuing our review and it is possible a decision will be announced this week."
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 : 2021-03-07 13:34 GMT+08:00