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McNamee Starting To Sweat

After five days on the witness stand Brian McNamee was looking pretty bad, at one point loosening his tie and pulling his collar away from his neck. The picture of defeat. McNamee will return to face more questioning on Monday,

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Cross-Examination Of McNamee Continues

Roger Clemens lawyer, Rusty Hardin, hammered and chipped away at Brian McNamee on the fourth day of his testimony, nineteen hours so far. His exhaustive scattershot examination does seem to be working. McNamee has admitted to minimizing the truth and

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Second Day of McNamee Testimony

Yesterday I was at the ready, pencil in hand, to catch that dramatic moment when Brian McNamee would point out the defendant, Roger Clemens, to the jury, but it never happened. Today, though, just as I was telling my colleague,

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The “Booty Shot”

Roger Clemens’ chief accuser, trainer Brian McNamee, took the stand today and described the time he began injecting Clemens with anabolic steroids in 1998.  He said Clemens first approached him with a bottle of pills and some glass ampoules. “I

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Not A Good Week For Clemens Prosecutors

Roger Clemens’ friend and former teammate, Andy Pettitte took the stand Tuesday and as expected told the jury about a conversation during which Clemens admitted to using Human Growth Hormone. During cross-examination defense attorney Michael Attanasio got Pettitte to agree

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“I’m not acting like Columbo, I am Columbo….

….You see my stumbling around…..that’s not an act.” Rusty Hardin told jurors as he wrapped up an opening statement. The folksy Texan appealled to the jurors sense of outrage that the government would prosecute Roger Clemens simply because he insisted

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Clemens Trial Begins

Near the end of a day taken up mainly by lawyers bickering over details the jury in the Roger Clemens trial finally got to hear an opening statement by the government. The defense’s opening, should they decide to give one

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Clemens Perjury Trial II

Roger Clemens stands before the pool of prospective jurors on the first day of his retrial on charges of lying to Congress about his use of performance enhancing drugs. His lawyer, Rusty Hardin is seated in the foreground. Read the

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Last Week’s News Today

Better late than never, here are some sketches from last Friday’s hearing where Judge Walton found that the double jeopardy bar is so high that despite his misgivings the government should be allowed to retry Roger Clemens.  Defense attorney Michael

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Swing and a Mistrial

Just as the Roger Clemens trial was settling into its first full day of testimony the judge called a foul….and Clemens walked. As prosecutor Steve Durham stood at the podium Judge Reggie Walton said, “Government counsel can’t do what it

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