1. Roger Clemens hires a new Top Gun.
Roger Clemens has bolstered his legal team, hiring a powerhouse Washington lawyer, Lanny A. Breuer, who represented former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment hearings as well as numerous corporations that were the subject of Congressional investigations...
Richard D. Emery, a lawyer for McNamee, said of Breuer in a telephone interview, “We welcome a rational voice entering the case on behalf of Clemens, and I would expect a marked and clear change in strategy quickly in order to protect his client from the obvious pitfalls of lying under oath or to federal officials.”
2. The Waxman Committee asked Clemens and Pettitte to give depositions next week.
Letters were sent to Clemens, McNamee and three other people Friday by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman Henry Waxman and ranking Republican Tom Davis.
The letters ask the witnesses to meet with committee staff on specific dates leading up to the panel's scheduled Feb. 13 hearing. Clemens' lawyer said he would accept.
McNamee, who has been seeking immunity for his congressional testimony, was asked to meet with committee staff Jan. 31.
Clemens' former teammate and workout partner, Andy Pettitte, was asked to appear Jan. 30. Another ex-teammate, Chuck Knoblauch, was invited for Thursday.
These depositions will be fascinating. The recent message from the Feds (ala Dana Stubblefield, Marion Jones, Barry Bonds) says something like 'tell the truth while under oath, or when questioned'.