The New York Daily News says that Congress investigators found new evidence that Roger Clemens attended Jose Canseco's Florida party: there occurred a battle of the breast implants. (also see Congress to turn over Clemens to Justice)
Congress is believed to have received new evidence over the past 10 days that may further undermine Roger Clemens' sworn testimony that he did not attend a suddenly notorious 1998 party at Jose Canseco's South Florida home.
The Daily News has learned that in the days since the Feb. 13 public hearing on steroids in baseball, another major leaguer has informed congressional investigators that Clemens often joked in the clubhouse about a memorable account of the party - a scene in which Debbie Clemens and Canseco's ex-wife Jessica compared the results of their surgical breast enhancements.
So why the big deal about a silly Canseco party? Here's why:
The 1998 Canseco party is crucial because it was there that Clemens allegedly talked about steroids - and may have even used them for the first time, McNamee has said.
"I think he got it at Canseco's house," McNamee said in a secretly recorded Dec. 12 conversation at his home with private investigators working for Clemens' lawyer Rusty Hardin. "As far as the government and Mitchell, they know that he got the Winstrol at a party; and that's when he did Winstrol."
This story has morphed into a Kafka novel. The entire McNamee-Clemens feud. Debbie Clemens's HGH and inplants. It's nuts.
"I mean, they talked - no disrespect, but they talked about how great Jose's wife's augmentation job was to Debbie and showed her," McNamee said. "And then Debbie showed her her augmentation job."
Where could these revelations lead? First, would be a Congressional referral to the Justice Dept for a perjury investigation. And second, IRS agent Jeff Novitsky -- the lead hammer of the BALCO probe -- appears to be taking an interest in Clemens. Clemens's attorneys seem to be backing down on some counts:
Hardin backed off Clemens' denials about being at the party after the Daily News reported last week about the existence of a photo that may link Clemens to the party. The photo is owned by a young man who attended the party when he was 11 years old and took photos of his baseball heroes, including Clemens.
That photo is believed to be among the pieces of evidence (along with blood-stained medical refuse) being reviewed by IRS special agent Jeff Novitzky and prosecutor Matthew Parrella, who have much broader investigative power than the committee's attorneys did.
All this should 'augment' evidence against Clemens.