Share “Clemens seeks to include testimony from...”

Clemens seeks to include testimony from hearing

Associated Press Modified: April 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm •  Published: April 20, 2012
Advertisement

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a new issue in the Roger Clemens trial over what the jury will hear from the exchange before Congress that caused a mistrial last year.

But this time the defense wants to show a portion of that exchange between Clemens and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. In a filing Friday, the government pointed out a section to the judge "that could be viewed as commentary from Congressman Cummings."

Under questioning from Cummings, Clemens denied he told then-teammate Andy Pettitte that he had taken human growth hormone. The section flagged by the government includes Cummings asking, "Mr. Clemens, do you think Mr. Pettitte was lying when he told the committee that you admitted using human growth hormones?"

In a response filed Friday night, Clemens' lawyers indicated they would not use the entire exchange between Cummings and Clemens.

Ironically, it was the prosecutor's decision to show jurors another portion of that exchange last year — when Cummings referred to Pettitte telling his wife that Clemens confessed to using a drug — that caused the mistrial.


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    OKC Thunder's Russell Westbrook marries Nina Earl in star-studded Beverly Hills ceremony
  2. 2
    Obama Renames Mt. McKinley 'Denali' Ahead of Alaska Trip
  3. 3
    2015 US Open -- Maria Sharapova announces she will not play
  4. 4
    Neurologist and Writer Oliver Sacks Dies at 82
  5. 5
    What "Games Of Thrones" Characters Look Like In The Books
+ show more

FEATURED JOBS



× Trending news Article