House sends Clemens audio to prosecutors, defense
The House has voted to provide prosecutors the audio of former
pitcher Roger Clemens’ deposition before a House committee in
February 2008. The audio will be turned over to the defense.
The resolution approved by voice vote Friday said transferring
the audio would promote justice.
The Washington trial of the all-star pitcher ended in federal
court on the sixth day last July, after prosecutors showed jurors
inadmissible evidence. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton has
scheduled another trial for April.
Walton ruled that Clemens must face another trial on charges of
lying about drug use, although the judge criticized prosecutors’
mishandling of evidence.
The resolution said the deposition and Clemens’ public
appearance before the House panel raised significant questions
about his truthfulness.