Monday, February 25, 2008

Clemens to get body cavity search?

Well, it looks like Congress wants to give Clemens a deeper probe.

"The New York Times reported on Monday that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has drafted a letter recommending that the Justice Department launch a criminal investigation into whether Clemens committed perjury during his testimony on Feb. 13."

So what does a letter recommending such an action really mean? Glad you asked:

A letter from the committee is not binding in any way, and federal agents were present at the Feb. 13 hearing anyway.

"It simply puts informal public pressure on the Department of Justice to take a look at it and respond in some way to Congress' action," Todd D. Peterson, a law professor at the George Washington University School of Law who worked in the department's Office of Legal Counsel during the 1980's and 1990's, told the Times.

Wonder if Roger's regretting forcing the Hearing to take place. I'd guess so.

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