Sen. Burton CLEARLY is on Clemens' side, skewering McNamee repeatedly. This, to me, is a STUNNING turn.
Burton called/proved McNamee a liar.
UPDATE #1: Jayson Stark captured the give-and-take between Burton and McNamee and it's brutal:
12:14 p.m. ET Rough time for McNamee.
Rep. Dan Burton was all over McNamee, wondering about a question many of us have asked:
Why would he ever have held onto vials and syringes for five years that could implicate a friend?
"He was my employer," McNamee answered.
Burton: "You do this to all your employers?"
McNamee stammered an answer about how he'd "done things before for other people and gotten hurt by it, so I might as well hold onto it."
Burton asked why he didn't give this evidence to the Mitchell investigators immediately.
"Because I felt horrible being in the position I was in," McNamee said.
Burton: "You kept needles for five years ... and kept working for him ... and now you say you felt bad?"
McNamee: "No, sir."
Burton: "My goodness."
Not the pinnacle of McNamee's day.