Prosecution case boring but effective
First day of testimony in Clemens trial a snoozer at times, but awfully impressive
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal prosecutors might call 45 witnesses and offer more than 300 exhibits, but they demonstrated Wednesday that they are highly organized and meticulously prepared as they began to present their evidence that Roger Clemens lied to the U.S. Congress. And they showed they are not afraid to be boring so long as they are able to push their material in front of the jury and move toward a conviction.
In a confident and relentless opening statement, assistant ...
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ROGER CLEMENS TRIAL
The judge declared a mistrial July 14 in Roger Clemens' perjury trial after prosecutors showed jurors evidence that the judge had ruled inadmissible. A Sept. 2 hearing will determine whether to hold a new trial.
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