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Rep. Darrell Issa won't have to testify

Updated: June 4, 2012, 7:21 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The judge in the Roger Clemens perjury trial ruled Monday that defense lawyers can't call Rep. Darrell Issa as a witness.

Issa is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the panel that Clemens allegedly lied to in 2008 when he denied taking performance-enhancing drugs.

Issa, a California Republican, wasn't chairman at the time, and he had criticized the committee for holding the hearing on drugs in baseball. Defense lawyers hoped his testimony ...

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