Roger Clemens back in court
Jury selection begins in second trial
- Duration 3:52
- Date Apr 16, 2012
Jury selection begins in second trial
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-- time baseball Cy Young winner -- Roger Clemens is back in court today for the start of his second trial.
You'll call prosecutors argued that Clements lied to congress in 2008 when he said this.
Let me be clear I've never taken steroids or HGH.
The first trial ended last year in a mistrial because the Fed's introduced evidence that was previously excluded.
But prosecutors say that hasn't changed their belief that Roger Clemens lied.
-- this now the prosecutor Tennessee in the a -- and the criminal defense attorney Randy is Ellen and -- what -- we go this.
Policy with the Jerry says but you know a lot of people saying -- this -- -- case that's being tried right now but you know prosecutors they can't pick and choose what they think is important what's not if it's the law.
They have to try and force it by bringing these people to trial you know there's a lot more debate about should congress have been having these hearings at a time when we are -- certainly fiscal.
Dire straits he -- say the least -- have a lot of other important things going on.
But if people are going to go before congress and lie in fact can be proven.
The government has no choice but to bring this trial -- that's that's happening here so it didn't.
There is embarrassed for the first time around when there was the big coup for gap mistake and and evidence went before the jury that shouldn't have but you know now they have another chance to bring it forth and see what happens Brady.
Strike one against the government Brian McNamee.
He's a liar.
He is a drug dealer he is someone he is the star witness he is the former assistant strength coach he is the trainer.
Who the government contends is the one who knows what Roger Clemens did because he gave Roger Clemens with steroids in the AH DAH TH but here -- the three strikes.
Brian McNamee is a liar.
Now -- then because he's previously set.
Roger Clemens never did anything wrong.
He is a former member of law enforcement -- when accused of trying to have sex with an unconscious woman whom he drug.
He denied ever being the strength to strength coach for the Yankees and this is a former cop.
So he's shown us I can -- the police no big deal he's also got a deal no prosecution.
He only gets the non process feel if he sings the tune that the government wants so.
Those are enormous issues Andy -- You go very soft and Andy -- Roger clemens' former teammate beloved Yankee who is going to apparently say listen.
Need a conversation ten or eleven years ago and Roger mentioned something about HGH and steroids.
Ten or eleven years ago we've heard a lot about the miss from it -- remembering.
It's about Andy -- -- memory and that is that -- seated just noted I'll take the other side.
Taxpayers taxpayers -- saying.
Why are we doing this and any another five -- six lawyers to the new trial so they don't screw up like they did last time when they brought in evidence that had been suppressed.
You may very well have taxpayers and you're saying you gotta be kidding me.
And see that moved the primary witnesses or the -- I guess one of the most important witnesses is that a problem for you.
We'll -- I think to look him -- more than one case has been one with the witnesses you know that have problems of their own but you have to look at -- -- hole.
Is it really surprised that a guy that was willing to inject him with a -- may have issues of himself.
Then you take he also has the needle supposedly of the -- is going to introduce that have forensic DNA evidence it's going to show that it was.
Clemens who received these needles into his body and then you hit -- -- -- -- you wanna go after Brian McNamee only want but.
And what about that that isn't just some conversation is going to do it well could it should it.
That's a pretty specific thing that he's going to remember in which he says he -- remember he's every reason to remember.
So I think yet to not look at each -- going to put it together is the hole so I don't think it's as weak as a prosecution who knows at the end of the jury will do that's going to depend how it's presented.
And how the Jerry puts it together but I don't think this is anything that are looking -- -- doesn't have a lot of merit going for at least so far we'll see how it plays out Anna Sega.