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And in the meantime the government strikes out swinging with Major League ball baseball icon Roger Clemens getting one of the biggest.
-- -- use of his life okay.
A jury yesterday finding -- not guilty.
On charges that he obstructed -- lied to congress about using performance enhancing drugs outside the courthouse yesterday extremely emotional moment he was surrounded.
-- family and friends and some players he was clearly very emotional watch us.
All you you media guys that know me and followed my career.
-- a lot of our hard work in that career.
Again I appreciate my teammates that came NN and all the emails and phone calls.
From my teammates so thanks -- very much.
Long five years for Roger Clemens through this -- and his attorney.
Called -- a big day of celebration for them -- -- live on this -- Washington says Steve what questions really rise in the end of this -- is prosecution.
Well Martha the first one is whether the Justice Department is over -- when it brings high profile cases without a lot of solid evidence.
Last month we had John Edwards and now Roger Clemens.
In this case that testimony did not convince a jury of eight women and four men that Roger Clemens lied to congress.
Clemens walked out a free man after nine hours of jury deliberations and nine weeks of trial.
Clemens testified in February of oh wait that he had never used performance enhancing drugs.
He wasn't compelled to testify at that time he wanted to appear to clear his name after being named earlier in the Mitchell report on drugs in baseball Clemens attorney offered this vote of confidence -- -- -- -- There's been four and a half years.
Since we've listened to -- picture that doesn't match up at all -- the man we have known them to know and love.
It was not only a seven time Cy Young winner he's a hell of a man.
The other question that arises is whether Clemens can now be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame some say a cloud of doubt still lingers over one of baseball's greens -- Yeah messed up -- the biggest question on everybody's minds this morning and what about the reaction from the Justice Department.
And congress to all of this in the -- -- been spent in this investigation as you point out Steve.
Well right the Justice Department didn't have much to say in a brief statement they think the jury for its service the department of course was asked to take this case.
By the house oversight committee chaired at that time by California's Henry Waxman.
Who said in a statement truthful testimony before congress is essential.
The committee referred mr.
Clemens of the Justice Department because we had significant doubts about the truthfulness of his testimony you know wait.
I think the justice department for -- thorough and professional investigation.
And one member of congress Republican congressman Ted Poe of Texas said millions of dollars of taxpayers' money have been squandered in this prosecution.
-- lot of questions about how much evidence you need to have going into something like best and opening this whole process.
Steve thank you so much he's a panic and Washington.
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