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First appeared February 26, 2008 House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) said it was a mistake holding a

Jul 31, 2020
First appeared February 26, 2008
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) said it was a mistakeholding a Valentine’s Day-Eve hearing into whether Roger Clemens took steroids or not. But Waxman also said Clemens lied and now “The Rocket” could be facing some serious charges.
The New York Times reportedthis morning that the oversight committee has drafted a letter to the Justice Dept., asking Justice to investigate if Clemens lied under oath. Apparently the committee is not also asking Justice to see if Clemens’ trainer, Brian McNamee, lied. But that’s not the only Clemens-incriminating revelation uncovered by this morning’s Times.
Members of Congress took a lot of time asking Clemens whether or not he attended a party in 1998 thrown by Jose Canseco (the reasoning behind the questioning being that Canseco allegedly discussed steroids with Clemens). Clemens denied being at the party, despite testimony from his nanny that Clemens attended Canseco’s house that day.
Clemens told Waxman under oath that the nanny was not only mistaken but her English is really bad and that may explain the confusion. Poor English was also the reason given for why Clemens spoke with the nanny before the nanny formally spoke with the committee. Maybe Clemens thought there was a “bad English speaking” exemption to witness tampering.
Well, the oversight committee has confirmedthat the nanny speaks English perfectly well, just with an accent. They’re now circulating a transcript of her deposition where she used idioms such as, “Go ahead, make my day.”
Check The Washington Independent often for a link to this transcript when I find it as well as other breaking news concerning Jose Canseco’s 1998 party.
Now that the roller coaster that was 2008 has come to an end, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of our most popular, thought-provoking and entertaining posts from The Streak over the past year. This post was chosen by TWI staff as one of the most memorable of 2008.
Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke is an economist, marketing strategist, and orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience crafting compelling narratives that resonate worldwide. He holds a Journalism degree from Columbia University, an Economics background from Yale University, and a medical degree with a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dexter’s insights into media, economics, and marketing shine through his prolific contributions to respected publications and advisory roles for influential organizations. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures, Dexter prioritizes patient care above all. Outside his professional pursuits, Dexter enjoys collecting vintage watches, studying ancient civilizations, learning about astronomy, and participating in charity runs.
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