Just as we were preparing ourselves for Debbie Clemens to take the stand in the Roger Clemens perjury trial, the U.S. government goes and screws up its case on Day 2. Seriously, a mistrial was just issued on Day 2! The government, today, played a video of Roger answering questions from Rep. Elijah Cummings. The video included pieces that the judge in this case had barred. The jury saw the video, Clemens’ lawyers objected and Judge Walton just ended the case.
According to tweets coming out of the courtroom, Judge Walton will allow for a hearing on September 2 for a new trial. The judge has told the jury that the “testimony has come before them “in direct violation” of his previous ruling.”
He’s also told them that “we’ve expended a lot of your taxpayers money to reach this point.”
Truer words may have never been spoken.
Reset your calendars. September 2.