McNamee Counsel: Rocket Can Rely on Bush Pardon

Poppy pal has nothing to worry about, he says
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2008 5:50 PM CST
Former New York Yankees baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, right, listens to the testimony of his former personal trainer Brian McNamee, left, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, during...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A lawyer for trainer Brian McNamee said today if pitcher Roger Clemens is ever charged with lying to Congress about steroid use, he would be pardoned by President Bush, the AP reports. "Even if he's prosecuted, he will never have to serve jail time or face a trial,” said lawyer Richard Emery, citing Clemens’ friendship with Bush's father and Dubya’s pardoning of Scooter Libby.

"It would be the easiest thing in the world for George W. Bush given the corrupt proclivities of his administration to say Roger Clemens is an American hero, Roger Clemens helped children," Emery continued. He maintains that the possible Bush pardon was the only reason Clemens’ lawyers had allowed him to repeat his denials under oath.