So far from what I’ve seen Roger Clemens looks nervous and he is stumbling over his statements. During his opening statement, Clemens was clearly agitated and he was close to losing his temper.
Here is some info about the hearings courtesy of NY times blog:
10:30 a.m. ET — The First Bombshell
In his opening statement, Mr. Waxman indicated that Andy Pettitte did give testimony that conflicts with Roger Clemens’s accounts and could hurt Mr. Clemens’s credibility with the committee and the public.
“During his deposition, Mr. Pettitte told the committee that in 1999 or 2000 that, ‘Mr. Clemens told me had had taken H.G.H.’” Waxman said that Mr. Pettitte was asked if he had any doubt about that, and that Mr. Pettitte replied, “I mean, no. He told me that.”
Mr. Waxman then said, “Mr. Clemens says this conversation didn’t take place.”
10:48 a.m. ET
During his opening spoken statement, Roger Clemens was clearly agitated and appeared close to losing his temper. Regarding his trainer-turned-accuser, Brian McNamee, Mr. Clemens said, “I trusted him. Put faith in him.”
“I am not just a ballplayer,” he said later. “I’m a human being. If I am guilty of anything, it’s being
too trusting of everyone.”
Mr. Clemens criticized those who have believed McNamee’s statements regarding his injections of Clemens with steroids and H.G.H. And knowing that the House Committee was inherently loyal and trusting of the work of former Senator George J. Mitchell, Mr. Clemens tried to make sure members did not take that as an attack.
“I’m not saying that Senator Mitchell’s report is entirely wrong,” he said with a scowl. “I’m saying that Brian McNamee’s statements about me are wrong.”
11:03 a.m. ET
Duff Wilson, also here in the meeting room, reports: Roger Clemens said Andy Pettitte “misremembers” the 1999 or 2000 conversations the two men had regarding H.G.H. Mr. Pettitte told Congressional staff members that Mr. Clemens told him then that he used H.G.H.
Mr. Clemens, in his sworn testimony, said he had been talking about a television show about three aging men who used H.G.H. and had a better quality of life. Mr. Pettitte and his wife both gave affidavits about the conversation. Mr. Pettitte said he told his wife about it shortly after
the conversation he had with Mr. Clemens.
More will be posted later