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Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 08/26/2010

Clemens to be arraigned Monday

By Spencer S. Hsu
Washington Post Editors

A federal judge in Washington has set baseball pitcher Roger Clemens's arraignment for 2 p.m. Monday, when he will face the court for the first time on charges of perjury and obstruction of Congress in connection with his testimony that he never used steroids or performance-enhancing drugs.

Roger Clemens
Clemens on the Hill in 2008. (File Photo/AP)

Clemens, indicted last Thursday by a federal grand jury on six counts related to his appearance before a House panel in February 2008, has maintained that his statements were truthful and is expected to enter a not-guilty plea.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton of the District, who is presiding over the matter, has said he hopes the case will go to trial by next spring.

-- Spencer S. Hsu

By Spencer S. Hsu  | August 26, 2010; 11:37 AM ET
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Time to give up them fingerprint, Roger...

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | August 26, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Being charged with perjury and obstruction of Congress is like being charged with robbing the robber who tried to rob you. Since when is lying to Congress about baseball a crinimal offense? Everybody lies to Congress, BP, Minerals Management agency, the White House gate crashers, bankers, etc. Just because Clemens wasn't good at it doesn't mean he should be hung.

Isn't is strange that lying to Congress is a crime while Congress lying to the American public is not.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | August 26, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

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