Henry Waxman, a Sell-Out Committee Chairman Can't Bother with Sibel Edmunds and Can't Stay Away from Roger Clemens
February 11, 2008
Committee Chairman Criticizes Clemens’s Lawyer Over Remarks
The chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform criticized one of Roger Clemens’s lawyers Sunday for remarks he had made about a federal agent’s plan to attend a committee hearing Wednesday.
The lawyer, Rusty Hardin, fired back Sunday night with a letter accusing the agent, Jeff Novitzky, of having tried to intimidate witnesses.
Hardin told The New York Times on Saturday that plans by Novitzky, a special agent for the Internal Revenue Service who has been leading a steroids investigation, to attend the oversight committee’s hearing while Clemens testified Wednesday were “unbelievable” and “brazen.” He had added, “I can tell you this: If he ever messes with Roger, Roger will eat his lunch.”
In a letter to Hardin, the committee chairman, Representative Henry A. Waxman, Democrat of California, said his remarks could be interpreted as “an attempt to in…