MAY 03 2009

1. Why is Congress Treating Karl Rove and Roger Clemens
Differently?

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1. Why is Congress Treating Karl Rove and
Roger Clemens Differently?
by Roger Shuler for Legal Schanuzer

....We learn that the statements were sworn. And that's why Clemens
is in such hot water now--because "he could be prosecuted for lying
to Congress."

Congressional aides have tried to convince us that any testimony
before Congress is de facto sworn testimony, meaning that Rove
could face charges of lying to Congress. But that doesn't seem to
square with SI's reporting on the Clemens case.

It also adds credence to Alabama lawyer (and Siegelman-case
whistleblower) Jill Simpson and her contentions that Obama White
House Counsel Greg Craig is trying to protect Rove.

After all, Rove is one of several former Bush officials who have been
represented by Williams & Connolly, Craig's former law firm.

Clemens was represented by a couple of big hitters--Rusty Hardin, of
Houston, and Lanny Breuer, of the D.C. firm Covington & Burling.
President Obama has named Breuer to head the criminal division of
the U.S. Justice Department under Attorney General Eric Holder.

Breuer clearly has clout, but he's not a Williams & Connolly guy.
Maybe that's where Clemens went wrong.

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