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AP: Clinton Adviser Probed in Terror Memos [Sandy Berger is the focus of a criminal investigation]
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Posted on 07/19/2004 5:07:42 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

AP: Clinton Adviser Probed in Terror Memos

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By JOHN SOLOMON

WASHINGTON - President Clinton (news - web sites)'s national security adviser, Sandy Berger, is the focus of a criminal investigation after admitting he removed highly classified terrorism documents from a secure reading room during preparations for the Sept. 11 commission hearings, The Associated Press has learned.

Berger's home and office were searched earlier this year by FBI (news - web sites) agents armed with warrants. Some drafts of a sensitive after-action report on the Clinton administration's handling of al-Qaida terror threats during the December 1999 millennium celebration are still missing.

Berger and his lawyer said Monday night he knowingly removed handwritten notes he had taken from classified anti-terror documents he reviewed at the National Archives by sticking them in his jacket and pants. He also inadvertently took copies of actual classified documents in a leather portfolio, they said.

"I deeply regret the sloppiness involved, but I had no intention of withholding documents from the commission, and to the contrary, to my knowledge, every document requested by the commission from the Clinton administration was produced," Berger said in a statement to the AP.

Berger served as Clinton's national security adviser for all of the president's second term and most recently has been informally advising Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites). Clinton asked Berger last year to review and select the administration documents that would be turned over to the commission.

The FBI searched Berger's home and office with warrants earlier this year after employees of the National Archives told agents they believed they witnessed Berger put documents into his clothing while reviewing sensitive Clinton administration papers, officials said.

When asked, Berger said he returned some of the classified documents, which he found in his office, and all of the handwritten notes he had taken from the secure room, but said he could not locate two or three copies of the highly classified millennium terror report.

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1 posted on 07/19/2004 5:07:42 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Mia T

fyi


2 posted on 07/19/2004 5:08:32 PM PDT by jla (http://www.ronaldreaganmemorial.com/memorial_fund.asp)
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To: Sub-Driver
every document requested by the commission from the Clinton administration was produced

Sandy's not known for lying, so I guess we'll just have to trust him here.

3 posted on 07/19/2004 5:09:53 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Berger and his lawyer said Monday night he knowingly removed handwritten notes he had taken from classified anti-terror documents he reviewed at the National Archives by sticking them in his jacket and pants. He also inadvertently took copies of actual classified documents in a leather portfolio, they said.

Of course, inadvertant...yeah, right. Clinton, Cohen, Albright...probably all implicated. Had to get rid of the evidence.

4 posted on 07/19/2004 5:10:08 PM PDT by hattend (I'm on the Mark Steyn Ping List! I'm somebody!)
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To: jla

savage is talking about this right now.

shocking, but not surprising.


5 posted on 07/19/2004 5:10:08 PM PDT by epigone73
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To: Sub-Driver

Absolutely amazing!


6 posted on 07/19/2004 5:10:24 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, well, well. Any bets on the chances this story will be reported in the MSM?


7 posted on 07/19/2004 5:11:11 PM PDT by BullDog108 (Know Your Enemy! http://bvml.org/webmaster/enemy.html)
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To: Sub-Driver

Holy S***! If I did this, I would be making big rocks into little rocks, and little rocks into pebbles at Leavenworth!

More evidence that the Clinton Admin NEVER took US national security seriously.


8 posted on 07/19/2004 5:11:38 PM PDT by ex 98C MI Dude (Proud Member of the Reagan Republicans)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nothing will come of it.


9 posted on 07/19/2004 5:11:40 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: tet68
God protect us from more interviews with Berger, the single most borrowing human being on the face of the earth!

Let's see how sycophants like Chris Matthews handles this, if, indeed, he even acknowledges it.

10 posted on 07/19/2004 5:11:48 PM PDT by sinkspur (There's no problem on the inside of a kid that the outside of a dog can't cure.)
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To: Alamo-Girl

ping, it just won't go away


11 posted on 07/19/2004 5:11:48 PM PDT by Vermonter
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To: jla

So the 9/11 commission is going to hold it's release of the report until this is fully investigated in public hearings right ? ( Toweling of from dripping sarcasm ).


12 posted on 07/19/2004 5:12:05 PM PDT by JediForce (Never underestimate the power of the Dark side of the Force....keep the blasters' fully charged.)
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To: Sub-Driver

wonderful, can't trust these idiots with anything.

intentionally removed and can't find some, proves just how inept and corrupt they are..
smells like a coverup!


13 posted on 07/19/2004 5:12:44 PM PDT by The Mayor (By one Manís obedience many will be made righteous.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I had no intention of withholding documents from the commission

BS (as usual he had no intention of getting caught).

14 posted on 07/19/2004 5:13:00 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

He stuck documents in his pants, and it was inadvertent!


15 posted on 07/19/2004 5:13:05 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Sub-Driver

Figures.......the Clinton's illegal enterprise is still in action.


16 posted on 07/19/2004 5:13:10 PM PDT by PISANO (NEVER FORGET 911 !!!!)
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To: dead

"In the course of reviewing over several days thousands of pages of documents on behalf of the Clinton administration in connection with requests by the Sept. 11 commission, I inadvertently took a few documents from the Archives," Berger said.


"When I was informed by the Archives that there were documents missing, I immediately returned everything I had except for a few document that I apparently had accidentally discarded," he said.


Lanny Breuer, one of Berger's attorneys, said his client has offered to cooperate fully with the investigation but has not been interviewed by the FBI or prosecutors. Berger has been told he is the subject of the investigation, Breuer said.


Government and congressional officials familiar with the investigation, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because the probe involves classified materials, said the investigation remains active and that no decision has been made on whether Berger should face criminal charges.


The officials said the missing documents were highly classified, and included critical assessments about the Clinton administration's handling of the millennium terror threats as well as identification of America's terror vulnerabilities at airports to sea ports.


17 posted on 07/19/2004 5:14:22 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

I see the Clintoon Gang is still stealing documents and lying about them. Are they ever going to pay for what they did and are doing to America?


18 posted on 07/19/2004 5:14:33 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: Sub-Driver

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19 posted on 07/19/2004 5:14:35 PM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Shoving incriminating documents into your pants at the National Archives gives new meaning to the term 'covering your ass.'

Don't hold your breath waiting for the Democrats to talk about an 'imperial ex-Presidency.'

20 posted on 07/19/2004 5:14:42 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Sub-Driver; Miss Marple; Mo1; cyncooper
OH MY.....

Mumbles is in trouble!!!!

21 posted on 07/19/2004 5:14:46 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Sub-Driver
"He also inadvertently took copies of actual classified documents in a leather portfolio, they said."

LOL.

22 posted on 07/19/2004 5:16:19 PM PDT by eureka! (May karma come back to the presstitutes and Rats in a material way.....)
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To: Fedora; cyncooper; marron; okie01
"Berger Wilson served as Clinton's national security adviser for Africa all for part of the president's second term and most recently has been informally advising Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry sites."

Pretty close history, tweaking a few words. I wonder if they're pals.

23 posted on 07/19/2004 5:16:34 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: freekitty

I found this while seaching GOOGLE.

24 posted on 07/19/2004 5:16:58 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

1. How long has the media been sitting on this story, and what happened to force them to report it now?

2. The media will, of course, immediately look to change the subject by making the leak the story, deflecting attention away from the fact that once again, Rats have been caught red-handed destroying evidence to cover their tracks. Which Bush Administration official will be accused of leaking this "for political gain"? My money's on Dick Cheney.


25 posted on 07/19/2004 5:17:37 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC ( "While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future. " - R. Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

"...by sticking them in his jacket and pants."

People do commit oversights and mix-up papers, but sticking National Archive papers in clothing does not sound like a "mistake."


26 posted on 07/19/2004 5:18:57 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Shermy; Howlin

fyi.


27 posted on 07/19/2004 5:19:28 PM PDT by Dog
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To: kcvl
I immediately returned everything I had except for a few document that I apparently had accidentally discarded,

Everyone accidentally discards documents stamped secret all over them. Happens all the time. Just like junk mail.

28 posted on 07/19/2004 5:19:57 PM PDT by VRWC_minion
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To: Shermy

What was in the documents.


29 posted on 07/19/2004 5:20:14 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Sub-Driver
JOHN KERRY TELLS TIME HE WILL 'ALMOST CERTAINLY' SEND HIS OWN TEAM TO IRAQ TO ASSESS SITUATION 'WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS OR MONTHS'

Sunday, Mar. 07, 2004

New York – Senator John Kerry tells TIME that he "almost certainly" will send a team to Iraq "within the next few weeks or months" to help him formulate his Iraq policy positions. "I may ask some Democratic colleagues and experts to go to Iraq and make this assessment so I have a strong basis on which to proceed," he tells TIME's Perry Bacon, Lisa Beyer and Karen Tumulty on his campaign plane from Washington, DC to Florida last week. He mentions Senate colleague Joseph Biden, chief campaign foreign policy adviser Rand Beers and longtime Kerry Senate aide Nancy Stetson. But, says White House communications director Dan Bartlett, Kerry's "mission to finally understand what is happening in Iraq reveals once again that (his) attacks are based on politics, not facts."

snip

Among the first things Kerry would do as President, says Sandy Berger, who was a National Security Adviser under Bill Clinton and has consulted with Kerry on the subject, would be to tell the American people to "put aside your misgivings or whatever you thought about this in the beginning. We cannot fail now."

30 posted on 07/19/2004 5:20:40 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

These clintinoids are all alike--the rule of law means nothing when their reputations are at stake. The guy deserves jail time and a lot of it.


31 posted on 07/19/2004 5:20:47 PM PDT by Paulus Invictus
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To: Sub-Driver

sKerry Kampaign investigated for Kommission tampering! What did sKerry know, and when did he know it?


32 posted on 07/19/2004 5:21:04 PM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington
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To: Shermy

Not only did he inadvertantly stick some of the documents in his clothing and portfolio, but it also appears that he may have "accidently" discarded some of the documents!

Just breathtaking...


33 posted on 07/19/2004 5:21:17 PM PDT by .38sw
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To: Sub-Driver
None dare call it TREASON
34 posted on 07/19/2004 5:21:29 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas ("There are two Americas, unfortunately for Edwards, neither one voted for him." Conan O'Brien)
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To: Sub-Driver
clintonites don't pay for their crimes. They're either immune to the law or above the law. I thought everybody knew that by now.

NEXT CASE!!

35 posted on 07/19/2004 5:21:31 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Just because I could.......")
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To: BullDog108

A 1,000,000 to one...to never?


36 posted on 07/19/2004 5:21:38 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: kcvl
I apparently had accidentally discarded

NO ONE who has handled sensitive information "accidentally" discards anything.

37 posted on 07/19/2004 5:21:43 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Don't blame me. I voted for Sharpton.)
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To: Sub-Driver
And, I am positive that the LSM will go after Berger with everything they have. NOT!

Isn't there some way this can be kept in the forefront? I am calling my Senators in the morning.

38 posted on 07/19/2004 5:22:03 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 ("proud to be a Reagan Republican")
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To: EllaMinnow

ahem...


39 posted on 07/19/2004 5:22:05 PM PDT by cyncooper ("We will fear no evil...And we will prevail")
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To: VRWC_minion

Everyone accidentally discards documents stamped secret all over them. Happens all the time. Just like junk mail.


I get secret junk mail all the time, mostly I'm not even aware of it, at least the really secret stuff anyway.

Besides if I showed it to you, I'd have to delete you.


40 posted on 07/19/2004 5:22:20 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kcvl
"Americas terror vulnerabilities at airports"........

My, my.....

41 posted on 07/19/2004 5:22:29 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: kcvl

GREAT FIND! YOU FREEPERS ROCK!


42 posted on 07/19/2004 5:22:37 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: tet68
July 13, 2004

Sandy Berger On Kerry ForPol

The Hill has released portions of a Bisnow interview with key Kerry policy advisor and former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger. Here’s the plug:

In a wide-ranging and exclusive interview with Bisnow on Business, former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, now a chief foreign policy adviser to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, says, in answer to a question about how long he can imagine a “substantial U.S. force presence” in Iraq: “I can certainly imagine us having a force there in three years. I hope it will be a smaller force.”

Berger answers what Kerry would do differently from what the Bush administration is doing in Iraq today; whether the premises for invading Iraq were valid; whether Berger thinks the U.S. is better off for having invaded Iraq; whether Iraq is winnable or whether the U.S. should just cut its losses; who is to blame for inaccurate information about the presence of weapons of mass destruction and the hope U.S. troops would be greeted as liberators; whether Saddam was really a threat to the U.S.; what diversion the war has caused of foreign policy attention and assets elsewhere; whether the U.S. is currently making progress in Iraq; how many additional troops may be needed; whether we need a draft; whether he would use the term “incompetence” in describing execution of post-war planning; and whether he thinks John Edwards has adequate national security experience.

43 posted on 07/19/2004 5:22:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: .38sw
This calls for...
44 posted on 07/19/2004 5:22:55 PM PDT by hope ( Let no man deceive you!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I deeply regret the sloppiness involved, but I had no intention of withholding documents from the commission, and to the contrary, to my knowledge, every document requested by the commission from the Clinton administration was produced," Berger said in a statement to the AP.

It depends on what the definition of "every" is. I'm sure one of the biggest continuing expenses of the Clinton crime family is the constant upgrading and maintenance of paper shredders.

45 posted on 07/19/2004 5:22:57 PM PDT by Semi Civil Servant
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To: Dog
Friends, we have found our pig. This one won't take the fall like so many others have. If there is dirt on Bill/Hill, Sandy will squeal before he becomes some one's prison babe.
46 posted on 07/19/2004 5:23:15 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Mo1

Mo can you email this to the hosts on BIG TALKER


47 posted on 07/19/2004 5:23:30 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Lurking in Kansas

I will.


48 posted on 07/19/2004 5:23:31 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 ("proud to be a Reagan Republican")
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To: hope

Drudge just followed your instructions.


49 posted on 07/19/2004 5:23:51 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: kcvl

You always find the best stuff! :-)


50 posted on 07/19/2004 5:24:21 PM PDT by nopardons
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