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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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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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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To: Peach
"That is one big mistake Bush made when taking office, imo."

You are so correct. Being nicey, nicey with these people does NOT work. Look at what T. Kennedy has done. It doesn't work.

This and "Illegals" puts a sour note on this administration. Admit, it sure beats the hell out of the alternative, but not really happy, happy. Maybe setting up for 2nd term, but I doubt it.

Pandering is more common today just to get re-elected. I don't have to like it though.

1,161 posted on 07/19/2004 9:00:58 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Who authorized Kerry's Purple Hearts?)
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To: 1rudeboy
Sooooo Clinton's National SECURITY guy apologizes for his SLOPPINESS!! And we wonder why we were hit so hard on 9-11.....this is a ahigh crime and much worse than a misdemeanor!!

Chipmunk Cheeks is in BIG TROUBLE!!

1,162 posted on 07/19/2004 9:00:59 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: kcvl
I found this while searching GOOGLE.

And a fine photo it is of Julius Berger, Che` Kerry and Fidel Clinton at the Hanoi Embassy.

1,163 posted on 07/19/2004 9:01:21 PM PDT by elbucko
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To: Peach
I doubt I'll be able to post a thread because I'm very busy at work, but I have to laugh at watching the repeat of Hardball, they're whining about Arnold calling the California Dems "Girlymen"

Something tells me that we won't ever hear about that comment again ROFLMAO.

What we will see in the next few weeks, is the Democrats doing damage control, the DEM Convention is going to look like a Wake, and not a Wellstone Wake either.

1,164 posted on 07/19/2004 9:01:36 PM PDT by MJY1288 ("KERRY" & "EDWARDS" ARE TWO "JOHNS" THAT NEED FLUSHING!)
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To: McGavin999
Don't you find it interesting that the media is identifying Berger with the Clinton administration? Like, suddenly they are willing to throw Clinton over the side in order to save Kerry.

I did notice that .. might be because they know they can't stuff this story under the rug and have to pin it on someone

1,165 posted on 07/19/2004 9:02:18 PM PDT by Mo1 (50 States .... I want all 50 States come November!)
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oh no its Berger-gate.

I wonder what was in his FBI file to do this act to protect Hitlary and Bill.

1,166 posted on 07/19/2004 9:02:27 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Sub-Driver
(1) Didn't Sandy Berger testify under oath to the 9/11 Commission that he sent memos out to airlines and border patrol agents which led to the apprehension of would-be LAX-bomber Ahmed Ressam? And didn't customs inspector Diana Dean, who personally caught Ressam say the very next day that there was absolutely NO MEMOS OR WARNINGS WHATSOEVER from the NSC, CIA, FBI or anyone in the Clinton Apparatus? Did Berger therefore lie under oath?

(2) Did the after-report documents which Berger apparently stole and destroyed contain explicit warnings to Clinton about Al Queda plans to use airplanes to target buildings? If so, did the Clintons order these destroyed to eliminate the clear evidence of their own malfeasance?

1,167 posted on 07/19/2004 9:02:31 PM PDT by montag813 ("A nation can survive fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.")
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To: Howlin

I think it's more than a payoff. It's putting a compromised person in a position of great information gathering. At that point, Bubba could not very well trust the folks in the CIA to give him information. He went above them. Or maybe he thought that he was going around the CIA. Who knows.

1,168 posted on 07/19/2004 9:03:19 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Shermy; Carl/NewsMax; Steve Malzberg; Mia T; Interesting Times; MeekOneGOP; Happy2BMe; ...
October: Berger returns a few documents after the Archive contact Lindsey, Bill Clinton's attorney....

Next paragraphs:

When FBI agents searched Berger's home next JANUARY with search warrants Berger's safe was opened.

More missing secret documents from the Archive were then found in Sandy berger's home office safe......

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Sandy Berger was willfully and knowingly and illegally (repeatedly!) removing and concealing confidential secret Archive documents from the Clinton administration that were requested by the 911 Commission dealing with A-Q and terrorism threats to the USA!

Sandy Berger is Kerry's "unofficial advisor"!

Like Joe "Yellowcake" Wilson who wrote his NYT's Op-Eds and whored all over TV while working for John Kerry's campaign!

And "Co-Whored" with WABC 770am NYC's JOHN BATCHELOR [Show] and democrat activist JOHN LOFTIS tonight with JOE WILSON as the revisionist guest [until about 12 midnight Monday, July 19, 2004] of "RINO JOHN" BATCHELOR, who is a big JOHN KERRY booster!

1,169 posted on 07/19/2004 9:03:19 PM PDT by devolve (---------------- [--------------Hello from Sunny South Florida-------------)
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To: woodyinscc

Oh, we were joking. I hope it's clear I've got a firm handle on how the clintons and their minions operate.

1,170 posted on 07/19/2004 9:03:32 PM PDT by cyncooper ("We will fear no evil...And we will prevail")
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To: Ann Archy

Isn't it amazing how Kerry is in hiding this week? They knew this was coming and there is more to come.

1,171 posted on 07/19/2004 9:03:43 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Who authorized Kerry's Purple Hearts?)
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To: kcvl
He claims he took them to study in preparation for his testimony

The report was that he stuffed some of the notes in his jacket, and stuffed some in his pants...What is it about Clinton-related scandals and pants?

1,172 posted on 07/19/2004 9:03:43 PM PDT by My2Cents ("Fair, balanced...and unafraid.")
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To: kristinn
"Looks like a good reason to cleanse the record."

Clarke was writing his book at this time frame. Sure makes sense all that special treatment given to him by the commission.

The whole Commission is now nothing but a conspiracy to cover up what the Clintons did not do and an attempt to destroy President Bush so this bunch could get back in power.

Now "if" Hillry really plans on becoming president it is in her best interest to make sure that JFKerry gets no where near that White House.

Berger seems to have been playing both sides Clinton and JFKerry. He sure is a devoted player in the Cult of Clintonism.
1,173 posted on 07/19/2004 9:03:49 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Mo1

We'll know why this story broke now soon when other parties start leaking and spinning.

1,174 posted on 07/19/2004 9:04:02 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: BurbankKarl

Funny, not on the LA Times website

News hotlines: News concerning the Washington, D.C., area (202) 293-4650.

News related to other areas of the U.S. (213) 237-7092. Fax: (213) 237-4712.

1,175 posted on 07/19/2004 9:04:06 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: MJY1288

It will be interesting to see what Kerry does now with Berger.

There needs to be some electronic gadget that I don't own that would tape Rush's show for me. And a tape recorder just won't do it, I don't think.

1,176 posted on 07/19/2004 9:04:43 PM PDT by Peach
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To: Mo1

Oh, we're only talking about papers. Time to "move on." (/cynicism)

1,177 posted on 07/19/2004 9:04:46 PM PDT by My2Cents ("Fair, balanced...and unafraid.")
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To: Mo1

Ahh..finally a story that cannot be ignored. Clinton official will dominate the headlines. They;ve dodged before,,they;ll do it again. Kerry is going to be looking like a monkey humping a football for the next few weeks. Berger IS ADVISING KERRY ON FOREIGN POLICY. Enough said.

1,178 posted on 07/19/2004 9:04:53 PM PDT by Shaka
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To: onyx

I've got to go feed my dogs, as they are milling about mournfully. I'd like to think that when we wake up in the morning, this story will have become a media firestorm. Not likely, but I can hope. Night, Onyx. We are only just beginning to learn about this story. Details are sketchy now, and there's much to piece together. But FReepers are good at it.

1,179 posted on 07/19/2004 9:04:53 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Get off your duffs and VOTE for Bush-Cheney in Nov. Your life may depend on it.)
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To: Howlin

How long before Matthews invites Kristen and the other New Jersey widows to come on his show and cry foul? Don't hold your breath.

1,180 posted on 07/19/2004 9:05:01 PM PDT by StarFan
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