Skip to comments.AP: Clinton Adviser Probed in Terror Memos [Sandy Berger is the focus of a criminal investigation]
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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Man, I've got to go to bed.
Clinton was interviewed by the "war slut" a week or so ago and when confronted with that confession Clinton gave to the Long Island Association in February 2002 said he must have "mispoken".
So they can do stuff accidentally and mispeak, but every time Bush does anything they don't like it's a lie.
Just an aside (perhaps), but Roger Clinton's visit to North Korea has always been high on my list of "I want the REAL story on what he was doing over there". I see it is on your list of doings in December 1999.
Ya know(to quote hillary),they should have spent more time shredding docs instead of stealing White House treasures and furniture.
That's true. I believe this will get even less print coverage than the UN oil for food scandal, which has received, to date in my area, zero coverage.
Girlymangate is definately the story of the week.
Berger was with Edwards until Kerry won the biggest part of the primaries, which was AFTER his house was searched; so, either Berger didn't tell Kerry what was going on, or Kerry has known this all along.
I haven't seen Lindsey's name in a while, but may have must missed it. He does seem to be that administration's go to buy when there's trouble.
Berger was "chief Lobbist for Ch-Coms??
Ron Brown was the bagman for the ChiCom stuff too.
Fawn Hall did, and it created a media hurricane. Unfortunately Berger is not a Republican and not attractive. No one will want to think about his pants.
His second pop-up vacation aka "Hey, we need a meeting".
Marked for futher reading tomorrow.
The Bush Administration had to know that the Clinton Scum would try to blame him. My guess is that they "misunderestimated" George W. Bush once again
Yeah she said everyone knew about it,or it was known by a lot of people,and rummy nailed her so fast she probably left a puddle.
LOL..."Sandy, are those sensitive national security documents in your pants, or are you just glad to see me?"
Think this leads right back to the Clintons as deceivers and liars and blackmailers. I think Hillary might be dead in the water.
Has anyone figured out why, since an employee saw Berger stuff papers down his pants, in clear violation of the law and the rules, he wasn't stopped then and there?
By dropping this bomb on the Kerry campaign, are the aforementioned friendlies signaling: there's more where this came from?
you used the "C" word...CONSPIRACY!!!!
I found this on Google under "stuff in Pants" ,dont know if it is relevant or not
I believe they have the smoking gun!
According to Levin's article and Ashcroft's testimony, the hunt for the terrorists should have begun in FULL FORCE in 2000.
Secondly, the Millenial plot review information, according to Ashcroft, was not passed on to Pres. Bush's administration. The critical conclusion in that review was that there was a network of AQ operatives within the US that needed to be uprooted via aggressive enforcement of immigration laws and other legal tactics. THIS IS VERY DAMNING EVIDENCE FOLKS!
Thirdly, Burger was caught red handed -- hopefully on video tape! In due time I believe it will be proven that Gorelick tried to clean things up from within the commission.
Ashcroft's 9/11 testimony is the Rosetta stone, as far as I can tell it looks pretty bad for the dims.
I have the exact same question. And why, when Berger has known that he was caught red-handed, did he become part of the Kerry team? These are serious allegations, did he presume to have the outcome wired or did he think it all ended with his apology that he couldn't find the rest of the documents?
If Sandy kept his mouth shut...no one knew about this. That is why it is such a shock to the liberals system. If there were word of this anywhere..it would have broken long ago so as not to damage the demonrats. Maybe Sandy made a deal. I don't know...BUT THIS IS SO MUCH FUN.....TOUCHDOWN PATRIOTS !!!!
Very interesting choice of companions. That means three people at least know what Berger lifted.
With the ties to left wing eco terrorists groups that Taraza Heinz Kerry has with her Tides Foundation, and Kerry's Advisor's doing Perp walks in the coming month's, this is not gonna be a Kodak moment for the Democratic Party...... But with all the coming reports, it's gonna be a "Save As" moment for me :-)
I do have to agree with your assessment IF we had an honest press...how much they will cover it up in terms of reporting in once or twice and then dropping it is the question.
MAIL THAT SENTENCE TO HIM.
Reaching for the gaff ... LOL
Good night, sweet freepers.
I hope you're right.
That is a good point,what size pants do you suppose berger wears? I would guess at least a 42. That could hold a lot of docs.
Well, FGS, all this time I thought it was Heinz 57 Varieties, and it turns out it's Heniz 57 VERSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a fool!
I wonder just where in the paper they'll stick this,so nobody reads it.
You got me. What anonymous fax?
Thanks, I feel like the Exorcist -- my head is literally spinning.
This is sarcasm, right?
This guy Berger is in deep doo doo
LOL...1. He was sent there by Clinton to review what documents should be turned over to the commission for review.
2. He intentionally took certain documents.
3. He inadvertly discarded certain documents.
4. He had no intentions of with holding documents from the commission.
In Texas, we call this BULLSHIT. He was there to be sure of what the commission would review. Anybody who believes this bumbling idiot...I have some ocean front property in West Texas to sell.
BTW off topic, does anyone recall Edward's wife saying she did not find anything said at the NY love fest offensive? Media has been reporting how Edwards is terribly disappointed with comments made by Whoopie but they're in a collective coma to resurrect the quote from his wife.
In this article .. these names are mentioned
Richard C. Holbrooke
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr
Sen. Gary Hart
Gregory B. Craig
Jerry does not want to become Howard.......
As to the Lindsey story...Isn't it interesting that that story did not get much coverage? I thought at the time it was going to be a huge firestorm and then suddenly it was GONE! BUSH AWOL stories took over as the Bush-Bash story of the month. Very suspicious in light of Klepto-Berger.
I thought it was craig livingstone.