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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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.