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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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