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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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To: Sub-Driver

Sandy apologized for being so sloppy. I'm sure this apology was directed to the Cs, not the American people, as if he would have been more careful he would not have been caught and once again let the world know how little the dims regard the laws of our land.

The big question now is, WHO HAS THE MISSING HIGHLY CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS?


1,551 posted on 07/20/2004 4:15:53 AM PDT by PROUDAMREP (Bush/Cheney '04)
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To: mewzilla

That's what I asked before going to bed. Could Berger have added some papers?

FNC reports pages were marked with a little mark so officials could more easily track what was taken.

FNC reports that both times he took the same reports!


1,552 posted on 07/20/2004 4:16:17 AM PDT by Peach
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To: mewzilla
I'm watching this. Gergen is suspicious about the timing..just before the Dem convention?? And so, we should look at this as a Republican doing

('cept Berger stole the documents, ya know)!!

Sounds just like Hillary when she said the Repubs were the left-wing conspiracy and after her hubby!!!!!

1,553 posted on 07/20/2004 4:16:41 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Are you kidding? Gergen thinks this is a Republican thing?

The only way a Republican could be involved in this is leaking the information. It's been going on since October and we know a Democrat wasn't going to leak it. Hah!


1,554 posted on 07/20/2004 4:18:31 AM PDT by Peach
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To: Peach

Betting that only the top page was marked, probably with initials. I'm trying to understand who or why gave him a second copy.


1,555 posted on 07/20/2004 4:18:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a scum-stain is the Clinton Legacy.


1,556 posted on 07/20/2004 4:19:21 AM PDT by Stallone (Make love not war! ~ Lynndie England)
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To: Sacajaweau

Didn't he take the second copy after the first one went missing (because he took it)?


1,557 posted on 07/20/2004 4:20:58 AM PDT by Peach
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To: Sacajaweau

All I know is that I've been to several prestigous archives and if I had put something in my clothes, I would have never gotten out of there. Some archivist is out of a job or sleeping with someone.


1,558 posted on 07/20/2004 4:21:10 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Peach

I also thought I heard that it was Clarke that wrote up the millenium report.


1,559 posted on 07/20/2004 4:22:17 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Sacajaweau; governsleastgovernsbest; All
Beltway girlie man for the demos, David Gergen, was on the Today show and was doing a defense attorney type of defense for Sandy Bergler.

Katie asked one tough question, the rest were softballs.

1,560 posted on 07/20/2004 4:23:35 AM PDT by Dane (Trial lawyers are the tapeworms to wealth creating society)
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To: Sacajaweau

I have a question:

Are there copies available of the documents that Berger stole? I know a lot of highly classified stuff isn't disseminated widely with copies but is there at LEAST one copy to know what it was he was particularly interested in?


1,561 posted on 07/20/2004 4:23:37 AM PDT by Peach
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To: Sacajaweau

It was Clarke, at the direction of Berger, who wrote up the report.


1,562 posted on 07/20/2004 4:23:56 AM PDT by Peach
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To: Peach

I can't wait for this to really get talked about today..........


1,563 posted on 07/20/2004 4:25:11 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: All

Fox and Friends, now!


1,564 posted on 07/20/2004 4:25:22 AM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
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To: piasa

Don't forger Deutsch, who was pardoned..........A CIA director, PARDONED


1,565 posted on 07/20/2004 4:29:28 AM PDT by combat_boots
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch

I particularly appreciated Steve Doucey saying he was "accidentally" taking some papers while stuffing them in his pants. HAHAHAHA!


1,566 posted on 07/20/2004 4:29:29 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Roflmao...........
Repetez si vous pleis
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 7:23:15 PM CDT by gov_bean_ counter
1,567 posted on 07/20/2004 4:29:55 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Polls - Proof that when the Main Stream Media wants your opinion, they will give it to you)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Roflmao...........
Repetez si vous pleis
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 7:23:15 PM CDT by gov_bean_ counter
1,568 posted on 07/20/2004 4:29:56 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Polls - Proof that when the Main Stream Media wants your opinion, they will give it to you)
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To: Miss Marple

Did you see the comment about Gergen up the thread from the Today show appearance? Something about Gergen said this was a Republican thing.

He could only mean that it was a Republican leak coming before the convention.

Considering the Rats have known about this since October, we know they certainly weren't going to leak it.

No wonder Barbara Bush doesn't trust Gergen.


1,569 posted on 07/20/2004 4:31:00 AM PDT by Peach
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To: Peach

The National Archives are useless. If access can be granted to historical documents that have no copies, then why should we trust anything now found in the Archives?


1,570 posted on 07/20/2004 4:32:37 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: mewzilla

Exactly!

Berger is Kerry's foreign policy advisor.

AND, considering that a few weeks ago Kerry's spokesmen said that Kerry was being kept in the loop about the latest AQ threat by his own advisors, I guess we know it was Berger. So Berger must have friends in the CIA who are willing to illegally pass along threat chatter intelligence, and Berger passes it to Kerry.

How do you like that?


1,571 posted on 07/20/2004 4:34:25 AM PDT by Peach
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To: Diogenesis

Hillary has her 200,000 name enemies database, all garnered illegally in the White House..........I wonder if the Clintons will have to buy a new house, or build a second basement, to keep all these stolen documents in. Oh, I forgot about the "shred of evidence" thing Billy boy will be spewing shortly....... /sarc.


1,572 posted on 07/20/2004 4:35:21 AM PDT by combat_boots
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To: OXENinFLA

Thanks for the ping


1,573 posted on 07/20/2004 4:36:23 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: Peach

If the story was leaked before the commission report and the convention to discredit the report and the Rats, all I have to say is congratulations to the administration for finally playing hardball.


1,574 posted on 07/20/2004 4:36:29 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Peach

So three of the most arrogant, venemous anti-Bush testifiers are connected so tightly in this, that I would have to think something is terribly wrong and it looks like a conspiracy. These are Indians. I have no doubt that Bubba and Hillary were still commanding their indians and are even more deeply involved.


1,575 posted on 07/20/2004 4:36:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: OldFriend

If you have a weak heart do not read the CIA Inspector General report on John Deutch dated February 19, 2000. President Clinton, on his way out the door, pardoned John Deutch, who had served briefly as CIA director.

How many CIA directors have been pardoned by outgoing administrations to prevent an official investigation?

I don't recall hearing or reading of this in our media outlets, when it happened or later, particularly after 9/11
when national security was discussed.


1,576 posted on 07/20/2004 4:40:28 AM PDT by Barset
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To: Sacajaweau

Does Berger's stuffing this stuff down his pants smack to anyone else of something worse than desperation? If they were going to mess with the docs, why not before then? And when Berger did do it, couldn't he have planned a method with a bit more finesse? Had they been doing this for months and run out of time? What's with the rush? Anything Berger had access to is TAINTED and USELESS now, to my mind anyway.


1,577 posted on 07/20/2004 4:41:46 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: adam_az

...YOUCAN'TPROVEIT...IDIDN'TDOIT..EVERYONEDOESIT,,ITWASANOVERSIGHT..
ITWASANINNOCENTMISTAKE...IDIN'TDOIT..IWON'TDOITAGAIN..


1,578 posted on 07/20/2004 4:45:29 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Peach
Something about Gergen said this was a Republican thing.

Gergen didn't actually say that but implied it. Gergen was saying how great a person Berger was and couldn't beleive he would do such a thing, blah, blah, blah.

Look up the term "Beltway Prostitute" and you would see Gergen's picture, IMO.

1,579 posted on 07/20/2004 4:46:14 AM PDT by Dane (Trial lawyers are the tapeworms to wealth creating society)
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To: combat_boots
People intently put secret documents in their clothes all the time .ha ha
None dare call it Treason.
1,580 posted on 07/20/2004 4:47:46 AM PDT by southland
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To: Dane

There is a Today show thread now about this matter.

It sounds like Gergen tried to imply it's a Republican dirty trick to release this information before the convention and the release of the 9/11 Commission report.

The Rats, who generally leak like crazy, haven't leaked anything since October about this matter. If we did it, I'm delighted and glad we waited until this week. Turnabuot is fair play.


1,581 posted on 07/20/2004 4:48:55 AM PDT by Peach
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Or it was Clinton's job to have a great economy while gutting the military and security defenses of the US in the process, thereby reducing national world standing in the lead up to the takeover.........


1,582 posted on 07/20/2004 4:49:23 AM PDT by combat_boots
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To: Dane
Yeah, Gergen. Pubbies stood right by Sandy Berger and made him shove classified documents down his pants in violation of procedure and Federal law.

Gergen, you miserable excuse for an American, how the heck can you shill for these people?!

1,583 posted on 07/20/2004 4:55:46 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: NavySEAL F-16

"In order to construct a workable timeline from October 2003 on, we'd have to go through all the news stories day by day. Trying to see how the news fits in with what we are finding out now. Anydbody up for a spread sheet? LOL"


Isn't that the truth.


1,584 posted on 07/20/2004 4:55:52 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Graymatter

"CNN has been airing this story every half hour -- it's now 4:30am Eastern.

No mention of him being a Kerry adviser... :("


Poor CNN, this story must have caught them out of "left" field.


1,585 posted on 07/20/2004 4:57:39 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: combat_boots
The bottom line is that:

Whatever was taken was important enough to sneak out in your pants.

Whatever was destroyed was important enough to be destroyed.

Since it ALL refers to the Clinton Administration, Bubba and Hillary must have something on Berger bigtime. We call it blackmail.

Guess Foster and Brown didn't go along with the blackmail routine. And Monica, she was just plain smarter than the smartest woman in the world.

Someday it will come out that Hillary knew about Monica for a very long time and they did everything they could to retrieve "The Blue Dress".

1,586 posted on 07/20/2004 4:57:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: doug from upland
Berger takes a classified report and loses it? The very report that was never given to Bush. The very report that has al Qaeda info that Clinton claims he gave to Bush. Nope. They hid this info from the Bush team. They have been caught in a lie of monumental proportion. TWA Flight 800 is proceeding in court. For OKC, Jayna Davis is making the rounds on more talk shows. She will be on COAST TO COAST at the beginning of August. What has been going on with Clinton agents in the FBI is starting to unravel. It may all come apart on him and on the RATS. It is a house of cards.

I completely agree with you dfu. Get ready for the "October Surprise." I think that we are going to be downright, 100%, absolutely amazed at the stuff that comes out in the next couple of months.

Let's hope that President Bush has pulled off the greatest rope-a-dope in political history . . .

1,587 posted on 07/20/2004 5:02:39 AM PDT by theophilusscribe ("America is too great for small dreams." óRonald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

Berger was trying to cover up documents that were embarrassing to him and to Clinton.


1,588 posted on 07/20/2004 5:03:22 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Just mythoughts
Believing that all things are connected, one of the things that came up was that, with LosAlamos as the main topic, Berger was asked to resign in March and April of 1999. The Chinese Embassy was bombed on May 8, 1999. Who died that day?? If I remember correctly, Bubba himself chose all the missle strikes personally.

Now, LosAlamos is in the news again and so is Berger.

1,589 posted on 07/20/2004 5:04:26 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Smartass

The whole Clintoon administration should be tried for treason.

If found guilty, they should be hung outside the DNC and left to hang there to remind other rats what awaits their acts of treason.


1,590 posted on 07/20/2004 5:09:21 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Teresa Heinz Kerry: 'I have to say that John Edwards is very beautiful'...)
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To: TeleStraightShooter

bttt


1,591 posted on 07/20/2004 5:10:20 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Wolfstar

Have the mediots running this story, blame GW.


1,592 posted on 07/20/2004 5:12:56 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Teresa Heinz Kerry: 'I have to say that John Edwards is very beautiful'...)
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To: Peach; Dane
It sounds like Gergen tried to imply it's a Republican dirty trick to release this information before the convention and the release of the 9/11 Commission report.

Yeah, what a dirty trick that the Pubbies outed a thief...it is the Pubbies' fault, after all, that Berger stole those documents from the National Archive.

We had a PLAN.......get Berger to steal national security documents from the National Archives....then make sure the "informer" tips off the left-wing alphabet channels at the right time (just before the conventions and 9/11 Report)....then make sure that Couric asks softball questions of Gergen.....

We pubbies are such great MASTERMINDS of everything ILLEGAL the RATS do.

Why, it almost reads like we are gods or something....

Actually, I really think that the Rats give us Pubbies too much credit! : )

1,593 posted on 07/20/2004 5:13:46 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: nicmarlo

Late to the party bump.


1,594 posted on 07/20/2004 5:16:21 AM PDT by Rebelbase (To democrats the truth is personal.)
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To: Grampa Dave
They're guilty as hell, and who needs a trial, to expose it. We all know, yet these people prance around like the king and queen of the world... it makes all of us sick...I believe most sickening, because they are doing it in our face (I still remember the picture of slimebill with the cigar in the window, dancing after the decision not to impeach! I also remember the Ron Brown funeral laughter, and tears...for the camera)

It just makes me sick! They should be hung from the porch of the White House, and left for the buzzards!

1,595 posted on 07/20/2004 5:16:47 AM PDT by pageonetoo (Rights, what Rights'. You're kidding, right? This is Amerika!)
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To: Sacajaweau

"Believing that all things are connected, one of the things that came up was that, with LosAlamos as the main topic, Berger was asked to resign in March and April of 1999. The Chinese Embassy was bombed on May 8, 1999. Who died that day?? If I remember correctly, Bubba himself chose all the missle strikes personally."


"Now, LosAlamos is in the news again and so is Berger."


True. We have not been told to whom the "classified" material was e-mailed to via non-secure transmission at LosAlamos.

The other thing that we do not know is what role Hillry played in National Security. So wonder why Tenet really left. Could it be because of Berger?


1,596 posted on 07/20/2004 5:17:23 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Grampa Dave
They should be hung from the porch of the White House, and left for the buzzards!

Then, we should nuke the Chicoms, before it is too late (if it ain't already, thanks to Loral, and the other buddies of slimebill)

1,597 posted on 07/20/2004 5:18:47 AM PDT by pageonetoo (Rights, what Rights'. You're kidding, right? This is Amerika!)
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To: Brilliant
An interesting snip from the WashPost article this morning. (Note: the article is buried inside the paper AND is obviously written from interview with Berger's atty. AND the headline says he "inadvertently" removed the docs.)
One or more missing versions of the 15-page memo could not be located among Berger's possessions, and he thinks he probably discarded the papers, Breuer said.
15 pages?!!!
1,598 posted on 07/20/2004 5:19:30 AM PDT by Timeout ("We are a nation that has a government - not the other way around." Ronald Reagan, first inaugural)
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To: pageonetoo

"It just makes me sick! They should be hung from the porch of the White House, and left for the buzzards!"

They defiled the White House enough during the Clintoon reign of terror and treason.

Hang them and leave their bodies to rot hanging around the DNC as a warning to other rats who laugh at acts of treason.


1,599 posted on 07/20/2004 5:21:29 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Teresa Heinz Kerry: 'I have to say that John Edwards is very beautiful'...)
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To: nicmarlo
Gergen sounded exactly like Hillary saying poor Bubba was a victim of the right wing conspiracy. After that, it was just a matter of lieing, lieing, and lieing.....until Bubba's DNA matched the infamous dress.

So, we're into damage control. Berger is saying nothing and Kerry is in a corner wondering what the hell hit him!!! Hillary is pi***** because it leads back to Bubba and wife and Bubba's in France. Soooooo Funny!!!

1,600 posted on 07/20/2004 5:22:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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