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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"As the New York Post reported just last month, during Kerry's 1972 bid for Congress, his younger brother, Cameron Kerry, was arrested for "breaking into ... the headquarters of a Kerry opponent" in Lowell, Mass.
Kerry's brother and another campaign worker pleaded not guilty to charges of "breaking and entering with the intent to commit grand larceny."
After the arrests, candidate Kerry told the New York Times that the break-in was a pre-emptive strike in response to threats that phone lines to his campaign headquarters were about to be sabotaged.
Cameron Kerry is now a partner in a Boston-based law firm and has been a key financial backer of all of his brother's campaigns."
Got an answer to 584??
The Kerry/Edwards campaign is just chock full of Toon retreads. That campaign is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toon, Inc.
All I'm saying is that any glee over this should be tempered with our experience of how the MSM spins crime and treason to the left's advantage, as well as "our" side's typical jelly-doughnut-like response to these events. This is the same gang of the "inadvertent" 900 FBI files. Most of the public really has no understanding of document classification levels and security of them, and it'll be easy for the left to spin this into "well, he was the Nat'l Sec Advisor, so what if he took them."
I'd love to see Berger/Clinton et. al. brought up on conspiracy, obstruction, what have you. Let's hold our breath -- you go first.
Now I know why the Democrats are being so silent about Joe Wilson being trashed by the media, they're scared to death
Oh, they've got copies, all right.
I'm loving this, and thank goodness for FR, because the television media is particularly poor so far on this. I saw the Fox News update. No mention of Berger hiding docs in his clothing!
Clinton always had Lindsey sitting in on meetings so he could claim attorney/client privilege if questioned.
It was the guy who was writing a book on Kerry. Said they were stolen, but IIRC, it was proven false --
As many as it takes,apparently.
I can't say. Anybody connected with Clinton gets no airtime on my TV.
He's a lowlife liar, thief and traitor.
None of us are safe while this degenerate Pantload is walking around.
The rosenbergs spied on America to give Stalin the H-bomb
Berger is a commie spy stealing evidence of the crimes of his socialist master.
Do you know when Clinton testified? It was before Bush and Cheney.....and I've even forgotten when they testified!
I switched back over to A&E for my guilty pleasure:
It was at 8:30! I heard it. :-)
Good points! BTW, they are having COWS over on Dirty Underpants; even they agree that this was bad and incredibly stoopid. Boy, if DU'ers think something is dumb, it must be dumb to the nth degree!
Obviously because of the content of the documents. Which shows right there he wouldn't just take documents because Bill told him with an eye to ruining Kerry. No, Berger knew the content, he knew the implications for Clinton and it is the content that they wanted to hide. None of this other nonsense that this is Hillary's plot to bring down Kerry. Absurd.
Isn't it just,my twin. :-)
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