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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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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: theophilusscribe
From a NewsMax article:

"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."

641 posted on 07/19/2004 7:18:38 PM PDT by mass55th (We are The Knights Who Say "Ni!" No! Not The Knights Who Say "Ni!" The same!)
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To: Sacajaweau; Dog; kcvl; Mo1

Got an answer to 584??

642 posted on 07/19/2004 7:18:53 PM PDT by Howlin (John Kerry & John Edwards: Political Malpractice)
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To: Howlin

The Kerry/Edwards campaign is just chock full of Toon retreads. That campaign is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toon, Inc.

643 posted on 07/19/2004 7:19:05 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: asgardshill

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.

644 posted on 07/19/2004 7:19:33 PM PDT by workerbee
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To: hobson
You bet it is, The Bush Administration knew in advance of the documents taken and the sting was setup during the interview.

Now I know why the Democrats are being so silent about Joe Wilson being trashed by the media, they're scared to death

645 posted on 07/19/2004 7:19:37 PM PDT by MJY1288 ("KERRY" & "EDWARDS" ARE TWO "JOHNS" THAT NEED FLUSHING!)
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To: hope

Yes,he MUST!

646 posted on 07/19/2004 7:19:48 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Dog; Miss Marple; Howlin
"The missing documents involve two or three draft versions of the report as it was evolving and being refined by the Clinton administration, officials and lawyers say. The Archives is believed to have copies of some of the missing documents."

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!

647 posted on 07/19/2004 7:20:01 PM PDT by A Citizen Reporter ("It's the Hypocrisy, Stupid,")
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To: mewzilla

Clinton always had Lindsey sitting in on meetings so he could claim attorney/client privilege if questioned.

648 posted on 07/19/2004 7:20:05 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Sacajaweau

It was the guy who was writing a book on Kerry. Said they were stolen, but IIRC, it was proven false --

649 posted on 07/19/2004 7:20:25 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 ("proud to be a Reagan Republican")
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To: AuntB

As many as it takes,apparently.

650 posted on 07/19/2004 7:20:48 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Shermy
I think the notes are a ruse for the missing docs. Used the notes as a cover story if he got caught. The auditors of the archive caught him, and I doubt they were missing some notes.

He knew what he was doing, why else put the stuff in your pants.
651 posted on 07/19/2004 7:21:07 PM PDT by snooker
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To: Howlin
That was the Oil for food program, they were the U.N. Documents that a reporter had in his possession
652 posted on 07/19/2004 7:21:14 PM PDT by MJY1288 ("KERRY" & "EDWARDS" ARE TWO "JOHNS" THAT NEED FLUSHING!)
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To: Howlin

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.

653 posted on 07/19/2004 7:21:23 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Sub-Driver

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.

654 posted on 07/19/2004 7:21:25 PM PDT by pulaskibush (Now I know and don't know, and knowing and not knowing is half the battle- GI Kerry!)
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To: NavySEAL F-16

Do you know when Clinton testified? It was before Bush and Cheney.....and I've even forgotten when they testified!

655 posted on 07/19/2004 7:21:35 PM PDT by Howlin (John Kerry & John Edwards: Political Malpractice)
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To: Howlin
I noticed that. It's compelling to hear them speak, but heck, I knew what they were about to say.

I switched back over to A&E for my guilty pleasure:

656 posted on 07/19/2004 7:21:37 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: windchime

It was at 8:30! I heard it. :-)

657 posted on 07/19/2004 7:21:40 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: MJY1288

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!

658 posted on 07/19/2004 7:21:45 PM PDT by alwaysconservative (Kerry votes against what he believes because he doesn't believe in believing his beliefs. Steyn)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Maybe so but WHY was Berger willing to do something this risky? Must have been a very compelling reason.

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.

659 posted on 07/19/2004 7:21:52 PM PDT by cyncooper ("We will fear no evil...And we will prevail")
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To: OldFriend

Isn't it just,my twin. :-)

660 posted on 07/19/2004 7:22:09 PM PDT by nopardons
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