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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And federal buildings, maybe?
...."and most recently has been informally advising Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry."
And ~50% of the voters want another lying liberal as their President. What morons.
Gorelick is next. You know the FBI MUST be investigating that *itch.
If you are not listening to Michael Savage you should be.
He is tearing Berger apart, limb by limb......
Kerry: Looking to Clinton for a Helping Hand
At a Detroit union hall last week, Kerry won his loudest applause when he invoked the Clinton economy. His team of economic advisers is led by Roger Altman (formerly deputy Treasury secretary) and Gene Sperling (Clinton's longtime White House economist). The same goes for his foreign-policy team, dominated by Sandy Berger (Clinton's national-security adviser) and Richard Holbrooke (his U.N. ambassador).
Hillary Clinton: "It can only benefit John Kerry, who is talking about the issues that elected my husband president."
What is he saying?
I just this second was coming to ping you to this article. I saw it and my jaw dropped open too and then I had to get tell Mr. Peach and came back here to tell you!
He meant deliberately destroyed.
" I immediately returned everything I had except for a few document that I apparently had accidentally discarded," he said."
Any takers that this isn't the first time that Rosemary Woods Berger accidentally discarded classified documents ?
This scumbag had 8 years to sanitize files , with the obvious blessings of Bubba and Sasquatch.
What did John Kerry know about this and when did he know it ?
Oh, be still my heart!
Anyone for some Arizona beach front property...?
Klintonism : I | deny | regret | "no intention" | "to my knowledge" [see above]
Chinagate, Waco, RonBown, PI's on bimpo'ees, Cuban refuge boy in Miami returned to Cuba by gunpoint, dead woman in State Dept office, Computer secrets behind the copying machine in Los Alamos on and on on....
Legacy : Repeat | smear | repeat | destroy enemies | repeat [see above]
If I had the stomach for it, I'd watch Begala to get the sewer spin on this. It'll be somethong like, "I took the documents to prevent Ken Starr from selling them to the gypsies" or something like that.
He took them, stuffed them in his pants, and now doesn't know where they are! Sure! Moore isn't the only one that thinks we're stupid.
Stupid too. Stealing documents with all kinds of people around.
And, thinking we'll believe that he just can't locate the other three documents (which were the ones he was after in the first place.)
Where do I start?
Words escape me but Michael is doing a total number on Berger, Klintoon ETAL
Shermy--that's how it struck me. The machinations and maneuvering this crew goes through. Yes, it shows a predisposition to controlling and manipulating the "facts".
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