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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: kcvl
as well as identification of America's terror vulnerabilities at airports to sea ports.

And federal buildings, maybe?

61 posted on 07/19/2004 5:27:20 PM PDT by theophilusscribe ("America is too great for small dreams." óRonald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

...."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.


62 posted on 07/19/2004 5:27:46 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: gov_bean_ counter
...This one won't take the fall like so many others have. If there is dirt on Bill/Hill, Sandy will squeal...

Gorelick is next. You know the FBI MUST be investigating that *itch.

63 posted on 07/19/2004 5:27:53 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas ("There are two Americas, unfortunately for Edwards, neither one voted for him." Conan O'Brien)
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To: All

If you are not listening to Michael Savage you should be.
He is tearing Berger apart, limb by limb......


64 posted on 07/19/2004 5:27:54 PM PDT by 76834
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To: NativeNewYorker

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."


65 posted on 07/19/2004 5:27:56 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 76834

What is he saying?


66 posted on 07/19/2004 5:28:41 PM PDT by theophilusscribe ("America is too great for small dreams." óRonald Wilson Reagan)
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To: prairiebreeze

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!


67 posted on 07/19/2004 5:28:52 PM PDT by Peach
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To: kcvl
"When I was informed by the Archives that there were documents missing, I immediately returned everything I had except for a few documents that I apparently had accidentally discarded," he said.

He meant deliberately destroyed.

68 posted on 07/19/2004 5:28:59 PM PDT by cyncooper ("We will fear no evil...And we will prevail")
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To: Sub-Driver

" 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 ?


69 posted on 07/19/2004 5:29:10 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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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.


(Hint to Clinton Administration Officials: The suggestion "Keep it in your pants" wasn't referring to top-secret documents.)
70 posted on 07/19/2004 5:29:29 PM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
He also inadvertently took copies of actual classified documents in a leather portfolio, they said.

What? They just stuck to his butt at his got up to walk out of the room? Or did he think the leather portfolio was maybe his billfold?

"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.

...apparently had accidentally discarded. Hmmm... convenient? Wonder what was actually in those 'accidentally discarded' documents? Shades of Nixons 18 missing minutes on the tape recordings.
71 posted on 07/19/2004 5:29:32 PM PDT by TomGuy (After 20 years in the Senate, all Kerry has to run on is 4 months of service in Viet Nam.)
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To: kcvl

Oh, be still my heart!


72 posted on 07/19/2004 5:29:36 PM PDT by Howlin (John Kerry & John Edwards: Political Malpractice)
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To: kcvl
"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.

Anyone for some Arizona beach front property...?

73 posted on 07/19/2004 5:29:49 PM PDT by spokeshave (strategery + schadenfreude = stratenschadenfreudery)
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To: Sub-Driver
"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.,

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]

74 posted on 07/19/2004 5:30:08 PM PDT by Atilla_the_Hun (Impeach Klintoon -DONE, Out-of-office-DONE, Piss-on-his-legacy-IN_PROGRESS)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hey, the Clintonistas have been stealing and destroying documents that might do them damage far back to Little Rock. We got billing records, Whitewater records, Foster's actual suicide note (if you believe he wasn't murdered), Willie's safe deposit records and FBI files. Had Reno and Freeh still been around, this would not have been noticed.

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.

75 posted on 07/19/2004 5:30:31 PM PDT by Tacis (,)
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To: theophilusscribe

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.


76 posted on 07/19/2004 5:30:34 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 ("proud to be a Reagan Republican")
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To: Paul Atreides
"Nothing will come of it."

Nothing will become of what? That's better...now take this sedative and watch TV. Nurse Cratchet does not like to see unruly patients.
77 posted on 07/19/2004 5:30:35 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: cyncooper
This is really an incredible development.

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.)

78 posted on 07/19/2004 5:30:43 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: theophilusscribe

Where do I start?
Words escape me but Michael is doing a total number on Berger, Klintoon ETAL


79 posted on 07/19/2004 5:30:46 PM PDT by 76834
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To: Shermy

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".


80 posted on 07/19/2004 5:31:09 PM PDT by cyncooper ("We will fear no evil...And we will prevail")
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