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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Is Ashcroft livid about this being leaked?
Chrissy will have to change the title of the "Special Broadcast" to "12 Dots and one MASSIVE Spot that could have prevented 9/11"
he is livid over Berger's actions.
Just thinking about the 9-11 commission saying "How could Wilson comment on documents he had never seen"???
Does anyone have a time line on all this. It is getting very confusing. Didn't Berger testify in April? When did they find out docs were missing,when did they search his home? Someone that is adept needs to timeline every aspect for us. You guys are making my head spin,there is so much great,very insightful profundity's here.
"We know what that means - The Toon may have also been stung."
SMILE! Lindsey was doing some work re: Clinton papers in post #624.
With anything Clinton.....things are not what they seem.
If that is true...
In February ?? .. That would be AFTER the FBI search
Perhaps this explains some of the elevated nastiness on the part of the Dems toward Bush the last six month.
Now THAT bumps this into a new category. It's not difficult to spin 'I dropped them into my pants...they crawled into my briefcase' but it's impossible to excuse document replacement!
Thanks--I'm reading my pings and making my way through the thread and will keep an eye out for #624. I just found several articles and the tone was just as I recalled. Make it seem the Bush administration was holding information back when here was Berger destroying it.
The audacity is breathtaking. This is just like it was all the time during that administration. Good GOD.
"Charles Ruff - Heart attack."
You're correct. Don't know why Bob Bennett popped into my head.....he was also involved in the defense as I recall but it was Ruff that argued at the impeachment hearing.
I can't believe how stupid and arrogant Clinton and his people are. This makes Watergate look lame.
"I remember that something that Rumsfeld said to Hillary! really seemed to rattle her."
I also remember her being rattled....but I believe Hillary made a comment about something, and Rumsfield replied, "I don't know how you would know that....when the Pentagon hasn't seen it." I am sure I quoted this wrong, but it was something like that. Really can't remember what Hillary's comment was. Sure someone here can clear this up for us. My old brain is tired right now!!
It all might be informative in understanding why the Dems have been going after Cheney from day one. I love the President, but when it comes down to political war, Cheney strikes me as having both the experience, relationships and mind to outwit the Dems.
"Maybe Hillary knew this shoe would drop and that is why she was hesitant about speaking and Dem Convention."
"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."
Initially that is what I thought, however, if the leak had come from the Bush administration the AP would have made sure that came out. So maybe it was from Hillry's camp that did this huge dump just prior to the convention.
Just broke on AP that they think Berger took
documents that replaced documents he took earlier.
Perhaps the reason the WH didn't turn over all the Clinton records Lindsay demanded was this....they were too busy comparing them with the originals - to see just what Berger had replaced. LOL. I do love a good conspiracy!
Hmmmmm ... the plot thickens
I don't have the link.
I am being mailed this info.
The originals and copies do not match, someone doctored them and Berger was attempting to correct.
Yeah, and you probably think that Terry McAwful wasn't investigated for insider trading because of political consideration just because he made so much more than Martha.
We know that Ashcroft is totally fair,but if he investigates all these rats three months out from Nov 2, we know the criminal media will say it is partisan GOP out to get the innocent rats.
Of all the sitting members on the commission, who was in the best position of knowing which documents might be the most incriminating towards the Clinton administration?
Im not calling any names, but the initials are Jammie Grolick.
So, in order to "get" the documents they needed to see, the commission had to know the document existed and ask for it?
I still remember Albright criticizing Bush for naming Iran as part of the axis of evil. She said that the Clinton administration had made real progress in the relationship and that Bush's remarks threatened their work.
Could this be what Berger REALLY did?
We need to keep our eyes open and our keyboards at the ready.
We're aware that the Dims love playing the "victim" card.
It's the only thing that makes the disturbed self-haters feel good about themselves.
They are frantic to begin the whining, and assuming the position of "victim" ....to deflect blame and save their sorry rumps.
Watch Kerry start expresiing his "tolerance and compassion" for that Pantload Berger.
We'll just see about that.
Look in AOL Update news.
That's what I have just been told.
There's another thread on this.
Rats check in...but they don't check out!!
Hope so, he can have Arizona.
Yep, here's the expanded story! You might post it as a new thread "....(update)"
Darn, your good if not brilliant.
However, if this is only the first salvo of the Suprise, Kerry could be in serious trouble by the convention. He could actually tank and everyone would be looking for a Knight on A White Horse. (I ain't even going there).
just saw your post---don't know the answer, sorry---didn't want you to think I wasn't responding :)
Yep, you're both brilliant
and I agree with both of your
Kerry will put the victim spin on this.
There's more to this story.
If only our damn media would give
it its proper coverage, and you
know they won't, unless they have to.
They probably ordered these by reading an index...so they don't really know what's IN the document and are guessing it would be useful.
Go ahead Shermy.
In 5 years I have
posted 35 threads! LOL!
``The House Intelligence Committee has not been informed on the loss or theft of any classified intelligence information from the Archives, but we will follow up and get the information that is appropriate for the committee to have,'' the committee said Monday in a statement. ``And if it has occurred, we should be informed. If there has been delay in getting the information to the committee we need to know why.''
I like your thinking.
Breuer said the Archives staff first raised concerns with Berger during an Oct. 2 review of documents that at least one copy of the post-millennium report he had reviewed earlier was missing. Berger was given a second copy that day, Breuer said.
Officials familiar with the investigation said Archives staff specially marked the documents and when the new copy and others disappeared, Archives officials called Clinton attorney Bruce Lindsey to report the disappearance.
Berger immediately returned all the notes he had taken, and conducted a search and located two copies of the classified documents on a messy desk in his office, Breuer said. An Archives official came to Berger's home to collect those documents but Berger couldn't locate the other missing copies, the lawyer said.
Maggie Williams' husband nominated to head Interpol
Foreign Affairs News
Published: July 2
Posted on 07/02/1999 23:36:33 PDT by Bruce Hempel
FORMER U.S. OFFICIAL CHOSEN TO HEAD WORLD POLICE
A former U.S. law enforcement official on Friday was chosen as the lead candidate to head Interpol, the global law enforcement organization.
Ron Noble, former Treasury undersecretary for enforcement, was named during an executive session at Interpol headquarters in Lyon, France.
Noble, 42, best known as the chief investigator of the failed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raid on the Branch Davidian compound outside Waco, Texas, is the only person the United States has ever nominated to head Interpol in the 75-year history of the organization.
Attorney General Janet Reno personally picked Noble for the position.
The move marks a shift in U.S. policy, and comes as American's celebrate Independence Day.
Until recently, American federal law enforcement agencies have not played an active role in Interpol.
Founded in 1923, the International Criminal Police Organization [Interpol], using the resources of law enforcement agencies in 177 member countries, acts as a global clearinghouse for information on crime threats.
The organization cannot make arrests, but it does issue "red notices." Those notices are honored by 135 countries that arrest suspects solely on the basis of a "red notice" with no further information. The USA, however, does not currently honor Interpol's red notices.
"Interpol is a great law enforcement organization, but at the turn of the century, with technology taking off by leaps and bounds, it is at a crossroads," Noble told USA TODAY in a recent interview.
"You can move from country to country in hours, and from a communications and business perspective, you can move at the speed of light with the advent of the Internet. Interpol is the one organization that can help in getting the right people together and coordinating and fighting crime in those areas."
The media are incompetent fools. They only "investigate" news that has been leaked.
Sort of a Catch 22. But, Rodham & Gommorrah had 8 years to shred every document they could get their greazy hands on, so I don't expect much to happen from this latest outrage.
Yes, both incompetent and biased.
This does not fit their DUMP BUSH,
BLAME BUSH agenda.
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