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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

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To: Fedora; cyncooper; marron; okie01; mrustow; Angelus Errare
Former ambassador advising Kerry on foreign policy

BY BILL LAMBRECHT
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

WASHINGTON - (KRT) - Former ambassador Joseph Wilson, one of Sen. John Kerry's foreign policy advisers, has special incentive for wanting President George W. Bush out of office.

.....For Wilson, the connection between the administration's misstatements and the outing of his wife, Valerie Plame, is reflected in the title of his book: "The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity."

In an interview, Wilson added this assessment of whoever is responsible: "The most insidious kind of traitors," he said, borrowing a line from the first President George Bush.

.... Kerry's key advisers on Iraq include several Clinton administration stalwarts: ex-national security advisers Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger; former assistant secretary of state Richard Holbrooke; and former defense secretary William J. Perry.

Wilson is among about a half-dozen other, unpaid foreign policy advisers who meet twice weekly with Kerry aides. He also served as one of Kerry's surrogate speakers across the country during the primary campaign and likely would be in line for a high post in a Kerry administration. ...

51 posted on 07/19/2004 5:24:21 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: adam_az
Sandy Berger, now a chief foreign policy adviser to Senator John Kerry

Berger says: "I don't think we're safer for having invaded Iraq"

52 posted on 07/19/2004 5:24:30 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Howlin
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.

This is stunning.

53 posted on 07/19/2004 5:25:02 PM PDT by cyncooper ("We will fear no evil...And we will prevail")
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To: hope

Drudge has it on his page now!


54 posted on 07/19/2004 5:25:06 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 ("proud to be a Reagan Republican")
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To: Sub-Driver
"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."

And we are supposed to be surprised. The Clinton's are still obstructing justice through their minions.
55 posted on 07/19/2004 5:25:14 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: aculeus

Going to be a long hot summer.


56 posted on 07/19/2004 5:25:22 PM PDT by hope ( Let no man deceive you!)
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To: NavySEAL F-16
Isn't there some way this can be kept in the forefront?

About as likely to get media to report Joe Wilson is a Kerry adviser.

57 posted on 07/19/2004 5:26:18 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: sinkspur

Chris has yet to address the exposure of Joe Wilson. He'll ignore this, too.

Wow...This is really an incredible development.


58 posted on 07/19/2004 5:26:27 PM PDT by cyncooper ("We will fear no evil...And we will prevail")
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To: Peach

My jaw dropped wide open. ping


59 posted on 07/19/2004 5:26:46 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (10 out of 10 terrorists agree, anybody but BUSH!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I [Berger] deeply regret the sloppiness involved, but I had no intention of withholding documents from the commission...

Translation:

"I deeply regret getting caught, but I had to conceal the memos damaging to my buddy clinton."

5.56mm

60 posted on 07/19/2004 5:27:08 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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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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To: Sub-Driver

Was not Sandy Berger a paid lobbyist for China?


81 posted on 07/19/2004 5:31:10 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: 76834

This is truly shocking. He took originals and disposed of them!!!


82 posted on 07/19/2004 5:31:36 PM PDT by Peach
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To: Sub-Driver

Dang you beat me too it!


83 posted on 07/19/2004 5:31:54 PM PDT by Americanwolf (America! Love it, or my 550 pound lowland gorilla will be more than happy to show you the door.)
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To: jla

"Over the past month, we've been taking a ma and pa grocery store and making it into Wal-Mart," conceded Sandy Berger, national security adviser to President Bill Clinton, who recently joined the (John Kerry) campaign. "The challenge is the equivalent of building an airplane as you fly it."


84 posted on 07/19/2004 5:32:03 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: BullDog108
Any bets on the chances this story will be reported in the MSM?

This article is from AP via Yahoo. It doesn't get much more main stream. We'll see how thoroughly this is covered.

85 posted on 07/19/2004 5:32:10 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (If the Rapture is coming, should I insist on a non-Christian pilot?)
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To: dead
Every document was produced except for the documents that weren't produced.

No wonder he's national security advisor to Kerry.

86 posted on 07/19/2004 5:32:41 PM PDT by OldFriend (IF YOU CAN READ THIS, THANK A TEACHER.......AND SINCE IT'S IN ENGLISH, THANK A SOLDIER)
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To: hattend
Of course, inadvertant...yeah, right. Clinton, Cohen, Albright...probably all implicated. Had to get rid of the evidence.

Just another example of the orders to preserve, protect and defend the Clinton legacy at all costs. [And Jamie Gorelick wasn't on the 9-11 Committee by accident.]
87 posted on 07/19/2004 5:32:52 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: adam_az
Sorry to be so loud, but this needs repeating...

(Hint to Clinton Administration Officials: The suggestion "Keep it in your pants" wasn't referring to top-secret documents.)


88 posted on 07/19/2004 5:33:05 PM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: NavySEAL F-16
Democrats are ALWAYS above the Law.
THEY HAVE HAD THE STOLEN FBI FILES ("badges of honor") for half a decade now.


89 posted on 07/19/2004 5:33:16 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Then I say unto you, send men to summon ... worms. And let us go to Fallujah to collect heads.")
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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.

Want to bet that those discarding documents were regarding the Bin Laden, Sudan deal.

90 posted on 07/19/2004 5:33:19 PM PDT by mware
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To: Sub-Driver
This story has:


91 posted on 07/19/2004 5:33:32 PM PDT by Libertarian444
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To: gov_bean_ counter
"Friends, we have found our pig. This one won't take the fall like so many others have. If there is dirt on Bill/Hill, Sandy will squeal before he becomes some one's prison babe."

If he doesn't roll over, arkancide.
92 posted on 07/19/2004 5:33:33 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Liberals are like catfish ( all mouth and no brains )(bottom feeders))
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No mention (yet) of this AP news story on...AP radio news.
93 posted on 07/19/2004 5:33:54 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (Suing hospitals and doctors into bankruptcy is NOT an American value, Pretty Boy Fraud!!!)
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To: Peach

Dont know fer sure until the results of the investigation comes out but looks that way.

Understand that Berger is some kind of an "advisor" to Lurch.
Lurch has shown more bad judgement if this is the case.


94 posted on 07/19/2004 5:33:54 PM PDT by 76834
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To: CFC__VRWC
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

It is probably too much to ask that Kerry be asked to comment on this, but I hope he is. I suppose he'd cite an "ongoing investigation" and say he has faith and trust in Berger. *cough*

95 posted on 07/19/2004 5:33:56 PM PDT by cyncooper ("We will fear no evil...And we will prevail")
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To: adam_az

NOBODY can tell us that the former National Security advisor can't tell the difference between copies and originals.

AND, why the heck isn't the 9/11 Commission guarding these papers and those who review them more carefully!!!


96 posted on 07/19/2004 5:33:56 PM PDT by Peach
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To: Sub-Driver; All

This is probably the biggest story to break in a long time, but will be promptly burried by the mainstream media. Berger should be in legirons and an orange jumpsuit, facing charges of espionage and theft. Un-freakin' believable.


97 posted on 07/19/2004 5:34:02 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Sub-Driver
Oh Kerry thought he was so clever using leaked info from the 9/11 commission report today. Thought he'd get a jump on the president.........

Misunderestimating the President again.........

98 posted on 07/19/2004 5:34:03 PM PDT by OldFriend (IF YOU CAN READ THIS, THANK A TEACHER.......AND SINCE IT'S IN ENGLISH, THANK A SOLDIER)
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To: sinkspur

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.)


They are already on Hillery!'s desk as we speak.


99 posted on 07/19/2004 5:34:03 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Dog
What was in the documents.

You promise not to tell?

100 posted on 07/19/2004 5:34:25 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (If the Rapture is coming, should I insist on a non-Christian pilot?)
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