Skip to comments.Sandy Berger Pleads Guilty to Destroying Classified Document
Posted on 04/02/2005 8:00:41 AM PST by MaximusRules
The deal's terms make clear that Berger spoke falsely last summer in public claims that in 2003 he twice inadvertently walked off with copies of a classified document during visits to the National Archives, then later lost them.
He described the episode last summer as "an honest mistake...."
The terms of Berger's agreement required him to acknowledge to the Justice Department the circumstances of the episode. Rather than misplacing or unintentionally throwing away three of the five copies he took from the archives, as the former national security adviser earlier maintained, he shredded them with a pair of scissors late one evening at the downtown offices of his international consulting business.
The document, written by former National Security Council terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke, was an "after-action review" prepared in early 2000 detailing the administration's actions to thwart terrorist attacks during the millennium celebration. It contained considerable discussion about the administration's awareness of the rising threat of attacks on U.S. soil.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
As much aa I despise them the Clinton's were bit a symptom. The disease is, at it's core, the apathy and selfishness of the American people.
How arogant is that? He stole documents, he lied about it and he doesn't think it should tarnish his reputation. Just like Bill Clintoon getting a hummer in the Oval Office. These people have no soul.
Therefore, we should return to EXECUTING SPYs. Why the walker family and their friends survived is beyond me.
these threads just happened to appear since the Berger story was questioned.
Three of the documents are forever gone. There are no copies.
It is said that the documents were evolving drafts of the same document, and there are perhaps copies of them around. However, the documents that Berger destroyed contained "margin notes" made by people who had read the drafts and there are no copies left that have those "margin notes". They're gone.
It was purely and simply a cover-up. Berger planned to lie to the 9/11 Commission and he destroyed documents/margin notes that he knew would expose his lies.
No kiddin !
I wonder. It just about seems he wanted to get caught. Why was it that important to be caught, that is the question?
They also have no taste - consider that the commander in heat chose Monica L whereas JFK at least played with Hollywood stars.
Clinton should have been impeached for bad taste, then hung for his criminal behavior.
The Timing is Suspicious
This comes out while attention is focused on an event unfolding half-way around the world.
Sandy Berger lies to NSA investigators about NATION SECURITY and pleads to a misdemeanor and a fine.
They should just sandblast the words off the Supreme Court Building that says "Equal Justice Under Law".
That's just so awesome.
I've never italicized and dittoed two at once before, but this crime warrants it. D I T T O !. The "elite" take care of the "elite" and protect them...it's the little man, usually with no money for adequate legal representation that gets the shaft!
SEN. FRED THOMPSON, Chairman, Senate Governmental Affairs Committee (To Berger): There for a while theres really an unbelievable string of events taking place. You had an individual by the name of Wong June, chairman of the Chinese International Trust & Investment Company, an arms manufacturing company, which is run by the Peoples Liberation Army, connected to a plan to smuggle assault rifles into the United States, attended a coffee with the President in February of 96. Ning Lap Sing, Mr. Wu, head of real estate development conglomerate with--from Macao. Its a notorious place where a lot of at least gambling racketeering is going on. Roger Tamraz, who we have talked to, over really the objections of the NSC, managed to get into the White House I believe six times, including seeing a movie with the President. Gregory LaShinksy, international businessman linked to organized crime in Russia and the smuggling of nuclear materials, drug smuggling and money laundering, attended the dinner with the President in October of 1993, and I take it that you were not aware of this disturbing pattern of activities and--but I also assume that had you been aware, you would have been interested, or the NSC would have been interested in checking on who these individuals were and whether or not there were any adverse implications to there being with the President or the Vice President.
KWAME HOLMAN: Berger said he was unaware Hotungs wife had pledged a $100,000 contribution to the Democratic Party at about the same time he was asked to meet with Hotung.
SEN. FRED THOMPSON: It was apparently worth $100,000 to him to have a photograph taken with the No. 2 person at the NSC. I think thats--
SAMUEL BERGER: Mr. Chairman, I really--I cant accept that conclusion, first of all. I dont know the facts. But, you know, Ive looked at the documents, and my impression is that he actually had already decided to give before any meeting with me came up...............Excerpt
I would also like to know to whom his phone records show he was making calls when in the library cramming papers into his clothing and dismissing library personnel. This had to be important to risk his position or he never would have committed this crime.
"Sandy Burger knows things that are best kept secret, regardless of his criminal activities. You don't want these people mad at you. That is just life."
I have to disagree. He may know things that can hurt Bill and Hillary and friends. But hurt this country....??
Let's examine, once again, the extent the MSM went to attack G.W. Bush with lies. They used false statements, purportedly based on Classifed Info, to call the President a Liar!
They used people involved in security and intelligence to call the President a Liar and a Manipulator and a guilty of a Cover-up!
The purpose was to overthrow the U.S. President by shifting American opinion in one of the most frenzied, hate filled campaigns in history.
This damaged American in front of the World, gave status to Socialist/Communist Anti-Americans, American hating Arabs (maybe an oxymoron), and a Voice to all other Anti-Americans.
So, what harm could it be to throw this Bastard in Jail?!!?