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Berger's Eternal Secret
New York Post ^ | May 27, 2007 | Staff

Posted on 05/27/2007 3:25:23 AM PDT by Truth29

BERGER'S ETERNAL SECRET

May 27, 2007 -- It now looks like the American people will never learn how - and why - Bill Clinton's national security adviser, Sandy "Sticky Fingers" Berger, stole and destroyed classified documents from the National Archives.

That's because Berger - in a significant, but little-noticed, move - has short-circuited the last investigation into his sordid little burglary. As Byron York reports at National Review Online, Berger last week voluntarily surrendered his law license. Now, that's hardly as serious a step as it sounds, since - as Berger freely admitted - "I have not [practiced law] for 15 years and do not envision returning to the profession."

What it does, however, is prematurely end an investigation by the District of Columbia Bar Association into Berger's confessed thievery. It also means that details of the probe, which would have been made public, now remain sealed.

So much for the public's right to know.

(snip)

As York notes, a report from the Bar Association says that Berger "acknowledges that the material facts on which the allegations of misconduct are predicated are true" - and that he "could not successfully defend against them."

But just what they are, we'll never know. Score one for Mr. Happy Pants.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: berger; clintoncronies; clintonlegacy; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; espionage; highcrimes; nationalsecurity; ratcrime; shadowgovernment; treason
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1 posted on 05/27/2007 3:25:24 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

so, if Libby gives up his whatever, he wont go to jail ?


2 posted on 05/27/2007 3:27:24 AM PDT by stylin19a (It's easier to get up at 6:00 AM to play golf than at 10:00 to mow the yard)
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To: stylin19a
Naw -Berger sentencing guidelines only apply to Democrats. Libby is guilty of being a Republican - Gitmo for him.
3 posted on 05/27/2007 3:32:02 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: stylin19a
No - Libby was convicted by a jury - thanks to Fitzgerald's zeal to justify his job and a jury pool from DC that would have given OJ the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Dept of Justice cronies left over from the Clinton Administration (and there are A LOT of them) worked overtime to make sure Sandy Burgler wasn't pursued.

By surrendering his law license, Berger effectively shuts down the bar investigation which would have brought facts to light.

4 posted on 05/27/2007 3:33:22 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
--The Dept of Justice cronies left over from the Clinton Administration (and there are A LOT of them) worked overtime to make sure Sandy Burgler wasn't pursued.

--a weak-kneed Bush AG didn't stop this--

5 posted on 05/27/2007 3:41:05 AM PDT by rellimpank (-don't believe anything the MSM states about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: SkyPilot

Makes you get close to puking, doesn’t it?


6 posted on 05/27/2007 3:48:23 AM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: DooDahhhh

It makes any right thinking American want to puke. Over at DU they are patting each other on the back saying how smart Berger is. Once again the Clintons are given a free pass.


7 posted on 05/27/2007 3:51:27 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I'm gonna vote for Fred. John Bolton for VP.)
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To: Truth29

I know it’d be just an assumption, but wouldn’t an inventory check reveal everything that was missing on the dates he was there? Thus, bringing out the truth of this?


8 posted on 05/27/2007 3:55:45 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: stylin19a

Months ago, a commenter on Tom Maguire’s blog “Just One Minute” had posted a recommended sentence for Libby if convicted— that Libby would do a community service by kicking Sandy Berger in the pants for 100 hours.


9 posted on 05/27/2007 4:02:34 AM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for Tony and Jill Snow and their family.)
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To: RandallFlagg
My thoughts also. I would think when a person asks to enter a certain area, and look through records, which are cataloged, a search would ID at least some tile[s] of what is missing.
10 posted on 05/27/2007 4:09:10 AM PDT by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: Truth29

America....what a great country....

paris hilton will do time for driving drunk....

sandy burgler will do NO time for treason!!!!


11 posted on 05/27/2007 4:23:01 AM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: RandallFlagg
Only relying on what has been reported in various media sources, so my understanding may be flawed, but there were reports of multiple copies of various documents, some with original annotations and comments, some without. Every copy was apparently not individually cataloged, so what was probably lost were copies with original comments that Berger removed.
12 posted on 05/27/2007 4:24:07 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: tiger-one; RandallFlagg
Mr. Berger's tactics at the Archives were to obfuscate exactly which and how many documents he'd had in his grimy little hands:

"He used the pretext of making and receiving private phone calls to get time alone with confidential material, although rules governing access dictated that someone from the Archives staff must be present. He took bathroom breaks every half-hour to provide further opportunity to remove and conceal documents."
"he reviewed collections of confidential memos, e-mails, and handwritten notes, including materials taken from counter-terrorism adviser Richard Clarke's office - all of which were not catalogued at the individual item level."
13 posted on 05/27/2007 4:31:43 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: sgtbono2002

Yep, they wanted to bury some evidence. But that just proves how stupid they are to let it get in the archives in the first place.


14 posted on 05/27/2007 4:49:50 AM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: Truth29
Berger a thief ~ Libby a pawn!
15 posted on 05/27/2007 4:52:08 AM PDT by restornu (True Christian Soldiers Are More Than Weekend Warriors! ~ "Mitt Romney 08")
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To: SkyPilot

"We, Democrats, laud Hillary for her (stolen) remarkably powerful FBI files,
and praise the foresight of Hillary-the-Powerful and the weakness of Alberto-the-fop."

16 posted on 05/27/2007 5:09:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Diogenesis

This guy would have no problem explaining why he took a crap on your living room carpet...


17 posted on 05/27/2007 5:16:26 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: Diogenesis

I could never understand why Web Hubbel rolled over for the Clintons. Sandy Berger seems to have that same sick loyalty to them and not to his country. Gonzalez is not up to the task of AG.


18 posted on 05/27/2007 5:27:13 AM PDT by oldironsides
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To: rellimpank
--a weak-kneed Bush AG didn't stop this--

The fact that this administration is covering up the criminal activities of the previous one's is as disturbing as the theft itself.

19 posted on 05/27/2007 5:28:52 AM PDT by csvset
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To: SkyPilot
The Dept of Justice cronies left over from the Clinton Administration (and there are A LOT of them) worked overtime to make sure Sandy Burgler wasn't pursued.

It wouldn't surprise me to learn that Berger was allowed to plead guilty to a minor offense without being officially questioned and required to sign a sworn statement that could be used against him in any future action.

20 posted on 05/27/2007 5:31:10 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: csvset

The Bush coverup of Clinton crimes is worse than that.
The stolen FBI files effect a thousand people.
These felonies are no problem apparently to those in power.

The stolen Code Level Archive files effect all US citizens
in the future because the ‘past’ was stolen .. and erased.
Millions of people hurt but again, no problem for
those in power to these felonies and treason, either.

In both cases, like the failure to secure the borders,
there is an absence of care and then an absence of
accountability.


21 posted on 05/27/2007 5:33:27 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: csvset
Google Bush Mena Clinton cocaine CIA. It will give you a good idea of why there is now and always has been such a conspiracy of silence between the Bushes and Clintons.
22 posted on 05/27/2007 5:38:42 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: visualops

Thanks for the info.


23 posted on 05/27/2007 5:39:25 AM PDT by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: Truth29
Two minutes with Jack Bauer and his HALO Micro Tech and slug Berger will give up Bill,Hillary and anyone else.
Ahhhhhh. sometimes it is nice to fantasize for a moment or two.
24 posted on 05/27/2007 5:40:14 AM PDT by Gideon Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American, and proud of it! REPUBLICANS: Testosterone challenged.)
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To: saveliberty

....substiture Balls for pants and I’m with ya’


25 posted on 05/27/2007 5:40:59 AM PDT by Gideon Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American, and proud of it! REPUBLICANS: Testosterone challenged.)
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To: Truth29
Berger didn't "short circuit" the process by freezing the Bar investigation. The crooks inside our own Justice Depasrtment short circuited the rule of law by giving Berger a total pass in the first place.

"Rule of Law" in the Bush Justice Department:
Stealing/Destroying top secret documents: 100 hrs. community service
Shooting a drug smuggler in the ass: 10 years in prison

Now if Berger had stolen documents from the MEXICAN Archives then he would be in real trouble.

26 posted on 05/27/2007 5:48:33 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Truth29

Sure would like to see where those phone calls were from/to while he was viewing documents...


27 posted on 05/27/2007 5:53:08 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: montag813

Yes, one of the great questions is why the DOJ was so eager to let Berger off and close the books on this incident.


28 posted on 05/27/2007 6:00:34 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29
He, Clinton, and Gore (I'll give them anything they want if they'll reduce their C02 emissions, yes, back in the 90's) should all be hanged for treason for the active roles they played in bolstering China’s military and especially China’s advancement in nuclear technology and missile guidance.

Traitors all.

29 posted on 05/27/2007 6:00:37 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Truth29

Can you imagine the blow-up in the media if Berger was a Republican? It’d be 24/7 news with updates every hour. The NY Times would be demanding a special prosecutor; the DNC would be too. The talking heads at the networks would be clucking away.

With Berger, NOTHING! I even heard Diane Rehm on NPR say that Berger was a well known disorganized person. His disorganization caused him to steal secrets!

That’s liberals for you.


30 posted on 05/27/2007 6:07:43 AM PDT by kjo
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To: Truth29; DooDahhhh; SkyPilot; saveliberty; sgtbono2002; nyyankeefan; visualops; TommyDale; ...
Oh, brother----not ANOTHER globalist profiteering off the Iraq war.

What does it take to remove Berger's influence from official Washington? This guy's a slippery snake. Americans are uncomfortable with Berger slithering around official Washington, making sure trillions of US dollars are flowing into Mideast sinkholes.

It is an outrage that Berger stole and destroyed classified documents from the National Archives. Sure Berger gave up his law license to save his sorry backside-----Berger's making money hand-over-fist, profiting off the Iraq war. Read on---the "spin" on this profiteering venture is laughable.

ADDENDUM
Berger's Firm to Aid Oil Interests in Iraq
By Judy Sarasohn / Washington Post
Thursday, September 16, 2004; Page A29

Stonebridge International, the "global strategy firm" founded by Clinton administration national security adviser Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger, has taken on an interesting client, Gulfsands Petroleum Ltd., a private Houston-based oil and gas company.

Gulfsands, along with its larger partner Devon Energy Corp. of Oklahoma City, has oil and gas exploration and development interests in Syria.

And now Gulfsands is looking to Iraq.

"Stonebridge is assisting Gulfsands in organizing meetings in Washington with administration officials to discuss the company's business interests in Iraq and U.S. policy toward Syria," Stonebridge Vice Chairman H.P. Goldfield said in an e-mail response to written questions.

The lobby registration was filed with Congress by Goldfield and colleague Joy Drucker.

Goldfield, who served in senior jobs in the Reagan administration, said Gulfsands "is conducting business development activities in Iraq" but "is not pursuing any U.S. funded contracts in Iraq."

Its discussions with the government of Iraq are confidential for now, Goldfield said. "Our proposed energy project will be privately funded and will have significant economic and environmental benefits to the people of Iraq.

The project would create thousands of jobs for Iraqi citizens and would introduce more environmentally beneficial technologies into Iraq's development of its oil and gas sector," Goldfield said. Berger is not involved with the work for Gulfsands, Goldfield said.

31 posted on 05/27/2007 6:14:46 AM PDT by Liz (It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. Voltaire)
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To: Diogenesis
The stolen Code Level Archive files

Get a link for that?

First time I have heard that terminology

32 posted on 05/27/2007 6:16:04 AM PDT by Popman (New American Dream: Move to Mexican, cross the border, become an illegal. free everything)
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To: Liz
"It is an outrage that Berger stole and destroyed classified documents from the National Archives. Sure Berger gave up his law license to save his sorry backside-----Berger's making money hand-over-fist, profiting off the Iraq war. Read on---the "spin" on this profiteering venture is laughable."

Again, all roads lead to the money. He doesn't need a law license, when he rakes in money from other sources. Scumbags, all of these people. He should have been shot by a firing squad.

33 posted on 05/27/2007 6:17:06 AM PDT by TommyDale (More Americans are killed each day in the U.S. by abortion than were killed on 9/11 !)
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To: Truth29
John Kerry was a key beneficiary of Berger's Burglaries
Rescued: Data the Kerry/Edwards Campaign Tried to DELETE from its site! (grandpa dave found cache)


Berger purloined all draft revisions of a key critique of the government's response
to the millennium terrorism threat, a document that detailed Administration knowledge
– and inaction – regarding al Qaeda presence in the U.S. in 1999
and 2000. Stolen were crucial notes in the margins of these drafts
which reveal the thinking and agendas of the
Clinton Administration relating to the mounting terrorist threat.
Washington Post, "Berger Quits as Advisor to Kerry", Susan Schmidt

34 posted on 05/27/2007 6:21:11 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: rellimpank
The Department of Justice. The most oxymoronic named entity in the world. Its anything but just.
35 posted on 05/27/2007 6:21:13 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: TommyDale
Scumbags, all of these people.

Amen.

36 posted on 05/27/2007 6:21:52 AM PDT by Liz (It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. Voltaire)
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To: Truth29
What Berger needs is a few Al Queda torture techniques tried on him....
37 posted on 05/27/2007 6:38:55 AM PDT by b4its2late (Liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: stylin19a

Sadly, no. Libby’s case was adjudicated in a court of law. The Bar investigation, I would think, is more like an ethics investigation. Once Berger gives up his law license the case against him is moot. No reason to proceed since all the DC Bar could do is take his license.


38 posted on 05/27/2007 6:48:16 AM PDT by Tallguy (Climate is what you plan for, weather is what you get.)
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To: Truth29

bmp


39 posted on 05/27/2007 6:53:45 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: Truth29
I consider W's handling of this matter far more egregious than this latest stunt.

They obviously have something on the Bush family.

40 posted on 05/27/2007 6:57:49 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: visualops
He used the pretext of making and receiving private phone calls to get time alone

Making calls I can understand if he left the room and the documents, but if he was reviewing materials in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facitity (where such docs are usually opened), then he should not have had a phone with him to receive calls. Something just doesn't ring true.

41 posted on 05/27/2007 6:58:30 AM PDT by par4
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To: par4

What seems to escape everyone is that it was a letter prepared by Bill Clinton on April 12, 2002 and received at Archives that authorized Berger to act as an agent on his behalf in review of documents dealing with Al Qaeda and Sudan. Specific documents on those subjects were pulled and given to Berger. In sum, Clinton used Berger to hide his previous unwillingness to bring Bin Laden to trial in the USA or to do anything serious about the Sudan’s involvement in global terrorism.


42 posted on 05/27/2007 7:14:51 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: Truth29

I wonder if Sandy Berger really expects to die of natural causes.


43 posted on 05/27/2007 7:37:30 AM PDT by Fairview ( Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.)
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To: Liz

There is no doubt in my mind that the Bush administration is infested with the same radical secularist empire-builders that polluted the Clinton administration.


44 posted on 05/27/2007 10:25:25 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Betcha Clinton’s gettting a pice of berger’s global business, too.

It’s unnerving to read Clinton actually put this creep berger in a position to steal US national security documents——————AND reports that lowlife berger was a “workaholic,” that he worked late at night and could be seen surrounded with classified documents.

Workaholic my Aunt Tilly——this opportunistic creep was stealing stuff left and right-—— a looksee at berger’s emails and phone calls while at the Clinton WH would prove qute interesting.


45 posted on 05/27/2007 11:21:35 AM PDT by Liz (It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. Voltaire)
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To: Diogenesis

Pajama People Rule!


46 posted on 05/27/2007 11:43:10 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: Truth29

Its not a secret. Hillary put him up to it, to hide comments that she put in the margins of Cabinet Documents.

She didn’t want Osama molested. After all, he might not like us if we went after him.


47 posted on 05/27/2007 12:23:22 PM PDT by donmeaker (You may not be interested in War but War is interested in you.)
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To: oldironsides; All

.

NEVER FORGET

.

Before his being appointed by President BILL CLINTON to be White House National Security Advisor SANDY BERGER was Communist China’s Head Lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

Before becoming President of the United States a young BILL CLINTON had traveled to the Soviet Union for 40 days to pick up Communist funding for his Anti-U.S. Demonstrations he was organizing during the Vietnam War, outside our American Embassy in London.

This as Communist Soviet Union money was also funding Communist North Vietnam’s killing Americans on the field of battle in a then Free South Vietnam.

For...
...the Enemy is now within
...and always has been.

.

NEVER FORGET

.


48 posted on 05/27/2007 3:37:44 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: oldironsides; All

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NEVER FORGET

The CLINTONS’ National Security Advisor hurriedly went on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ to say ‘I guarantee’ to the American People that there was no way the Communist Chinese could secure our Space Satellite and Missile technology when launching American Space Satellites from within mainland China.

Which they, of course, promptly DID..!!

For...
...the Enemy is now Within
...and always has been.

.

NEVER FORGET

.


49 posted on 05/27/2007 4:35:29 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Truth29

He can be made to talk. It just depends on how bad you want the information. I’m sure an involuntary junket to Egypt or Saudi Arabia would produce stunning results.


50 posted on 05/27/2007 4:43:27 PM PDT by A6M3
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