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Ex-Cheney aide gets 10 years in prison in spy case
Reuters (excerpt) ^ | July 18, 2007 | Edith Honan

Posted on 07/18/2007 11:04:07 AM PDT by HAL9000

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NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - A former White House official who took top secret documents from U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney's office and gave them to opposition figures in the Philippines was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in prison.

Philippine-born Leandro Aragoncillo, a U.S. citizen and former Marine, pleaded guilty last year to taking the documents that included details on threats against U.S. government interests and military personnel in the Philippines.

Aragoncillo worked on the security detail assigned to the vice president from 1999 to 2002, where he held a top security clearance. He later took a job as an intelligence analyst with the FBI in New Jersey.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1999; 2000; 2001; 2002; algore; aragoncillo; cheney; condoleezarice; dickcheney; edithhonan; espionage; estrada; gore; holdovers; inherited; lacson; leandroaragoncillo; mediabias; mole; philippines; rice; spies; spooks
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1 posted on 07/18/2007 11:04:10 AM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Meanwhile Sandy Berger still walks free.


2 posted on 07/18/2007 11:04:47 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: dfwgator
Meanwhile Sandy Berger still walks free.

Just wait until he's on Hillary's National Security team !!

3 posted on 07/18/2007 11:05:57 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Don't you think it's interesting how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather.)
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To: dfwgator

This “Cheney Aide” worked for AlGore longer — if you check the dates in the article...

Al Reuters strikes again......


4 posted on 07/18/2007 11:06:32 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (We has met the enemy, and he is us........)
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To: HAL9000

Sandy Burglar? No, he only destroyed incriminating evidence. Not that the security detail guy should get any slack - he should rot in a dark hole for a long, long time - but when will the Burglar get his?


5 posted on 07/18/2007 11:06:32 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: HAL9000

What did Sandy Berger get? I missed the coverage of his trial.


6 posted on 07/18/2007 11:06:38 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: HAL9000
He wasn't the Vice President's "aide." He was one of his bodyguards.

The information he stole did not come from the Vice President's office, but the FBI station he worked at in NJ after he was no longer part of the Vice President's security detail.

This headline is written to implicate the Vice President in espionage.

7 posted on 07/18/2007 11:06:45 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: HAL9000
Aragoncillo worked on the security detail assigned to the vice president from 1999 to 2002, where he held a top security clearance. He later took a job as an intelligence analyst with the FBI in New Jersey.

I believe he was also an aide for Gore.

8 posted on 07/18/2007 11:08:01 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Stick to talking about your own candidate. We’re smart enough to figure out the rest on our own.)
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To: HAL9000

Chenney wasn’t VP until Jan 2001.

This guy was in his position 1999-2002.

He wasn’t Chenney’s guy. He was inherited—probably via a career bureacrat path.

Though the MSM may want to paint this as another example of the failures of the administration this would be inaccurate.


9 posted on 07/18/2007 11:12:50 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: Uncle Ike

“According to friends, in addition to his work for Cheney and Gore, Aragoncillo claimed he also worked with President Clinton and Condoleezza Rice when she was the national security advisor”

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/Story?id=1187030&page=2


10 posted on 07/18/2007 11:24:42 AM PDT by Garvin (Semper Fi!)
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To: dfwgator

That’s exactly what I thought of.


11 posted on 07/18/2007 11:28:49 AM PDT by B4Ranch ( "Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.")
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To: samtheman
What did Sandy Berger get?

He got a $50,000 fine. He lost his Security Clearance for a couple of years. BUT he will be back in line for a job in the next Democratic Presidential bid. He of course was on Kerry's re-election effort last time.

Now what is the difference? Two men doing essentially the same thing: Both were stealing TOP SECRET documents from the government.

BUT Sandy Berger was protecting Clinton and the biggest lie the government has ever been involved in. You see, when it's necessary, the government can tell whatever lie is necessary. Berger was trying to make sure YOU didn't figure out what happened in the 1990's that led up to 9/11. The talk show hosts think that Berger was taking documents that showed Clinton could have got Osama before 9/11 but it's worse, MUCH WORSE than that.

IF YOU ever figure it out, then the whole house of cards could come crashing down on both parties. These guys are protecting each other.

Here' the answer, but you won't believe it, not yet. It's going to take another 9/11 but probably worse. (Because it's been almost 50 years since the government told the biggest lie in history and got away with it). Actually, it's hard to tell which is the biggest lie, but it doesn't matter. YOU WON'T BELIEVE the truth no matter what happens, even though it's staring you in the face.

The EXPLANATION: Sandy Berger is covering up Bill Clinton’s GREATEST CRIME (2004)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1175272/posts

12 posted on 07/18/2007 11:32:38 AM PDT by BILL_C (Those who don't understand the lessons of history are bound to repeat them!)
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To: HAL9000

Wouldn’t 1999 to 2002 mean that he first went to work for Al Gore?


13 posted on 07/18/2007 11:52:46 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: RacerF150
I believe he was also an aide for Gore.

Rush just explained that fact. He worked for the VP during X-42 and was "caught" by the Bush administration.

14 posted on 07/18/2007 11:54:39 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Stop the invasion. Secure the borders now.)
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To: HAL9000

How is a security officer an ex-Cheney aide?

The lefties are really reaching now.


15 posted on 07/18/2007 11:57:00 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: HAL9000
Rush going off on this right now. This guy was inherited from Clinton admin. and CAUGHT by the Bush admin. DBM spinning again to make the Bush admin. look like they were involved in espionage.
16 posted on 07/18/2007 11:59:38 AM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Anyone but Hitlery)
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To: John Semmens
Rush reported this before closing the show...just another example of the lies of the Drive Bys.
17 posted on 07/18/2007 12:26:32 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

“Ex-Clinton Official joins Long List of Felons”

There fixed it.

Just the DBM doing what is does best. Text Book.


18 posted on 07/18/2007 12:41:16 PM PDT by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: Anti-Hillary

Thanks for cleaning up the story. Is it any news that you can’t believe anything you read in the MSM?? This was a deliberate attempt, as they all are, to slam the Bush administration once again.


19 posted on 07/18/2007 12:42:19 PM PDT by cousair
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To: teddyballgame

You know Chrissy Matthews is crying as we speak.


20 posted on 07/18/2007 12:44:07 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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