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Clinton Library Won't Release Berger Documents
CNS News ^

Posted on 05/05/2008 4:06:54 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Clinton Library Won't Release Berger Documents By Fred Lucas CNSNews.com Staff Writer May 05, 2008

(CNSNews.com) - The William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library will not make available to the public the documents that former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger illegally took from the National Archives in 2003.

A letter from the library said the total 502 pages from the Millennium Alert After Action Review (MAAR) are "restricted in their entirety," under federal law and that the documents are "classified in the interest of national defense or foreign policy."

Further, the library stated the documents contain "confidential communications requesting or submitting advice between the president and his advisors, or between such advisors."

The library's letter was in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from Cybercast News Service . The library has responded to several other requests, but in those cases it was to inform CNSNews.com that library staff was processing the request.

Berger, who was national security advisor for President Clinton from 1997 to 2001, took five different copies of pages from the classified MAAR out of the archives by stuffing them in his suit and exiting the archives building. Berger did that at a time (September-October 2003) when the 9/11 Commission was beginning to investigate both the Clinton and Bush administrations' handling of the terror threat in the led up to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The Millennium Alert After Action Review was reportedly a 1999 assessment of how the nation was handling terrorist threats. The assessment was distributed to only 15 people in the Clinton administration and contained 29 recommendations, according to published reports.

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1 posted on 05/05/2008 4:06:54 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Is a presidentisl library even allowed to hold classified docs? If so, I’m very surprised. Seems like a security risk.

Is the FBI noticing this?


2 posted on 05/05/2008 4:11:24 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (This election is like running in the Special Olympics. Even if McCain wins, we’re still retarded.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So where is the FBI raid?

We KNOW that Sandy Burgler took these docs, and now we have the admission of where they are.


3 posted on 05/05/2008 4:13:38 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Further, the library stated the documents contain "confidential communications requesting or submitting advice between the president and his advisors, or between such advisors."

Translation: "Dear Penthouse Forum..." ;)

4 posted on 05/05/2008 4:14:07 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just curious but why has Obamma Lamma Ding Dong not spoken out about Berger and the selling of the Lincoln bedroom, the billing records, and all the other baggage Mr. & Mrs. Bill Clinton bring to the game?
That kind of slime would surely put the bitch on the defensive.


5 posted on 05/05/2008 4:16:39 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: ovrtaxt

Exactly my question.

Bump.


6 posted on 05/05/2008 4:18:38 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (<===Non-bitter, Gun-totin', Typical White American)
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course, do we really want to touch something that has been in Sandy Burglar’s underpants ?


7 posted on 05/05/2008 4:21:27 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Sub-Driver

A library that refuses to let patrons read their documents. Another first for the Clintons.


8 posted on 05/05/2008 4:21:39 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: Sub-Driver

This doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. If Berger stole these documents to hide something, why would they end up in the library? (Hiding in plain sight....?)


9 posted on 05/05/2008 4:25:03 AM PDT by smalltownslick (All)
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To: clee1
THEN::

Holding Imperial Clinton-"court" in the Ronald Reagan Building on April 25, 1999.
Clinton: "We were all making comments
we shouldn't have about how the meeting was getting very boring.
So finally we decided we had to make like the monkey. Cohen
started this 'hear no evil,' and then I was next so I spoke no evil,
then Madeleine saw no evil, so Sandy Berger said, 'I'm evil.
'"


NOW:


10 posted on 05/05/2008 4:26:02 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Of course, do we really want to touch something that has been in Sandy Burglar’s underpants ?

We could call in Monica Lewinsky in a Hazmat suit- she's not afraid of old crusty politicians' nether regions!

11 posted on 05/05/2008 4:27:37 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (This election is like running in the Special Olympics. Even if McCain wins, we’re still retarded.)
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To: Sub-Driver
A letter from the library said the total 502 pages from the Millennium Alert After Action Review (MAAR) are "restricted in their entirety," under federal law and that the documents are "classified in the interest of national defense or foreign policy."

If true, why does Berger get to walk in the light of day as a free man? There is something horribly wrong.
12 posted on 05/05/2008 4:29:22 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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“Berger, who was national security advisor for President Clinton from 1997 to 2001, took five different copies of pages from the classified MAAR out of the archives by stuffing them in his suit and exiting the archives building.”

And thru them in a dumpster...don’t forget that part!


13 posted on 05/05/2008 4:37:04 AM PDT by SAMS ("I may look harmless, but I raised a U.S. MARINE!" Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course it was OK for Sandy Berger to steal them in his capacity as a private citizen. The next step is to take NARA to court to force them to release those documents.


14 posted on 05/05/2008 4:37:17 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: AD from SpringBay
I thought he burned them.

Now we know they were given to Bubba...Which explains why they let Burglar contact Bubba's lawyer first....rather than having him IMMEDIATELY arrested.

15 posted on 05/05/2008 4:37:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: ovrtaxt

Yes, the Presidential Libraries all have “vaults” in which to store classified documents. Most NARA facilities do, since there are so many classified documents generated by our lovely government, who’s creed is “if its embarrassing or could be used as evidence, then classify it!”


16 posted on 05/05/2008 4:39:13 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: Sub-Driver

Does this document contain “16 words”?


17 posted on 05/05/2008 4:39:32 AM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: Sub-Driver
Further, the library stated the documents contain "confidential communications requesting or submitting advice between the president and his advisors, or between such advisors."

So basically are they not advocating spousal privilege without saying so.... Was Hillary ever cleared for security clearance? I sure do not remember any claims that she got clearance, so are they protecting a criminal enterprise? And since they sent Sandy the Burglar to get the goods, and he now has a slight blemish on his permanent record, he is OWED...

18 posted on 05/05/2008 4:40:39 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Isa.3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.)
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To: clee1
We KNOW that Sandy Burgler took these docs, and now we have the admission of where they are.

Do we have any inkling of what is in them that Sandy risked so much to get them?

19 posted on 05/05/2008 4:41:40 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: SAMS
And thru them in a dumpster...don’t forget that part!

I thought he hid them under a construction trailer, only to realize they were missing when he went back to retrieve them a few days later.

20 posted on 05/05/2008 4:49:07 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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