Skip to comments.Congress May Launch Sandy Berger Probe
Posted on 04/10/2005 11:25:37 AM PDT by wagglebee
Congress is considering launching its own investigation into the theft of top secret terrorism documents by former Clinton national security advisor Sandy Berger, according to an influential House Republican.
"Several committees in Congress are interested in looking into the Berger issue," Peter King told WWRL Radio hosts Steve Malzberg and Karen Hunter on Thursday.
The senior New York Republican declined to identify the specific committees, but said any probe would come before Berger was formally sentenced in July.
Questions continue to swirl about the five copies of a Millennium bomb plot after-action report stolen by Berger - focusing on why he cut three of those copies "into small pieces."
Berger defenders insist that documents he took contained no original notes in the margins.
"Those documents, emphatically, without doubt - I reviewed them myself - don't have notations on them," prosecutor Noel Hillman told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday.
But Hillman offered no explanation why Berger shredded three copies and not all five, returning the remaining two to the National Archives.
When news of Berger's theft broke last July, the Justice Department took a much tougher line - with Deputy Attorney General James Comey suggesting that it made no difference whether the documents Berger had stolen were originals.
"It is against the law for anyone to intentionally mishandle classified information, either by taking it to give to somebody else, or by mishandling in a way that is outside the regulations of government information," Comey told reporters at the time.
"All felonies in the federal system bring with them the promise of jail time," he added. Asked how Berger should be held accountable if the documents he destroyed contained any original material, Rep. King told Malzberg, "He should go to jail."
Congress May Launch Sandy Berger Probe"
You're apparently also not going to follow his "descent" into posting facts and research. Why should you, when you know that the liberal establishment will succeed in crucifying DeLay? It's so much easier just to go along to get along.
"As you appear to have forgotten -- as has Mr Delay -- we Republicans are held to a way higher standard than are them dems." ~ Brian Allen
I see that you take pride in your legalistic, naive "rigid perfectionist" approach to life.
Streetfighter DemocRATS just LOVE dealing with mentalities like you - they turn you every way but loose. You'll never know what hit you.
These are "the rules" that Hillary and her friends follow when taking on your types:
"Make the enemy live up to his/her own book of rules. You can kill them with this. They can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity."
"The threat is generally more terrifying than the thing itself."
"In a fight almost anything goes. It almost reaches the point where you stop to apologize if a chance blow lands above the belt."
"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it."
These "rules" are excerpted from Hillary's friend and mentor Saul Alinsky's book, "Rules for Radicals".
You're no match for them.
Tom DeLay is. That's why they FEAR him.
Not that I approve of these games, har dee har har, but given Republican knees of jello, I think our side should make this deal.
DeLay is more important remaining in the Congress than the alternative of a third-rate bergler wearing an ankle bracelet at home for 90 days.
Interesting title since he hid it in his pants!
re-writing history before the future historians get the documents.
In the meantime another Democratic Crime Syndicate operative runs free to wreak havoc on The United States of America.
If this happens, it will be quite a surprise since the Republicans NEVER, EVER do anything to offend the Dems. You know they are not going to carry through with this...they would just do it rather than toss out a "possibility" to test the waters. JUST DO SOMETHING FOR ONCE...you yellow-bellied COWARDS!! I am so angry at Republicans for rolling over constantly that I may be willing to vote them ALL OUT!!!!
<< I see that you take pride in your legalistic, naive "rigid perfectionist" approach to life. >>
I stopped at that.
Being as you're assumption-based knee-jerkoff is 100% wrong -- liberal wrong, that is -- on your every take.
And your opinion of Mr Delay -- the subject matter, by the way, not me [And about whom the tiniest investigation would have informed you wafts a miasma of the stink of corruption] -- is [Sadly] as ill-informed and ignoRANT as is your opinion of what makes me tick.
My "opinion" has nothing to do with it.
Your posting history is the EVIDENCE of what makes you tick. The evidence shows what some would call an obsessive, single-issue one-note-samba neurotic zealot.
Your posting history shows that this could easily be your motto:
"I know people who don't love their fellow man, and I hate people like that."
C.S. Lewis Re: Moral busibodies:
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under live robber barons than under omnipotent moral busibodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good, will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." ~
"It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out where the strong man stumbled, or where a doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs, and who comes up short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause. The man who at best knows the triumph of high achievement and who at worst, if he fails, fails while daring greatly, so that his place will never be with those cold timid souls who never knew victory or defeat." ~ bttt
Excellent post, MPI. Whether Schiavo, Berger, Delay, or any other subject, we must stand firm in supporting our leadership. The Demodogs try to take advantage of our expectations of perfection from our leadership and too many "conservatives" fall into the trap of helping them destroy our most effective voices when they fall a bit short of our hopes.
Never forget who lurks in the shadows if we allow them to beat us. Work with the best voices we have - know that they are not perfect - but that they are far better than the alternatives.
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