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Sandy Berger: What Did He Take and Why Did He Take It?(Sandy Burglar)
Real Clear Politics ^ | January 15, 2007 | Ronald A. Cass

Posted on 01/15/2007 7:33:10 AM PST by kellynla

Some things cry out for explanation. Like finding $90,000 in marked bills in a Congressman's freezer. Or finding out that a blue-chip lawyer who held one of the most important jobs in the nation was willing to risk his career, his livelihood, and his liberty to steal, hide, and destroy classified documents.

We all have a pretty good idea what the money was doing in Representative William Jefferson's freezer. But the questions about President William Jefferson Clinton's National Security Adviser, Sandy Berger, just keep piling up.

It's time we got some answers.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: berger; sandyberger; sandybergler; sandyburglar
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To: Liz
A study of his Clinton-era phone records and computer emails to see who Berger was talking to should prove interesting. God knows how much info Berger stole then, where he hid it, and where it ended up.

He claims he destroyed the documents he didn't return. He didn't. They're his life insurance policy. Clinton's Chinese mafia can't touch him as long as he has possession of those documents.

51 posted on 01/15/2007 8:45:42 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: KC_Conspirator

FIVE* SCOURGES OF THE MODERN WORLD

1. Islamofascists;
2. Communists;
3. Democrats;
4. Liberal Media;
5. RINOs*

* New


52 posted on 01/15/2007 8:46:22 AM PST by Stallone (War and Politics: When the Enemy begins to feel pain, they change their behavior to avoid it.)
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To: concerned about politics

RINOs destroyed the GOP majority to be sure.


53 posted on 01/15/2007 8:47:39 AM PST by Stallone (War and Politics: When the Enemy begins to feel pain, they change their behavior to avoid it.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Drain the Republican swamp of spineless, unprincipled, political stooges.


54 posted on 01/15/2007 8:47:44 AM PST by DaveyB (Ignorance is part of the human condition - atheism makes it permanent!)
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To: DaveyB

STAT!


55 posted on 01/15/2007 8:48:03 AM PST by Stallone (War and Politics: When the Enemy begins to feel pain, they change their behavior to avoid it.)
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To: cerberus
I too am puzzled by the lack of public outrage over this..........it was an infuriating act and a high crime.

80% of the media is liberal. They don't want people to know about it.

56 posted on 01/15/2007 8:48:31 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: TexasCajun

write your local electives and press outlets....... email the Fox News guys as well...., sometimes it takes this ground swell to get these things going. There also may be some damning facts about this we wont hear till '08...... surprise!


57 posted on 01/15/2007 8:49:30 AM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: subterfuge
This post won't reach 90 posts.

Doing my part to prove you wrong. = )

Did anyone hear Bill Bennett's Sandy Berger song parodies? Wonderful!

58 posted on 01/15/2007 8:51:40 AM PST by They'reGone2000 (<---- cause they're in Berger's pants!)
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To: DaveyB
Drain the Republican swamp of spineless, unprincipled, political stooges.

Liberals are switching parties and becoming Republicans. Why? To guarantee a liberal government. The R or D is irrelevant in the end.

Vote for a liberal, you'll get liberalism.
Don't vote D/L. Don't vote R/L. Don't vote for a letter of the alphabet.
Vote for a philosophy. Vote for Conservative canidates.

59 posted on 01/15/2007 8:53:00 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: kellynla
Of course, we also were assured that Monica had only imagined a relationship with Bill and that rumors to the contrary were, in Hillary's famous phrase, the work of a "vast right-wing conspiracy."

So's this article....

60 posted on 01/15/2007 8:53:06 AM PST by prognostigaator
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To: kellynla

I bumping as fast as I can. :^)


61 posted on 01/15/2007 8:54:08 AM PST by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
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To: kellynla

BTTT


62 posted on 01/15/2007 8:56:36 AM PST by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: wodinoneeye

Pres. Bush is afraid of the Clintons..


63 posted on 01/15/2007 8:58:02 AM PST by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: concerned about politics
...Vote for Conservative canidates.

The game now is to have you vote against a candidate never for someone. The RINO's can only get elected if they can paint themselves as the lesser of two evils - we will continue to drift to socialism and tyranny as long as we buy it.

How many RINO governors are going to sign a mandated health insurance bill? Mit and Arnold both seem to want to tax breathing, but we are supposed to happy about this tyranny because it is a republican tyranny and not the democrats?

Face it - America has lost its stomach for liberty and righteousness.

64 posted on 01/15/2007 9:00:26 AM PST by DaveyB (Ignorance is part of the human condition - atheism makes it permanent!)
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To: Paloma_55
"The media does not want to cover this story." OK, so what's wrong with the courts not prosecuting?
65 posted on 01/15/2007 9:00:54 AM PST by mtnwmn (mtnwmn)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

You mean the RINO watch?


66 posted on 01/15/2007 9:03:27 AM PST by 353FMG (I never met a liberal I didn't dislike.)
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To: concerned about politics; TexasCajun; Republic Rocker; kellynla

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67 posted on 01/15/2007 9:03:59 AM PST by Liz (Nearly all men can stand adversity, but to test a man's character, give him power. Abe Lincoln)
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To: Gritty

The insiduous part of this Burger affair is not that he may have stolen and destroyed sensitive information, but that he is not prosecuted for it by the RINOs. It seems that we have only one political party representing only a part of the American people.


68 posted on 01/15/2007 9:11:42 AM PST by 353FMG (I never met a liberal I didn't dislike.)
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To: wodinoneeye
And what did Clinton(s) know and when did he/they know it???

McKinney had the right question just the wrong administration.
69 posted on 01/15/2007 9:29:24 AM PST by BabsC
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To: Unicorn
Pres. Bush is afraid of the Clintons..

Oh yeah, he and daddy both have skeletons at least back to the Mena Airport in Arkansas when George Sr. was director of the CIA.....yep also those damn FBI files too.
70 posted on 01/15/2007 9:44:24 AM PST by BabsC
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To: kellynla
"What was on the copies he destroyed? Handwritten notes from Berger, the President, or some other official? Observations that would be embarrassing to them ...?"

The simplest explanation is that Burglar removed copies with marginal notes which would show that clinton people had sought to 'set the incoming administration up to fail' in tracking and opposing Bin Laden and the terrorists. Additionally, it is likely that ANY reference to previously mischaracterized events (such as OKC and Flight 800) which truthfully identified them as terrorist attacks with ME connections had to be 'cleansed' from the archives because the clinton administration spent so much effort to protect the truth when the events took place and the clintons/democrats didn't want their fecklessness to be exposed with elections in the balance.

Burger committed very illegal acts to cover for his masters. He will be rewarded by her lowness when she is elected to rule this nation. No one wants to consider what this typically criminal democrat may have planted in the archives! Stealing isn't the only behavior the democrats feel they have the right to commit in opposition to Republican governance. That they continue to get away with such gross criminal behaviors is a testament to the fecklessness of Republicans, to our great distress as a nation.

71 posted on 01/15/2007 10:00:14 AM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support. Promote life support for others.)
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To: kellynla

I'm not sure why this story is getting so much coverage as of late - I think alot of media people have been reading some of recent FR threads about it, and are tagging along.

there isn't much new in this story, we've known what Berger took for year - and have had to draw inferences regarding what it likely contained, as pointed out in many of the posts here.

It is Berger's actions, and what was contained in those drafts of the after action report for the millenium bombing - that hold they key to events leading up to pre 9/11.


72 posted on 01/15/2007 10:22:30 AM PST by oceanview
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To: kellynla

bump


73 posted on 01/15/2007 11:01:12 AM PST by Christian4Bush (Too bad these leftist advocates for abortion didn't practice what they preached on themselves.)
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To: Paloma_55
For example, the papers which contained handwritten notes in the margins,

I was surprised to read recently in the Wikipedia article on Sandy Berger, which quotes both the prosecutor and the National Archives inspector, there there were no handwritten notes on the documents removed by Berger. The prosecutor called this "an urban myth".

74 posted on 01/15/2007 11:29:28 AM PST by wideminded
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To: 353FMG
The insiduous part of this Burger affair is not that he may have stolen and destroyed sensitive information, but that he is not prosecuted for it by the RINOs.

I have to say I agree it is extremely disturbing.

I sometimes wonder if President Bush has any effective control on his Administration. It seems it is either remained hopelessly penetrated by the Klinton Krime Family (It takes A Village Liberal To Raze A Child Country) or there is something Machiavellian afoot,... or Bush is ignoring these appalling crimes for some unknown personal reasons.

None of the options seem good.

75 posted on 01/15/2007 11:31:09 AM PST by Gritty (One should never underestimate the seductiveness of complacency - Mark Steyn)
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To: Gritty

It seems to be the Machiavellian part that is being played out. And yes, Bush seems to allow the democrats to get away with criminal acts.


76 posted on 01/15/2007 12:52:20 PM PST by 353FMG (I never met a liberal I didn't dislike.)
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To: wideminded
The prosecutor called this "an urban myth".

The prosecutor (and everyone who has helped Sandy Burglar to slide) is dishonest, incompetent, corrupt, and/or downright STOOPID. Earth to DOJ: you have NO IDEA what the Burglar destroyed because you have only his utterly worthless 'word' about what he destroyed. He was rooting through non-inventoried items for at least two sessions before the National Archives staff even thought to try to record his mis-deeds. But use your feeble brain, DOJ-types, for what would Sandy Burglar be willing to risk his career, his finances, his very freedom????? Certainly not to destroy identical draft copies that revealed nothing embarrassing to the Clintonistas. Come on DOJ and MSM frauds, are you really as pathetic and STOOPID as you seem to be, or are you simply in on the Clintonista scam?
77 posted on 01/15/2007 1:04:41 PM PST by Enchante (Chamberlain Democrats embraced by terrorists and America-haters worldwide!!)
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To: Liz

Thanks for the email addresses -- let's go freepers, time to push the lying DOJ, MSM and Demagogues to the wall on this one!


78 posted on 01/15/2007 1:46:39 PM PST by Enchante (Chamberlain Democrats embraced by terrorists and America-haters worldwide!!)
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To: MHGinTN

I think you hit the bullseye with this explanation on Berger:

The simplest explanation is that Burglar removed copies with marginal notes which would show that clinton people had sought to 'set the incoming administration up to fail' in tracking and opposing Bin Laden and the terrorists. Additionally, it is likely that ANY reference to previously mischaracterized events (such as OKC and Flight 800) which truthfully identified them as terrorist attacks with ME connections had to be 'cleansed' from the archives because the clinton administration spent so much effort to protect the truth when the events took place and the clintons/democrats didn't want their fecklessness to be exposed with elections in the balance.
Burger committed very illegal acts to cover for his masters. He will be rewarded by her lowness when she is elected to rule this nation. No one wants to consider what this typically criminal democrat may have planted in the archives! Stealing isn't the only behavior the democrats feel they have the right to commit in opposition to Republican governance. That they continue to get away with such gross criminal behaviors is a testament to the fecklessness of Republicans, to our great distress as a nation.


79 posted on 01/15/2007 1:58:20 PM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Why isn't any reporter investigating and exposing this fraud, why pursue Libby instead??


80 posted on 01/15/2007 2:04:00 PM PST by Tees Mom
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To: Enchante
.......let's go freepers, time to push the lying DOJ, MSM and Demagogues to the wall on this one! (emails above).....

Amen.

81 posted on 01/15/2007 2:17:10 PM PST by Liz (Nearly all men can stand adversity, but to test a man's character, give him power. Abe Lincoln)
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To: brownsfan
"outrageous"

The truth about what he did is so damning to libs, that they are now in a state of denial. They are quite unwilling to look at this because the facts are so awful. Berger is plainly guilty of a major crime, but Big Media cannot bring themselves to investigate. Because it sabotages everything they've been claiming about Clinton not being responsible for 9/11. Because he was.

82 posted on 01/15/2007 2:50:40 PM PST by driftless2
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To: kellynla
PREGNANT QUESTIONS...

Sandy Berger is NOT protected by democrats... (as much as)
NOT being prosecuted by REPUBLICANS..

Its REPUBLICANS that we need answers from.. not democrats..
Sandy Berger is BEING PROTECTED BY REPUBLICANS..

WHY?...

83 posted on 01/15/2007 3:04:20 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: Liz; All
Since first reading that quote a few years ago, I cannot help but think of the Klintoons when I see it.

What's worse, the traitors or the coward Republicans who let them get away with it all?!
84 posted on 01/15/2007 3:23:44 PM PST by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: cpforlife.org

Equally culpable on different levels----knowing of, but not reporting, a crime is a crime.


85 posted on 01/15/2007 3:47:14 PM PST by Liz (Nearly all men can stand adversity, but to test a man's character, give him power. Abe Lincoln)
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To: Liz

And that is the very scary part about what is occurring in our country now.


86 posted on 01/15/2007 4:15:18 PM PST by Obadiah
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To: Churchillspirit

The problem with FOIA is that Sandy Berger stole the original documents with hand-written notes in the margins. Those documents do not exist. They are gone.

All of the FOIA in the world will not tell us what was on those pages. We can see what was within the margins, but not the hand written notes.

It could have been Clinton ordering our forces to let Osama go, who knows?


87 posted on 01/15/2007 7:55:23 PM PST by Paloma_55 (I may be a hateful bigot, but I still love you)
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To: wideminded

The congressional report indicates that Berger had access to original documents. Original documents are often marked up to contain information that is not in the electronic document.

Like if I wrote a report and sent you a PDF copy. You print it, write comments on it, then hand it to someone else for them to review. They comment on it and pass it to someone else.

That document, with your handwriting on it is an "original document" but there is no electronic copy of it. This is what was stolen.

Now, did they have handwritten notes and what would those notes say? Nobody knows. Most likely, the prosecuter said something like "There is no evidence to prove that Berger destroyed such documents"...that is how they do it. No evidence.


88 posted on 01/15/2007 8:14:29 PM PST by Paloma_55 (I may be a hateful bigot, but I still love you)
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To: Gritty

What? - Top Secret records

Why? - To destroy them and cover up for his own and Bubba's criminal negligence/purposes in ignoring deadly threats to America so they wouldn't get exposed by the 9/11 Commission

There. That was quick and easy, wasn't it?

............

Well stated.


89 posted on 01/16/2007 7:13:46 AM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Paloma_55

It is mind boggling how these clintonistas seem to be bulletproof.


90 posted on 01/16/2007 7:59:00 AM PST by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: kellynla

bttt


91 posted on 01/18/2007 3:22:18 PM PST by Dajjal (See my FR homepage for new essay about Ahmadinejad.)
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