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  • How The Left Undermined America s Security

    06/07/2002 5:34:00 PM PDT · by vannrox · 11 replies · 678+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | February 18, 2002 | By David Horowitz
    www.frontpagemag.com       Return to normal view How The Left Undermined America’s Security By David Horowitz FrontPageMagazine.com | February 18, 2002     While the nation was having a good laugh at the expense of Florida’s hanging chads and butterfly ballots, Mohammed Atta and Marwan al Shehhi were there, in Florida, learning to drive commercial jetliners [and ram them into the World Trade Center towers]. It will take a novelist to paint that broad canvas properly. It will take some deep political thinking to understand how the lackadaisical attitude toward government and the world helped leave the country so unready for...
  • Court Papers Show Charges That Group Aided Terrorists

    10/18/2003 2:19:51 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 11 replies · 525+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 18, 2003 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    ASHINGTON, Oct. 17 — Federal law enforcement authorities said in court documents unsealed on Friday that they suspected a group of Islamic charities in Northern Virginia of laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars or more from Saudi Arabia to help finance terrorist attacks by Hamas and other militant groups.The authorities said in documents that they suspected that the network of charitable and educational institutions known as the Saar group in Herndon, Va., used an elaborate system of domestic and overseas financial transactions to "blur the trail" of its revenues and disguise the fact that it was sending money to aid...
  • Obama's ISIS Advisers -->A Thief, A Qatari, And The Man Who Created Islamist Iran & The Taliban

    09/09/2014 10:56:31 AM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies
    The LID ^ | September 9, 2014
    Last night President Obama hosted a dinner of "foreign policy experts" to get advice about his ISIS plans. Among the guests were Sandy Berger, a man who got caught stealing federal documents; Strobe Talbott a man whose employer receives major funding from the terrorist-funding government of Qatar, and Zbigniew Brzezinski a man who was involved in creating both the Islamist state of Iran and the Taliban....Samuel R. Berger and Zbigniew Brzezinski, advised Democratic presidents during foreign crises: Mr. Berger, while Bill Clinton was weighing airstrikes in Bosnia and Kosovo; Mr. Brzezinski, while Jimmy Carter was dealing with the Iran hostage...
  • NC-06's Berger: Being Effective = Backing Boehner?

    06/28/2014 3:12:55 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    It’s really frustrating when Republican candidates say really dumb things that allow Democrats to come out sounding down-right sensible. Case in point: Rockingham County prosecutor Phil Berger, Jr., who is locked in a runoff fight with Greensboro pastor Mark Walker for the GOP nomination for North Carolina’s Sixth Congressional District. Berger recently gave Laura Fjeld, a former UNC system employee and the district’s Democrat nominee, a chance to score some points: (SNIP) “We are going to put ourselves in the position to represent the people of the sixth district most effectively. And going to Washington and supporting leadership is one...
  • This day in history: Remembering Sandy Berger

    07/19/2013 9:21:51 AM PDT · by Baynative · 15 replies
    FR -historical ^ | 7/19/13 | Baynative
    On July 19, 2004, it was revealed that the U.S. Justice Department was investigating Berger for unauthorized removal of classified documents in October 2003 from a National Archives reading room prior to testifying before the 9/11 Commission. The documents were five classified copies of a single report commissioned from Richard Clarke covering internal assessments of the Clinton Administration's handling of the unsuccessful 2000 millennium attack plots. An associate of Berger said Berger took one copy in September 2003 and four copies in October 2003.
  • Another stunner behind Obama's Libya doctrine (R2P- Holocaust denier helped devise policy)

    03/30/2011 9:30:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 48 replies
    WND ^ | March 29,2011 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late PLO leader Yasser Arafat served on the committee that invented the military doctrine used by President Obama as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya. As WND first reported, billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, the world's leading organization pushing the military doctrine. Several of the doctrine's main founders sit on multiple boards with Soros. The doctrine and its founders, as WND reported, have been deeply tied...
  • Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed (Hamas, Code Pink, Soros, Malley, Ayers, Dohrn, Sandy Berger)

    02/10/2011 3:38:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 2/09/11 | Aaron Klein
    Quick Takes: News You May Have MissedBy Aaron Klein Posted Feb 09 2011 Hamas Behind Gas Terminal Explosion Militants working on behalf of Hamas were responsible for the dramatic explosion at a gas terminal that disrupted the supply of fuel to Israel, a senior Egyptian security official told this column. A top Hamas source in the Gaza Strip refused to comment on the accusation. Egyptian television reported "terrorists" were responsible for the attack, which took place in the El Arish region of the Northern Egyptian Sinai - an area in which Hamas is known to have a presence. The Egyptian...
  • Obama and the Shadow Socialist Group Behind Egypt’s Fall?

    02/03/2011 4:14:34 PM PST · by ml/nj · 38 replies
    WND ? ^ | Michael Savage and Greg Lewis
    This is an important article. Right now it appears to be pdf only so you have to go to the link I've given. Here's a pull quote: It is not out of the question that Barack Obama is actually working to insure that our allies in the Middle East, including Egypt and Jordan, follow in the footsteps of Iran in installing a radical Islamist government. It is not out of the question that Obama seeks the demise of our staunchest ally, Israel. Think about it. Which side was Obama when there was trouble in Honduras? Which side was Obama on...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Witnesses in Defense Dept. Report Suggest Cover-Up of 9/11 Findings (report is from 2006)

    10/04/2010 4:52:12 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 94 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/04/10 | Catherine Herridge
    A document obtained and witnesses interviewed by Fox News raise new questions over whether there was an effort by the Defense Department to cover up a pre-9/11 military intelligence program known as "Able Danger." At least five witnesses questioned by the Defense Department's Inspector General told Fox News that their statements were distorted by investigators in the final IG's report -- or it left out key information, backing up assertions that lead hijacker Mohammed Atta was identified a year before 9/11.
  • “Mistress Of Disaster” Mired in BP Mess

    09/11/2010 9:16:18 PM PDT · by Sioux-san · 7 replies · 1+ views
    cashill.com ^ | 9/9/2010 | Jack Cashill
    It did not surprise me to learn—and hats off to blogger Johnny Cirucci for the tip—that former Clinton Deputy Attorney General, Jamie Gorelick (at left), the well-labeled “Mistress of Disaster,” has been enlisted by BP to represent the company before Congress on the subject of the Gulf disaster. In reporting the move for Politico, an allegedly non-partisan journal, Abby Phillip ingenuously notes that Gorelick, now a private attorney, could just as easily have been on the other side of the table. “Her role in the Clinton administration and her later service as a member of the 9/11 Commission,” writes Phillip,...
  • ‘Mistress Of Disaster’ Mired in BP Mess – Jamie Gorelick

    09/12/2010 12:47:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    gulag bound ^ | September 9, 2010 | Jack Cashill
    It did not surprise me to learn—and hats off to blogger Johnny Cirucci for the tip—that former Clinton Deputy Attorney General, Jamie Gorelick (at left), the well-labeled “Mistress of Disaster,” has been enlisted by BP to represent the company before Congress on the subject of the Gulf disaster. In reporting the move for Politico, an allegedly non-partisan journal, Abby Phillip ingenuously notes that Gorelick, now a private attorney, could just as easily have been on the other side of the table. “Her role in the Clinton administration and her later service as a member of the 9/11 Commission,” writes Phillip,...
  • Taming N.Y.'s spending beast: Create three commissions to attack the massive state budget crisis

    11/12/2009 9:38:52 AM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 344+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | November 12th 2009 | Stephen Berger
    New York State is facing its worst economic crisis in decades - with projected annual budget gaps rising to more than $19.5 billion over the next four years. The challenge is to use this crisis to make New York stronger than ever, as we did during the New York City fiscal crisis in the 1970s, a rescue effort in which I was heavily involved. To do that, the state must approach the current situation more like a business. When confronted with a financial crisis, a responsible business focuses on its customers: What does the customer need? How can we provide...
  • Does Omar Bin Laden’s Tell-All Reveal the Contents of Sandy Berger’s Pants?

    10/15/2009 1:39:07 PM PDT · by gaijin · 32 replies · 2,645+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sept 18, 2009 | Annie Jacobsen
    In its pages, Omar (and his mother) reveal that the Clinton administration failed in a major assassination attempt of Osama bin Laden, just days after the 1998 East Africa embassy bombings. This is something that has often been speculated but never confirmed. Former insiders like Richard Clarke say Omar bin Laden’s account of the assassination failure appears to be credible. And if this is the case, it might explain a little more about what documents Sandy Berger really had stashed away.
  • Remarks by National Security Adviser Jones at 45th Munich Conference on Security Policy

    03/20/2009 8:59:53 PM PDT · by FromLori · 3 replies · 406+ views
    U.S. National Security Adviser Jones gave these remarks at the 45th Munich Conference on Security Policy at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof on February 8, 2009. "Thank you for that wonderful tribute to Henry Kissinger yesterday. Congratulations. As the most recent National Security Advisor of the United States, I take my daily orders from Dr. Kissinger, filtered down through Generaal Brent Scowcroft and Sandy Berger, who is also here. We have a chain of command in the National Security Council that exists today.
  • Obama Team Sheds Light on New Administration (DOS, DOD, Treasury)

    11/12/2008 10:52:31 PM PST · by STARWISE · 25 replies · 2,041+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-12-08 | Laura Meckler, Jonathan Weisman
    *snip* The Obama transition team released the names of 13 people on Wednesday who will direct a top-to-bottom review of federal agencies and another six who will lead teams that will review Treasury, State and Defense department policy, budget and personnel issues. *snip* It includes four former lobbyists, three top campaign fund-raisers and two former employees of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, with some overlap among them. Four people in the group have ties to the consultant McKinsey & Co. and two have experience leading high-tech start-ups. Mr. Obama's transition advisers include Tom Donilon, a top lobbyist for Fannie Mae,...
  • Is this why Sandy Berger needed to destroy those documents? PART II: MEET ERIC S. EDELMAN

    02/12/2008 10:02:33 AM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 42 replies · 1,033+ views
    FREE REPUBLIC WORLD EXCLUSIVE | Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | FREE REPUBLIC WORLD EXCLUSIVE
    Okay, first a little background for Freepers who haven't been following all of these stories. STORY #1: Coughlin & Islam at the Pentagon Stephen Coughlin was a Pentagon analyst [in fact the ONLY Pentagon analyst] with a specialization in Koranic & Hadithic formulations of Jihad. At the urging of one Hasham Islam [also known as "Hesham H Islam"], in the office of Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, Coughlin was fired in early January of 2008 [or late December of 2007]. After an enormous uproar in the intelligence community, and with the help of Congresswoman Sue Myrick [R-NC], Coughlin was finally...
  • Blackwill stays India's key lobbyist (Sandy Berger, Albright, Cohen, Scowcroft still at work)

    12/21/2007 7:06:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies · 128+ views
    Times Of India ^ | 12/17/08 | Indrani Bagchi
    Blackwill stays India's key lobbyist17 Dec 2007, 0247 hrs IST, Indrani Bagchi, TNN NEW DELHI: With a firm eye on the nuclear deal and its future passage through the international and US system, the government has renewed the multi-million dollar contract of its favourite lobbyist in Washington. Robert Blackwill's firm Barbour Griffith & Rogers will be India's sole lobbyist in the US for 2008 for the second consecutive year. In 2006, India had added Venable, another law firm engaged in Washington advocacy, to work the US Senate when the Hyde Act was doing the rounds of Capitol Hill. India is...
  • A 'Bergler" Steals Clinton's Credibility

    10/13/2007 1:13:34 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 35 replies · 98+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 10/13/07 | By Kathryn Jean Lopez
    When Bill and Hillary Clinton did their online "Sopranos" spoof after the HBO show's finale, they may have been trying to tell us something more than we realized. The Clintons, sans the New Jersey accent, subtly yet unmistakably were announcing: "We and our posse are back. Burglars and all." In fairness to the Clintons, Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger is just one burglar, but when we're talking about national-security information, a single thief is all you need to question a candidate's credibility. That the Hillary Clinton campaign would even take Berger's phone calls, never mind hold him close as an adviser,...
  • Congressmen press Justice to test Sandy Berger (plea deal conditions still not met)

    10/14/2007 5:45:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies · 101+ views
    Congressmen press Justice to test Sandy BergerStill no polygraph as agreed in plea deal, 'national security' at issue Posted: October 12, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2007 WorldNetDaily.com Two years after agreeing to a polygraph in a plea deal, former National Security adviser Sandy Berger still has not taken the test, prompting 23 Republican Congress members to demand action by the Department of Justice. The aim is to determine "what documents were stolen and how our national security was compromised," said the letter by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., to the acting attorney general. Berger – who was placed on probation,...
  • Iowahawk TV Classics: "That Darn Sandy!"

    10/12/2007 8:00:34 AM PDT · by IowaHawk · 14 replies · 551+ views
    iowahawk | 10/11/2007 | David Burge
    After the cancellation of the western series 'Johnny Nuance' after the 1959 season, CBS turned to the newspaper comic pages to fill its 8 pm Friday night slot. Debuting October 4, 1960, 'That Darn Sandy' featured chubby 9-year old Jay Carruthers in the title role of little Sandy Baxter, the pint-size troublemaker made popular by the Hal Langston comic strip. The series ran four seasons and added several catchphrases to the lexicon, like "gee golly whillikers, Mrs. McGrady!" and "I hope Mom and Dad can get me out of this one!" But by 1964 Carruthers had outgrown the role. At...
  • Taking Care of Sandy

    10/10/2007 9:41:25 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 12 replies · 911+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | October 10, 2007 | Paul R. Hollrah
    During the months of September and October 2003, former Clinton National Security Advisor, Sandy Berger, made at least three trips to the National Archives, ostensibly for the purpose of briefing himself and his former boss, Bill Clinton, for their testimony before the 9/11 Commission. During the time that Berger was given access to highly classified material, he was seen stuffing documents into his trousers, his underwear, and even into his socks. By the time FBI agents arrived at Berger’s home and office he had already destroyed some of the stolen documents. Berger told FBI agents that he had “inadvertently” removed...
  • Anything To Win

    10/08/2007 5:30:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 961+ views
    IBD ^ | October 8, 2007
    Election '08: What does the Clinton campaign's use of convicted and disgraced Sandy Berger as an adviser say about the judgment of someone who wants to be president of the United States? Berger's tie to Hillary through his service as national security adviser to husband Bill is not a compelling reason to seek his counsel. Neither is a Clinton friendship with Berger that goes back 35 years. This is a man who was charged and convicted of the unauthorized removal of classified material from the national archives, not someone with a sparkling resume of success. Clinton can pass off his...
  • Disgraced Sandy Berger joins Hillary Clinton campaign

    10/08/2007 5:12:57 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 343 replies · 10,120+ views
    The Hillary Project ^ | 10-7-07 | Staff
    Sandy Berger, who stole highly classified terrorism documents from the National Archives, destroyed them and lied to investigators, is now an adviser to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. Berger, who was fired from John Kerry´s presidential campaign when the scandal broke in 2004, has assumed a similar role in Clinton´s campaign, even though his security clearance has been suspended until September 2008. This is raising eyebrows even among Clinton´s admirers. “It shows poor judgment and a lack of regard for Berger´s serious misdeeds,” said law professor Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve University, who nonetheless called Clinton “by far the...
  • ONCE A CLINTON... (*Bubba, Berger & Bundlers)

    09/15/2007 9:11:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 855+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9/12/07
    ONCE A CLINTON . . . September 15, 2007 -- For Hillary Clinton, it must seem like déjà vu all over again (as Yogi Berra might put it). But for voters, Camp Clinton's panicky move to refund $850,000 (temporarily, anyway) in donations linked to former fugitive con artist Norman Hsu hearkens back to hubby Bill's sordid fund-raising during his 1996 re-election campaign. And the funny money isn't the only ghost from the Clintons' past. Newsweek reports that the senator is relying for foreign-policy advice on a triumverate of her husband's top advisers - including Sandy "Sticky Fingers" Berger. **SNIP** Last...
  • Hillary's 'Low Profile' National Security Adviser: Sandy Berger

    09/13/2007 4:22:34 PM PDT · by Squidpup · 34 replies · 1,075+ views
    LittleGreenFootballs ^ | 9/13/07 | LittleGreenFootballs
    It’s gotten very little mainstream media coverage (surprise!) but Hillary Clinton’s national security adviser is none other than Sandy “Docs In My Socks” Berger, who pleaded guilty to stealing and destroying classified documents related to the Clinton administration’s anti-terror efforts, immediately before Bill Clinton’s testimony to the 9/11 commission: Hirsh: Battle for the Best and Brightest. "The more experienced Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, has relied largely on her husband and a triumvirate of senior officials from his presidency—former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, former U.N. ambassador Richard Holbrooke and former national-security adviser Sandy Berger (who tries to keep a low profile...
  • Archived Clinton Records May Go Public Soon

    09/13/2007 8:47:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies · 866+ views
    Archived Clinton Records May Go Public Soon BY JOSH GERSTEIN - Staff Reporter of the Sun September 13, 2007 URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/62549 An estimated 10,000 pages of daily schedules from Senator Clinton's tenure as first lady could be made public as soon as December, though Presidents Clinton and Bush could postpone the records' release, a National Archives official said yesterday. "Our hope is to get it done by the end of the year," the acting director of the Clinton Presidential Library, Emily Robison, told The New York Sun. She stressed that she was only referring to the review and redaction of...
  • Hsus And Socks (Hillary has asked Sandy Berger to join her campaign)

    09/13/2007 10:32:56 AM PDT · by jdm · 81 replies · 1,809+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | September 13, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    You can tell the man who boozes, by the company he chooses ... and the pig got up and slowly walked away. The poem by Clarke Van Ness warns people that they will be judged by the actions of those with whom they choose to associate -- and even a pig has enough sense to walk away from disaster. Hillary Clinton has a big problem with her associates, and it's self-inflicted. Lost in the Norman Hsu shuffle, the news that Hillary has asked former Clinton national-security adviser Sandy Berger to join her campaign should cause even more questions about her...
  • The War on Weldon Gets Scarier, Part II

    08/22/2007 7:45:27 PM PDT · by Sioux-san · 12 replies · 1,010+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/21/07 | Jack Cashill
    The War on Weldon Gets Scarier, Part II © Jack Cashill WorldNetDaily.com August 21, 2007 This the second in a four part series detailing how and why a collaboration of Democratic activists conspired to unseat Pennsylvania congressman, Curt Weldon, in the November 2006 elections. Read Part 1. I met Congressman Curt Weldon for the first (and only) time in July 2006. He graciously consented to assist me in some research I was doing. I, in turn, was able to help connect some of the dots in the chain of forces aligned against him. All dots led to former national security...
  • CIA missed chances to thwart al-Qaida

    08/21/2007 1:27:11 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 62 replies · 1,570+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 8-21-07 | Katherine Schrader
    The CIA's top leaders failed to use their available powers, never developed a comprehensive plan to stop al-Qaida and missed crucial opportunities to thwart two hijackers in the run-up to Sept. 11, the agency's own watchdog concluded in a bruising report released Tuesday. Completed in June 2005 and kept classified until now, the 19-page executive summary finds extensive fault with the actions of senior CIA leaders and others beneath them. "The agency and its officers did not discharge their responsibilities in a satisfactory manner," the CIA inspector general found. "They did not always work effectively and cooperatively," *snip* Yet the...
  • Iran: The Conspiracy that Wasn't (Amir Taheri)

    07/20/2007 5:56:29 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 419+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 20, 2007 | Amir Taheri
    Iran: The Conspiracy that Wasn't July 20, 2007 The New York Post Amir Taheri . . . THOUGH IT DOES SEEM A FINE IDEA Esfandiari: Hardly a "foreign plotter." EVER since its creation in 1979, the Islamic Republic in Iran has been obsessed with conspiracy theories, especially "foreign plots" to topple it. This paranoia was demonstrated again Wednesday with the televised confessions of two U.S. citizens of Iranian origin arrested in Tehran and accused of working for the "Great Satan." To most Iranians who watched the sordid show, the two "enemies of Islam" seemed unlikely heroes of an international conspiracy....
  • Sandy Berger fined $50,000 for taking documents

    07/03/2007 9:30:23 AM PDT · by khenrich · 61 replies · 2,905+ views
    CNN ^ | Sept. 8, 2005 | CNN Producer Paul Courso
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger was sentenced Thursday to community service and probation and fined $50,000 for illegally removing highly classified documents from the National Archives and intentionally destroying some of them. Berger must perform 100 hours of community service and pay the fine as well as $6,905 for the administrative costs of his two-year probation, a district court judge ruled.>p> "I deeply regret the actions that I took at the National Archives two years ago, and I accept the judgment of the court," Berger said outside the courthouse after his sentencing.
  • The Incredible Judicial Disparity: Berger v. Libby

    06/08/2007 5:33:33 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 25 replies · 796+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 8 June 2007 | Frank Salvato
    The Incredible Judicial Disparity: Berger v. Libby June 8, 2007 at 5:23 am · Filed under Vox Populi If you needed any more proof that the American judicial system is completely and alarmingly subjective – beyond Paris Hilton's early release – look no further than the disparity between the sentences imposed on Sandy Berger and I. Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby. In Washington DC’s version of The Peoples’ Court, it would seem that the deciding factors in how severe a sentence one gets depends on political party affiliation, the severity of the crime be damned. This past Tuesday US District Judge Reggie...
  • USA Today: Did Sandy Berger 'Steal' Secret Docs? We're Debating That Still

    06/08/2007 11:46:44 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies · 1,433+ views
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | June 8, 2007 | Ken Shepherd
    USA Today: Did Sandy Berger 'Steal' Secret Docs? We're Debating That Still Posted by Ken Shepherd on June 8, 2007 - 10:24. You know, it seems pretty cut-and-dried to me. Stuffing secret documents down your pants and removing them from a secure room in a federal facility, that constitutes stealing.USA Today's "On Deadline" blog isn't sure, though. (bold/italics are USA Today's): Sandy Berger, the national security adviser under former President Clinton, was disbarred yesterday in the District of Columbia.The Washington Post says Berger agreed last month to give up his law license in order to avoid a prolonged investigation that...
  • Berger's Eternal Secret

    05/27/2007 3:25:23 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 51 replies · 2,160+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 27, 2007 | Staff
    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...
  • The Auditor (did Peter Paul's smoking gun Hillary tape stop Noel Hillman's nomination?)

    05/14/2007 7:34:07 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 23 replies · 1,118+ views
    star ledger ^ | 5-14-07 | staff
    The Auditor Sunday, May 13, 2007 In an abrupt about-face, President Bush has decided against nominating Noel Hillman, a veteran prosecutor and now federal judge in Camden, to the seat on the 3d U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that was held by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Hillman, a former assistant U.S. attorney in New Jersey and the lead Justice Department prosecutor in the Jack Abramoff Capitol Hill lobby ing scandal, had full White House support and the backing of New Jersey Democratic Sens. Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, and had successfully completed his FBI background check several months...
  • Polygraph for Sandy Berger to be Studied("Studied?" How 'bout an investigation?)

    05/08/2007 7:32:38 AM PDT · by kellynla · 16 replies · 874+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 8, 2007 | staff
    A spokesman for President Bush says a demand by Republicans for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to follow through on former White House insider Sandy Berger's promise to take a polygraph test regarding the classified documents he took from the National Archives will be studied. The response from Tony Snow came on a question from Les Kinsolving, WND's correspondent at the White House. "Congressman Tom Davis and 17 other Republican House members have called on Attorney General Gonzales, Department of Justice, to administer the polygraph test that Sandy Berger agreed to in paragraph 11 of his plea agreement. And my question,...
  • White House Mum on Davis’s Call To Give Berger Lie Detector...(Socks, Scissors, Paper)

    04/19/2007 5:09:31 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 53 replies · 1,727+ views
    Human Events ^ | 04/19/2007 | John Gizzi
    Not convinced that Sandy Berger acted alone in the theft and destruction of top secret documents while on the 9-11 Commission, Rep. Tom Davis (R.-Va.) and seventeen other Republican House members recently called on the Department of Justice to administer a polygraph examination to the one time Clinton National Security Advisor asking him about his admittedly illegal behavior at the National Archives in 2002 and ’03. But George W. Bush’s Justice Department as well as his own White House have given Davis and the other lawmakers the cold shoulder on administering a lie detector test to Berger, who pled guilty...
  • Sandy Berger In Context (Vanity)

    04/02/2007 9:43:28 PM PDT · by tomnbeverly · 33 replies · 711+ views
    http://www.politico.com ^ | 04-03-07 | tomnbeverly
    Fiction: Let’s assume next week that the Democrat controlled Congress calls for a commission to find out if pre-war Intel was hyped and to find out why the Pentagon failed to foresee the insurgency in Iraq in the early days of the war. After the Bi-Partisan commission meets and concludes an extensive investigation going through thousands of pages of documents from the national archives and they determine that there was no Intel hype or no way to have known about the insurgency, in effect exonerating Bush with their findings and determining that no one is guilty of any wrong doing....
  • LIVE THREAD:FOX News Special Report 'Socks, Scissors, Paper: The Sandy Berger Caper'

    03/31/2007 6:01:40 PM PDT · by saveliberty · 614 replies · 17,694+ views
    FNC | 3/31/2007 | David Asman
    Live thread to FReep about the Special
  • FOX News Special Report 'Socks, Scissors, Paper: The Sandy Berger Caper' Saturday Mar 31, 9pm EDT

    03/30/2007 2:41:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 148 replies · 1,371+ views
    FOX News ^ | 3/30/07 | Edward Barnes
    FOX News Special Report 'Socks, Scissors, Paper: The Sandy Berger Caper' Questions Probe of Theft at the National ArchivesFriday, March 30, 2007 By Edward Barnes Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., is charging a cover-up by the Justice Department in connection with the 2003 theft and destruction of top secret documents by Clinton National Security Advisor Sandy Berger. Davis also told FOX News that he is not convinced that Berger was not acting under direction from the Clinton Administration. "I'm not convinced that he was acting alone," Davis said. "They could have well said, ‘Sandy, do you remember that document way back...
  • Sandy Berger Speaks

    03/17/2007 12:32:37 AM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 106 replies · 2,900+ views
    Power Line ^ | 3/16/07 | John Hinderaker
    Sandy Berger sent an email to Michael Barone, responding to Michael's column in U.S. News. As we have written extensively on the Berger affair and have been harshly critical of Berger, it seems only fair to reproduce Berger's email in full, as it constitutes his response to his critics. Here it is: Michael: I screwed up. There was nothing sinister about it. I was under serious pressure to digest the entire Clinton record on terrorism for eight years so that we could testify fully to the 9-11 commission. I spent several arduous days at the Archives looking through the files....
  • Berger & Libby: A Tale of Two Crimes(Michael Barone)

    03/12/2007 7:49:08 AM PDT · by kellynla · 12 replies · 1,294+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 12, 2007 | Michael Barone
    "History will be kind to me," Winston Churchill once said, "for I intend to write it." Indeed, he did. His multiple-volume histories of the two world wars are still widely read, though discounted by professional historians as incomplete and in some ways misleading. Churchill is not the only politician who has wanted to write the history of his times; most politicians and political operatives want at least to shape the way history views their actions. Some are better at this than others. In the previous century, Democrats did much better at this than Republicans. Most of us still see the...
  • Polygraph Berger: Department of Justice Investigation(Libby needed Burglar's lawyer!)

    03/08/2007 5:13:34 PM PST · by kellynla · 11 replies · 843+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 3/8/2007 | AMANDA B. CARPENTER
    President Bill Clinton’s National Security Advisor Sandy Berger has pleaded guilty to stealing classified documents from the National Archives, but the case is still not over. In a curt February 16 letter, the Department of Justice (DOJ) dismissed a 60-page report by the Republican staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Affairs that demanded Berger be given the polygraph test he agreed to take in order to determine the extent of his theft of materials from the Archives. “We believe there are no facts that would justify a polygraph of Mr. Berger at this time,” said a letter...
  • Berger Case Still Roils Archives, Justice Dept. (Berger mistreated, says his lawyer)

    02/21/2007 8:19:30 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 45 replies · 1,715+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 21, 2007 | R. Jeffrey Smith
    Judge Deborah A. Robinson imposed a stiffer penalty in the case than the Justice Department sought, fining Berger a total of $56,905, canceling his security clearance, and requiring monthly reporting to a probation officer for two years. Breuer said Berger has also picked up trash in Virginia parks for 100 hours to fulfill a community service requirement, and he criticized the renewed attention to Berger's case. "It never ceases to amaze me how the most trivial things can be politicized. It is the height of unfairness . . . for this poor guy, who clearly made a mistake," Breuer said.
  • SANDY'S SECRETS: THE TWA 800 COVER-UP AND 9/11

    02/21/2007 5:57:04 PM PST · by NavySEAL F-16 · 131 replies · 9,254+ views
    AIM ORG ^ | February 21, 2007 | Jack Cashill
    On July 6, 2006, Stonebridge International, a global strategy firm, announced that it had added a new member to its high-profile, five-member advisory board—former Democratic Congressman Lee Hamilton. True to form, the major media ignored the Hamilton appointment. They should not have. Hamilton, who had served as Vice-Chairman of the 9/11 Commission, had just joined a firm headed by the man who had criminally undermined that very Commission, Stonebridge chairman and founder, Samuel "Sandy" Berger.
  • Interesting Tidbit from WaPost Story on Sandy Berger

    02/21/2007 5:53:59 AM PST · by WL-law · 19 replies · 1,603+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 02-21-07 | WL-Law
    I thought Washington area Freepers would get a kick out of this tidbit attached near the end of today's very disturbing article about Berger's document theft and subsequent investigative bungling by archive staff. "Judge Deborah A. Robinson imposed a stiffer penalty in the case than the Justice Department sought, fining Berger a total of $56,905, canceling his security clearance, and requiring monthly reporting to a probation officer for two years. Breuer said Berger has also picked up trash in Virginia parks for 100 hours to fulfill a community service requirement, and he criticized the renewed attention to Berger's case."So Sandy,...
  • Berger Case Still Roils Archives, Justice Dept. (Clintonista Defection in MSM?)

    02/21/2007 4:38:04 AM PST · by drpix · 21 replies · 1,335+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | February 21, 2007 | R. Jeffrey Smith
    In a chandeliered room at the Justice Department, the longtime head of the counterespionage section, the chief of the public integrity unit, a deputy assistant attorney general, some trial lawyers and a few FBI agents all looked down at their pant legs and socks.
  • How Sandy Berger Paid Back the GOP

    01/30/2007 3:22:10 AM PST · by kellynla · 239 replies · 10,566+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 29, 2007 | Jack Cashill
    On July 6, 2006, Stonebridge International, a global strategy firm, announced that it had added a new member to its high-profile, five-member advisory board – former Democrat Rep. Lee Hamilton. True to form, the major media ignored the Hamilton appointment. They should not have. Hamilton, who had served as vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission, had just joined a firm headed by the man who had criminally undermined that very Commission, Stonebridge chairman and founder Samuel "Sandy" Berger. In the words of a recent House Committee report, Berger had perpetrated "a disturbing breach of trust and protocol that compromised the...
  • Paper Chase

    01/28/2007 11:24:02 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 43 replies · 1,105+ views
    WSJ / Opinionjournal.com ^ | January 29, 2007 | John Fund
    Paper Chase Did investigators turn a blind eye to the seriousness of the Sandy Berger scandal? Washington scandals are curious things. Sometimes special prosecutors are appointed and the media provide saturation coverage of their doings. An example would be the Valerie Plame episode, which led to this month's perjury trial of Scooter Libby, the former White House aide accused of lying about who first told him Joe Wilson's wife worked for the CIA. Then there are the barely noticed scandals, which prosecutors pursue quietly and professionally. Take the case of Donald Keyser, a former State Department official who last week...
  • Why Bush Justice rolled over for Sandy Berger

    01/25/2007 10:58:20 AM PST · by windchime · 194 replies · 6,221+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 1-25-07 | Jack Cashill
    As I watched these events unfold two years ago, I presumed that the Bush DOJ chose not to exploit these stories for reasons of national security. Although seemingly unrelated, both of these stories lead to the same larger secret, a secret that Berger risked his career to conceal, a secret that if revealed had the potential to destabilize the nation during a time of war. As I have since learned, however, the Bush White House is not fully in control of its own Justice Department and FBI. In truth, the decision to protect Berger may have more to do with...