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  • The painstaking effort to recover millions of burned military service records

    08/06/2013 12:08:33 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 29 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | August 5, 2013 | Wyatt Olson
    Forty years ago this summer, firefighters in St. Louis arrived on the scene of what would become an archive catastrophe unparalleled in U.S. history — a disaster that to this day is affecting military veterans and their families. Minutes after an alarm sounded on July 12, 1973, the firefighters reached the National Personnel Records Center, which held millions of official military files spanning the 20th century. They reached the burning sixth floor, but after a couple of hours had to withdraw because of the flames and heat. The inferno burned out of control for 22 hours, and it took two...
  • 1940 Census Records to be release April 2, 2012

    03/31/2012 3:24:19 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    http://www.archives.gov/research/census/1940/ ^ | April 2, 2012 | National Archives
    The 1940 census will be released online on April 2, 2012. Please bookmark this page: 1940census.archives.gov. This is where you will be able to access the digitized census records starting on April 2. The digital images will be accessible free of charge at NARA facilities nationwide through our public access computers as well as on personal computers via the internet. Part 1: General Information FAQs about the 1940 Census 1940 Census Forms Questions Asked on the 1940 Census Selected List of Codes 1940 Census Lectures by NARA staff nationwide Part 2: How to Start Your 1940 Census Research
  • Will Alexander Resignation Leter (Protests Leftist Bias at Taxpayer-Supported Nixon Library

    09/05/2011 9:28:54 AM PDT · by Rufii · 3 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 3, 2011 | Will Alexander
    I'm writing to offer my resignation from the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Docent Guild. While the decision was tough, the reason is simple: The president, who admirably redeemed himself in the sunset of his life from the monstrous shadow of Watergate, is now being enthusiastically dishonored at his own library by a "Manchurian" figure, Dr. Timothy Naftali, director of NARA. Naftali is so driven by his personal ideology that none of his unquestioned brilliance and tireless audacity is now capable of producing an ounce of basic common sense. What is that basic common sense? That presidential libraries are built,...
  • Library Throws Book at Nixon (Nixon Haters Now Run Nixon Library)

    09/04/2011 7:00:48 PM PDT · by Rufii · 72 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 4, 2011 | Brian Calle
    Library Throws Book at Nixon by Brian Calle Some controversy over the recently revised Watergate exhibit at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda has provoked some questions over presidential libraries, their value, purpose for public consumption and their role in the remembrance of past presidents. One docent at the Nixon library, my Register colleague Will Alexander, opted to resign in protest of the new exhibit after 10 years of volunteer service. And friends and former colleagues of Richard Nixon have been critical of the museum's new director, Timothy Naftali. Some critics have even suggested that the...
  • Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum

    08/19/2011 9:36:49 AM PDT · by KyGeezer · 38 replies
    Welcome to the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum Sometime after 2016, the world will celebrate the opening of the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Visitor Experience. In the best traditions of past presidential libraries, it will probably feature galleries, public experiences, theatrical presentations and more, capturing the leadership, the human drama, the agonizing decisions, the achievements and the legacy of the Obama presidency. This unofficial fan site is dedicated to the celebration of that visitor experience. Here you will find preliminary information and links to news about the coming Obama Presidential Library and Museum Today, we are still early...
  • The New Watergate (Nixon Haters Now Run Nixon Presidential Library)

    04/11/2011 8:42:25 AM PDT · by Rufii · 9 replies
    The New Nixon Blog ^ | April 5, 2011 | Anne Walker
    The New Watergate By Anne Walker Where I stand depends on where I sit . . . . or in this case . . . . where I used to sit. It is so true. Those of us who lived through the days of what came to be known as “Watergate”, the days of reading about our pals in the Washington Post every day, seeing them accused and vilified, hauled in front of a grand jury for countless hours while their legal bills sky rocketed, go to trial, and be convicted of perjury, not wrongdoing, and end up in...
  • The War Over Nixon [As Seen From Left Field]

    07/08/2010 9:17:28 PM PDT · by Taft in '52 · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Magazine ^ | July, 2010 | Scott Martelle
    The War Over Nixon The ghost of our most divisive modern president haunts efforts to make his library tell the truth by Scott Martelle Tim Naftali thought docents at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum should be honest about the Watergate tapes. The docents, though, couldn’t talk about what they didn’t know. “I had docents come to me and say, ‘Is there anything incriminating on the tapes?’ ” says Naftali, the library director. The tapes were so damaging to Richard M. Nixon that they were a reason he resigned as president of the United States. Naftali also thought the docents...
  • Travel Like a VIP on a Small Budget in Asia

    04/30/2010 12:29:29 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 16 replies · 583+ views
    Associated Content ^ | April 30 2010 | Alice Winters
    Rarely are currency exchange rates as good for the American dollar as that of Asian countries. In Asia, the American dollar carries a lot of clout and with the recent devaluation of the USD; it is a good thing that these countries offer an excellent trip for so little cost to Americans.
  • The past haunts Richard Nixon's library

    10/01/2009 1:47:15 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 18 replies · 869+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 1, 2009 | Mike Anton
    The past haunts Richard Nixon's library/h2> Once privately run, the Yorba Linda presidential museum is making a transition to government operation. And that has turned statues of Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai into political footballs. The statues depict two old men relaxing in easy chairs. As others mill about the drawing room, the men engage in conversation, one gesturing at the other to underscore a point. For nearly 20 years the likenesses of China's communist leaders Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai have sat perfectly still in the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda. Now, they are creating...
  • Obama's first act as President EXECUTIVE ORDER 13489 banning release of any of his records

    07/30/2009 9:19:37 AM PDT · by kaizen · 59 replies · 27,117+ views
    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 21, 2009 EXECUTIVE ORDER 13489 - - - - - - - PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to establish policies and procedures governing the assertion of executive privilege by incumbent and former Presidents in connection with the release of Presidential records by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) pursuant to the Presidential Records Act of 1978, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Definitions. For purposes...
  • Nixon ready to 'cut off head' of South Vietnam leader

    06/23/2009 8:07:58 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies · 1,006+ views
    AFP ^ | June 24, 2009
    WASHINGTON - Despite pleges to protect South Vietnam, former US president Richard Nixon privately vowed to "cut off the head" of its leader unless he backed peace with the communist North, tapes released Tuesday showed. The tapes appear to confirm charges by South Vietnam's late president, Nguyen Van Thieu, who tearfully accused the United States of breaking its word to protect Saigon when the southern capital fell in 1975. The National Archives released more than 150 hours of new tapes from Nixon, who notoriously recorded his conversations. Nixon is heard railing against the media and Congress for allegedly undercutting the...
  • Archives offers reward for missing Clinton hard drive

    05/29/2009 10:01:11 PM PDT · by Talisker · 34 replies · 1,248+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29 04:22 PM | Copyright AFP
    The US National Archives offered a cash reward of up to 50,000 dollars Friday for the recovery of a missing computer hard drive containing sensitive personnel data from the Clinton administration. Described by the archives as a "Western Digital MY BOOK external hard drive" with a 2-terabyte storage capacity, it contained copies of backup tapes from the White House dating back to president Bill Clinton's tenure in the 1990s.
  • U.S. National Archives offers reward for missing hard drive

    05/20/2009 5:39:36 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies · 902+ views
    cnet ^ | May 20, 2009 | by Elinor Mills
    The U.S. National Archives on Wednesday said it is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of a missing hard drive that contains personal information of former Clinton administration staff and visitors. The small portable hard drive was being kept as a backup, the National Archives explained in a question-and-answer document (PDF) on its Web site. It held copies of about 113 four-millimeter tape cartridges of "snapshots" of hard-drive contents of employees who left the Executive Office of the President. Because the staff maintained White House entry information and electronic address books, the external drive contains personally...
  • Clinton-era hard drive missing from archives

    05/19/2009 6:29:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 2,141+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/19/09 | Eric Zimmerman
    A massive amount of sensitive, national security-related information from the Clinton administration has gone missing from the national archives. The Inspector General of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) told congressional committee staffers Tuesday that a hard drive containing over a terabyte of information -- the equivalent of millions of books--went missing from the NARA facility in College Park, Md., sometime between October 2008 and March 2009. The Department of Justice and the Secret Service are conducting an investigation, but it's so far unclear whether the drive was lost as the result of a crime or an accident. That...
  • Bush E-Mails May Be Secret a Bit Longer

    12/22/2008 9:16:29 AM PST · by BGHater · 11 replies · 588+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 21 Dec 2008 | R. Jeffrey Smith
    Legal Battles, Technical Difficulties Delay Required Transfer to Archives The required transfer in four weeks of all of the Bush White House's electronic mail messages and documents to the National Archives has been imperiled by a combination of technical glitches, lawsuits and lagging computer forensic work, according to government officials, historians and lawyers. Federal law requires outgoing White House officials to provide the Archives copies of their records, a cache estimated at more than 300 million messages and 25,000 boxes of documents depicting some of the most sensitive policymaking of the past eight years. But archivists are uncertain whether the...
  • Cheney Has Authority To Determine Tenure Records, Lawyers Say

    12/20/2008 5:37:39 PM PST · by steve-b · 12 replies · 777+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 9/18/08 | Pamela Hess
    Dick Cheney alone has the authority to determine which records, if any, from his tenure will be handed over to the National Archives when he leaves office, his lawyers say. That claim is in federal court documents asking that a lawsuit over the records be dismissed. Cheney leaves office Jan. 20, potentially taking with him millions of records that might otherwise become public record....
  • The Electoral College and the National Archives

    12/14/2008 1:35:39 PM PST · by The Truth Will Make You Free · 6 replies · 715+ views
    The National Archives ^ | October 22, 2008
    Washington, DC…For most Americans, Election Day marks the end of the presidential selection process. At the National Archives, it is only the beginning. Most Americans know that the National Archives preserves historical documents such as the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. But a little known function of the National Archives is the administration of the Electoral College by the Office of the Federal Register. After Election Day the staff at the Federal Register ensure the complicated and sometimes confusing steps in the electoral process are followed exactly. In the weeks prior to the election,...
  • District Court Rules against National Archives in suit to Obtain Health Care Task Force Records

    10/06/2008 4:01:31 AM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 1 replies · 303+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | Oct 2, 2008 | Judicial Watch
    District Court Rules against National Archives in Lawsuit to Obtain Health Care Records from Clinton Presidential LibraryJudicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman ruled against the National Archives on September 30th, refusing to dismiss Judicial Watch's lawsuit to obtain Hillary Clinton's health care task force records from the Clinton Presidential Library and denying the Archives' separate motion to stay the lawsuit for one year [Judicial Watch, Inc. v U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Civil Action No: 07-1987 (D.D.C.) (PLF)]. The National Archives filed a motion to...
  • Clinton's First Lady Papers to Go Public

    03/18/2008 3:41:42 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 16 replies · 682+ views
    My Way via Drudge ^ | March 18, 2008 | By ANDREW DeMILLO
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Thousands of pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's schedules as first lady are being released to the public after months of pressure and criticism that the Clintons were delaying the disclosure. The National Archives, which operates the former President Clinton's presidential library in Little Rock, announced Tuesday it would release 11,046 pages of Clinton's daily schedules at the Little Rock facility and online Wednesday morning. Clinton has faced criticism from fellow Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republicans over the number of White House documents from her husband's administration that have not been made public. The...
  • Clinton’s Schedules as First Lady to be Released

    03/18/2008 1:53:42 PM PDT · by jdm · 10 replies · 487+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 18, 2008 | by Julie Bosman
    ** EXCERPT ** The National Archives announced on Tuesday that 11,046 pages of Senator Hillary Rodham’s White House schedules will be released on Wednesday. The records were the subject of a legal fight between Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, and the National Archives, which has been slow to comply with a request to release the records, arguing that the vetting process takes time. Mrs. Clinton’s schedules have attracted close attention throughout the campaign, partly because Mrs. Clinton has frequently held up her eight years as first lady as evidence of her experience. ~snip~ Of the more than 11,000 pages...
  • HRC Records To Be Released Tomorrow

    03/18/2008 10:17:22 AM PDT · by pabianice · 9 replies · 368+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 3/18/08 | Ambinder
    18 Mar 2008 12:24 pm CBS News is reporting that eight years worth of Hillary Clinton's schedule as First Lady will be released tomorrow by the National Archives.
  • Archives to clear Clinton logs in March [delay the release of phone logs for one to two years]

    03/03/2008 2:00:23 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 282+ views
    Archives to clear Clinton logs in March By ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press Writer 5 minutes ago The National Archives said Monday it expects to release Hillary Rodham Clinton's schedules as first lady later this month, but has asked a judge to delay the release of thousands of her telephone logs for one to two years. Susan Cooper, a spokeswoman for the National Archives, said a representative of former President Clinton has reviewed about 10,000 pages of Hillary Clinton's schedules and approved them for release last week. The archives will soon notify the White House, which must also sign off on...
  • Magna Carta fetches $21.3-million at Sotheby's auction

    12/19/2007 10:26:17 PM PST · by camerakid400 · 4 replies · 114+ views
    The National Post ^ | Dec 20 2007 | Christopher Michaud
    NEW YORK -- A rare 710-year-old copy of the Magna Carta, among the most important historical documents ever to hit the auction block, sold for US$21.3 million Tuesday at Sotheby's. The document was bought by a Washington businessman who said he was determined to see it remain in the United States, where it has been on display at the National Archives and Records Administration since 1988. The last remaining copy in the United States and the last in private hands, the Magna Carta, one of 17 known to exist, was sold by The Perot Foundation, created by billionaire former U.S....
  • 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...
  • National Archives taking time in release of Hillary Clinton records

    10/09/2007 6:37:13 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 15 replies · 648+ views
    One News Now ^ | 10/9/7 | Chad Groening
    The public interest group Judicial Watch says the National Archives is apparently ignoring a court order aimed at forcing a more timely release of Hillary Clinton's White House records. Judicial Watch had filed a Freedom of Information Act Request to obtain Mrs. Clinton's office records, including phone logs, personal schedules, and other documents that may shed light on her activities during the Clinton years. A court ruled that 10,000 pages of those documents will be processed completely by the end of January 2008; however, the National Archives and Records Administration "cannot provide a date certain" to complete the processing of...
  • HILL AVOIDS FLAMING BERGER (stole classified security secrets--now on Hillary's election team)

    10/09/2007 8:10:53 AM PDT · by Liz · 62 replies · 1,649+ views
    NY POST ^ | October 9, 2007 | GEOFF EARLE, Post Correspondent
    SANDY BERGER Stole gov't papers Hillary Clinton distanced herself from Sandy Berger-after it was revealed Berger is helping guide her presidential campaign. "He has no official role in my campaign. He's been a friend for more than 30 years," she insisted. Berger admitted he swiped sensitive documents on several occasions from the National Archives, stashing them in his clothes preceding Sept. 11 commission hearings. Berger shredded stolen documents at home, and "panicked" when investigators found out, according to an inspector general's report.
  • Waxman to probe Clinton files

    09/22/2007 11:20:51 PM PDT · by freespirited · 20 replies · 439+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/12/07 | Mike Allen
    In a concession to Republicans, House Oversight Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) has promised to ask the National Archives for documents relating to President Bill Clinton’s Office of Political Affairs. As a result, a Democratic push to investigate the activities of former White House senior adviser Karl Rove and other aides to President Bush could mean fresh scrutiny and publicity for long-forgotten meetings and presentations during the Clinton administration. In a letter this week, Waxman suggested Republicans satisfy their curiosity by reexamining what he estimates are more than 2 million pages of documents about the Clinton White House and...
  • Worse than Watergate

    01/07/2007 9:13:54 AM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 45 replies · 2,068+ views
    Front Page ^ | Jan 5, 2007 | Alan Nathan
    Worse than Watergate -- But Invisible in the Media By Alan Nathan FrontPageMagazine.com | January 5, 2007 President Clinton’s Former National Security Advisor was caught stealing and destroying classified documents from the National Archives (before the 9/11 Commission could read them), but his actions have garnered less media attention than a fly breaking wind. Sandy Berger illegally removed four documents, hid them under a construction trailer for later retrieval, then cut three of the four with scissors upon returning to his office. He admitted to lying about it when first questioned by their officials, according to a December 20, 2006,...
  • 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.
  • Bill Clinton authorized Sandy Berger's access

    01/03/2007 11:48:07 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 369 replies · 14,544+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 4, 2007 | By Chelsea Schilling
    Investigation into pilfered documents reveals former president signed letter President Bill Clinton signed a letter authorizing former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger's access to classified documents that later came up missing, according to a newly released investigation report by the National Archives and Records Administration. The sensitive drafts of the National Security Council's "Millennium After Action Review" on the Clinton administration's handling of the al-Qaida terror threats in December 1999 suspiciously disappeared after Berger said he intended to "determine if Executive Privilege needed to be exerted prior to documents being provided to the 9/11 Commission." Then-Attorney General John Ashcroft testified...
  • Washington: Documents to Be Made Public Again

    09/07/2006 5:41:49 PM PDT · by RDTF · 16 replies · 1,096+ views
    NYT ^ | September 7, 2006 | Scott Shane
    The head of the National Archives said that most of the thousands of historical documents withdrawn by government agencies because of secrecy claims since 1999 would be made publicly available again. In an update to a group of researchers, Allen Weinstein, archivist of the United States, said the secret removal of documents had been virtually “stopped in its tracks.” The Air Force and the Central Intelligence Agency, which had withdrawn the largest number of documents, will declassify 95 percent of what they withdrew, though some will still have deletions, Mr. Weinstein said. Archives officials are devising an initiative to streamline...
  • Sloppy Berger

    07/20/2004 9:51:56 PM PDT · by hope · 16 replies · 2,069+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 7-21-04 | George Neumayr
    Print Article         Close Window     Sloppy Berger By Published 7/21/2004 12:08:11 AM The image of Sandy Berger stuffing notes into his socks at the National Archives conveys the culture of carelessness and corruption under Bill Clinton far better than anything the 9/11 Commission will report. The Commission fails to see that the fundamental explanation for America's porous security before 9/11 is not structural but cultural. Eight years of Clintonian indiscipline exposed America to attack by disciplined terrorists. America's elite are too enlightened to notice that lax morality produces lax security. But America's enemies are happy to notice even...
  • Berger Will Plead Guilty To Taking Classified Paper(April 1, 2005 )

    03/31/2006 5:46:25 PM PST · by DallasMike · 97 replies · 2,044+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 1, 2005 | John F. Harris and Allan Lengel
    Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger, a former White House national security adviser, plans to plead guilty to a misdemeanor, and will acknowledge intentionally removing and destroying copies of a classified document about the Clinton administration's record on terrorism. Berger's plea agreement, which was described yesterday by his advisers and was confirmed by Justice Department officials, will have one of former president Bill Clinton's most influential advisers and one of the Democratic Party's leading foreign policy advisers in a federal court this afternoon.
  • US removing documents from public access

    02/20/2006 8:19:31 PM PST · by Phlap · 51 replies · 1,676+ views
    REUTERS ^ | 02/21/2006 | Report
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence agencies have been secretly removing from public access at the National Archives thousands of historical documents that were available for years, The New York Times reported on Monday. The restoration of classified status to more than 55,000 previously declassified pages began in 1999, when the CIA and five other agencies objected to what they saw as a hasty release of sensitive information after a 1995 declassification order signed by President Bill Clinton, the Times said on its Web site.
  • A day in the life of President Bush (1/16/06): photos

    01/16/2006 5:35:19 PM PST · by snugs · 167 replies · 3,754+ views
    www.yahoo.com www.whitehouse.gov ^ | 16th January 2006 | Snugs
    As part of celebrating Martin Lurther King Day the President Viewed the Emancipation Proclamation at the National Archives Later in the day he attended and spoke at a "Let Freedom Ring" Celebration at the Kennedy Center which honoured the late Rosa Parks with the John Thompson, Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award. The President honoured Martin Lurther King at this event. The first lady along with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are heading the official delegation to the inauguration of Liberia's first woman president. Also accompany the first lady on this trip is daughter Barbra Bush. For photos of their...
  • National Archives Opens Additional Samuel Alito Records

    12/22/2005 2:36:30 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 2 replies · 141+ views
    U.S. Newswire via Yahoo News ^ | December 22, 2005
    To: Assignment Desk Contact: National Archives and Records Administration, 202-357-5300 News Advisory: WHAT: The National Archives at College Park will release 45 documents relating to Samuel Alito. These records total 744 pages from Record Group 60, Records of the Department of Justice, Files of John Bolton, Michael Carvin, Roger Clegg, Stephen Galebach, Brian Landsberg, Mark Levin, and Richard Willard. The National Archives found the documents, consisting of memoranda and other documents, in various folders in the files of these individuals during the processing of additional FOIA requests. WHERE: These records will be posted on the National Archives Web site at...
  • Democrats Seek All of Alito's Writings

    12/22/2005 2:34:40 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 14 replies · 280+ views
    The Bush administration should release all of Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr.'s internal Justice Department documents before confirmation hearings begin next month, Senate Democrats said yesterday. The documents "will be important in evaluating Judge Alito's nomination," the eight Judiciary Committee Democrats said in a letter to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. Alito worked for the solicitor general's office from 1981 to 1985, and as deputy assistant U.S. attorney general from 1985 to 1987 before becoming a federal prosecutor and judge. President Bush named him to the Supreme Court in October. "There are currently thousands of public documents on...
  • National Archives Indian Records Discarded

    09/21/2005 9:47:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 710+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/21/05 | John Heilprin - ap
    WASHINGTON - Federal officials are investigating how National Archives documents of interest to Indians suing the Interior Department were found discarded in a trash bin and a wastebasket. The discovery came to light on Sept. 1, when Archives staff noticed federal records in one of the trash bins behind the National Archives Building near the Capitol. They notified the Archives' inspector general, Paul Brachfeld, whose staff recovered the documents. They found at least a portion of the documents were Bureau of Indian Affairs records dating to the 1950s, according to Jason Baron of the Archives' Office of General Counsel, in...
  • Ex-Clinton Official Draws Higher-Than-Expected Fine

    09/08/2005 10:14:46 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 50 replies · 1,459+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 9, 2005 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 - Samuel R. Berger, an influential adviser to former President Bill Clinton who helped shape American foreign policy through the 1990's, was ordered Thursday to pay a higher-than-expected fine of $50,000 but received no jail time for removing and destroying copies of classified documents from the National Archives.... Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson of Federal District Court here decided Thursday to impose the $50,000 fine, along with 100 hours of community service and two years' probation. She also barred Mr. Berger from access to classified material for three years... The sentencing caps an embarrassing 14-month ordeal that...
  • Sandy Berger gets small fine and probation

    09/08/2005 12:02:09 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 169 replies · 5,230+ views
    Rush | 0/15/05 | DeweyCa
    Rush just said at the end of his broadcast that Sandy Berger was given a $50,000 fine and 2 years of probation.
  • 'DOCS IN SOCKS' SANDY BERGER RAPPED (feds recommend one year's probation and community service)

    09/07/2005 2:48:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies · 2,031+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9/07/05 | DEBORAH ORIN
    'DOCS IN SOCKS' BERGER RAPPED By DEBORAH ORIN September 7, 2005 WASHINGTON — The feds yesterday recommended that former Clinton National Security Adviser Sandy Berger get at least a year's probation and do community service — but no jail time — for stealing top-secret memos and lying about it. Berger pleaded guilty last April to taking the documents — and reportedly hiding them in his pants and socks — from the National Archives while vetting them to refresh his memory before testifying before the 9/11 commission. He's to be sentenced tomorrow. The memos were versions of a report that Berger...
  • No room in Sandy's pants?

    08/17/2005 6:30:55 AM PDT · by Quilla · 32 replies · 1,290+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2005 | Thomas Lifson
    A very interesting memo from former US Attorney for Manhattan Mary Jo White apparently escaped being smuggled out of the National Archives in Sandy Burglar's pants. It turns out that White, who aggresively prosecutor terrorists responsible for the first WTC attack, told Jamie Gorelick that the infamous wall she built between intelligence and criminal justice would lead to disaster. "This is not an area where it is safe or prudent to build unnecessary walls or to compartmentalize our knowledge of any possible players, plans or activities," wrote White, herself a Clinton appointee. "The single biggest mistake we can make in...
  • Archives Staff Was Suspicious of Berger

    08/13/2005 2:37:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies · 2,085+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2004 | John F. Harris and Susan Schmidt
    What he did not know as he labored through that long Thursday was that the same Archives employees who were solicitously retrieving documents for him were also watching their important visitor with a suspicious eye. After Berger's previous visit, in September, Archives officials believed documents were missing. This time, they specially coded the papers to more easily tell whether some disappeared... As his attorneys tell it, Berger had no idea in October that documents were missing from the Archives, or that archivists suspected him in the disappearance. It was not until two days later, on Saturday, Oct. 4, that he...
  • Sandy Berger Probed Over Terror Memos

    08/13/2005 1:53:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 1,633+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2004
    Berger's home and office were searched earlier this year by FBI agents armed with warrants after the former Clinton adviser voluntarily returned some sensitive documents to the National Archives and admitted he also removed handwritten notes he had made while reviewing the sensitive documents. However, some drafts of a sensitive after-action report on the Clinton administration's handling of Al Qaeda terror threats during the December 1999 millennium celebration are still missing, officials and lawyers said. Berger and his lawyer said Monday night he knowingly removed the handwritten notes by placing them in his jacket, pants and socks, and also inadvertently...
  • Sandy Berger’s Heavy Lifting : The troubling details of the Archives document removal.

    08/13/2005 1:43:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies · 1,743+ views
    National Review ^ | July 21, 2004 | Byron York
    ...what the former Clinton administration national-security adviser was trying to accomplish when he took highly classified documents from the National Archives. Berger claims...he inadvertently put...thousands of pages of documents... "When I was informed by the Archives that there were documents missing, I immediately returned everything I had except for a few documents that I apparently had accidentally discarded." ...evidence...casts doubt on Berger's explanation. First, ...Berger's admission that he hid the notes in his clothing is a clear sign of intent to conceal his actions. Second, although Berger said he reviewed thousands of pages, he apparently homed in on a single...
  • "Sandy Berger's Sentencing Postponed" Going easy on him, or waiting for the other shoe to drop?

    08/12/2005 2:24:04 PM PDT · by Pessimist · 55 replies · 2,211+ views
    NewsMAx.com ^ | 7/13/2005
    Asked why Berger wasn't sentenced as scheduled on Friday, July 8, a Justice Department spokesman told NewsMax on Tuesday that Berger's sentencing has been postponed till September. The spokesman declined to offer an explanation for the delay. Repeated calls asking about the postponement to Berger's lawyer, Washington, D.C., attorney Lanny Breuer, went unreturned. Federal District Court's U.S. Magistrate Deborah Robinson, who is presiding over the Berger case, also did not return a call inquiring about its disposition. After Justice Department prosecutor Noel Hillman allowed Berger to plead guilty to a misdemeanor, he requested what some consider an extraordinarily light sentence...
  • Source: 911 staffers probing documents on Able Danger

    08/12/2005 4:14:26 AM PDT · by SueRae · 65 replies · 1,461+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 8/11/05
    WASHINGTON — Staff assistants to the Sept. 11 commission are planning a trip to the National Archives to retrieve their notes on a U.S. military unit's information that four of the Sept. 11, 2001 hijackers were inside the United States a year before the attacks, FOX News has learned.
  • A Motive For Berger's Bizarre Behavior?

    08/11/2005 5:22:49 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 21 replies · 418+ views
    Dr. Sanity ^ | Pat Santy
    This is a stunning revelation about the Clinton administration's role in preventing intelligence from passing from the military to law enforcement concerning the 9/11 hijackers: "The Sept. 11 commission (search) did not learn of any U.S. government knowledge prior to 9/11 of surveillance of Mohammed Atta or of his cell," said Hamilton, a former Democratic congressman from Indiana. "Had we learned of it obviously it would've been a major focus of our investigation." Hamilton's remarks Tuesday followed findings by Rep. Curt Weldon (search), R-Pa., vice chairman of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security committees, that made front-page news. In...
  • Some Roberts Documents Being Released

    07/26/2005 8:09:07 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 6 replies · 294+ views
    AP ^ | 7/26/05 | Jesse Holland
    Risking a showdown with Democrats, the White House said Tuesday it won't release documents that Supreme Court nominee John Roberts prepared while working on cases to argue on behalf of the first Bush administration before the high court. Some documents from Roberts' work for two previous Republican presidents were being released Tuesday by the National Archives. At the urging of Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., the White House was also asking the Reagan presidential library to expedite the review of other Roberts records to determine what can be released. In total, 75,000 pages of writings from Roberts' work in...
  • Sandy Berger's Sentencing Postponed

    07/14/2005 9:05:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies · 1,644+ views
    News Max ^ | July 13, 2005
    Sentencing for former Clinton National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, who pleaded guilty in April to stealing and destroying top secret terrorism documents from the National Archives, has been delayed, NewsMax.com has learned. Asked why Berger wasn't sentenced as scheduled on Friday, July 8, a Justice Department spokesman told NewsMax on Tuesday that Berger's sentencing has been postponed till September. The spokesman declined to offer an explanation for the delay. Repeated calls asking about the postponement to Berger's lawyer, Washington, D.C., attorney Lanny Breuer, went unreturned. Federal District Court's U.S. Magistrate Deborah Robinson, who is presiding over the Berger case, also...