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  • Sensitive Data Missing From National Archives

    05/20/2009 7:21:48 AM PDT · by John W · 40 replies · 1,469+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | May 20, 2009 | Larry Margasak
    WASHINGTON - The National Archives lost a computer hard drive containing massive amounts of sensitive data from the Clinton administration, including Social Security numbers, addresses, and Secret Service and White House operating procedures, congressional officials said Tuesday. One of former Vice President Al Gore's three daughters is among those whose Social Security numbers were on the drive, but it was not clear which one. Other information includes logs of events, social gatherings and political records. Archives spokeswoman Susan Cooper said in a written statement that the agency was preparing to notify affected individuals of the breach. The representative of former...
  • Clinton adviser on Israel [Sandy Berger] had commercial ties to Middle East

    08/08/2015 11:51:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 8, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    A controversial Clinton adviser who faced penalties for conflicts of interests under President Bill Clinton was still assisting Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, despite the fact that his consulting firm was engaged in commercial activities in countries where she worked, emails show. Sandy Berger, who gained notoriety when he stole classified documents from the National Archives prior to testimony before the 9/11 Commission, had Hillary Clinton's personal email address and emailed her about Israel, Pakistan and terrorism in 2009. Berger's consulting firm, the Albright Stonebridge Group, has engaged in business in more than 100 countries around the world, according...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Signs of OPM Hack Turn Up at Another Federal Agency

    06/23/2015 1:07:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    NextGov ^ | June 22, 2015 | Aliya Sternstein
    The National Archives and Records Administration recently detected unauthorized activity on three desktops indicative of the same hack that extracted sensitive details on millions of current and former federal employees, government officials said Monday. The revelation suggests the breadth of one of the most damaging cyber assaults known is wider than officials have disclosed. The National Archives' own intrusion-prevention technology successfully spotted the so-called indicators of compromise during a scan this spring, said a source involved in the investigation, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the incident. The discovery was made soon after the Department of Homeland Security's...
  • National Archives Tried to Hide Email About Living in Fear of White House

    03/14/2015 10:24:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies ^ | March 13, 2015 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) tried to hide an email about its fear of upsetting the White House from Freedom of Information Act requests by the Associated Press, the AP reported Friday. Associated Press president Gary Pruitt reported in an op-ed on government transparency that, during the course of an AP investigation into Michelle Obama’s dresses, NARA used a privacy exemption to redact a line in an email that was actually about the agency’s fear of the White House: As the president said, the United States should not withhold or censor government files merely because they might be...
  • 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 · 9 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...
  • National Archives boss: IRS ‘did not follow the law’ on lost Lerner emails

    06/24/2014 11:50:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24, 2014
    The top U.S. official in charge of archiving federal records testified Tuesday that the IRS ran afoul of the law by neglecting to tell his office that a trove of emails from the woman at the center of the targeting scandal disappeared after an apparent hard drive crash. Archivist of the U.S. David Ferriero, speaking before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, made clear that federal agencies are supposed to report whenever their records are destroyed or even accidentally deleted. But he said that after emails from embattled IRS official Lois Lerner vanished after a computer failure in 2011,...
  • Emergency Motion Filed: National Archives Caught Altering Hawaii Arrival Records For 1961

    12/20/2012 11:19:16 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 57 replies ^ | December 20, 2012 | Unattributed
    Sibley had subpoena from the National Archives the “Arrival Records” for August 1 through August 10, 1961, of all passengers arriving in Honolulu, Hawaii to see if records existed that Obama and his mother arrived in Hawaii during that time frame. What NARA produced were two microfilm spools of the arrival records for July 28 through August 1, 1961 and August 8 through August 12, 1961. As detailed in the Emergency Motion, the original date on the box of “August 7” has been altered by “white-out” and a new date of “August 1” had been written on the box. Proof...
  • Dr Charles Leale's long-lost medical report details his treatment after Lincoln was shot

    06/05/2012 9:07:29 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies ^ | 5 June 2012 | Beth Stebner
    They were filed away and for nearly 150 years, but now researchers have found the report of the young army surgeon who was first to reach Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in the head in Ford Theatre. The 21-page report, written by Dr Charles Leale, a 23-year-old doctor just six weeks into his medical practice who happened to be 40 feet from Lincoln, details his original perceptions of the president’s fatal injuries. The historians who discovered the report in the National Archives in Washington believe it was filed, packed in a box, stored at the archives and not seen...
  • Amateur Sleuth Helps Stop National Archives Thefts

    05/04/2012 6:30:41 PM PDT · by iowamark · 7 replies
    AP ^ | Jessica Gresko
    When J. David Goldin saw the recorded interview of baseball great Babe Ruth for sale on eBay he knew something was wrong. There was only one original record of that 1937 interview of Ruth on a hunting trip, and Goldin had donated it to a government archive more than 30 years ago. Now someone was auctioning it off, the winning bid just $34.75. "I took one look at the record label and I said, 'holy smokes, that's my record,'" said the retired radio engineer. From his home in Connecticut, filled with antique radios and tape reels, Goldin launched an amateur...
  • Secret files missing at National Archives

    05/02/2012 12:26:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 1, 2012 | Jim McElhatton
    The National Archives and Records Administration has lost track of dozens of boxes of confidential and secret government files at its records center just outside of Washington, the latest in a series of such incidents spanning more than a decade. The missing classified materials include four boxes of top-secret restricted files from the Office of the Secretary of Defense as well as records from several U.S. Navy offices, documents obtained by The Washington Times show. The problems came to light after a three-year investigation by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Office of Inspector General. While the investigation ended...
  • National Archives unveils fortified display case for Magna Carta

    02/03/2012 5:11:52 AM PST · by Jacvin · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/3/2012 | Paul Courson
    Washington (CNN) -- The only original copy of the Magna Carta in private hands worldwide has a fancy new display case at the National Archives, where the document goes on display next month. "This 700-year-old document looks better than ever," said David Ferriero, the archivist of the United States. He said Thursday that the handwritten, fragile parchment will be unveiled February 17. The owner of the display copy was also at Thursday's preview. David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group investment company, said, "it is my privilege as an American to be able to give this back to the Archives...
  • National Archives & Records learned external hard drive from Clinton Administration is missing

    02/08/2010 2:13:49 PM PST · by kcvl · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Letter to a friend
    National Archives & Records learned in late March 2009 an external hard drive containing copies of backup tapres from Clinton Administration is missing from College Park, Maryland facility. NARA determined that personal identifiable information including social security numbers may have been exposedto others as a result of this incident. Press release:
  • The Public will no Longer be Allowed to Photograph the Constitution and The Bill of Rights

    02/06/2010 11:44:35 AM PST · by Big Bureaucracy · 47 replies · 1,204+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | February 6th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    The National Archives banned all filming, photographing, and videotaping in all their museum and exhibition areas in Washington, DC starting February 25, 2010.....Flash lights were banned long time ago, but the Archive administration insists that the most important founding documents get fifty thousand flashes a year. According to experts the original documents are fragile and exposure to light may contribute to fading. Skeptics are wondering if the ban really has in mind only the ability of the future generations to see and read the precious national treasure documents. The ban is a perfect excuse to get rid of all the...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The White House's missing documents (Unannounced Executive Orders)

    02/17/2009 10:16:29 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 48 replies · 3,300+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 2/17/09 | Gerstein
    In his first weeks in office, President Barack Obama shut down his predecessor’s system for reviewing regulations, realigned and expanded two key White House policymaking bodies and extended economic sanctions against parties to the conflict in the African nation of Cote D’Ivoire. Despite the intense scrutiny a president gets just after the inauguration, Obama managed to take all these actions with nary a mention from the White House press corps. The moves escaped notice because they were never announced by the White House Press Office and were never placed on the White House web site. They came to light only...
  • DC Moonbat Convergence (Wash DC Report From This Ain't Hell)

    03/20/2008 2:14:22 PM PDT · by Syncro · 18 replies · 643+ views
    This Ain't Hell ^ | March 19, 2008 | John Lilyea
    DC Moonbat Convergence March 19th, 2008 Another day, another protest. Today is ANSWER’s “Day of Action”. Since the Iraq War started five years ago today, all of the organizations that have sprung up to cash in on the war decided to have an eight-ring circus in downtown Washington DC, because as one IVAW member told me, the war is about money - apparently for the moonbats, too. My coverage was abruptly ended when I was ID’d as “one of those Milblog guys at Winter Soldier”, so excuse me for not getting all I should have.I was there bright and early...
  • 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...
  • Copy of Magna Carta to be sold

    09/26/2007 5:49:54 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 11 replies · 82+ views
    AP (via Yahoo) ^ | Tue Sep 25, 8:31 PM ET | Associated Press
    A 13th-century copy of the Magna Carta, a milestone of English freedom, will be offered for sale in New York in December, Sotheby's auction house said Tuesday. The vellum manuscript owned by the Perot Foundation is estimated to sell for $20 million to $30 million, Sotheby's said. The document was on display at the National Archives in Washington for more than 20 years until last Thursday. King John was forced by barons to agree to the charter in 1215. It guaranteed that freemen would not be imprisoned or deprived of property without due process, including a right to a speedy...
  • Open the First Lady files

    09/03/2007 9:37:13 AM PDT · by The Forgotten Man · 16 replies · 950+ views
    LATimes ^ | August 29, 2007 | Oped
    Open the First Lady files template_bas template_bas Hillary Clinton should help the National Archives put release of her White House papers on a fast track. August 29, 2007 In asking a federal court to force the National Archives to release papers from Hillary Rodham Clinton's time as first lady, the public interest group Judicial Watch has opened itself to the charge that it's on a fishing expedition. Maybe so, but the group is fishing with a license -- the Freedom of Information Act. That law allows citizens to inspect public documents after deletions are made for privilege or national security....
  • 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
  • Where Sandy socked the docs

    12/20/2006 5:13:50 PM PST · by the anti-liberal · 33 replies · 1,693+ views ^ | December 20, 2006 05:58 PM | Michelle Malkin
    By Michelle Malkin   ·   December 20, 2006 05:58 PM Photoshop: Shieldsnet Under a trailer. Oh, my: Former national security adviser Sandy Berger removed classified documents from the National Archives in 2003 and hid them under a construction trailer, the Archives inspector general reported Wednesday. The report was issued more than a year after Berger pleaded guilty and received a criminal sentence for removal of the documents. Inspector General Paul Brachfeld reported that when Berger was confronted by Archives officials about the missing documents, he said it was possible he threw them in his office trash. The report said that when...
  • Report Says Berger Hid Archive Documents (under a construction trailer)

    12/20/2006 2:12:49 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 374 replies · 13,760+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2006 | LARRY MARGASAK
    Former national security adviser Sandy Berger removed classified documents from the National Archives in 2003 and hid them under a construction trailer, the Archives inspector general reported Wednesday. The report was issued more than a year after Berger pleaded guilty and received a criminal sentence for removal of the documents. Inspector General Paul Brachfeld reported that when Berger was confronted by Archives officials about the missing documents, he said it was possible he threw them in his office trash. The report said that when Archives employees first suspected that Berger _ who had been President Clinton's national security adviser _...
  • GOP Leaders Seek Probe of Berger Papers

    10/11/2006 11:51:57 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 217 replies · 7,292+ views
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 10/11/2006 | ERICA WERNER/ AP
    A group of House Republicans called Wednesday for a congressional investigation into the improper handling of classified documents by President Clinton's national security adviser, Sandy Berger. Berger admitted last year that he deliberately took classified documents out of the National Archives in 2003 and destroyed some of them at his office. He pleaded guilty in federal court to one charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material and was fined $50,000.
  • CONDI VS. BUBBA . . .(Berger stolen papers revealed?)

    09/26/2006 6:08:31 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 167 replies · 6,824+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9/26/06 | Editorial
    In fact, a 1999 Clarke after-action memo - the one top Clinton aide Sandy Berger later stole from the National Archives - identified national-security weaknesses so "glaring" that only sheer "luck" prevented a cataclysmic attack back then. And, as Clarke told the 9/11 Commission publicly, there was nothing the Bush administration could have done that would have prevented the attacks. Sure, he tells a different story now. But that, he admitted, is because of his opposition to the Iraq war, which he believes distracted from the War on Terror. Secretary Rice was a lot more honest, explaining yesterday that there...
  • DFU SONG: I Want to Know What Love Is (we want to know what Sandy Berger stuffed in his pants)

    09/08/2006 9:25:54 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies · 679+ views
    9-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Writing the history of our time in song. MIDI - I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS The docs were marked TOP SECRET Sandy had been intently reading Billy Boy Clinton sent him There was a favor he was needing There was evidence in there Set for the 9-1-1 commission It can't see the light the day That had been their final decision In my life, I've seen dangerous scum But they're nothing like what all these traitors have done For far too long...they've gotten away When is judgment day? What did you stuff in your's time that we...
  • Its official, DD-214's are NOW Online.

    04/27/2006 12:00:15 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 34 replies · 48,167+ views
    The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online: This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment purposes. NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents from their military files. Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a new online military personnel records system to request documents. Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete the Standard Form 180,...
  • National Archives Vowed Silence

    04/18/2006 9:37:29 AM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies · 424+ views
    National Archives Vowed Silence Associated Press | April 18, 2006 WASHINGTON - The National Archives promised to avoid drawing "unnecessary public attention" to its efforts to remove declassified CIA documents from public view after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to a once-secret agreement with the spy agency. The agreement was made public Monday in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by The Associated Press. It provided new details on the efforts of the nation's chief historical repository to hide the fact that U.S. intelligence was secretly trying to reclassify approximately 55,500 pages of previously public documents. Documents...
  • Federal Director of Nixon Library Named

    04/10/2006 6:57:37 PM PDT · by FloridianBushFan · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mon Apr 10, 5:59 PM ET | By ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON - A historian of the Cold War with expertise in presidential recordings has been selected as the first federal director of the Nixon presidential library. Timothy Naftali, 44, who directs the presidential recordings program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs, will begin his new job Oct. 16, the National Archives and Records Administration announced Monday. By then the library in Yorba Linda, Calif., should have completed its transition from private to public institution. The letter of offer formalizing the hand-over was transmitted to the House and Senate last Thursday, and must remain before Congress for...
  • National Archives Movies Available on Google Video

    02/25/2006 9:40:41 PM PST · by Comstock1 · 4 replies · 653+ views
    Ars Technica ^ | 2/24/2006 | Anders Bylund
    In a joint press release today, Google and the United States National Archives announced the immediate availability of 104 films (well, they announced 103, but forgot about one WWII clip) from the Archives on Google Video. This collection of movies constitutes a pilot program for what is anticipated to become a much wider cooperation, and future expansions could also include Google helping the archivists make portions of their massive collection of texts available online. The partnership is non-exclusive, so the archive is free to find more channels through which to distribute its materials.
  • 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.
  • Fitzgerald Hints White House Records Lost (I'll take DOJ for $800, Alex)

    02/02/2006 12:31:36 AM PST · by STARWISE · 53 replies · 3,028+ views
    AP/Forbes ^ | 2-1-06 | Pete Yost
    Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald is raising the possibility that records sought in the CIA leak investigation could be missing because of an e-mail archiving problem at the White House. The prosecutor in the criminal case against Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff said in a Jan. 23 letter that not all e-mail was archived in 2003, (((GET THIS: ***the year the Bush administration exposed the identity of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame.***)))) (They aren't even faking journalistic integrity in leaving out the word "allegedly.") Lawyers for defendant I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby this week accused prosecutors of withholding evidence...
  • Sandy Berger on National Security Something he knows more about than ...anyone else.

    10/19/2005 8:32:41 PM PDT · by demlosers · 13 replies · 635+ views
    Alwayon Network ^ | 4 October, 2005 | John Furrier
    When I interviewed Sandy Berger, the former White House national security advisor, we talked about what he says our priorities should be, what’s wrong with current policy, what's missing from our current national security defenses, and the three fundamentals of true security. Have a listen. To download the podcast, click here. Or just click the play button on this player: There’s a lot more we can do. we’re not doing enough with North Korea, we’re not doing enough with Iran, and we’re not doing enough to secure vast stockpiles of nuclear material in the former Soviet Union." "95% of the...
  • 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...
  • NYT: Roberts's Files From 80's Recall Big Debates of Era

    08/16/2005 5:29:23 AM PDT · by OESY · 7 replies · 409+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 16, 2005 | LINDA GREENHOUSE
    Only an indistinct portrait of the young John G. Roberts Jr. emerged in thousands of pages released... from the Supreme Court nominee's years in the Reagan White House. But the documents do provide a vivid reminder of the debates that consumed official Washington in those days. Some of the issues remain pertinent, while others are long forgotten. Anyone expecting the nearly 5,400 pages of documents, dating from late 1982 to mid-1986, to contain the key to the kind of Supreme Court justice that Judge Roberts would be is likely to be disappointed. Whether abortion opponents should be permitted to bury...
  • 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, 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...
  • Archives Thief Gets Two Years (No, not Sandy Berger)

    05/27/2005 3:40:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies · 600+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2005 | Carol D. Leonnig
    A Virginia man was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison for stealing more than 100 Civil War-era documents from the National Archives, including some he tried to sell on eBay. Howard Harner, 68, took letters authored by Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and other historical figures. Federal prosecutors sought a lengthy sentence to help discourage trafficking in stolen American history. Harner, of Staunton, pleaded guilty in March to hiding the documents in his clothing and smuggling them out of a National Archives research room from 1996 to 2002. Prosecutors said he made $47,314 by selling the documents to a...
  • Dog At Large! (A ticket fix for Sandy Berger)

    04/09/2005 9:43:37 AM PDT · by Dr.Syn · 19 replies · 870+ views ^ | April 7, 2005 | Dan Sargis
      Dog At Large!April 7, 2005 The Devil once made an offer to former Clinton lackey, Sandy Berger.  The Devil visited Berger's office and made him an offer. "I can arrange some things for you,” the devil said. " I’ll get you a top level security clearance; I’ll give you your 15 minutes of pathetic fame; I’ll make you the best liar in the world and I’ll let you get away with being a despicable scumbag. All I require in return is that your wife's soul, your children's souls, their children's souls and your country’s soul rot in hell for eternity." Berger...
  • Crime and (Non)Punishment - (Doc Farmer on Sandy Berger's archives burglary.....)

    04/06/2005 8:10:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 409+ views
    I was a bit careless this past weekend. And, in the spirit of confession being good for the soul, I’d like to tell you about it. Normally on the weekend, I like to sleep. A lot! One of my colleagues, a former paramedic, has informed me without any doubt or hesitation that there is no way to “make up” for lost sleep. Well, call the Mayo Clinic (and hold the ham on rye) because I do it every single weekend. I’m talking serious snore time here. But not this past weekend. No, I decided to take a quick trip over...
  • Hundreds of Items Missing From National Archives

    12/04/2004 8:33:11 AM PST · by Phlap · 36 replies · 1,766+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/04/2004 | Jacqueline Trescott
    Hundreds of letters and photographs are missing from the National Archives and its regional offices, including one presidential library. Many are suspected stolen. The extent of the losses is detailed in a series of reports from the organization's investigative office, but the value of the items is difficult to determine because that is largely measured by historic importance and rarity.
  • NYT (Yesterday's News Four Days After Tomorrow): Political Self-Celebration in a Library Guise

    11/25/2004 9:29:22 AM PST · by OESY · 4 replies · 685+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2004 | EDWARD ROTHSTEIN
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo., Nov. 23 - That legendary sign "The Buck Stops Here" gets prominent display at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library, along with a cautionary disclaimer that it is "unclear how long it sat" on Truman's Oval Office desk. But the sign, and its appearance here, provide a bracing contrast to the sensations inspired by the new William J. Clinton Presidential Center, 400 miles away in Little Rock, Ark. Some similarities might be expected. Both William Jefferson Clinton and Harry S. Truman were Democratic presidents sometimes facing hostile Republican-dominated Congresses; both were born without inheritance or distinguished lineage; both...
  • 'Public Vaults' Exhibit Opens letters, films, recordings, photographs and maps

    11/12/2004 12:59:36 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 174+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2004 | Jacqueline Trescott
    The National Archives has always had a peculiar problem. Walking around its rotunda was an almost mystical experience for generations of visitors who peered at the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, trying to discern the signatures. Then the sightseer turned quickly to the souvenir counter and purchased a pocket-size Constitution and maybe a flag, and the moment was over. Nearly a million people a year had this experience, zigzagging from the awe-inspiring to the pedestrian. Now the visitor experience is dramatically changing at the Archives. Today the government's document warehouse opens a permanent exhibition on...
  • Kerry Unveils Comprehensive Plan to Fight the War on Terrorism(2/27/04)-Incriminating Evidence?

    07/20/2004 1:50:03 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 45 replies · 1,857+ views
    For Immediate Release Los Angeles, CA – In a speech today at the UCLA International Institute, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry offered his comprehensive approach to fighting the global war on terrorism. In the second of a series of speeches on national security, Kerry presented a plan to identify, disrupt, and eliminate terrorist networks using all the resources at our disposal. As CIA Director George Tenet starkly reminded us this week, we are threatened by a far-flung terrorist network that will continue to operate even if Bin Laden is caught. Last December, John Kerry addressed the Council on Foreign Relations...
  • Sandy Berger Hires Clinton Lawyer Lanny Breuer, Contacts Prosecutors..'willing to cooperate'

    07/20/2004 9:54:48 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 134 replies · 3,878+ views
    CNN Morning Grind Politcs Memo ^ | 7/20/04 | John Mercurio
    Sandy Berger has met much of the day with attorneys.Among those he has hired is former Clinton administration lawyer Lanny Breuer.Sources say Breuer has been in contact with prosecutors.Sources also say Berger is stressing a willingness to cooperate, but investigators have not yet asked to speak with him.Mr. Berger serves as an informal advisor to Senator John Kerry on national security matters.
  • Sandy Berger - the biggest case in the US at the moment

    08/23/2004 4:34:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1,364+ views
    The Lawyer ^ | 8/23/04
    The American way On the other side of the Atlantic, where juries are revered, UK lawyers’ squeamishness about serving is given short shrift, as everyone over there is expected to do their bit. “Juries are one of the hallmarks of a well-functioning democracy,” says Covington & Burling white collar crime partner Lanny Breuer, who is the lawyer who represented Bill Clinton in his impeachment proceedings. “A citizen can’t be imprisoned or have his or her liberty taken away simply by the act of an official such as a judge, and that’s why we put juries on such a pedestal.” In...
  • BVDGate: All the Ex-President’s Men

    08/15/2004 7:44:10 AM PDT · by mrustow · 13 replies · 1,267+ views
    The Rant ^ | 13 August 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Sandy Who? Two weeks ago, Republicans were filled with glee, as Democrats fell all over themselves, trying to diminish the fact that Bill Clinton’s former national security adviser, Samuel Berger, better known as Sandy, was caught stuffing classified documents and national secrets down his drawers, in his jacket, in his socks, and in a leather portfolio, in order to steal them from the National Archives, and to later destroy some of them. (Berger returned some documents, but only after he was caught, and had “accidentally” destroyed the most important ones.) Note that Berger reportedly burgled the Archives on as many...
  • First Clinton library employees move in to building

    07/29/2004 8:58:43 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 255+ views
    Associated Press | July 28, 2004 | CRISTINA RODRIGUEZ
    LITTLE ROCK — Construction crews still worked Thursday around the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Center as the center's first two employees moved into their new offices. Staff members have been working out of trailers adjacent to the grounds. At the end of August, more employees will move into Sturgis Hall, a renovated train station that's part of the complex, said Skip Rutherford, president of the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation. That will leave the trailer space for a growing number of employees working on the center's grand opening Nov. 18. Situated in a park-like setting on the Arkansas...
  • BVDgate: All the Ex-President's Men

    07/27/2004 5:58:13 AM PDT · by mrustow · 11 replies · 920+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | 27 July 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Republicans are filled with glee, as Democrats fall all over themselves, trying to diminish the fact that Bill Clinton's former national security adviser, Sandy Berger, was caught stuffing classified documents and national secrets down his drawers, in his jacket, in his socks, and in a leather portfolio, in order to steal them from the National Archives, and to later destroy some of them. (Berger returned some documents, but only after he was caught, but had "accidentally" destroyed the most important ones.) Note that Berger reportedly burgled the Archives on five separate occasions. Watergate, meet BVDgate. For the past thirty years,...