President Clinton’s national security adviser removed classified documents from the National Archives, hid them under a construction trailer and later tried to find the trash collector to retrieve them, the agency’s internal watchdog said Wednesday.
The report was issued more than a year after Sandy Berger pleaded guilty and received a criminal sentence for removing the documents.
Berger took the documents in the fall of 2003 while working to prepare himself and Clinton administration witnesses for testimony to the Sept. 11 commission. Berger was authorized as the Clinton administration’s representative to make sure the commission got the correct classified materials.
Berger’s lawyer, Lanny Breuer, said in a statement that the contents of all the documents exist today and were made available to the commission.
But Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., outgoing chairman of the House Government Reform Committee, said he’s not convinced that the Archives can account for all the documents taken by Berger. Davis said working papers of National Security Council staff members are not inventoried by the Archives.
“There is absolutely no way to determine if Berger swiped any of these original documents. Consequently, there is no way to ever know if the 9/11 Commission received all required materials,” Davis said.
This former National Security Advisor for President Clinton should be barred from ever dealing with classified documents again. Three years was NOT long enough of a ban.
Remember when Bill Clinton had a damn shit fit when the TV docu-drama, The Path to 9/11 aired?
And that he bitched all over the place that he tried – after Berger stole documents that would implicate Clinton and himself before the 9/11 Commission with regards to Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. America will NEVER know the role these characters played in pre-9/11 anti-terror activities, if ANY.
Sandy Berger = THIEF
Captain Ed asks whether this MORON will be showing again on Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff as a National Security advisor?
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