A House committee released a report today concluding former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger went to extraordinary lengths to compromise national security and that the Department of Justice could not assure the 9/11 commission that it received the documents it requested.
Rep. Tom Davis of Virginia, ranking Republican member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said his staff’s investigation reveals Berger “compromised national security much more than originally disclosed.”
“It is now also clear that Mr. Berger was willing to go to extraordinary lengths to compromise national security, apparently for his own convenience,” Davis said.
The report from Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (Republicans) by Ranking Member Thomas M. Davis is here.
As WND reported, a newly released investigation report by the National Archives and Records Administration showed President Bill Clinton signed a letter authorizing Berger’s access to the classified documents.
Last year, Berger plea bargained a criminal sentence on the charge of unlawfully removing and retaining classified documents. A judge gave him no prison time, a $50,000 fine, 100 hours of community service and a ban from access to classified material for three years.
Davis said the 9/11 commission “relied on incomplete and misleading information regarding its access to documents” Berger reviewed.
The commission was never told Berger had access to original documents that he could have taken without detection, Davis stated.
“Mr. Berger’s review of documents did not conform to the usual requirements for reviewing classified documents in a secure facility and under strict supervision,” he said. “The archives staff’s failure to contact law enforcement immediately and their contacts with Mr. Berger about the missing documents compromised the law enforcement effort.”
Davis said the “compromised law enforcement effort contributes to reduced confidence that the 9/11 commission received all the documents it requested.”
“The execution of a search warrant before Mr. Berger knew there was an investigation would have either located additional documents or enhanced confidence that he stole no others than those he admitted to taking,” he said.
As Flap said previously:
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
Flap wonders when Hillary announces Berger as part of her national security campaign staff? Berger should NEVER be confirmed or allowed acess to the government again – PERIOD.
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