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President Clinton's National Security Adviser Sandy Berger has finally admitted that he's a fucking thief and a liar. From last Friday's Washington Post:
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.As Bill Sammon was saying on the TV earlier tonight, Berger went into the Archives on a "seek-and-destroy mission." And he's getting away with it with little more than a rolled-up newspaper across the snout.
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.
The deal's terms make clear that Berger spoke falsely last summer in public claims that in 2003 he twice inadvertently walked off with copies of a classified document during visits to the National Archives, then later lost them.
He described the episode last summer as "an honest mistake." Yesterday, a Berger associate who declined to be identified by name but was speaking with Berger's permission said: "He recognizes what he did was wrong. . . . It was not inadvertent."
But be sure to read this take on things, as well as this one.
Don't forget that Berger, who is a thief and liar, was a chief foreign policy adviser to Hanoi John. Don't forget that he abused his clearance as a former NSA to go into the National Archives and steal and destroy documents that would make him and Bill Clinton look like the derelict fucks they are when it was their time to deal with the al-Qaedist threat. The documents Berger stole and destroyed are irretrievable. But just how bad must they have been to make this lying thief jeopardize his reputation and risk jail by destroying them? It doesn't take a lot of imagination to figure out these documents must have been very damning to him and his old boss.
Do NOT forget that.