Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Sandy Burglar's Trailer Trash

When you think of the Clinton Administration and trailer trash, the possibilities are endless. When you realize a disgraced criminal is throwing classified documents under a construction trailer, you wonder why he is a free man.
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.

So why are we getting this information more than a year later?
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 - was removing classified documents from the Archives in the fall of 2003, they failed to notify any law enforcement agency.

Berger, who pleaded guilty to unlawfully removing and retaining classified documents, was fined $50,000, ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and was barred from access to classified material for three years.

So when his three years are up, he's free to be appointed in the Rodham Administration. Lovely.
Berger, with the authorization of former President Clinton, was reviewing National Security Council documents on Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, Sudan, and related presidential correspondence. The review was to facilitate Berger's impending testimony before the House and Senate intelligence committees.

How convenient.

Michelle Malkin has more, including past archives. Also see Power Line.

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