Skip to comments.Clinton Library Won't Release Berger Documents
Posted on 05/05/2008 4:06:54 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Clinton Library Won't Release Berger Documents By Fred Lucas CNSNews.com Staff Writer May 05, 2008
(CNSNews.com) - The William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library will not make available to the public the documents that former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger illegally took from the National Archives in 2003.
A letter from the library said the total 502 pages from the Millennium Alert After Action Review (MAAR) are "restricted in their entirety," under federal law and that the documents are "classified in the interest of national defense or foreign policy."
Further, the library stated the documents contain "confidential communications requesting or submitting advice between the president and his advisors, or between such advisors."
The library's letter was in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from Cybercast News Service . The library has responded to several other requests, but in those cases it was to inform CNSNews.com that library staff was processing the request.
Berger, who was national security advisor for President Clinton from 1997 to 2001, took five different copies of pages from the classified MAAR out of the archives by stuffing them in his suit and exiting the archives building. Berger did that at a time (September-October 2003) when the 9/11 Commission was beginning to investigate both the Clinton and Bush administrations' handling of the terror threat in the led up to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The Millennium Alert After Action Review was reportedly a 1999 assessment of how the nation was handling terrorist threats. The assessment was distributed to only 15 people in the Clinton administration and contained 29 recommendations, according to published reports.
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Is a presidentisl library even allowed to hold classified docs? If so, I’m very surprised. Seems like a security risk.
Is the FBI noticing this?
So where is the FBI raid?
We KNOW that Sandy Burgler took these docs, and now we have the admission of where they are.
Translation: "Dear Penthouse Forum..." ;)
Just curious but why has Obamma Lamma Ding Dong not spoken out about Berger and the selling of the Lincoln bedroom, the billing records, and all the other baggage Mr. & Mrs. Bill Clinton bring to the game?
That kind of slime would surely put the bitch on the defensive.
Exactly my question.
Of course, do we really want to touch something that has been in Sandy Burglar’s underpants ?
A library that refuses to let patrons read their documents. Another first for the Clintons.
This doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. If Berger stole these documents to hide something, why would they end up in the library? (Hiding in plain sight....?)
Holding Imperial Clinton-"court" in the Ronald Reagan Building on April 25, 1999.
Clinton: "We were all making comments
we shouldn't have about how the meeting was getting very boring.
So finally we decided we had to make like the monkey. Cohen
started this 'hear no evil,' and then I was next so I spoke no evil,
then Madeleine saw no evil, so Sandy Berger said, 'I'm evil.'"
We could call in Monica Lewinsky in a Hazmat suit- she's not afraid of old crusty politicians' nether regions!
“Berger, who was national security advisor for President Clinton from 1997 to 2001, took five different copies of pages from the classified MAAR out of the archives by stuffing them in his suit and exiting the archives building.”
And thru them in a dumpster...don’t forget that part!
Of course it was OK for Sandy Berger to steal them in his capacity as a private citizen. The next step is to take NARA to court to force them to release those documents.
Now we know they were given to Bubba...Which explains why they let Burglar contact Bubba's lawyer first....rather than having him IMMEDIATELY arrested.
Yes, the Presidential Libraries all have “vaults” in which to store classified documents. Most NARA facilities do, since there are so many classified documents generated by our lovely government, who’s creed is “if its embarrassing or could be used as evidence, then classify it!”
Does this document contain “16 words”?
So basically are they not advocating spousal privilege without saying so.... Was Hillary ever cleared for security clearance? I sure do not remember any claims that she got clearance, so are they protecting a criminal enterprise? And since they sent Sandy the Burglar to get the goods, and he now has a slight blemish on his permanent record, he is OWED...
Do we have any inkling of what is in them that Sandy risked so much to get them?
I thought he hid them under a construction trailer, only to realize they were missing when he went back to retrieve them a few days later.
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