Republican U.S. Congressmen call for Congressional investigation of Sandy "Stickyfingers" Berger...
By stealing and destroying those highly classified documents to keep them out of the 9/11 Commission Report, Berger aided Bill Clinton in his coverup and denial of responsibility. For his violations of federal law, Berger was given a slap-on-the-wrist fine of $50K---and no jail time. He got no punishment for lying about his crimes. He got a sweet plea deal.
Scooter Libby must be amazed that Berger got off essentially scott free after actually admitting he lied, while Libby is being crucified for supposedly lying about something for which there was no underlying crime---and the Democrat political prosecuter has known all along that there was no underlying crime. Plus, he knew who actually had "outed" Valerie Plame Wilson and it was Richard Armitage, not Scooter Libby. Shades of malicious and false prosecution..., nodou'taboutit...!
Folks, if you or I did what "Stickyfingers" Berger did, we'd be cooling our heels in federal stoney-lonesome. And we still don't know who it was that Berger telephoned from the National Archives while he was in the process of squirreling away stolen documents in his pants
Read about it below and here.
"GOP Leaders Seek Probe of Berger Papers"
"A group of House Republicans called Wednesday for a congressional investigation into the improper handling of classified documents by President Clinton's national security adviser, Sandy Berger.
Berger admitted last year that he deliberately took classified documents out of the National Archives in 2003 and destroyed some of them at his office. He pleaded guilty in federal court to one charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material and was fined $50,000." (Not theft and destruction... and just blow off the lying...)
"Ten lawmakers led by House Armed Services Chairman Duncan Hunter, R- Calif., and Judiciary Chairman James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., released a letter calling for the House Government Reform Committee to investigate... to determine whether any documents were missing from Clinton administration terrorism records, to review security measures for classified documents and to seek testimony from Berger...
"It's important that the House conduct its own review to ensure there is a clear understanding of the facts, and sensitive and highly classified security information is not potentially compromised in the future..."
At issue is a strange sequence of events in which Berger admitted to sneaking classified documents out of the National Archives in his suit, later destroying some of them and then lying about it. The Bush administration disclosed the investigation in July 2004, just days before the Sept. 11 commission issued its final report...."