WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.Yeah, we know what he did, thanks for waiting two years before finally getting around to telling us how he did it Mr. Archives Flaming Jerk Traitor Enabler Inspector Corporal. Some criminal sentence...
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.Aside from the fine, this sentence is what you'd get for stealing lip gloss and a box of Chiclets at Walgreen's. I'd bar him from accessing oxygen for three years.
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.This sounds like hindering prosecution to me. Why weren't these incompetent clowns thrown in jail? Why weren't they indicted? Scooter Libby did less then these fools and yet the Attorney General has still got him up a tree.
Another question ... why did it take these highly trained guardians of our national secrets so long to catch on? Don't they count these documents to make sure that the same number are returned as taken out? It would not surprise me one bit if these idiots were still on the government payroll watching former government officials waltz in and out of the Archives with Lord knows what stuck in their socks.
"Mr. Berger said he placed the documents under a trailer in an accessible construction area outside Archives 1 (the main Archives building)." Berger acknowledged that he later retrieved the documents from the construction area and returned with them to his office.Words fail me. He did not forget to return them. This is an overt confession of intent, he removed the documents form the Archives, purposefully concealed them and retrieved them later for his own purposes. Then he destroyed them.
I am sitting here talking to myself and wondering just what in Hades are these fools in DC doing? They'd rather arrest common grunt soldiers for playing Fruit O'the Loom lampshades than prosecute former National Security Advisors who steal classified documents. Particularly when those documents might show that an ex-President has been less then helpful in fighting international terrorism.