July 22, 2004

Clinton Legacy


FoxNews reports: Berger: 'I Deeply Regret' an 'Honest Mistake'.

Berger and his lawyer, Lanny Breuer, said the former Clinton adviser knowingly removed the handwritten notes by placing them in his jacket and pants and inadvertently took copies of actual classified documents in a leather portfolio. He returned most of the documents, but some still are missing. [...]

The documents involved have been a key point of contention between the Clinton and Bush administrations on the question of who responded more forcefully to the threat of Al Qaeda terrorism. Written by former National Security Council aide Richard Clarke, they discuss the 1999 plot to attack U.S. millennium celebrations and offer more than two dozen recommendations for improving the response to Usama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network.

Also from FoxNews: Berger Steps Down From Kerry Campaign.

"I don't know what happened to these documents after they were put in Mr. Berger's pants, but it's been reported in the press that these documents related to homeland security and our airports and seaports and it's very interesting to note that those are two areas where Sen. Kerry has been critical of the Homeland Security Department," [Sen. Saxby] Chambliss [R-Ga.] said.

InstaPundit has numerous links and interesting comments on Sandy Berger's "honest mistake": here, here, here and here.

CNN reports: House panel opens own Berger probe.

Posted by Forkum at July 22, 2004 12:12 AM