Remember Sandy (socks) Berger getting caught on tape taking top secret documents from the National Archives? There won't be much play on this in the news. He is apparently disputing Bill Clinton's explanation, 'ha, that's Sandy, always clumsy with papers, did you ever see his desk? ha ha' Not an exact quote, but what it says is true.
In fact, he is charged with and admits to intentionally removing and destroying copies of a classified document about the Clinton administration's record on terrorism, in preparation for Clinton's testimony before the 9/11 Commission.
Under a plea agreement, instead of jail, Berger would pay a $10,000 fine, surrender his security clearance for three years and cooperate with investigators. Sentencing is set for July 8.
'Guilty, your honor.'
Admits Shredding Secret Docs
Berger to Plead Guilty to Taking Materials. Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger to Plead Guilty to Taking Classified Material [ABC News: Politics]
He's no Martha Stewart. Do you think the media would be this mute on the subject if he were a republican?Update: July 15, 2005