Socks, Pants, and Construction Trailers

Wednesday, December 20, 2006
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.

Inspector General Paul Brachfeld reported that when Berger was confronted by Archives officials about the missing documents, he said it was possible he threw them in his office trash.


A new definition for Trailer Trash!

11 comments:

chuck said...

Under a trailer? Where are the guy's connections? They should have been hidden under freshly poured concrete.

The Clinton's sure surrounded themselves with some pretty unprincipled types. Makes me wonder...

Skookumchuk said...

There has to be more to it than that. Why would he remove them from the building only to hide them under a trailer? In a blind panic just to dispose of them? Or was this a drop-off and pick-up operation that somehow went awry?

David Thomson said...

The Sandy Berger incident woke me up to reality concerning the depraved nature of the MSM. I am sure of this: if Berger were a top advisor to the 2004 Bush campaign----the election would have been over. Kerry would have won in a landslide.

Barry Dauphin said...

Maybe this represents the best thinking the Clinton administration had to offer on national security.

Seneca the Younger said...

Having spent some years in a SCIF, I think what this means is that Berger knew he'd have to show the contents of his briefcase etc when he left --- but they'd let him outside for a smoke with nothing apparently in his hands. So he got them out in his socks and shorts, then picked them up later when he was leaving. Good tradecraft would have had him use the trailer as a drop and have someone else pick them up, but one gets the impression this wasn't a very well planned op.

Luther McLeod said...

No, I think it was a mixture of personal loyalty (to Clinton) mixed with self preservation. OTOH, sounds more like a twelve year old on a mission of shoplifting.

The chagrin is that these are the people running our country. Depressing.

Bob Hawkins said...

[George Carlin voice] Those papers must be reeeeeaaaallllyy baaaaaaad! [/George Carlin voice]

Barry Dauphin said...

The former National Security Advisor couldn't do any better than that?

Fresh Air said...

David's right. At the bottom of this sordid story is the insoluble truth that Democrats cannot be trusted with national security. And also the truth that no member of the Clinton White House had an ounce of personal honor or integrity.

Some day this story will be told. I remember reading that everything he was given was photocopied first. I don't know if that was true, but if it was there is an NSA officer with a whale of story to tell. Six-figure advance from Regnery for starters...

Buddy Larsen said...

This is a huge story that died on the MSM pressroom floor, while the Plame affair is the exact opposite, a no-story resulting in years of stop-the-press on every detail, leading to a bogus political trial.

How in the hell did we get into such a weird Stalinist-lite state of being?

terrye said...

Needless to say, {but I will say it anyway} if Sandy was a Repubican nancy Pelosi would be having a stroke. Culture of corruption my ass.