Sandy Berger, advisor to the Democrat front-runner

posted at 10:47 am on October 8, 2007 by Bryan

Didn’t we already know that Berger was advising Clinton? Like, around a month ago?

Yes. Yes we did. But it’s good to be reminded.

WASHINGTON — Sandy Berger, the former national security adviser to President Bill Clinton who was convicted for stealing and destroying top secret documents, is now advising Sen. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, FOX News confirms.

The New York Democrat’s campaign said Monday that Berger is an informal, unpaid adviser to the campaign. He has been a longtime friend of both Clintons.

Aides to the campaign were unapologetic about Berger’s advisory role, noting he is not a central figure but has valuable and welcome input that he is providing voluntarily.

The DC Examiner “broke” the story today.

Sandy Berger, who stole highly classified terrorism documents from the National Archives, destroyed them and lied to investigators, is now an adviser to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. Berger, who was fired from John Kerry’s presidential campaign when the scandal broke in 2004, has assumed a similar role in Clinton’s campaign, even though his security clearance has been suspended until September 2008. This is raising eyebrows even among Clinton’s admirers.

“It shows poor judgment and a lack of regard for Berger’s serious misdeeds,” said law professor Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve University, who nonetheless called Clinton “by far the most impressive candidate in the Democratic field.”

The story goes on to detail the Bergler’s crimes.

What it doesn’t do is mention the other questionable figures who are or were close to the Clinton campaign, which is looking less like a campaign and more like a criminal conspiracy every day.

There’s Norman Hsu, swindler and bundler.

There’s Media Matters, which Clinton claims to have helped found and support, that just happens to target Clinton’s most conspicuous enemies.

And Sandy Berger, confessed destroyer of one-of-a-kind notes that bear directly on our national security.


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This reminds me of the movie Blues Borthers, with Bill and Hill as Jake and Elwood trying to put the band back together.

swami on October 8, 2007 at 10:51 AM

looking less like a campaign and more like a criminalconspiracyorganization every day.

FireFly on October 8, 2007 at 10:53 AM

If there was any justice in the world, Sandy Berger would be in jail instead of advising Hillary. Anybody else that stole classified documents as he did would be in jail and rightfully so.

Maxx on October 8, 2007 at 10:54 AM

This reminds me of the movie Blues Borthers, with Bill and Hill as Jake and Elwood trying to put the band back together.

swami on October 8, 2007 at 10:51 AM

How evil of you to make that comparison, the Blues Brothers were good guys on a mission from god, Bill and Hill are the anti-Christ and the false prophet………

doriangrey on October 8, 2007 at 10:56 AM

Couldn’t the Clitons be indicted under RICO??? (Sarasm off)

HarryStar on October 8, 2007 at 10:57 AM

Albright, Berger, Waxman, Pelosi, Richardson, Obama, Bill….these are the people who will guide Hillary administration.

At least the world will love us again.

Limerick on October 8, 2007 at 10:58 AM

Go figure…wonder if he still wears socks…???…this is a spoof …right…???

areseaoh on October 8, 2007 at 10:58 AM

Isn’t it funny? When you live your life surrounded by ‘pigs,’ it’s sooo hard to get rid of the smell.

mustang1 on October 8, 2007 at 11:00 AM

More fodder for the general election.

csdeven on October 8, 2007 at 11:00 AM

Bill and Hill are the anti-Christ and the false prophet

Yes, but which is which?

Bigfoot on October 8, 2007 at 11:01 AM

I detest, this in-your-face, what are you going to do about it? attitude of the left. In your face when you are right is one thing. In your face when you know you’re in the wrong is another.

captivated_dem on October 8, 2007 at 11:01 AM

I like this photo better.

Connie on October 8, 2007 at 11:02 AM

National Secruity and history….We have copies of the items he stole, we don’t have copies of the items that were marked up by the sitting POTUS.

Pam on October 8, 2007 at 11:05 AM

More fodder for the general election.

csdeven on October 8, 2007 at 11:00 AM

True, but if only Fox, talk radio and bloggers will carry it, it doesn’t help much because they’re preaching to the choir. Which Repub. candidate will use stuff like this, and Hsu and so forth to force it to be carried on the MSM?

JiangxiDad on October 8, 2007 at 11:07 AM

I must faith in the American People that these people will not get elected again.

Though I have firm belief that if we push Israel to compromise with her enemies, then God is going to have something nasty in store for us.

VinceP1974 on October 8, 2007 at 11:08 AM

The Right needs to jump all over this. Berger stole these documents because they’d make Bill Klinton look bad in the 9/11 report, now we’re suppossed to vote for his wife ?

Tony737 on October 8, 2007 at 11:08 AM

Another charter member of the Clinton Crime Syndicate. And who said crime doesn’t pay?

mountainmanbob on October 8, 2007 at 11:09 AM

The chubby intern must be licking her lips at the prospect of being back in the news.

JammieWearingFool on October 8, 2007 at 11:09 AM

The longing for communist rule under Chairman Hillary is strong in the MSM and the moonbats.
They will ALL play the moral equivalence gme with these criminals, BSD also ruins their ability to be aware of the dark side.

bbz123 on October 8, 2007 at 11:13 AM

Yet Bush is accused of cronyism by the left.
The clintons are the masters of cronyism.

redshirt on October 8, 2007 at 11:15 AM

This suprises anyone? Maybe someday the public will realize how bogus and criminal this bunch is. After they are back in, Heaven forbid, they can easily cover up and destroy anything unlawfaul they’ve done to get in, as is Berger’s practice. But obviously 50% of the populace doesn’t care, as the last two general elections show. They actually want these corrupt creeps in office. Hopefully they won’t get what they want this time – again!

countywolf on October 8, 2007 at 11:17 AM

which is looking less like a campaign and more like a criminal conspiracy every day.

I’m sure it’s just a strange coincidence.

Bob's Kid on October 8, 2007 at 11:19 AM

Okay, a series of strange coincidences.

Bob's Kid on October 8, 2007 at 11:19 AM

All right, all right…a decades-long pattern of underhanded dealings, deception, blackmail, extortion, and assorted other greater and lesser crimes.

Happy now?

Sheesh.

Bob's Kid on October 8, 2007 at 11:21 AM

this ought to make OBL happy. now if she adds Richard Clark to her team he may be looking forward to emerging from out of his cave someday.

mfnorman on October 8, 2007 at 11:22 AM

My how times change. Compare and contrast outcomes of Watergate versus Bergergate.

Does the left have us wrapped around their little finger, or what?

petefrt on October 8, 2007 at 11:22 AM

The New York Democrat’s campaign said Monday that Berger is an informal, unpaid adviser to the campaign.

Except for the checks Hsu is sending Berger from his jail cell.

fogw on October 8, 2007 at 11:27 AM

Oops advising Oops.

This is going to be fun.

Texyank on October 8, 2007 at 11:27 AM

So Libby becomes the Left’s poster child for the Administration, with demands for throwing the books at him for committing purgery, yet this yahoo, who not only committed purgery but also stole and destroyed highly classified documents (guess you could also add obstruction of justice since the documents were key to the investigations into 9/11), gets away with a slap on the wrist and they make him advisor-in-chief to another Clinton.

I swear, sometimes I think I’m watching a bad Saturday morning cartoon.

Tyrs Fury on October 8, 2007 at 11:28 AM

Fox News got it right this morning: imagine the outcry from the left had one of the leading Republican candidates hired Scooter Libby as an advisor.

Burglar is being rewarded for his criminal service to the Clintons, that’s for sure. The slack-jawed morons on DU like to fantasize about the supposed Bush Crime Family, but it’s the Clinton Crime Family that actually exists.

JinxMcHue on October 8, 2007 at 11:36 AM

I swear, sometimes I think I’m watching a bad Saturday morning cartoon.

Tyrs Fury on October 8, 2007 at 11:28 AM

More like a slow motion train wreck live on the morning news if you ask me…

doriangrey on October 8, 2007 at 11:39 AM

Don’t these people in the MSM read blogs? If they did they would have known this when we were talking about it weeks ago. According to some blogs they get ripped off all the time. I wonder why the MSM didn’t steal this little nugget from a blog.

Terri on October 8, 2007 at 11:48 AM

Tell me again why ol’ dancing pants ain’t in jail.

locomotivebreath1901 on October 8, 2007 at 11:56 AM

This needs to be another Hsu moment for her. The GOP candidates need to call her on this pronto, if they haven’t already done so.

Dork B. on October 8, 2007 at 12:08 PM

You should always hire people with experience. Especially
if you need some questionable “paper work” handled efficiently. After all he knows how to keep secrets.

PaKeystoner on October 8, 2007 at 12:16 PM

This crooked, lying, lefty moron fits right in with Hillary.

rplat on October 8, 2007 at 12:27 PM

The more things change the more they stay the same. Just wait until she wins! Oh, my!

SouthernGent on October 8, 2007 at 12:28 PM

Google “Clinton white house convictions” for all the dirt….

JimK on October 8, 2007 at 12:29 PM

Can’t we get her with the RICO act?

right2bright on October 8, 2007 at 12:42 PM

Which reminds me, did Hillary ever return Hsu’s money?

right2bright on October 8, 2007 at 12:44 PM

Come on now! Sandy’s an amateur prestidigitator! He reaches into his pants and brings out…the Rose Law firm documents?

He tries again: He reaches in and brings out…Ron Brown’s suicide note? But he died in a plane crash!

One more time: He digs down deep, to the bottom of his sock, and shows us…
John Kerry’s victory speech from 2004?
Give up, Sandy.
Better yet:
Mrs. Clinton, give up on Sandy.

Doug on October 8, 2007 at 12:45 PM

Tell me again why ol’ dancing pants ain’t in jail.

locomotivebreath1901 on October 8, 2007 at 11:56 AM

Because your current president’s admin. didn’t put him there.

Entelechy on October 8, 2007 at 1:19 PM

Entelechy on October 8, 2007 at 1:19 PM

Compassionate conservatism in action inaction.

Wingo on October 8, 2007 at 1:48 PM

Clinton Crooks Inc.

Kini on October 8, 2007 at 2:02 PM

We have copies of the items he stole – Pam

Where have you been? Most of the stuff Burgler took were originals with no copies. There are now ducouments missing that would have been pertinant to the 9-11 comission, thanks to Sandy Burgler.

If they are so against culture of corruptoin then why do they keep appointing people with criminal histories or have been caught in sting ops? Berger, William Jefferson,Hastings (an impeached judge), etc…

El Guapo on October 8, 2007 at 2:26 PM

Here you go PAM and anyone else who thinks Sandy Burgler didn’t do any harm by taking classified documents (which is a felony by itself)

http://republicans.oversight.house.gov/news/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=4

This website has a link that works and lets you download the report. (Link at the end of the post, before the comments)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1764945/posts

El Guapo on October 8, 2007 at 2:37 PM

Right-click here to download my musical tribute to Sandy Burglar, the international megahit and dance craze Doin’ the Burglar.

saint kansas on October 8, 2007 at 2:38 PM

National Secruity and history….We have copies of the items he stole, we don’t have copies of the items that were marked up by the sitting POTUS.

Pam on October 8, 2007 at 11:05 AM

Well, well, we have a little troll.

Pray tell, how do you know what was stolen? What was hidden is his socks, what was hidden under the trailer?

Wishful thinking by Pam, Sandy stole national secrets, he stole them, and we do not have a full inventory of what he stole. You want a thief and a traitor (these were national secrets) advising your candidate? My, what low standards you have.

This is an indication of what the Dems are…embracers of thieves and traitors.
Pam, they love you at the DNC, you are exactly who they want as a follower.
You will do anything to get the Dems elected…exactly the standards the Dems want. A mindless soul.

right2bright on October 8, 2007 at 2:40 PM

She has proven that she can’t be trusted…there can’t be a greater proof than this.

As important it says that she is still the most impressive candidate. Being a crook and hiring a crook to look at our nations most important secrets and you still are better than what is left. Wow.

tomas on October 8, 2007 at 2:55 PM

If Hillary is the nominee, and if the Republicans DO NOT run their ads based on the CORRUPTION of Sandy Berger, the felonious conduct of Bill, and the Rose Law Firm missing records as obstruction of justice, THEY DO NOT DESERVE TO WIN.

I heard Newt say Republicans shouldn’t go negative this time around. I respectively disagree. TELLING THE TRUTH about the Clinton Crime Family is necessary because the truth IS the truth!

georgej on October 8, 2007 at 2:57 PM

So much for the best and the brightest.

T J Green on October 8, 2007 at 3:36 PM

I like that…the clinton crime family…good point…I’ll pass that on for sure…

areseaoh on October 8, 2007 at 4:26 PM

Fox had Bill Sammon (of the Examiner) on this morning to “break” this… I kept scratching my head like, “didn’t we know this about a month ago”… Thanks for the confirmation Bryan, I thought I was losin’ it.

Sammon did address the question of “why” though, which I agree with, and found very interesting. Why would Hillary hire someone that could make her campaign look bad? Because the Clintons owe him, BIG TIME, for destroying whatever information he destroyed (the most likely theory at this point is that there were notes from Slick Willy himself in those “copies” he destroyed, that showed his NON-reaction to terrorism, and his UNwillingness to take it seriously).

Here’s where you’ll find an incredible example of media bias (if you still need one). This convicted criminal, who stole documents in such a desperate way that he stuffed them in his pants and socks, stored them under a construction trailer, looked in windows to make sure he wasn’t being watched, took the documents home and cut them up with scissors. Later, said it was an “honest mistake” (stuffing things in your socks, and cutting them up with scissors? Really?), then admitted to the deliberate criminal act.

Now, put an R next to his and Hillary’s name, and imagine how this hiring would go down in the media. No matter how long it would take, they’d be sure that he was fired. Whether the candidate reacted immediately or was dragged for a month, Berger would be fired eventually. I suspect outside of Fox and talk radio, most people will never hear about this, because there aren’t Rs next to their names… there are Ds. You needn’t look further than that Plame situation to see how they blow up a non-crime, and bury things like the Berger story, a HUGE deal.

RightWinged on October 8, 2007 at 6:14 PM

Connie on October 8, 2007 at 11:02 AM

Thanks for that – I had never seen that “photo” or those cartoons. I’d love to see that phony photo circulated a bit more!

Buy Danish on October 8, 2007 at 7:23 PM

The circle is now complete. Bring in the ChiComs

Captain America on October 8, 2007 at 8:12 PM

Looks like the Clinton Crime Family is back in business.

SoulGlo on October 8, 2007 at 10:24 PM

The only thing missing is Padalla,Steppenopplis from ABC news,Carville,Paul Begella and the rest of the liberal Clinton apoligists,for Clinton administration part two.

canopfor on October 8, 2007 at 11:43 PM

His cheeks look like they’re full of documents.

Sloppy.

(Why Bush and the Republicans let this thieving weasel off so easy is baffling.)

profitsbeard on October 9, 2007 at 1:01 AM