Didn’t we already know that Berger was advising Clinton? Like, around a month ago?
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.
And Sandy Berger, confessed destroyer of one-of-a-kind notes that bear directly on our national security.