Eminent Domain Stuff
New London Update (2/24/06)
Coverage of the Rally at New London's City Hall (w/ pics)
Friday, April 01, 2005
Well, it looks like Sandy Berger did it after all:
[W]ASHINGTON, March 31 - Samuel R. Berger, a national security adviser to President Bill Clinton, has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge and give up his security clearance for three years for removing classified material from a government archive, the Justice Department and associates of Mr. Berger's said Thursday.Now let's see...do you think we'll see anyone in the media comparing the 'punishment' of Mr. Berger with that of, say, Martha Stewart? Humm...Martha lied about $$ to federal investigators and spent some time in jail. Sandy Berger removed classified documents from the National Archives and consequently will give up his security clearance (duh) and pay a $10,000 fine. Doesn't seem quite fair, now does it? Maybe he's just got better friends.
When the issue surfaced last year, Mr. Berger insisted that he had removed the classified material inadvertently. But in the plea agreement reached with prosecutors, he is expected to admit that he intentionally removed copies of five classified documents, destroyed three and misled staff members at the National Archives when confronted about it, according to an associate of Mr. Berger's who is involved in his defense but who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the plea has not been formalized in court.