- Feb 12, 2005
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
I don’t know who he thought he was kidding when he said it was an honest mistake. He gets away with a slap on the hand, and Martha Stewart goes to jail. I would say there is a slight injustice going on here.
SourceApr 1, 4:21 PM (ET)
By MARK SHERMAN
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former national security adviser Sandy Berger, who once had unfettered access to the government's most sensitive secrets, pleaded guilty Friday to sneaking classified documents out of the National Archives, then using scissors to cut up some of them.
Rather than the "honest mistake" he described last summer, Berger acknowledged to U.S. Magistrate Deborah Robinson that he intentionally took and deliberately destroyed three copies of the same document dealing with terror threats during the 2000 millennium celebration. He then lied about it to Archives staff when they told him documents were missing.