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2007-03-31 Home Front: Politix
'Socks, Scissors, Paper: The Sandy Berger Caper'
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Posted by ryuge 2007-03-31 07:54|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6479 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 FOX News also reveals the stunning failure of the Archives — and particularly Presidential Materials Staff Director Nancy Smith — to secure the nation's most sensitive documents

Has she been fired? If this was against a Republican administration, she would have been tarred and feathered by now. I really don't understand how it could happen that Berger could have gotten out of the archives with those documents. Do they not count or photocopy them before they provide them on such a highly sensitive matter??

I have to believe that this woman is complicit in Berger's efforts to sanitize the Clinton record. Regardless of whether that is true or not, her neglect of her duites is so horrific that she should be in jail.
Posted by Angaiger Tojo1904 2007-03-31 13:29||   2007-03-31 13:29|| Front Page Top

#2 I've never worked with high-level stuff (thankfully), but the general principle everywhere seems to be "we trust you not to be a criminal, but we don't trust you not to make mistakes."
Posted by Jackal">Jackal  2007-03-31 18:51|| http://home.earthlink.net/~sleepyjackal/index.html]">[http://home.earthlink.net/~sleepyjackal/index.html]  2007-03-31 18:51|| Front Page Top

#3 I think all will become clear if we were to learn that Nancy Smith is a registered Democrat.

Her letting Berger get away with it, use her office, etc, is too stupid to not be deliberate. I think she had to eventually go along with other employees who saw what was up when they finally turned him in.
Posted by Laurence of the Rats">Laurence of the Rats  2007-03-31 21:32||   2007-03-31 21:32|| Front Page Top

#4 well, according to Opensecrets.org, a Nancy Smith, residing in VA, gave $ to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte...I'm sure that's a coincidence
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2007-03-31 21:43||   2007-03-31 21:43|| Front Page Top

#5 In an April 1, 2005, press conference and private statements to the commission, the Justice Department stated instead that Berger had access only to copied documents, not originals. They also said the sole documents Berger admitted taking -- five copies of a 2001 terrorism study -- were later provided to the commission.

Those assertions conflicted with a September 2004 statement to Brachfeld by Nancy Kegan Smith, who directs the Archives' presidential documents staff and let Berger view the documents in her office in VIOLATION OF SECRECY RULES. Smith said "she would never know what if any original documents were missing," Brachfeld reported in an internal memo.

Brachfeld has similarly expressed frustration that Smith and others who suspected Berger of wrongdoing chose not to inform him of their suspicions until more than a week after Berger's last visit to the Archives. "If I had been notified, I would have put cameras in the room. I would have caught him leaving with documents on him. . . . We could have had FBI agents around the facility. . . . He would have been arrested," Brachfeld said.


I ask again - is she still employed by the National Archives? She should be in jail.
Posted by Angaiger Tojo1904 2007-03-31 23:03||   2007-03-31 23:03|| Front Page Top

#6 link for above
Posted by Angaiger Tojo1904 2007-03-31 23:04||   2007-03-31 23:04|| Front Page Top

#7 So.. does Nancy Smith still have her job? Why isn't she and her staff serving five-to-ten in the federal pen for criminal incompetentce?

And Burger should get life (at least). How are people to take laws seriously if the punishment says 'hey... steal top secret information? no problem!'.
Posted by CrazyFool 2007-03-31 23:25||   2007-03-31 23:25|| Front Page Top

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