January 12, 2005

ARE THOSE NATIONAL SECRETS IN YOUR SOCKS OR ARE YOU JUST HAPPY TO SEE ME?:

'SOCKS DOCS' JURY GRILLS CLINTON CRONY (IAN BISHOP and DEBORAH ORIN, January 12, 2005, NY Post)

Former Clinton White House Mr. Fix-It Bruce Lindsey emerged tight-lipped yesterday after testifying before a federal grand jury probing whether top-secret documents were illegally removed from the National Archives.

The grand jury probe, reported exclusively in The Post Tuesday, is digging into why another former Bill Clinton aide, Sandy Berger, sneaked the national security documents out of the Archives — possibly in his socks.

Lindsey denied any inside knowledge about Berger's sticky fingers.

"All I know is what he [Berger] said. He made a public statement," said Lindsey, Clinton's deputy White House counsel, after testifying under oath yesterday.

Berger admits walking off with 40 to 50 top-secret documents from the archives, but claims it was an "honest mistake" while vetting documents for the 9/11 commission.

Berger has admitted destroying some documents — he says by mistake.


My, aren't we accident prone...

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 12, 2005 12:16 PM
Comments

Was Berger's backside swiped for dingle-berries?

Posted by: ratbert at January 12, 2005 12:19 PM

Do you think that 'I'm sorry it was an accident I destroyed all those documents.' would work with the IRS in an audit?

Posted by: Bart at January 12, 2005 1:27 PM

Or when busted for shoplifting: "I'm sorry, that jewelry accidentally slipped into my socks. It was an honest mistake."

Berger's "honest mistake" alibi doesn't pass the laugh test.

Posted by: Roy Jacobsen at January 12, 2005 3:11 PM
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