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GOP urges Berger lie test

Old Jan 24th 2007, 5:13 am
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Earl Evleth
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Eighteen House Republicans have urged the Justice Department to proceed
with a polygraph test for Samuel R. Berger, the former national
security adviser who agreed to take the test as part of a plea of
guilty of stealing documents from the National Archives.
"This may be the only way for anyone to know whether Mr. Berger
denied the 9/11 commission and the public the complete account of the
Clinton administration's actions or inactions during the lead-up to the
terrorist attacks on the United States," the congressmen said in their
letter to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales.
The congressmen -- led by Rep. Thomas M. Davis III of Virginia --
said a prompt lie-detector test is needed to determine the extent of
Mr. Berger's thievery, especially because the former Clinton
administration adviser reviewed original documents for which there were
no copies or inventory.
Other signers of the letter are Reps. Duncan Hunter, Darrell Issa
and Brian Bilbray of California, John L. Mica of Florida, F. James
Sensenbrenner Jr. of Wisconsin, Dan Burton and Mark Souder of Indiana,
Christopher Shays of Connecticut, John M. McHugh of New York, Chris
Cannon of Utah, John J. "Jimmy" Duncan Jr. of Tennessee, Michael R.
Turner of Ohio, Kenny Marchant of Texas, Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia,
Patrick T. McHenry and Virginia Foxx of North Carolina and Bill Sali of
Idaho.
Mr. Davis, former chairman and now ranking Republican on the House
Government Reform Committee, released a report by his staff on Jan. 9,
saying a Justice Department investigation of Mr. Berger's admitted
document theft was "remarkably incurious."
The report said the theft compromised national security "much more
than originally disclosed" and resulted in "incomplete and misleading"
information to the September 11 commission. It said Mr. Berger was
willing to go to "extraordinary lengths to compromise national
security, apparently for his own convenience."
In October, Mr. Davis led an effort to hold hearings to determine
whether any documents were "destroyed, removed or were missing" after
visits by Mr. Berger to the Archives. He said the full extent of Mr.
Berger's document removal "can never be known" and the Justice
Department could not assure the September 11 commission that it
received all the documents to which Mr. Berger had access.
Mr. Davis said that during sentencing, Mr. Berger agreed to a
polygraph examination as part of a plea deal, but Justice never
administered the test, according to two Justice officials closely
connected to the case -- John Dion, chief of the counterespionage
section, and Bruce Swartz, deputy assistant attorney general for the
Criminal Division.
He said Mr. Berger assured the commission that it received all the
documents it sought but that some of the papers Mr. Berger examined
were originals for which there were no copies or inventory. He said
there is no way to know whether Mr. Berger returned all of those
documents.
Lanny Breuer, Mr. Berger's attorney, has said the matter was
thoroughly investigated by the Justice Department for more than two
years and effectively closed for more than a year. He said the report's
conclusions were based on "pure conjecture."
"Sandy Berger made a mistake. But he has admitted that mistake,
fully cooperated with the government's investigation, paid his debt to
society, and moved on. It's time for the new congressional minority to
do the same."
Justice Department spokes-man Bryan Sierra has said the department
"has no evidence that Sandy Berger's actions deprived the 9/11
commission of documents, and we stand by our investigation of this
matter."
Mr. Berger pleaded guilty in April 2005 to a misdemeanor charge of
unauthorized removal and retention of classified material, including
documents outlining the government's knowledge of terrorist threats to
the United States. Fined $50,000 and barred from access to classified
material for three years, he faced a year in prison and a $100,000
fine, but his plea deal reduced the fine and kept him out of prison.
 
Old Jan 24th 2007, 8:13 am
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