It’s now been three days since we learned that ex-Red China lobbyist, ex-Clinton National Security Advisor, and (as of Wednesday) ex-Kerry senior advisor Sandy Berger is under investigation for stealing highly classified documents from the National Archives.
So, what’s the most important question we need answered about this affair? According to the media, it’s, “When did the White House find out about the investigation?”
Former Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart, who is serving as a spokesman for Berger during the controversy, said the expanding circle of officials who the White House acknowledges knew of the criminal investigation heightens his suspicion about the timing of the disclosure that Berger is under investigation.
“This is the third day in a row that the story has changed,” Lockhart said. “Did the political operation know? Did [adviser] Karl Rove know? I think it’s time for them to come clean, say what they knew, when they knew it, and what role if anything they had in leaking it.”
No, Joe, you sniveling toad whose pathetic job it is to lie for other liars. It’s time for your client to come clean and admit:
(a) Exactly which copies of the after-action draft he stole, and whose marked-up review copies they belonged to at the time they were reviewed,
(b) Who, if anyone, asked or told Berger what needed to be removed from the Archives before it could be reviewed by the 9/11 Commission, and
(c) What, in unclassified terms, was Berger trying to hide when he stole (apparently) one-of-a-kind hand-marked copies of a code-word classified report?
Those are the important points, Lockhart. Not when the White House learned of Berger’s pants-stuffing, not who might have let that word out to the press (although I suspect it was your fellow liar-for-liars, Lanny Davis), and not the fallout from Berger’s illegal actions on your corrupt political party.
In other words, according to the commission report, Mr. Berger was presented with plans to take action against the threat of Al Qaeda four separate times