Sandy Berger

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Person.png Sandy Berger   Sourcewatch WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(deep state operative, Lobbyist, Lawyer)
Official Portrait of United States National Security Advisor Samuel Richard 'Sandy' Berger.jpg
BornSamuel Richard Berger
Millerton, New York, United States
Died2015-12-02 (Age 70)
Washington DC, U.S.
Alma materCornell University, Harvard University
Children3 children
SpouseSusan Berger
Member ofLolita Express/Passengers, Quill and Dagger
PartyDemocratic Party
A US National security advisor caught removing "terrorism"-related materials from the from the US national archives just prior to testifying before the 9/11 Commission.

Employment.png United States National Security Advisor

In office
March 14, 1997 - January 20, 2001

Samuel "Sandy" Richard Berger was a US deep state operative. A former National security advisor, he was caught removing materials relating to "terrorism" from the US national archives.


At Cornell University, Berger was a member of the Quill and Dagger society with Paul Wolfowitz and Stephen Hadley.

9/11 Commission

Full article: 9/11 Commission

On July 19, 2004, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that they were investigating Berger for unauthorized removal of classified documents in October 2003 from a National Archives reading room prior to testifying before the 9/11 Commission. The documents were five classified copies of a single report commissioned from Richard Clarke covering internal assessments of the Clinton Administration's handling of the unsuccessful 2000 millennium attack plots. An associate of Berger said Berger took one copy in September 2003 and four copies in October 2003.[1] When questioned about this, Berger lied to investigators about the removal of the documents.[2]

Stealing evidence

In April 2005, Berger pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material from the National Archives in Washington.[2] The The Justice Department's lead prosecutor[Who?] stated that Berger only took copies of classified information and no original material was destroyed.[3] Berger was fined $50,000,[4] sentenced to serve two years of probation and 100 hours of community service, and stripped of his security clearance for 3 years.[2][5]

Original Documents gone?

Later the House Government Reform Committee contradicted the Justice Department's assessment, by stating that an unsupervised Berger had been given access to classified files of original, uncopied, uninventoried documents relating to "terrorism". During the House Government Reform Committee hearings, long-time archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration, Nancy Kegan Smith admitted granting Berger access to original materials in her office.[6] It is unclear which and how many documents he stole.[citation needed]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/199712 June 199715 June 1997US
Lake Lanier
Georgia (State)
The 45th Bilderberg meeting
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