SANDY BERGER….I really don’t know what you can say about the Sandy Berger affair other than, What was he thinking? As part of his plea bargain, he’s now admitted that he deliberately took several classified documents from the National Archives in 2003 and then destroyed some of them:
The terms of Berger’s agreement required him to acknowledge to the Justice Department the circumstances of the episode. Rather than misplacing or unintentionally throwing away three of the five copies he took from the archives, as the former national security adviser earlier maintained, he shredded them with a pair of scissors late one evening at the downtown offices of his international consulting business.
….Archives officials have said previously that Berger had copies only, and that no original documents were lost. It remains unclear whether Berger knew that, or why he destroyed three versions of a document but left two other versions intact.
Bizarre and inexplicable.