Gordon made note of this story a few days ago. But it's worth a second post. It's really a shame (and a sham) that this guy gets only a slap on the wrist for stealing (and destroying) classified US documents and then lying about it. Image the uproar if he were a Republican! The media and the Democrats would be calling for a Saddam-like, mother of all, political hanging.
"One incident is particularly suggestive. By his fourth and final visit to review documents and prepare for testimony before the 9/11 Commission, the Archives staff had grown suspicious of how Mr. Berger was handling the documents, so they numbered each one he was given in pencil on the back of the document. When one of them--No. 217--was apparently removed from the files by Mr. Berger, the staff reprinted a copy and replaced it for his review. According to the report, Mr. Berger then proceeded to slip the second copy "under his portfolio also." In other words, he stole the same document twice.
Thanks to Justice's and the Archives' leniency, or laxity, or both, Mr. Berger's plea deal expires in 2008--just in time, perhaps, for the next Clinton Administration. "
OpinionJournal.com: The Berger Files