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Offlinelonestar2004
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Sandy Berger's Sentencing Postponed
    #4403362 - 07/14/05 01:50 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Sandy Berger's Sentencing Postponed
News Max ^ | July 13, 2005



Sentencing for former Clinton National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, who pleaded guilty in April to stealing and destroying top secret terrorism documents from the National Archives, has been delayed, NewsMax.com has learned.

Asked why Berger wasn't sentenced as scheduled on Friday, July 8, a Justice Department spokesman told NewsMax on Tuesday that Berger's sentencing has been postponed till September.

The spokesman declined to offer an explanation for the delay.

Repeated calls asking about the postponement to Berger's lawyer, Washington, D.C., attorney Lanny Breuer, went unreturned.

Federal District Court's U.S. Magistrate Deborah Robinson, who is presiding over the Berger case, also did not return a call inquiring about its disposition.

After Justice Department prosecutor Noel Hillman allowed Berger to plead guilty to a misdemeanor, he requested what some consider an extraordinarily light sentence given the gravity of the crime - a $10,000 fine, a three-year suspension of Berger's security clearance and no jail time.

The recommendation for leniency was in stark contrast with the comments of Deputy Attorney General James Comey, who suggested after the document theft story broke that Berger could be headed to jail.

"We take issues of classified information very, very seriously," Comey told reporters, before adding, "All felonies in the federal system bring with them the promise of jail time, that's all I can say about that."

Prosecutor Hillman's recommendation would still have to be approved by Magistrate Robinson, a prospect that is expected but not assured.

Under Justice Department guidelines, Berger's misdemeanor plea could still yield a $100,000 fine and a year in prison.

Since the announcement of Berger's light sentence, several online petitions have sprung up, urging Magistrate Robinson to impose a stiffer penalty.

It's not clear whether the delay in Berger's sentencing has anything to do with a reluctance on Robinson's part to accept Hillman's recommendation
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/7/13/190705.shtml


Berger was known as someone who would constantly lose track of papers
Yeah ... often he would discover memos and other paperwork in his undies and socks when he got ready for bed....

this is a fucking joke.

it amazes me that rove is the focus of the MSM, while a man who stole and destroyed classified documents is a non-issue as far as they go.
what a joke the msm is.

The Democrats must be laughing their asses off at all the "little people".


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Re: Sandy Berger's Sentencing Postponed [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4404022 - 07/14/05 04:11 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Who says there is no media bias.

Former Clinton National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, who pleaded guilty in April to stealing and destroying top secret terrorism documents from the National Archives, has been given a delayed sentencing.

No one knows why it has been postponed, and various lawyers, judges, and others who should know the reason have not returned phone calls to investigating reporters. Of which there appear to be very few.



Meanwhile, the mainstream press is hysterical over Karl Rove.

In other words, it is less of a story when a Clinton administration high-ranking staffer stuffs his pants and socks with classified documents and when his sentencing is postponed for unexplained reasons than when a Bush staffer does nothing wrong but the press wishes he had.

And people say there is no media bias.


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Re: Sandy Berger's Sentencing Postponed [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4405603 - 07/14/05 10:33 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Berger and Rove should share a prison cell.


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Re: Sandy Berger's Sentencing Postponed [Re: Prosgeopax]
    #4405710 - 07/14/05 10:53 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Please, clearly elucidate for us all just what crime Karl Rove has been accused of, much less found guilty of. Well just for the hell of it, tell us in your own words what crime you think Berger is guilty of. I have my own ideas but I want to hear yours.


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Re: Sandy Berger's Sentencing Postponed [Re: zappaisgod]
    #4405836 - 07/14/05 11:29 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

zappaisgod said:
Please, clearly elucidate for us all just what crime Karl Rove has been accused of, much less found guilty of.



Pay attention to the news, will ya'? Rove has not yet been charged with any crime, duh!

Rove (along with another publicly unnamed source, as Novak claims Rove was not his source) fingered a CIA agent, not directly naming her but indicating it was Joseph Wilson's wife (our more astute readers will acknowledge that this is as good as naming the person). The legality of his statements has yet to be determined. So what we have are TWO different sources putting a man's WIFE in danger (his wife!!!), a man who said things that were at odds with this administration. Should you think that is a coincidence? Only if you're a moron.

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Well just for the hell of it, tell us in your own words what crime you think Berger is guilty of.



No. It is plainly stated in the post I responded to, I'm not going to spoon feed you... besides, I'm out of Gerber's neocon mush.


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Re: Sandy Berger's Sentencing Postponed [Re: Prosgeopax]
    #4406119 - 07/15/05 01:04 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I wonder how the pre-edit read...


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Re: Sandy Berger's Sentencing Postponed [Re: afoaf]
    #4407267 - 07/15/05 11:04 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I corrected 2 typos.


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Re: Sandy Berger's Sentencing Postponed [Re: Prosgeopax]
    #4408155 - 07/15/05 04:49 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

Prosgeopax said:
Berger and Rove should share a prison cell.




Then I take it you just think Rove should be in jail for...what? Your entertainment? Oh please, send me some more Gerber neocon mush.


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