Clinton: Laughing About It
Former president Bill Clinton defends his embattled national security advisor as a man who “always got things right,” even if his desk was a mess. “We were all laughing about it,” Clinton said about the investigation into Sandy Berger for taking classified terrorism documents from the National Archives. “People who don’t know him might find it hard to believe. But … all of us who’ve been in his office have always found him buried beneath papers.”
DRUDGE has learned: In an interview set for publication Wednesday in the DENVER POST, Clinton questions the timing of the Berger flap less than a week before the Democratic National Convention and two days before a presidential commission is slated to release its final report on the Bush administration’s handling of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Clinton tells the POST he has known about the federal probe of Berger’s actions for several months, calling the news a “non-story.” “I wish I knew who leaked it. It’s interesting timing,” he added.
“I feel terrible for Sandy. But I just believe his explanation because I know how much he cared about this … terrorism business,” Clinton said, describing his former security advisor as a “workaholic” who has “always been up to his ears in papers.”
Update (7/21): Drudge got this one right.
Denver Post – Clinton defends aide during Denver book stop
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