Baseball Crank
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May 17, 2007
WAR/LAW: Sandy Berger Won't Say

Allahpundit notes that Sandy Berger has surrendered his law license rather than face cross-examination about his destruction of original classified documents to obstruct the investigation of the 9/11 Commission. Allahpundit thinks that Berger would have been able to assert the Fifth Amendment to avoid answering those questions, but I'm not so sure; after all, he has already been sentenced for the conduct in question, and in light of the Double Jeopardy Clause the right against self-incrimination no longer attaches after sentencing.

Unless, of course, there are other crimes he could still be charged with besides the ones he was convicted and sentenced for.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:12 PM | Law 2006-08 • | Politics 2007 • | War 2007-14 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Yeah, it was the last part I was thinking of. Although if the DOJ's gone to such lengths not to investigate him, what are the odds they'd investigate him for any new stuff that came to light?

Posted by: Allah at May 17, 2007 6:16 PM

I'm just hoping that in 25 years the documents will be released, and we can see what was in them. I need to start making a list of these things.

And they weren't the original documents. They were copies, which is part of the reason he got off light.

Posted by: dave at May 18, 2007 12:11 AM

The ones he was caught and prosecuted for were copies. But he had earlier handled others they hadn't copied and were not able to recreate.

Posted by: Crank at May 18, 2007 12:18 AM
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