Washington, DC-October 11, 2007– Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) sent a letter to the Justice Department today asking for former Clinton Administration National Security Advisor Sandy Berger to surrender to the department immediately and that a polygraph test be administered forthwith. In 2005, Mr. Berger pled guilty to the mishandling and destruction of classified national security documents after admitting he entered the National Archives and unlawfully removed them. The documents have never been recovered. As part of the plea deal, Mr. Berger agreed to take a polygraph test to be administered by the Department of Justice, however, two years have passed and he has yet to fulfill his legal obligation.
“Mr. Berger removed the documents by stuffing them down his pants and in his suit jacket, presumably with the intention of getting rid of any damning evidence showing his involvement in the failure of our intelligence and law enforcement communities to prevent Sept. 11th attacks prior to his testimony before the 9-11 Commission,” writes Rohrabacher. “The Congress and the American people deserve to know the facts of this crime and what Mr. Berger was covering up.”
Twenty-two Members of Congress have joined Rep. Rohrabacher in his request.