Democrat John Kerry's presidential campaign accused the Bush White House on Wednesday of disclosing the existence of a criminal investigation against former national security adviser Sandy Berger for political advantage.
No, if the GOP really wanted to maximize exposure they would have waited till Berger stumped for Kerry, until Berger and Kerry had a picture together, or till after the convention to hurt them a little. In my opinion Berger is not closely linked to Kerry to do Kerry to much harm. Though if the GOP waited a month or two, this could have been much bigger than it actually is.
Unless they have something much bigger, up their sleeves.
Or... The charges are going to come of nothing and the white house knew it. If that is the case they probably did leak it when the investigation was at it's height (before anything conclusive came out which could clear the guy), or when there was a lull in news coverage so that it would get maximum play time. I would bet on the latter, if the charges are going to come to nothing.
"Berger and his lawyer, Lanny Breuer, said the former Clinton adviser knowingly removed the handwritten notes by placing them in his jacket and pants and inadvertently took copies of actual classified documents in a leather portfolio. He returned most of the documents, but some still are missing.
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, told reporters the case was about theft and questioned a statement by Berger issued Monday attributing the removal of the documents and notes to sloppiness."
So this guy is either guilty of stealing national documents or he is a hapless, disorganized fellow.
Either way he was in Kerry's camp and should not have been in charge of anything important.