FoxNews is reporting that Sandy Berger stuffed some of the classified material he took in October in his socks. If true, that pretty much indicates Berger intentionally wanted to remove that material without the knowledge of the archivist, which means that it was anything but unintentional. Even the argument that Berger didn’t know what he was doing falls flat – he’s a former NSA, he damn well should know how to handle classified documents.
The more one digs into this story, the more it smells. I was willing to give Berger the benefit of the doubt at first and argue this was a mistake rather than a malicious move – now I’m not so sure.