Samuel Richard Berger

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Samuel Richard Berger (born October 28, 1945), also known as Sandy Berger, was National Security Advisor to President William J. Clinton. He was one of several Jews who were part of the Clinton cabinet and has been active in United States politics since 1977.

Berger earned a B.A. from Cornell University in 1967 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1971. At various times, Berger has practiced law with the Washington law firm of Hogan & Hartson where he was a partner.[1] As of 2007, he is affiliated with Hillary Clinton's campaign for president in the role of official advisor.[2]

In 2005, Berger pleaded guilty to taking classified material from the National Archives, which is classified as a misdemeanor. He was fined $50,000 and sentenced to 100 hours of community service as well as 2 years probation. In a related action, the D.C. Court of Appeals disbarred him from the practice of law in 2007.[3] [4] [5]