Obama’s passport files breached at State Dept.

The State Department admitted Thursday it fired two contract employees and suspended a third because they snooped into Sen. Barack Obama’s passport files.

The Department confirmed the firings today but admitted the repeated breaches of Obama’s files occurred in January, February and March of this year. There was no immediate explanation for the delay in action or announcement of the action.

This is an outrageous breach of security and privacy, even from an Administration that has shown little regard for either over the last eight years. Our government’s duty is to protect the private information of the American people, not use it for political purposes. This is a serious matter that merits a complete investigation, and we demand to know who looked at Senator Obama’s passport file, for what purpose, and why it took so long for them to reveal this security breach.

7 Responses to "Obama’s passport files breached at State Dept."

  1. Sheep  March 20, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Well ladies and gentlemen, there you have it…It’s very interesting to see what the state department has been doing lately…And someone said it’s ok if they wire tap your media so they can get terrorist. Oh well, there goes more of our privacy rights.

    Obama ’08

  2. knockknock  March 21, 2008 at 12:04 am

    The break-in at Washington’s Watergate Hotel was the beginning of the end for Nixon.

    It’s time for the return of Woodward & Bernstein, or at least a James Bond clone, to find out who it was breaking into Barack Obama’s passport file — supposed to be secure and private. The State Department says it happened last January for the first time, then again, and just last week for the third time (“as far as we know”).

    It was also reported that two contract employees have since been fired (no names were given) and a third is being “disciplined.” The State Department is “regarding this as imprudent curiousity.”

    Senator Obama is calling for an investigation. We should all write to our representatives and demand such an investigation be undertaken immediately, and ask why it has come to light now when the State Department has been aware of the breach since January.

    Here we are 34 years after Watergate and nothing has changed in Washington.

  3. pollchecker  March 21, 2008 at 1:13 am

    yeah, I want to know who told them to do this. You know someone else initiated this. These guys didn’t just all of a sudden say “Hey, we’ve got nothing better to do, let’s look at Senator Obama’s passport.” Someone told them to do this. The question of the day is WHO?

  4. sherry  March 21, 2008 at 2:06 am

    Like father like son. Bush 41 did this to Clinton in 92.
    That said, are we surprised?

  5. staunchdem  March 21, 2008 at 4:00 am

    No doubt about it this is no act of curiosity by some low level “Contract employees”.
    Isn’t it interesting that this has just come to light despite the first incident happening in January?
    Besides the who/what/where questions I’d like to know why these crooks and liars told on themselves and it wasn’t even Friday afternoon.
    Someone was going to squeal but who?
    Is impeachment on the table now?

  6. Nogood  March 21, 2008 at 7:16 am

    This criminal act only underscores how low the present administration will stoop. I cannot understand how any descent American can support Bush and his crime family.

  7. knockknock  March 21, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Obama was getting tremendous media coverage over this. By morning, Hillary was whining that her file had also been breached, thereby having the headlines changed from Obama’s passport files breached to Candidates’ passport files breached.

    All season she’s been sucking up to super delegates and as of today, just as she lost one to Obama, she now is saying super delegates don’t matter, it’s the voters that count.

    Her speech writers should try out for Comedy Central.

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