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.

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