Skip to comments.Obama passport files violated; 2 State Department workers fired (On Drudge)
Posted on 03/20/2008 5:51:22 PM PDT by jdm
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Two State Department employees were fired recently and a third disciplined for improperly accessing electronic personal data on Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, Bush administration officials said yesterday.
A similar data breach took place in 1992 when State Department officials looked up data on presidential candidate Bill Clinton, in an attempt to find out information from the late 1960s, amid unfounded political campaign rumors that Mr. Clinton had sought to renounce his citizenship to dodge the draft during the Vietnam War while a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford.
That incident triggered a three-year investigation by a special prosecutor, who found that no laws were violated but officials exercised poor judgment. The 1992 search of Mr. Clinton's passport records was part of an effort to speed up Freedom of Information Act requests.
Asked whether a political candidate or party is behind the incidents, Mr. McCormack said: "None at this point in time that we have determined."
Mr. McCormack declined to provide the names of the employees or the contract, but he said they were hired by the contractor involved in producing, processing and approving passports.
"This is supposed to be a transaction between an individual and the government, and this is private information that we take a lot of steps to protect, and we take that responsibility seriously, not only for high profile individuals but for everybody," he said.
Mr. McCormack said the incidents took place at consular affairs facilities in the Washington area.
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That's just wrong, no matter who it is.
Wonder whether the “fired” employees got jobs with another federal agency thanks to Hillary..........just sayin’......
Those contractors will be named, shortly.
someone is going to try and kill him.
Three separate incidents; three employees. I don’t think this is anything except the entertainment value of watching Olberman soil himself.
Osama Obama probalby put them up to it himself so he can play the victim.
Just having that face show up in the media repeatedly is one of my main reasons for opposing her. I'm hoping she will quickly fade away after this fiasco.
It looks like those “contractors” sent the stolen information to Hillary’s buttboy Joe Conason at Salon...
Plans within plans within plans.
Obama looking for distraction from the “wright stuff”?
It may have been just plain, dumb curiosity.
Seems to me that it’s a breach of security to explain how they were caught. Future data fishers will be more cautious, I expect.
McPain sucks...but Clinton and Obama are fighting to see who can surrender the fastest, who is the bigger socialist, who can play the PC gender/race card better, who can abort the most babies...It takes these 2 crappy liberals to make McPain almost look ok.
The FBI should be talking to Joe Conason about what he knows about this...
no big deal its not like stuffing top secret records down your pants like Sandy Burglar..
HILLARY AT HER BEST!!!!!!
Too bad she wasn’t able to dig up any dirt................. or maybe she did. LOL
This is on H&C now. Obama wants to change the subject bad!
Watch his campaign TRY VERY HARD to make an issue of this.
could it be obama’s own camp, burnishing the image of “victim” on the one side, “white devil” on the other?
It's interesting that no one gets fired in a Dem administration when official records get looked at.
900 FBI files, Linda Tripp's records ,etcetera...
I agree it’s terrible. What’s surprising is that Hannity is implying Obama is trying to distract us from Wright. Ridiculous.
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