(CNN) - Sen. Barack Obama Friday called for an investigation into how the security of the passport files of the three remaining presidential candidates was breached.
The State Department admitted Friday that the passport files of Obama, Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. John McCain had been accessed without authorization.
"One of the things that the American people count on in their interactions with any level of government is that if they have to disclose personal information that it stay personal and stay private," Obama said in Portland, Oregon.
"And when you have not just one but a series of attempts to tap into people's personal records, that's a problem not just for me, but for how our government is functioning," he said.
Obama said he expected "a full and thorough investigation" by the administration done in conjunction with congressional oversight committees.
The State Department's inspector general has already started an investigation, department officials said.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey said the Justice Department had not launched an investigation and did not expect to unless it was asked by the inspector general.
Oh Well, onto BETTER news network. FOX, who would have thought that?
Why does not post my post for Hillary, your network is so biased for Obama. Shame on CNN!!!
Illinois, too bad you aren't still in New France. All 3 candidates, including John McCain, were victimized by the illegal snooping.
Welcome to twenty first century America politicians!!Every person in this country is available for "snooping" ,due to King George.What do you think makes you special?If you are not Royalty,then join the ranks of the oppressed.Does'nt feel good,does it.Payback is a booger,huh??
Obama is the only one complaining.
Maybe he IS afraid of some information that he didn't want amyone to see.
Why do so many of you have such narrow minds and believe your feeling out weigh the well being of America. Is it that too many of you have lived privileged lives and are just plain self centered?
If Barack gets the nomination and a democrats refuse to vote for him in the general election, you have got some problems that we can't help you with. Keep it real. Obame is fantastic, he motivates the nation.
It IS about our right to privacy. How does this article in any way show a CNN bias towards Obama?
If y'all remember, back a few months ago CNN had stories about Hillary's shoes.
Paying people to snoop and then blame Hillary? Wouldn't put anything past him. He is so desperate. He knows that he is going to lose, so he will try ANYTHING TO WIN,and blame it on her or Bill. He will never take responsibilty for his own actions. HE is nothing more than a smooth talking CON MAN.
i don't know about you..but if my priest ever talked like that in church i would have gotten up and walked out, nor would i have a friendship with him....unless i shared in his beliefs.....remember you cannot choose your family, but, your friends are your choice.
Everyone has something negative to say about Obama's pastor, but I completely understand and chose not to judge. I am a black catholic in KY. The only black family in our church. I have been a member my entire life. When all the controversy came out over the priets in the catholic chuuch, I didn't leave. Where whould I go? That is where I built my faith. So the priest were participating in behavior that i didnt agree with. I didnt mean that i thought the way they thought. I had my own spirtual relationship, and it had nothing to do with the priest behavior....get it??? Obama had his own spritial relationship it wasnt based on Wright.