(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.
If Obama wins the nomination myself, family, friends, co-workers and everyone i have spoken to will vote republican. Go Hillary!!!!!!!!!
What does it take for folks to see through Obama? Look at his backers and chills should run up the spine
Obama is just trying to escape this issue at hand – he has been influenced by a hateful racist pastor, has a wife that is not proud to be an American and a Grandmother that is a typical white woman.
Go away Obama.
Hillary 2008 – YES SHE CAN
this post is in reference to the nafta issue. i can never get anything posted or comments are always closed. nafta was signed in the beginning of the clintons years. Ohio did know hillary was for nafta ,but she was not comfortable with many issues of the trade agreement and questioned them. She admitted this in ohio many times in her speaches and interviews. It isnt working to benefit many and thats WHY she wants to reopen it. She did not LIE. cnn has backed her up on how she stands. they need to run a story on this. Some people in ohio maybe have missed the story. She not lieing.
Is it me or do the majority of the Shrillary supporters have problems with reading comprehension, grammar and spelling? If your comments are any indication of your intelligence, then it figures you'd fall for everything that comes out of her mouth!
Sorry, but after reading these posts I can't help myself!
PEOPLE.....Are you serious? You are still engaged in the conversation about Obama's Pastor Wright! Even to the degree of accusing Obama for this Security Breach to take the media focus off him !!!!!!!!! Let's be fair here. Put Pastor Wright to bed he must be more than tired by now!
Do you not understand the open borders of information this Breach has brought to the public's attention? You as citizens could also have the same thing happen to you ! Do you want Government Employees and Contractors snooping through your files?
I wonder why my comments didn't make the cut?
Smells like a Clinton tactic to me or maybe Sean Hannity when he was doing all his investigations this week
On January 22nd, the Hillary Clinton Campaign releases a video that proves that Obama lied about his position on "single-payer healthcare."
The video compares statements Obama made during the January 21st Democratic debate with those he made to an AFL-CIO conference in June 2003 while campaigning for the Senate. Contradicting what Obama said at the debate, the old footage shows the senator saying, "I happen to be a proponent of single-payer universal healthcare coverage. That’s what I’d like to see."
At the debate, Obama stated: “I never said that we should try to go ahead and get single-payer (healthcare)."
Single-payer healthcare is an euphemism for socialized medicine.
Come on people. This is a case of a few bored government clerks looking up significant names. If the truth be told, I bet Nicole Smith, Tom Cruise, and PeeWee Herman were also looked at. Its a non-issue, all three candidates were looked at. Sure came at an oportune time for Obama, though. Get us all to forget Wright and "typical white person".
anything to deflect your horrible judgment.
Mr. Obama, demand what you will.....You're still TOAST.
Why wasn't this a big story back when McCain and Clinton were snooped on? Obama was the last one and that brought out the big story. Did CNN know about McCain and Clinton before it came out about Obama? I haven't heard an answer to that one yet.
Obama's face has been all over CNN for days!! Where is the news on Sen. Clinton?
Barack Obama is an honorable man and everybody is entitled to the right to privacy.. Even a presidential candidate..
VOTE BARACK in 2008
or stay home!! .......You'll just get more of the SAME...
The peope who turn every news event into a Hillary whine or an Obama attack, are irresponsible. The patriot act, violations of the privacy act and an all-out attack against constitutional rights are very serious matters. If you're too stupid to be outraged by this story you should move to China. I hear they have the same respect for individual rights.
You won't post my comments because they are too Well reasoned and don"t support your Democratic Party Bias.
While this is inappropriate, I do not think its some big conspiracy. Maybe Mr Obama is blowing this out of proportion like so many things!
Is this ONN? OBAMA NEWS NETWORK????
The Bush administration should be shame and investigated their shelves for allowing Obama records to be open for review. Obama has secret service protection.
Is it true the Obama campaign was threatening to file a lawsuit against CNN – was that about giving him free press time for his "race" speech. If not, what was the possible lawsuit all about. We deserve to know.
Obama needs investigation. Rev Wright might be the tip of the iceberg. His good Rezko was a surprise too. What else might show up.
Clinton need to face the music. She will not be in the White House stop, quit and get out of the race for President of the U.S. Obama will be our next President
Wright comments was back in the year 2001 not recent I believe the Clinton's pay for the tapes then put them on the internet for the world to see but Bill Clinton was in a photo opt with Wright is Bill a racist.
A full investigation should be done in regards to all the files that were tapped
That is sad