March 21st, 2008
11:30 AM ET
10 years ago

Rice says Clinton's passport file was breached, senator says

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has told Sen. Hillary Clinton, a Democratic candidate for president, that her passport file was breached in 2007, the senator's office said in a statement on Friday.

"The State Department will be briefing Senator Clinton's staff this afternoon to provide details about the recent unauthorized breaches of passport records," the statement said. "Senator Clinton will closely monitor the State
Department's investigation into this and the other breaches of private passport information."

The news came a day after the State Department revealed that two of its contractors working for the department were fired and a third was disciplined after they accessed Sen. Barack Obama's passport file without authorization.

- CNN's Jessica Yellin

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. No Obama

    Look at this! This is not a big deal and Clinton really does not care about it!

    But why is Obama so nervous?

    What is he hiding? He has some secrets?

    American people want to know him more! This guy has no credit at all

    March 21, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  2. Jay

    First Obama, now Clinton's too...something is really going on...I think that the tide is turning...

    March 21, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  3. Lin

    I wonder why Hillary Camp didn't make a fuzz ...

    March 21, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  4. Shannon Shiflett

    The Republicans are spying on the Democrats again. It's Nixon all over again. But what do you expect from a surveillance society? You are spied on all the time and don't even know it.

    March 21, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  5. Mary

    I guarantee you this will NOT get the coverage that Obama's breach did because she simply is not St. Barack.

    March 21, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  6. Seam

    For those Obamanicans who are blaming Hillary for the breach... SHAME ON YOU. ... Obama is becoming so desperate! Before you balme someone.. ANSWER FIRST and Be honest to AMERICA.

    March 21, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  7. chad

    well that just sucks for all those people screaming the Clinton's were behind the Obama breach. The Clinton's were the first victims this time. Guess those Obama folks will have to turn this around somehow, as they always do.

    March 21, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  8. Mad Texan

    OH YEAH? I guess the Clinton's did this too? You stupid Obama supporters. You might as well get ready to go down in a miserable defeat. Even Bill Richardson's (has the man lost his Mind?) supposed endorsement today is not going to help Obama. The New Mexico State has already chose their nominee. HILLARY. Why do you think she is leading in popular votes by 250,000. If the race ends with her ahead who do you think the Super Delegates will have to go with? The people, that's right stupid. HILLARY 08

    March 21, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  9. Adam

    oh, lets do what the Obama Cult did last night....I bet it was Obama who did it. You cant trust him!!!

    Serious..this is kinda scary!

    March 21, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  10. Ba Gua

    Nixon's "dirty tricks" never died. They just keep on keepin' on.

    March 21, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  11. Lucas, Nashville TN


    Maybe this is NOT an attack by Clinton. Maybe it's good old-fashioned Bush hi-jinx. Creepy. They do illegally wiretap, so who knows.

    March 21, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  12. Jenny Johnson

    Poor Obama - no more sympathy for you. It happens to everyone. Your ploy to garnish sympathy didn't work. ha ha!

    March 21, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  13. charlie in Philly

    Maybe this can unite the Deocrates against the Republicans.

    March 21, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  14. LIZ KEESEE/oklahoma

    Will CNN cover an apology from Rice to Clinton also? Or will the pro Obama network hide the story on the back burner???

    March 21, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  15. Danielson

    At least they're equal opportunity criminals...nice to know they didn't discriminate between illegally opening Obama's files and Clinton's files.

    March 21, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  16. Charlotte

    Quick lets blame Obama. Must be something sinnister going on in the Obama camp? Just making fun of the Obama-bots and how quickly they like to throw stuff. LOL

    March 21, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  17. kathleen

    Did that have anything to to with Mr. Bush's "spy on Americans"

    March 21, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  18. carlo

    Okay Clinton supporters, how do you feel about the ONE TIME her file was breached? Go ahead, cry holy terror about it. Perhaps now you see why this is such a big deal.

    March 21, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  19. MJaber

    No one should ever breach another persons private information!

    March 21, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  20. Midwest Chuck

    The government needs to investigate fully and prosecute anyone who has broken the law. Our private information needs to be protected, and people who violate protected privacy should be made public.

    March 21, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  21. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia in CA

    What CNN? NO, headline apology for Clinton??

    Thank you, once again, for your unbiased approach towards Hillary Clinton.

    March 21, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  22. Dan

    While it is appalling that this has happened to both senators, I am glad that it wasn't just Sen. Obama. Therefore, people can't accuse of being a part of the great conspiracy against him!!!

    March 21, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  23. Enrique

    Hillary will play the victim. She's so predictable.

    March 21, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  24. S

    Seriously, Hillary are you trying to get attention or are you covering up the fact that you had something to do with the Obama infraction?

    March 21, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  25. DKauffman

    These guys where googling in the state department computer LOL...

    March 21, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
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