March 21st, 2008
12:22 PM ET
15 years ago

Same person breached Obama's and McCain's passports

WASHINGTON (CNN) - An individual disciplined for improperly accessing Sen. Barack Obama's passport files also viewed Sen. John McCain's passport file in 2008 without authorization, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Friday.

Full story: Presidential candidates' passport files breached

soundoff (170 Responses)
  1. soberone

    Then fire these poeple. They know this is sensative areas and there is zero talorance This is state dep. stuff.

    March 21, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  2. SS

    I call for a full scale investigation.

    March 21, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  3. errrr

    A slap on the face of Obama and all his CNN booster.

    March 21, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  4. Celia Ann

    This is pretty interesting.... were Senator Clinton's files accessed without permission???

    March 21, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  5. Appiah

    Was this file breached thrice? like Obama's...This is unimportant

    March 21, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  6. YES

    Do not disturb people. Give me a break.

    March 21, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  7. Wayne, Greenville TX

    Does anyone else have a sneaky suspicion that all this breaching may have been directed by someone in the Executive Branch? Possible under orders from someone in The White House?


    March 21, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  8. Jed in Texas

    The name of the person should be made public NOW!The two that were fired should be put in prison Now.

    March 21, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  9. jessica

    So why among the three only Obama jumped up and down? Is he ready for the post of the president of U.S.? if there were rumors that N. Korea is testing nuclear weapons, Obama would jump out of his bed to push the botton of nuclear attacks-and, yes, be carefully, he'll probably push the wrong botton......

    March 21, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  10. Phil of Colorado

    My goodness. DO not report this. It undercuts that claim that it was a nefarious attempt by Bush!

    March 21, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  11. Dennis

    Enough is enough. Lets do something to secure these files.

    March 21, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  12. California Independent

    Poor Obama. It wasn't all about him. It wasn't a conspiracy against him. Now he won't get all of the attention he needed to get rid of the Wright story. He just can't get a break. I wonder how he feels now that he knows he just isn't that special.

    March 21, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  13. Fed up in Texas

    CNN, did you forget to mention Clinton? Her files were breached also!

    March 21, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  14. Pundit

    HHHMMMMM....smells fishy.

    March 21, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  15. Jerry

    Aren't the Republicians in power now the same ones who want
    unlimited wire tapping? Hmmmmmmmmmmm

    March 21, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  16. Linda

    Well it wasn't Obama's camp
    And it wasn't McCain's people.

    Hmmm..... I wonder – who could be responsible for such a thing?

    March 21, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  17. Jon

    I think this is the big story here, not that Hillary's records were accidentally accessed during a training session. THIS IS THE STORY CNN, DO YOUR JOB.

    March 21, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  18. truth

    This is only a distraction with the Republican government for their conspiracy against Barack Obama. Read between the lines!!


    March 21, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  19. Florida Voter

    McCain / Rice '08

    Man that's got a ring to it... ...Wonder what Rush would think?

    March 21, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  20. Clare

    let me see, where is all the people that yesterday were accusing the Clintons for this?

    that's right, they will show up to spew anger and insults. you are good followers of wright and obama.

    March 21, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  21. me

    I love how they closed the comments on the previous ticker item–the one about Hillary being untrustworthy.
    What CNN where you getting too many negative Obama comments?

    March 21, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  22. Charles Hardeman

    (i have to post here, because your moderators keep closing articles rather than post my fair comments. how typical of you recently, cnn)

    I really hope the Superdelegates DO THEIR JOB and save us from an unelectable candidate at the convention.
    I didnt hear anyone protesting about becoming a superdelegate (all knowing their role) before it posed a risk to barack obama… did you?

    March 21, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  23. Jacqueline Samms

    Yes, but how many times and by whom? I could just be a smoke screen. I smell cover-up.

    March 21, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  24. sozzi

    i personally do not believe that Hillary & McCain's files were breached. This said by the Bush Admin. so Obama can think his files were the only ones.

    March 21, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  25. deroy

    a non-story.

    state dept is staffed by traitors and america haters.

    a rich tradition goes back over 70 years.
    rice is unable to fix. another incompetent academic.

    March 21, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
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