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. Sherry

    If someone used your social security number and abused your good name, how would you react? Be honest!

    March 21, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  2. Hello?


    Let someone breach your private papers, take your social security number (and your family's) and we'll see how much you jump up and down. Every American should be alarmed. This is our government. Are you crazy?

    March 21, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  3. Veronica

    I kinow if I was Obama and I heard that someone had done this to me, I would be upset also. Especially after the kind of campaign Clinton has waged against him.

    March 21, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  4. Tosha-Atlanta, GA

    Jessica what are you talking about? I am outraged every time I get a letter saying my information has been breached and to notify the credit bureau. This is not something to take lightly. It is obvious that people are snooping round to get some type of financial gain. This is un-American and highly unacceptable.

    March 21, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  5. Louis

    That's extreme, Jessica....spread hatred

    March 21, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  6. duck47

    I read that Hillary's was breached in 2007 but apparently nobody thought it mattered until it happened to his royal highness Obama. Or did the Obama camp orchestrate the whole thing to get publicity and change the subject?

    March 21, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  7. Marcy,Florida

    I'm getting tired of the Obama camp jumping up and down every time something comes out about them. They play the race card too much and point their finger at everyone else. Maybe they should point a finger back at themselves for once. I still don't buy that Obama was not influenced by Pastor Wright's sermons. They are very anti-American. Look at Michelle Obama's words of being proud of her country for the first time in her adult life.

    March 21, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  8. Proud American

    Obama wears his American pin while Bill endorse him. Isn't that patriotic? This is the next president of America

    March 21, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  9. Yolanda Diaz

    All three of them, all three of them, not only Obama – but Obama when in first to make more noise and take advantage – Go Hillary go –

    March 21, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  10. mic

    Yeah, give me a break! How would you like the possibility of your personal information (i.e. SS #'s) being shared with strangers? Not to mention that you have a security clearance and running for one of the highest offices in our country. These people broke the law. There's obviously a reason it became a law. Obama was the first notified which prompted investigations on the other candidates. If you don't like the man you don't like him. Stick with realistic reasons not to support a candidate. Please, not a commerical !

    March 21, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  11. FELISA

    jessica you moron, his was the first discovered

    March 21, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  12. HEIDI

    jessica March 21st, 2008 12:34 pm ET

    If your not going to write something intelligent then find something else to DO.

    March 21, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  13. Mick

    We all know why Obama is the only one that cryed like a little school girl. He has alot more to hide wait and find out what is next!!!!
    " Yes we can"

    March 21, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  14. Steve

    Both of them may end up being disqualifies because they are not natural born citizen. It seems that Obama may have same problem as mcCain because NATIVE BORN Hawaiian are claiming that Hawaiian was an independent nation with a King and Queen when seized by the USA and that adoption as a State was illegal.

    March 21, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  15. Edward Green

    Jessica,u re really disappointing.Of the three it was Obama's own which came out first.Besides Obama's own was on 3 different occasions.Needless to say the days were quite curious.Please educate yourself and present educated opinion. Clinton's own was a training one.

    March 21, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  16. Ryan

    come on Jessica, it was announced that Obama and only Obama was the target of this breach last night. His statement was released last night. I am sure the other candidates are a little upset about it as well.

    March 21, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  17. Jack

    agian. look how you highlight clinton, and obama, but you make McCain's link very light. You people are doing a great job of helping fuel the loss of your candidate. Once again proving that the media will create so many factions w/i the party, that is separates and goes right. Thank you. Your great!

    March 21, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  18. Myron Hicks II

    Hillary cannot be trusted! how can she offer him the VP and say he is not a good candidate? who does she think she is fooling!
    Obama '08

    March 21, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  19. Shame on you America

    lol... Jessica, you're either an idiot, or a 3 year old... lol I can't tell which...

    March 21, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  20. Ann

    Obama was not the one jumping up and down..The media found out first about his security breach and then about Mccain's and the media made a big deal out it. Obama's campaign has not made a big deal out of this. So please get your facts right. And why did the people only go through Obama and Mccain's files and not Clinton?

    March 21, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  21. max

    How funny is this...... if this was known for the other candidates, why weren't they informed along w/ Obama? if I were Obama i would insist on an ivestigation.. of course because he is involved its nothing. Poor people think outside the box..... stop the madness already!!!

    March 21, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  22. rebecca

    The media continues to disappoint me. I harbor no disrespect in any
    way towards Obama yet this adoration from the press of Obama
    is really getting sickening. All we hear about is Obama, Obama,
    Obama. . . poor Obama who has no specifics even at this late
    date in the game. The guy sits in a church that's unbelievable
    no to mention if McCain had done something similar you all would
    have McCain on TV within hours pressuring him to make huge
    apologies to the entire world.
    I have voted Democrat for the last 10 years and I have to tell you
    you are doing nothing but really turning me off when it comes to

    March 21, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  23. Prayu

    He's pushing for accountability and an explanation.

    That's different than rushing into and overreacting to a nuclear threat, troll.

    March 21, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  24. Joe Daley, Chicago

    How come BHO does not cry Kerry saying he can "better" help US relations with Muslims because he is BLACK? What a phony hypocrit!!

    March 21, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  25. Cowards And Idiots

    And? That makes is better. Rice is a joke and so is her boss. This would never have happened if they hadn't put contractors in a government office with top clearance information.

    Rice and Bush make me sick, and I can't wait until they pack their bags and leave D.C.

    Tick tock already–go away.

    March 21, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
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