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. Cindy

    Are these really the bast we can come up with for President?

    March 21, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  2. Relax Joe

    He wanted to separated himself from the Reverend Wright reality. This story will return it back to Wright.

    March 21, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  3. Alex Whitte

    You know when news of this broke, Obama jumped up and down and pointed at Clinton. Then when it was realeased that Clinton's files were also breached, he shuts up.

    Funny jessica. He would probably press the wrong button and fire those nukes at us.

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

    Obama is a fraud!

    Why would he make his children listen to that pastor?

    March 21, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  5. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    Well...the same person breached McCain and Obama's files...hhmmm.....I wonder which candidate the offender supported?

    Seems the Clintons just attract back door kind of people doesn't it?

    March 21, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  6. Karen G

    Jessica-I couldn't have said it better .ditto

    March 21, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  7. bernice

    OOHH please, listen to yourselves.

    March 21, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  8. Sean Chong


    I'm not sure why Obama's supporters jump up and down, since we already know where he traveled... and to those who will not be voting in this election if Obama is not the nominee... please be more responsible, this is a democratic country, even if your candidate doesn't show up on the ballot ticket, it's your responsibility to vote. That applies the same to the Clinton camp. Sad to say that people are not objective enough to see the similarities between Clinton and Obama.....

    March 21, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  9. D-USA

    Obama was the only one in the news, because up until an hour ago, his was the only file that we knew of was compromised. The fact that Hillary and McCain's file was breached has only been made public a few hours ago.

    March 21, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  10. Brian

    This is a deeply troubling development and only further proves the fact that the current administration has little regard for individuals' privacy, rights or freedoms, and even less regard for the only thing we can trust to hold our nation together... our laws and our constitution!

    The criminals in the Bush Administration should be impeached on so many counts it's ridiculous.

    March 21, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  11. Letha, Sioux Falls, SD

    Amazing! The same person viewed all three of the candidates files but Obama got top dog billing for the infraction and it is reported on first. More FREE publicity and one more thing to whine about. Who will Obama blame for this one?

    March 21, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  12. karen

    HMMMMM!!! Same person looked at Mc Cain's and Obama's and wasn't fired and Clintons was accessed only in a training session in 2007 and immediately addressed. Can you say KITCHEN SINK!!!!!

    March 21, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  13. Lisa, VA

    jessica, what nonsensical comments. Do you undestand the constitution, rights of a citizen, invasion of privacy?

    March 21, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  14. Travis


    1)Elect Hillary Clinton
    2)Buy stock in all companies that own major news organizations
    3)Sell stocks in the third year of her term right after Bill gets caught sticking his noodle were it doesn’t belong.
    4)You’ll then be left with a whole lot of worthless dollars!!

    March 21, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  15. Lisa, VA

    understand? no? then do not comment.

    March 21, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  16. Michael Czopek

    I have a constitutional issue with Hillary's possible nomination. By running on a cherry picked version of her husband's record, she effectively claims that the 8 year Clinton presidency was in fact a co-presidency partnership. Furthermore, the same co-presidency partnership is now being repackaged and reoffered without a careful consideration of the intent of the 22nd Amendment term limitations placed on the office of presudency. How many years of presidential experience is she claiming? Even if it is only 2 of the 8 years, she would then be limited to only one term according to how the amendment reads. Isn't Hillary's campaign just a way of getting around term limits? I guess Hillary supportes would call that playing the gender card. ..

    March 21, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  17. Tyler in Raleigh

    I think all 3 will express their concerns soon enough.... this is an outrage and shows the kind of people we have running things now.

    March 21, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  18. Weiss

    its good to know a politician is still willing to jump up and down for an American's right to privacy.

    March 21, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  19. Terrance

    Jessica's post is amazingly stupid, even for an obvious Clinton supporter. Pay attention; there's a security breach in the State Department, this goes way beyond politics...

    March 21, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  20. LIZ KEESEE/oklahoma

    Are McCain and Clinton going to get an apology from Rice? Will their pictures be there if she does or will CNN post Obama's again?? There're running for public office–why don't they just publish them for all the voters to see??

    March 21, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  21. The Perpetual Student

    Come on Jessica! First of all, Obama's info was the first to be reported on as being breached. Secondly, this is a big deal! If you don't think so, feel free to publicize YOUR personal information!!!

    March 21, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  22. Kimberly

    Obama is a complete "SPOOK " in so many ways.

    March 21, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  23. anita

    Obama's camp immediately indicted "this administration" for this breach. Obama's "JUDGEMENT TO LEAD" this into an array of choices that are not based upon the facts or the COURAGE to face facts.

    March 21, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  24. Ty

    what sort of foul play is happening here. There were 4 posts after Jessica's. How did they just get deleted...?????

    March 21, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  25. Hillblazer

    Well said Jessica

    March 21, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
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