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. KChicago

    Obama's camp wants to make a big deal out of this as a distraction. Let the DOJ do there job and investigate. In the meantime Camp Obama tell us when Barack Obama will stop talking in circles like were all stupid and give us some facts about what he'll do about the economy, War, Jobs, housing and yes Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

    March 21, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  2. David

    Jessica- do your parents know that you are posting on web sites?

    March 21, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  3. AnnaCatherine

    So Clinton and McCain get an aoplogy when Rice gets around to it but for Obama "stop the presses" and get right on it. Could it be that McCain and Clinton didn't care and weren't even surprised by it? Seems like an undue amount of outrage by the Obama camp.

    March 21, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  4. Amy

    Seeing as how the Obama breach broke last night, and McCain and Clinton were only determined to have been breached late this morning – that's probably your reason jessica.

    March 21, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |

    Is Obama WHINING?

    Where is the "Change and Positivity" now?

    March 21, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  6. Sue

    Bill Clinton was livid when George Bush senior did the same thing to him. It warranted a federal investigation. And I'm guessing that the Clinton and McCain campaigns are going to be just as outraged by the end of the day. And rightfully so.

    March 21, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  7. CCS

    He found out first. If you notice, the news about him broke first.

    March 21, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  8. Mary in AL

    Senator Obama didn't jump up and down. He was the first informed and more attention was paid for that reason. Yes, he is ready and some day you will be very, very glad he sits in the Oval office.

    March 21, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  9. Dave C - NJ

    Who said Obama jumped up and down? His was reported first.

    Why is this front page news anyway? It's fine for the ticket but as far as headlining.....yawn.

    March 21, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  10. Paul from Kissimmee

    Didn't Obama blame the administration? Very Presidential. NOT!

    March 21, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  11. Michel

    Well, right now, the only serious breaches are into Obama's and Mccain's file. Clinton's file was viewed accidentally by an intern. This leaves suspicions on who ordered this in the hope of mining "useful" information wide open.

    March 21, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  12. Willa

    Hillary and Bill both jumped up and down when Bill's was improperly accessed when he was running for president in 1992. Obama was notified yesterday...that is why it is only him we have heard from Hillary wasn't notified until today. Give her time. She lacks the capability to respond quickly. McCain will respond too. I would be concerned about their capability to protect our rights if they are not concerned about their own.

    March 21, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  13. Conservative

    Why does the Government have any secret information on it's citizens anyway? A criminal record is one thing, but personal info, why?

    March 21, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  14. S

    Strange that it would be only Obama and McCain by the same person in 2008? Is there a connection with the Clinton back room influence?

    March 21, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  15. RR

    Wow I hope people are able to see through the media blitz last night and today for Obama ! Cnn it's to sad you have really lost my trust!

    March 21, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  16. ella

    I dont believe that, they threw in Clinton and McCain's name so that we would not scream,,,Its a lie.. It was just Obama's

    March 21, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  17. Relax

    Obama did not jump up and down. He found out yesterday and asked for an investigation. Clinton and McCain just found out today and the investigation had already been launched. Get a grip.

    March 21, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  18. maynard

    dont believe the above comment.

    March 21, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  19. TRACY

    Why wasn't Clinton's file breached? Oh, that's right. The breacher is on her campaign staff and already knows all of her dirty secrets.

    March 21, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  20. ldmeyers55

    You are crazy!!! This is a security problem for all Americans not politics.

    March 21, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  21. Angela Hernandez

    Obama, will be our next president, get ready with Richardson on his side he will capture more votes from the latinos, and this country will move forward with all people in mind not just a select few.

    March 21, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  22. irish

    He had every right to jump up and down. I'm not a Obama supporter by any means. However, The man does have a right to his privacy.
    If someone off the street walked into your house and started looking through your financial records in your filing cabinet, would that not make you mad.

    March 21, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  23. Orren J

    If obama's,clinton and mccain's details can be viewed – this really lends credence to the conspriacy theories out there

    March 21, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  24. TJ

    Maybe Obama is making a big deal of it because it is a big deal. It is unacceptable. We have security for a reason.

    Go OBAMA!!

    March 21, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  25. BG - Texas

    Obama – starting the Circus again!

    Send in the Clowns – don't bother theyr'e here

    God Bless America!!

    March 21, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
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