March 21st, 2008
11:30 AM ET
15 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. Lawlesseyes

    LOLL. and everyone was sooo quick to blame Hillary for being behind the breach on Baracks.
    Hmmm could it be the republicans?!

    March 21, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  2. Obamination

    Hey, where is Hillary's apology? Oh that's right, we only have to apologize to Obama...

    March 21, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  3. Florida Voter

    Someone please call John McCain and suggest Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a VP Choice. She runs circles around Barack H. Obama and HRC doesn't deserve to even be in the same room with her.

    March 21, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  4. rusty

    The Clinton "breach" happened as a result of training and employee. The McCain, and Obama files were accessed by the same person. I have a feeling that the American people are going to want to know, in short order, who that person is. Very, very, curious, isn't it?

    March 21, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  5. Paul

    Well Obama camp there goes idea it was the Clintons whowas involved in the Obama files.

    March 21, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  6. Abraham Funchess

    Once again the arrogance of the Bush Administration has violate the privacy of an American citizen and done so without shame or guilt. They were simply caught red handed and sacrificed "humbly lambs" for committing such as task. Enough is enough.

    March 21, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  7. R. Moran madison,wi

    This is just another example of invasion of privacy to which this administration has admitted to after the fact. In listening to the representative of the state dept sound sophomoric in his description of the incidents sounds at best business as usual. It's nothing more than the illegal spying on americans which this administration has done so well without impunity. Time to investigate and stop this unlawful behavior.

    March 21, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  8. errrr

    I guess that CNN will not be as angry about this news as they did yesterday.

    Yesterday, it looks like a national disaster happened when CNN reported Obama's breaching event.

    March 21, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  9. LMC

    Did Condoleeza apologize to Hillary as she did to Barack? Or are we still tiptoeing around Obama?

    March 21, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  10. Go Hillary!!!

    So what does that mean?

    March 21, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  11. DemsV

    I wonder what all the haters have to say now.

    They all said that it was the Hillary campain but guess what you guys were wrong...

    March 21, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  12. Manuel TX

    It was Obama.

    He and Axelrod were the two contractors. 🙂

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

    So, are we going to get an apology from the Obama crowd that yesterday tried to pin these breaches on Clinton?

    Thought not.

    March 21, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  14. Paul from Kissimmee

    R. Moran madison,wi
    They were contracted by the state. Get your facts straight.

    March 21, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  15. Colo

    CNN why don’t you let people express their opinion?
    I see you deleting comments and keep them in "moderation" for absolutely no reason.
    What’s wrong with you people working there?

    March 21, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  16. Jerry Wood

    You're blaming the Administration for this invasion of privacy by a third-party contractor(s) working for the U.S. State Dept.? Get real!

    March 21, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  17. Osagie From Montgomery

    We only know about this because the people affected are politicians who are known. Imagine ordinary people like you and I whose files were breached and there is not a soul out there to stand for us in the helm of affairs? It is a sad situation. Did I hear someone say they need four more years of this regime?

    March 21, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  18. Elder

    Where is Congress.
    Whre is congress focusing on the issues concerning the Nation.
    This a example of Gvt failures. Starting at the Economy to Civil Rights.

    March 21, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  19. vicki

    Hillary campaign insists that she is more electable


    March 21, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  20. Ciele

    it took Obamas file to be breached to mention that many other files have previously recently been breached. How much breach has taken place...

    i wonder.

    surely US security system works.

    March 21, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
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