Does anything that happens in this administration surprise you? It doesn’t surprise me. Not anymore. Not after ‘the surge’ happened even though public opinion was clear.
Now the State Department admits that three different people on three different occasions illegally accessed Barack Obama’s passport information.
Okay, I have a few questions. How were these “contractors” able to get access to a Senator’s passport? Why do contractors have access to that kind of information? With an administration who believes in politics first and the country second, how can we be sure that this wasn’t another political outing like Valerie Plame? If the first incident was in January, why weren’t safeguards put in place to prevent further breaches of protocol by mid-February or at least by March?
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An excerpt from the Washington Post:
The State Department said last night that it had fired two contract employees and disciplined a third for accessing Sen. Barack Obama’s passport file.
Obama’s presidential campaign immediately called for a “complete investigation.”
State Department spokesman Tom Casey said the employees had individually looked into Obama’s passport file on Jan. 9, Feb. 21 and March 14. To access such a file, the employees must first acknowledge a pledge to keep the information private. (more…)