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Breaking News: Obama's passport breached by State Dept.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by tommyp, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. tommyp

    tommyp Member

    BREAKING NEWS: Breach of Obama's passport file leads to firings at State Dept., officials tell NBC

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23736254/

    Olbermann reports that one breach occurred in each of the past three months, including just last Friday.
     
  2. Grimace

    Grimace Guest

    Re: Breaking News: Obama's passport breached in State Dept.

    Nice try Hillary and Bill!
     
  3. tommyp

    tommyp Member

    Re: Breaking News: Obama's passport breached in State Dept.

    Problem is, Obama was notified just recently, more than likely today. For the first breach to happen in January? And notified about it two months later?
     
  4. Bill Brasky

    Bill Brasky Active Member

    Don't think this has Hillary and Bill's fingerprints on it. Back in '92, some Republican dope got busted for peeping in Bill's state department file.
     
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Why I'm shocked, just shocked.
     
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Clintons. FBI files. ... Just as likely as not.
     
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Not entirely sure what your point is, sir.



    And Bill, it was a little more than "some Republican dope."

    http://www.consortiumnews.com/2004/101804.html
     
  8. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Given the anti-Obama hysteria breaking out, it could've been a functionary of the GOP...or Limbaugh. I wouldn't automatically blame the Clintons.
     
  9. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    From TPM:

    "A few more details about the Obama passport breach. According to a new piece out in the Post from Glenn Kessler, the breaches occurred Jan. 9th, Feb. 21st and March 14th.

    That would be the day after the New Hampshire primary, the day of the Democratic debate in Texas and the day the Wright story really hit."
     
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Place your bets: The Clintons or the GOP?
     
  11. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    Just a hunch, but I'll guess that a former Democratic president and the junior Senator from New York do not have much headway in the current State Department. I would bet against a breach.

    Then again, security is not exactly Condi Rice's specialty.
     
  12. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    After the news broke Thursday that two employees of the State Department had been fired and a third disciplined for accessing passport records of Sen. Barack Obama, MSNBC noted a Clinton connection to the story. The network reported that Maura Harty, the State Department official in charge of the Bureau Of Consular Affairs during the first two breaches of Obama's passport, had served as an ambassador under Bill Clinton.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/21/maura-harty-state-depart_n_92693.html
     
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