Why is the State Dept. looking at Obama’s passport file?

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The Washington Post has the story.  Is this WaterGate all over again?  Were the two people fired doing this on behalf of Bush?  McCain?  Are these two old Bill Clinton cronies supporting Hillary?  The Obama campaign is calling for a complete investigation.  Glenn Kessler writes:

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.

The employees were each caught because of a computer-monitoring system that is triggered when the passport accounts of a “high-profile person” are accessed, he said.


“This is an outrageous breach of security and privacy, even from an administration that has shown little regard for either over the last eight years,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement. “This is a serious matter that merits a complete investigation, and we demand to know who looked at Senator Obama’s passport file, for what purpose, and why it took so long for them to reveal this security breach.”