Sen. Barack Obama called for an investigation Friday into how the security of the passport files of the three remaining presidential candidates was breached. The security of the passport files of the top presidential candidates was breached, the State Department says. The State Department admitted Friday that the passport files of Obama, Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. John McCain had been accessed without authorization.
“One of the things that the American people count on in their interactions with any level of government is that if they have to disclose personal information, that it stay personal and stay private,” Obama said in Portland, Oregon.
“And when you have not just one but a series of attempts to tap into people’s personal records, that’s a problem not just for me but for how our government is functioning,” he said. Obama said he expected “a full and thorough investigation” by the administration in conjunction with congressional oversight committees. (Continue Reading…)