Dirty Trick #1: Mc Cain Staffer Responsible for Distributing Obama Video Clip

Posted on March 21, 2008

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CNN

The McCain campaign suspended a staff member Thursday afternoon for distributing a YouTube video that questions Barack Obama’s patriotism and includes footage from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s controversial sermons.

“We have been very clear on the type of campaign we intend to run and this staffer acted in violation of our policy. He has been reprimanded by campaign leadership and suspended from the campaign,” McCain campaign spokeswoman Jill Hazelbaker said.

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More Dirty Tricks: Obama’s Passport file snooped into 3 times

New York Times

WASHINGTON — The State Department has fired two employees and reprimanded a third for improperly opening electronic information from the passport file of Senator Barack Obama, State Department officials said Thursday night.

On three separate occasions in January, February and March, three employees looked through Mr. Obama’s file in the department’s consular affairs section, violating the department’s privacy rules, the State Department spokesman, Sean D. McCormack, said. Mr. McCormack said the department’s internal controls flagged the breach, which he attributed to “imprudent curiosity.”
State Department officials said that they had no idea why the employees broke into Mr. Obama’s files. The department is continuing to investigate, Mr. McCormack said. [more]

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