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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 20, 2008
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news from the State Department on the breaching of Senator Barack Obama's passport file by three employees, how the breaches were detected and how contract workers do have access to this kind of information reported.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Studio: Zain Verjee) What is known about the unauthorized access to the records by three separate contractors discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; no location given: Candy Crowley) How the State Department called Obama's camp today to notify it about the breaching of the file, whether there are political implications, whether this is beneficial to the Obama campaign in that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright story might be covered less discussed. [Former federal prosecutor Joe DiGENOVA†- says it looks like big government gone wild with a gross management failure for security reasons; recalls the 1991 breaching of Bill Clinton's file; notes the private information in these records.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Obama national campaign co-chair Eric Holder about the file breaches. [HOLDER - says Obama's camp was contacted by phone about what happened; expresses concern about the incidents and what the State Department has said.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Verjee, Zain;
Crowley, Candy

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