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Campaign 2008 / Obama / Passport File / Johnson Interview / A Discussion #888293

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 contract employees reviewed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live phone interview held with former State Department official Larry Johnson about the breach of the Obama file. [JOHNSON - says this is less significant than the breach of Bill Clinton's file, but the matter needs to be investigated because the contractors are likely linked to Republicans; comments on why the matter was not looked into at the State Department.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Roland Martin and Bob Woodward about the incidents. [WOODWARD - says you need to start with the political premise, but wait for the facts.] [MARTIN - says this is manna from heaven for the Obama campaign.] [GERGEN - says it is a privacy violation that looks suspicious; raises the questions that need to be asked about the seriousness of the situation.]

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