I wouldn’t jump to the conclusion that snooping into Obama’s passport records was some sort of Administration plot. After all, you only need to snoop once to get dirt on your opponent; three violations by three different people on three different dates seems more consistent with either curiosity or venality (hoping to find something hot to sell to the tabs or a rival campaign) than with political skulduggery organized from the top.
Still, doesn’t it seem strange that the January incident, which led to the contract employee being fired, is only now coming to the attention of the Department’s top management? Smells like a significant systems failure to me. Who decided to keep the story bottled up for two months? And have criminal referrals been made?
If snooping into someone’s passport records isn’t already a crime, it certainly should be.