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Anna Nicole - Snooped on Like Obama?

3/27/2008 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

What do Anna Nicole Smith and Barack Obama have in common? They're both the victims of high-level snooping at the State Department.

Just last week, employees at State were fired for improperly looking at Obama's passport files, and now it seems that Anna Nicole's passport application was looked at after her death – though it's unclear whether the snooping was improper.

Anna and Obama's cases were red-flagged because they're part of a group of several hundred citizens – celebs and pols whose files were afforded extra protection because of their visibility.

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Lenn K.    

I'm laughing at who spends 12.3 million on a manison in New Jersesy? Anyway, I guess being a hooker is becoming the same as a lawyer or doctor. you're very much in demand!

2220 days ago
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MM    

Awwwwwww We must feel bad for Barack Hussein Obama. The poor guys passport files were looked at. What a tragedy!! Oh, wait a minute. You forgot to mention that Hillary and McCains files were looked at too. Why would that be left out? Because we must all feel sorry for the poor Barack Hussein Obama. He must get the sympathy vote.

2220 days ago
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huh?    

Yeah, I'm with Amie on this one...why is it such a big deal that Obama's passport was looked at, when no one even mentions that the same thing happened to McCain and Clinton. Completely ridiculous!

2220 days ago
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Liz    

Looking at passports is nothing new. You think it is just politicians? Don't think so.

2220 days ago
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Lana    

I wouldn't believe anything until Carrie or Chase confirms it for themeselves. A legit magazine would have contacted one of them and gotten them to quote instead of these mysterious "sources". For all we know, the sources are random people off the street. I am just going to assume that the whole thing is a bunch of bull.

2220 days ago
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Kate    

Umm...it's not "snooping" if your passport file was looked at for legitimate reasons. Whenever a U.S. citizen dies overseas (as Anna Nicole Smith did), it is the State Department (to be specific the American Citizen Services section of the U.S. Embassy wherever the person died) that contacts next of kin, works with local authorities to identify the body and process belongings, and helps to arrange shipment of the body to the U.S. Often it does become necessary to check the deceased's passport file if only to check for emergency contact information.

2220 days ago
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Tracy    

5. Umm...it's not "snooping" if your passport file was looked at for legitimate reasons. Whenever a U.S. citizen dies overseas (as Anna Nicole Smith did), it is the State Department (to be specific the American Citizen Services section of the U.S. Embassy wherever the person died) that contacts next of kin, works with local authorities to identify the body and process belongings, and helps to arrange shipment of the body to the U.S. Often it does become necessary to check the deceased's passport file if only to check for emergency contact information.

Posted at 10:42AM on Mar 27th 2008 by Kate



Anna died in Florida! You best go back and study geography. I believe that Florida is still part of the USA, and not a foreign country.

2220 days ago
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Liz    

Tina Fey is a very smart woman. Why would she want to hire that whore to do 30 Rock? Ratings I guess!

2220 days ago
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Bubblebunny    

Maybe Tina Fey thinks its funny to hire that WHORE for 30 Rock. Maybe ratings. I think it is a BAD move. Lot of women hate that ho and will not watch, or let the old man watch. She ain't nuttin' to look at anyway.

2220 days ago
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Valerie    

Tina, Tina, Tina....I'm losing my oodles of respect for you sister. You always stand up for promoting intelligent women, what in the hell are you doing promoting a prostitute who CHOSE to enter a career in which her brain is checked at the door.

Come on Tina, I pray this is another false TMZ report...

2220 days ago
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Valerie    

Yeah uh Kate (#5), ANS died in the US. Her son died overseas

2220 days ago
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rupert pupkin    

Chace and Carrie are over? Say it ain't so!!!! Wait a minute, WHO??????

2220 days ago
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THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    



Anna , go haunt HOWARD K STERN !

2220 days ago
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Prince Von A-Hole    

Just cant get through a week without finding some reason to post a picture of Anna Nicole. My god shes been dead over a yeear. No wonder you dont care if ya kill Britney you will still write stories long after her death. Sick bastards

2220 days ago
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Donna    

The person who wrote the first response must be a typical, obnoxious Long Islander who never ventures out of his/her neighborhood. NJ is the second wealthiest state in this nation. It was number 1 up until last year, when Maryland advanced in the ranks. NJ has gorgeous communities.

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