Not really, but if this happened to John McCain the right would be screaming for just that:
Barack Obama’s aunt, a Kenyan woman who has been quietly living in public housing in Boston, is in the United States illegally after an immigration judge rejected her request for asylum four years ago, The Associated Press has learned.
Zeituni Onyango, 56, referred to as “Aunti Zeituni” in Obama’s memoir, was instructed to leave the United States by a U.S. immigration judge who denied her asylum request, a person familiar with the matter told the AP late Friday. This person spoke on condition of anonymity because no one was authorized to discuss Onyango’s case.
Information about the deportation case was disclosed and confirmed by two separate sources, one of them a federal law enforcement official. The information they made available is known to officials in the federal government, but the AP could not establish whether anyone at a political level in the Bush administration or in the McCain campaign had been involved in its release.
Obama has already denied knowing her status and we have no reason to not believe him. But the most important part here is that federal employees violated the law to disclose this information. John Conyers is pissed about it and already firing off a letter to Chertoff. Hopefully this will lead to an investigation. Again – this is the proper way to handle it. The right always goes after the media when there is a leak, but on this story they are circling the wagons around the media. Fucking hypocrites to the end.