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by Sharon Rondeau

(Nov. 22, 2013) — On Friday morning, The Post & Email received the following unsolicited email:

From: Redacted

Subject: Please stop what you’re doing.

Message Body: I’m an IT professional that became involved in the Obama presidential campaign, first as a staffer, then as a personal assistant in 2007-2008. I was personally requested to help with the Obama campaign’s web design and editing of documents related to that. I was on the team that converted the presidents birth certificate into digital formats. The reason I’m writing is that I’ve been getting a lot of harassing messages from so-called “birthers” regarding my involvement with Obama ..I’m not sure whether you’re the person who released my contact info but I’m sure you probably know who did it. I’m going to ask one time and one time only: Take my information down. You have no right to do what you’re doing. You can tell the people accusing me of “forging birth certificates” that the law is on MY SIDE. I don’t think you realize just who you’re messing with and the vast amount of trouble you can get into. I’ve heard serious talk of federal charges being brought on Arpaio and a few others who are messing around outside their jurisdiction regarding this matter. You’re biting off way more than you can chew and I’d seriously reconsider the path you’re on, because it’s not going to end well for anyone who proclaims to be a “birther” … We will bankrupt each and every one of you in court if you keep doing what you’re doing. You need to cease and desist. NOW. If you don’t take heed to my warning, you will certainly be compelled to do so by some very powerful judges soon. I recommend for your financial security that you back off — I highly doubt you can afford lawyers as good as we have. –

This mail is sent via contact form on The Post & Email

To which we responded:

Sharon Rondeau (
Sent: Fri 11/22/13 7:29 AM
To: Redacted
Bcc: Redacted

I have no idea who you are and have never heard your name.  You will not see anyone’s personal information released at The Post & Email in accordance with our written pledge never to release same:

Can you point to anything that connects The Post & Email with you?  When you say, “Take my information down,” you first have to be able to show me where it is posted here, which it is not.  I’ve checked, just to make sure.  You have never been the topic of any article here.  Moreover, we never write about private citizens, as any reader would know.

I will be referring your note to our attorney, as I do not appreciate warrantless threats.

Sharon Rondeau, Editor
The Post & Email

Just after sending our reply, a second message was received from the same sender:

Subject: One last word.
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:33:20 +0000
From: Redacted
Subject: One last word.

Message Body:

If Arpaio and his sidekick Mr. Zullo show up in Hawaii again; I happen to know the Governor and several police precincts here are looking forward to welcoming them with an all-expense vacation in one of the jail cells here. There are laws on the books here that they violated last time they roamed around flashing their badges outside of their jurisdiction. The locals here DO NOT like outsiders from the mainland acting “under colour of authority of law” trying to stir up trouble for our president. We support our president 100% and will do anything we have to to protect him. (and I mean ANYTHING)

You’re not getting anywhere with your phony investigations. All you’re going to end up getting is a criminal record if you keep up what you’re doing. If you don’t think we can do this, look what happened to Darren Huff, Walt Fitzpatrick, Terry Lakin and several other people we’ve had imprisoned.

Mr. Arpaio seems to be addicted to publicity (he’s what you call a publicity whore) — I’m sure he’ll get a lot of publicity when he ends up in Jail in Hawaii. Perhaps that’s just the thing you birthers want — airtime on national news regarding your issue. Good luck with that :) So far, the nation thinks you’re a bunch of kooks and you’ve done an excellent job reinforcing that stereotype. More publicity will certainly be on my sides favor. Not yours. We own the media and the courts. It’s impossible for you to fight this.
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The emails were referred to the FBI.

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