“TERRY LAKIN SHOULD BE PARDONED IMMEDIATELY”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jan. 29, 2017) — On Sunday, the lead investigator of a five-year investigation into the long-form birth certificate image posted on the White House website on April 27, 2011 informed The Post & Email that he added his name to the petition posted on January 21 asking the White House and Congress to issue a pardon to former Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin.
In December 2010, Lakin, then a 17-year Army flight surgeon, was court-martialed, convicted of disobeying orders and sentenced to six months imprisonment at Fort Leavenworth. He was stripped of pay, benefits and rank and subsequently given a dishonorable discharge for having questioned the eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama and specifically, asking to see Obama’s original birth record.
As The Post & Email has reported, signatures are registering very slowly at the whitehouse.gov website on the Lakin petition and at least two others. In an interview with Terry Lakin Action Fund Trustee Marco Ciavolino on Friday, The Post & Email learned, as Ciavolino related through his experience with website technology, that the protocols normally in place for websites requiring a high degree of security such as whitehouse.gov were “revoked.”
Ciavolino explained that revocation would have had to have been carried out by human intervention, as security, or SSL, certificates expire on an annual basis.
Also on Friday, Ciavolino told us that prior to the launching of the whitehouse.gov petition on Lakin’s behalf by citizen Gary Wilmott, Ciavolino had quietly drafted and sent a letter to a member of Donald Trump’s legal team requesting that Trump issue a complete pardon to Lakin after taking office to include reinstatement in the Army, back pay, and benefits retroactive to the day he was taken into custody by military police and transferred to Leavenworth.
As reported earlier today, Ciavolino reasoned that Barack Obama himself should have issued Lakin a pardon given that the documentation Lakin had sought in 2010 was purportedly released shortly thereafter by the White House, while Lakin was finishing his prison term. In a press conference following the release, Obama stated that the image provided “additional information about the site of my birth,” which he claims is Honolulu, HI.
Before Obama declared himself a candidate for president in 2007, both overseas and domestic news reports stated that he was born in Kenya or Indonesia, including a biographical sketch issued in 1991 by his then-literary agent. As late as December 2007, commentator and Obama supporter Chris Matthews described Obama as “born in Indonesia” and possessing “an Islamic background.”
Whether related or not to Lakin’s imprisonment, in early 2011 then-businessman Donald Trump began demanding that Obama release his detailed, or “long-form” birth certificate with more detail than the short-form Certification of Life Birth released by an unknown party in 2008. Trump did not hesitate to say that he believed Obama was hiding something about his past. Trump voiced what most Americans have always understood: that in order to be president, a person must be born in the United States, in a reference to the Article II, Section 1, clause 5 “natural born Citizen” requirement.
In August 2011, four months after the release of the purported long-form birth certificate, Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio was approached by 242 constituents requesting an investigation into the image given that several experts had publicly labeled it a forgery.
Believing that the image would quickly be cleared of any suspicion, Arpaio agreed, commissioning his Cold Case Posse to complete the task. However, several days later, lead investigator Mike Zullo was forced to inform Arpaio that his team was unable to clear the document as non-problematic.
Over the course of what became a 5+-year probe, three press conferences were held during which additional evidence was presented confirming that the image is a “computer-generated forgery.”
At the conclusion of the second press conference on July 17, 2012, Arpaio called for a congressional investigation and asked the media to perform its due diligence on the evidence and report its own findings.
Neither Congress nor the media complied, and the White House provided no comment on the publicly-declared forgery until just before Obama left office.
Investigators also found that Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form, mailed to members of the public requesting it through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), is a “hard-copy forgery.” The Selective Service System, headed by Obama appointee Lawrence Romo, insisted that it had no indication that any tampering had occurred with Obama’s documentation and declined to initiate an investigation or to allow investigators to inspect a certified copy at Selective Service System headquarters.
After signing the Lakin petition on Sunday, Zullo told The Post & Email:
I wholly support any effort to have Lt..Col. Lakin pardoned for his unwavering commitment to the Constitution of the United States and his courage to remain steadfast in his commitment to defended and to uphold the oath that he swore. I also believe that the questions to the origins of Mr. Obama’s birth certificate, his questionable birth narrative and perhaps his eligibility to hold office have not been satisfied. The very fact remains that when Col. Lakin was going through his court-martial, questions of the veracity of Obama’s birth documents still were not answered. In fact, no verified, authentic, hard-copy Long-Form Birth Certificate had been produced. Subsequently, by the prodding of now-President Donald Trump, Obama was forced to produce a long-form document in 2011 which has been found to be a fraudulently-created document, by forensic examination. Nothing more than an illusion.
If past presidents could issue pardons for egregious offenses, especially Obama, for treasonous offenses, traitors, and deserters of our military, Terry Lakin should be pardoned immediately for doing what was right: challenging the legal authority to be deployed by a commander-in-chief who failed to produce adequate identifying documents confirming his right to hold that office.