Why Did Hannity Compare Russia Investigation to the “Birther” Issue?

FNC HOST PREVIOUSLY INTERVIEWED TRUMP ON THE SUBJECT

by Sharon Rondeau

(Jun. 21, 2017) — As has been reported by the mainstream media, on Monday night, Fox News host Sean Hannity compared the investigations into Russian influence on the U.S. elections and allegations of Trump campaign aides’ improper connections to Moscow to the “birther” issue which arose after multiple, credible reports were found claiming that Barack Hussein Obama was born in a foreign country.

Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires that the president be a “natural born Citizen,” which most Americans interpret to mean “born in the United States.”

Robust debate exists as to whether or not a simple birth in the U.S. is sufficient to qualify as a “natural born Citizen” given that the citizenship of one’s parents was stated as a consideration in several Supreme Court cases and by members of Congress in years past.

The discrepancies between statements made by NPR, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, The Honolulu Advertiser’s Will Hoover, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, and members of Kenya’s parliament in 2010 describing Obama as foreign-born and/or “an immigrant” and Obama’s claim to a birth in Honolulu, HI have never been explained.

In a December 2007 interview with former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey, Matthews stated unequivocally that Obama was “born in Indonesia” and had “an Islamic background,” two items about which those questioning Obama’s life story were later excoriated, ridiculed, and vilified, including by Matthews himself.

On May 17, 2012, Breitbart News produced a promotional pamphlet issued by Obama’s then-literary agent declaring him to have been “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.” When confronted by the mainstream media, the agent hastily issued a statement in which she claimed to have made a “fact checking error” while preparing the pamphlet.

On the same day, Dylan Stableford of Yahoo! News reported:

A possible source of the so-called “birther” issue–or at least a potential cause of the rumors that have dogged President Barack Obama–has been identified.

Obama’s former literary agency misidentified his birthplace as Kenya while trying to promote the then-Harvard Law grad as an author in 1991.

According to a promotional booklet produced by the agency, Acton & Dystel, to showcase its roster of writers, Obama was “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”

Miriam Goderich edited the text of the bio; she is now a partner at the Dystel & Goderich agency, which lists Obama as one of its current clients.

On May 19, 2012, Jack Cashill wrote at The American Thinker of Miriam Goderich’s proffered explanation:

This confession rings false to the point of preposterous for any number of reasons.  Let us start with the obvious. At the time, 1991, the Acton & Dystel agency listed 90 clients, Obama among its least significant.  How likely is it that Goderich would have remembered enough about a 1991 “error” to know it was hers, especially since it went uncorrected through several revisions until changed in 2007?  To make this claim credible, there would have to be an existing paper trail leading to an Obama submission in which he lists an Hawaiian birth.  I am confident that there is no such submission.

Ironically, Matthews was one who picked up on Hannity’s Monday night interview with Trump attorney Jay Sekulow when Hannity likened the “Russia” probe(s) to “conspiracy-birther-conspiracies, sort-of truthers.”

“What a hoot!” Matthews said of Hannity’s statement to Sekulow.

“Hannity compares Russia investigation to birther conspiracy that used to be on ‘Hannity,’” reported Stableford at Yahoo! News of the development on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Mediaite reported:

During his broadcast last night, Fox News host Sean Hannity unironically compared the current investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion with Trump associates to birtherism. Of course, what makes the whole comparison ironic is the fact that President Donald Trump for years pushed the theory that Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States, only backtracking towards the end of his election campaign.

In April 2011, Hannity interviewed Trump after the then-real estate mogul had publicly demanded that the White House release Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate to ostensibly prove that he was eligible to hold as well as seek the presidency for an upcoming second term.

At the time, Trump raised questions as to Obama’s alleged birth in the U.S. and said that he had a team of investigators in Hawaii seeking proof of Obama’s claim.  When asked, Trump declined to elaborate on anything the investigators might have found and has not expounded on it since.

In September 2016, Trump stated at a press conference that he believed Obama was “born in the United States” without explaining how he reached that conclusion.

Despite having occasionally fueled questions about Obama’s background, the legacy media has worked assiduously to neutralize questions about Obama’s birthplace and eligibility without conducting its own investigation to seek the truth behind the many inconsistencies which have been reported, including by the Associated Press, without explanation.

On April 27, 2011, the White House posted what it said was a scan of a certified copy of Obama’s original birth record allegedly held by the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH).  However, almost immediately the image was denounced as a poor forgery by experts, a claim later confirmed by a five-year criminal investigation commissioned by then-Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio.

As announced at a December 15, 2016 press conference, the lead investigator for the project, Mike Zullo, revealed that two well-respected forensic analysts had reached conclusions very similar to his own:  that the “long-form” birth certificate image posted at whitehouse.gov bearing the name “Barack Hussein Obama II” is a “computer-generated forgery.”

In a number of radio appearances as well as to this publication, Zullo confirmed that on the evening of his initial presser of March 1, 2012, he was scheduled to appear on Hannity’s show but was canceled at the last minute by the show’s producers.

Also declared is fraudulent at that press conference was Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form, a fact which received little to no attention in the media. Timely registration with the Selective Service System (SSS) for all males present in the United States between the ages of 18 and 26 is required for employment with the federal government.

9 Responses to "Why Did Hannity Compare Russia Investigation to the “Birther” Issue?"

  1. Cody Judy   Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 9:31 AM

    This seems a perfect story to have included the Fact that the Tenth Circuit is now considering these very important elements with Sheriff Joe’s CCP Investigation in Case 17-4055 and a Decision is expected shortly.

    https://twitter.com/CodyRobertJudy/status/877874115192922113

    @seanhannity Jockstrap for Obama? 17-4055 #10thCircuit #Birther Uncontested Facts #Dems
    https://t.co/WCWQ92nAmB

    https://t.co/jEMoAUAklX https://t.co/Jee78IvmJG

    It’s a tough thing for #Republicans to face the Facts the House has been Controlled by Republicans the majority of Obama’s Usurpation and the Senate controlled half the Time of the usurpation.

    Now, the White House, The House, and The Senare are controlled by Republicans and not a single hearing while millions if not trillions are spent to reverse particular policies?

    How do Republicans/ Conservatives and their Media rationalize this?

    Beck/Hannity/Limbaugh and Fox will be exposed as cover ups for the Fraud. The worst hypocrisy for those Claiming the Constitution daily as Power.

    The tables they have put their cards on are a gamble betting against the Constitution and the MSM they rail on daily will have their Lunch if the Court favors the Plaintiff in the Case.

  2. RacerTim   Friday, June 23, 2017 at 1:47 PM

    Waiting for Trump to act on Obama is the same as waiting for Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.

    His son-in-law reported said Trump didn’t believe the Birther stuff.

    Maybe that’s why Sheriff Arpaio called Trump a double agent.

  3. Ed Sunderland   Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 12:05 PM

    I have said this before and and I say again Hannity is a fraud based on what SGT, Jeff Harrison said.

    He is a corporate media loyalist and the truth be damned which is why I quit watching FOX some time ago so the recent implosion was no surprise.

  4. Neil Turner   Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 11:49 AM

    No one is talking about the fact that Jay Sekulow, now a key member of Pres. Trump’s legal team, agreed with Hannity’s statement about the “Russia probe conspiracy-birther-conspiracies, sort-of truthers” when Sekulow said: “Right”!

    It seems to me that the fastest way for Pres. Trump to undo all the criminal actions of Obama (et. al) in one fell swoop, it to expose Obama (and his origins) for what he really is, a treasonous hoax and imposter. Having ‘complicit-in-the-coverup’ lawyers and politicians and news personalities on his team won’t help in that endeavor one bit.

    Sheesh!

  5. Robert Laity   Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 12:22 AM

    Fact is that Obama is NOT a “Natural Born Citizen” as defined by the U.S. Supreme Court in Minor v. Happersett:

    “One born IN the US to parents who are both US citizens themselves”.

    This is the exact definition found in the Law of Nations, referenced in Art.1, Sec.8 USConst.

    Original French: “Les Indigenes, ou naturelles, sont ceux qui sont nes de le pays de parents citoyens”.

    English Translation: “The Natural Born are those born IN a country to Parents who are both citizens”.

  6. Jeffrey Harrison   Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 6:57 PM

    P.S. I should have had said 30 silver coins.

  7. Jeffrey Harrison   Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    Hannity then and Hannity now is singing a different tune. On 7/18/2012 Hannity and Trump were talking about Barry’s questionable fraudulent background. Note Jonathan Moores reference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8215gmX2fZM

    Here Trump mentions many problems about Obama’s fraudulent background, his sealed
    records, passport, college records, questionable birth certificate and Sheriff Joe’s investigation of Obama. In turn, Hannity mentions that on the next day he’ll have Arpaio on his show.

    So, on 7/19/2012 is this where Lt. Zullo was to come on the Hannity show to give updated
    info of Obama and was actually cancelled the day before?

    So on Monday Hannity is talking “trash”. The Russian influence is false and a diversion while the birther issue is real and based on evidence. Just as oil and water don’t mix, neither does
    Hannity’s comparison. Further, I understand Lt. Zullo was to go on his show, therefore he had
    to have had been given a brief of the Sheriff’s evidence. And in listing to Trump and Hannity
    audio of 7/18/2012 Trump gave lots of evidence of Obama’s fraud and Hannity seem to know
    lots of the related info too. Therefore, Hannity has been complicit. Hannity has sold his soul
    for 30 gold coins.

    Jonathan Mooers response is excellent and his links are outstanding. Well worth a look and
    inspection. Lots of info there. And very well done…

  8. RacerTim   Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 4:58 PM

    Does anyone know why Sheriff Arpaio told Tim Bixseth that Donald Trump was a double agent?

  9. JONATHAN DAVID MOOERS   Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 1:41 PM

    TO: Hannity, Limbaugh and Tom Fitton/Judicial Watch,

    What is your on-camera public response to these four words: “Obama’s forged birth certificate” 08-28-08- TODAY?
    http://canadafreepress.com/2009/williams091209.htm >>> http://tesibria.typepad.com/whats_your_evidence/birther%20case%20list.pdf >>>
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuhF-Ok3djI

    “Conservative good guys” Hannity, Limbaugh, Tom Fitton and so many others are, in fact, today’s leading CELEBRITY CRIMINALS because they have openly manipulated Fake President “Obama II’s” ID-felonies 08-28-08- TODAY to enhancet profits from their own news outlets.
    http://www.therichest.com/celebnetworth/celeb/radio-personality/rush-limbaugh-net-worth/
    http://www.therichest.com/celebnetworth/celeb/tv-personality/sean-hannity-net-worth/

    FACTS can not lie and die, but Hannity-Limbaugh-Fitton can lie and die.
    https://www.scribd.com/user/52640192/protectourliberty/lists
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8215gmX2fZM

    To all who read this P&E post: can you now remodel your frames of mind from believing-is-seeing (= patriotic conservatives Hannity-Limbaugh-Fitton) to seeing-is-believing (= Hannity-Limbaugh-Fitton are CELEBRITY CRIMINALS)?
    http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/evidence-of-forgery-fraud-fabrication-in-obamas-ids/#comments

    The difference between apathy and anarchy is time; while Hannity-Limbaugh-Fitton’s profitable apathy decays social structure slowly, The Pelosi-Soros’ Soetoros passionate anarchy decays it rapidly.
    http://northamericanlawcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/articles_of_impeachment_of_barack_hussein_obama_3.2_march_2_2015.pdf

    Show me the IDFAX!

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