Was Arpaio Prosecuted for the Obama Birth Certificate Investigation?

FORMER SHERIFF SAYS CONVICTION HAS “NOTHING TO DO WITH RACIAL PROFILING”

by Sharon Rondeau

(Sep. 18, 2017) — An article published on Sunday by Fox News quoted former Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio as having stated that his conviction for misdemeanor criminal contempt stemmed from an ulterior motive not yet revealed to the public.

The charge of criminal contempt emanated from a civil contempt finding by U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow in May 2016 following a lawsuit filed by a number of Hispanic plaintiffs in December 2007.

At issue was Arpaio’s patrol units dispatched with the purpose of apprehending illegal aliens within Maricopa County.

On December 23, 2011, Snow ordered  immigration patrols to cease to put an end to “racial profiling,” but they continued to operate through mid-2013.

During the George W. Bush administration, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) had been deputized via the federal 287(g) program to detain illegal aliens and turn them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.  However, it lost that status at almost precisely the same time that Snow issued his order.

Since the Trump administration took office in January, the 287(g) program has experienced robust expansion, whereas it was contracted under Obama.

Arpaio’s attorneys’ attempts to negotiate an out-of-court agreement were rejected by Snow.  In February 2015, The Arizona Republic reported, “Snow seemed not yet sold on the idea and stressed that any settlement must be a global agreement, meaning all parties must be on board. This would include representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he said, who may be tapped to press criminal contempt charges against Arpaio should Snow find civil-contempt remedies insufficient.”

In April of that year, hearings for civil contempt against Arpaio and three others began, during which Arpaio and his chief deputy, Gerard Sheridan, revealed that they had reason to believe that their telephones and other communications were monitored by a U.S. government entity.

Curiously, Snow did not seem concerned about the revelation, even though he was identified as one of the government’s “victims.”

In May 2016, Snow ruled that Arpaio defied his December 2011 order and a May 2013 injunction calling for the disbanding of the patrols, constituting a finding of civil contempt of court.

Three months later, Snow announced that he would refer his conclusions to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona for possible criminal prosecution.  The U.S. attorney, citing a conflict of interest, referred the matter to the U.S. Justice Department.

In mid-October, just days before early voting was to begin in Arizona for the November 8 elections in which Arpaio was seeking a seventh term as sheriff, the Justice Department announced that it would prosecute him for criminal contempt of court, a factor which could have cost him the election.

On July 31, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton found Arpaio guilty of misdemeanor criminal contempt and scheduled sentencing for October 5. During oral argument, Arpaio’s attorneys said that Snow’s order was lengthy and unclear.

On the evening of August 25, the White House released a statement indicating that President Donald J. Trump was issuing a pardon to Arpaio in consideration of his “life and career, which began at the age of 18 when he enlisted in the military after the outbreak of the Korean War.”  The White House said that Arpaio’s half-century in law enforcement and service as six-term Maricopa County sheriff “exemplify selfless public service.”

On October 4, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton will consider whether to vacate the conviction or allow it to stand without sentencing, given the presidential pardon.

“This had nothing to do with racial profiling; the true story is gonna come out and I’m gonna tell you why I’m gonna fight this and get it out because if they can do this to me they can do this to you. I guarantee it,” Arpaio was quoted by Fox News as having said on Saturday.

In an article dated September 11, the Tucson Sentinel reported that U.S. Justice Department prosecutors now agree with Arpaio’s attorneys that the conviction should be stricken from the record.

In two separate articles on Arpaio’s case, the Tucson Sentinel reported:

While his agency was being accused of civil rights violations, Arpaio also launched an attack against President Barack Obama, arguing that the president’s birth certificate was fake.

In August 2011, four months before Snow issued his order to the MCSO to stop its immigration patrolling, Arpaio commissioned an investigation into the “long-form” birth certificate image posted on the White House website several months earlier bearing the name “Barack Hussein Obama II.”

Given that a number of prominent experts had found the image to be fraudulent, 242 of Arpaio’s constituents petitioned him to investigate its authenticity so as to assure them that their votes would not be disenfranchised in the 2012 presidential election.

Arpaio agreed, originally believing that his “Cold Case Posse” would find the image non-problematic within a matter of days.  At the time, CBS News quoted Arpaio as having said that he “felt that this investigation could clear President Obama’s name and put people’s minds at ease.”

However, the results conveyed to Arpaio by Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo were quite different, and the investigation continued.

On March 1, 2012, Zullo and Arpaio held the first of what would be three press conferences on the investigation, declaring that there was probable cause to believe that the birth certificate image is a “computer-generated forgery.”

Also found to be fraudulent was Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form, a copy of which was received through a FOIA request by this publication and other individuals.

The mainstream media never showed enough curiosity to launch its own investigation into Zullo’s conclusions.

At a second presser held on July 17, 2012, Zullo said that the standard of probable cause in the forgery of the birth certificate had been overcome by the evidence gathered to date. Arpaio termed the forgery of presidential identity documents as one of “national security” and called upon Congress to launch an investigation.

It is generally accepted by the American people that an individual born outside of the United States likely does not qualify for the presidency as a “natural born Citizen,” as the U.S. Constitution requires.  That position is virtually unanimous among a wide spectrum of constitutional scholars, attorneys and citizens when the person is known to be a “naturalized” U.S. citizen.

On July 18, a spokesman for the FBI acknowledged to this writer having watched the second press conference in its entirety.  When we asked whether or not the agency planned to launch an investigation, the spokesman advised us to “contact your congressman” if we believed a crime had taken place.

For its part, the media continues to term anyone questioning Obama’s eligibility to serve as president stemming from doubts about his birthplace as “a birther.”

In late August 2012, a Justice Department probe of allegations that Arpaio abused the power of his office was abruptly and quietly abandoned. Another civil case involving immigration pursued by Justice was settled out of court in July 2015.

At the third and final press conference last December, Zullo revealed that two forensic analysts examining the long-form birth certificate from two different investigative angles and on two different continents, unaware of each other, reported very similar conclusions to his own: that the birth certificate image cannot be considered authentic.

Thus far, despite investigations into alleged “collusion” between Trump campaign aides and the Russian government, Congress has declined to launch an investigation into the forgery of Obama’s long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration form.

 

 

15 Responses to "Was Arpaio Prosecuted for the Obama Birth Certificate Investigation?"

  1. T.F. B0W   Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 8:35 PM

    Jeffrey Harrison, like Arpaio, is free to believe whatever he desires. But, like Arpaio, Harrison does not supply any evidence to support his beliefs.

    Inferring causation from a chronology is a classic logical fallacy called post hoc ergo propter hoc.

  2. jeffrey Harrison   Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 4:43 PM

    The answer to the title question is “yes indeed”. It has been said, “timing is everything”, but I tend to believe that Arpaio was charged just a few days from his last election to make him look bad.

    I tend to believe Obama or one of his crew gave the orders to attack Arpaio and this caused the charges. This effort to me was not a success. Arpaio’s investigation of Obama’s fake credentials was concluded and now is court ready.

    Arpaio and Zullo have a game plan on this, let’s all be ready to assist them when they make their next move.

  3. Mark Bellison   Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 1:05 PM

    President Obama’s library will be all digital. Hard copies will be archived by NARA.

  4. T.F. B0W   Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 12:54 PM

    Minor did not rule that two-citizen parents were required, and some judges have expressly rejected that argument when ruling that birth in the United States is sufficient.

    And the U.S. Supreme Court never ruled on any eligibility challenge, other than to deny every cert. petition filed on the matter.

  5. Jones   Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 10:18 AM

    Soetoro Obama is a young man. How long can (or will) he be able to hide his unconstitutional crimes? For years and decades?. We all know history catches up! His down fall will be his “Presidential Library” Shrine in Chicago. He could not have it built anywhere else. He needed the Communist PartyUSA people workers at their office at Merchandise Mart To protect his Messiah image . Patriots will uncover all the forgeries in hard copy that the Communists have on display. I don’t know why this library is not on line and virtual. As they now know you can display anything online and it cannot be prosecuted in a court, truth or lie! Hardcopy is another story!

  6. Marlene Childers   Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:49 AM

    I saw a photo log ago that convinced me of the veracity of these statements.
    I am a brother and proud of it.

  7. Bob Whipple   Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 12:36 AM

    Sharon

    One thing that you night find interesting is a US Supreme Court Ruling regarding the constitutional requirement of “natural born citizen”. In 1875 the court ruled that natural born citizen is a US citizen where both parents are citizens of the US. The import thing is “both” not one but both. The ruling did not include anything about where the physical birth actually occurred on that “both” parents must be citizens.

    Now if you will recall, even Obama admitted that his father was not a US citizen but actually a citizen of the Britain since Kenya was in fact part of the English empire. Therefore, by law, which the ruling of the US Supreme Court is law, Obama is not and never could be qualified to be the president of the United States. But our present supreme court liberal ruled during challenges to his qualification that the American people did not have “standing” to question his qualification! If a citizen does not have the standing and the right to question who is constitutionally qualified for that office, then who is?

  8. T.F. B0W   Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:43 PM

    The evidence at Arpaio’s trial showed that Arpaio intentionally violated the court’s order to not violate the U.S. Constitution. That seems like a sufficient reason to prosecute, and Arpaio continues to not present any evidence to support his differing beliefs about the prosecution’s motivations.

    Regarding Montgomery, it would appear Montgomery and the FBI have a differing view as to what was agreed to: https://www.scribd.com/mobile/document/279844734/Montgomery-v-Risen-126-S-D-Fla-1-15-cv-20782-126

    As the FBI notes, Montgomery’s data — assuming it exists — is contraband; Montgomery is not entitled to data — if it is exists — that he took without authorization.

    Regardless, the FBI’s not acting according to anyone’s beliefs as to how it might act is not proof of anything nefarious. If anything, it suggests that such perceptions about the FBI are simply inaccurate.

  9. Doctor Lou   Monday, September 18, 2017 at 9:44 PM

    I agree with the Sheriff. His trial and conviction was a classic case of Obama using his illegitimate government power to persecute his enemy. No surprise there! Obamas fraud is ostensibly the worst crime ever committed against the American people, by virtue of its brazenness, and the multitude of politicians of every stripe, the media personalities, every branch of government that colluded with him to cover up his fraud. If all who conspired with Obama to coverup his crimes were to be held accountable, we would probably have to replace, well, almost the entire government! Also, let me respectfully remind everyone concerned that several suspicious murders have occurred in the commission of this crime. Nothing new there, politicians past and present have been using assassination to accomplish their goals since ancient times. But, Sheriff Arpaio and Lt.Mike Zullo must constantly look over their shoulders in the effort to reveal their findings. If and when they do, they will be looking over their shoulders for the rest of their lives. Put yourself in their shoes! I am waiting impatiently for their revelations. The government is chewing its nails off. All I can say is ; sweat you cowards!!!
    Doctor Lou

  10. Bob68   Monday, September 18, 2017 at 9:28 PM

    It seems to me that Obama’s FBI, led by James Comey, and in possession of the 47 hard drives of evidence presented to them by Dennis Montgomey and Lawyer Larry Klayman for more than 2 years, would have been thrilled to disclose to Rachael Maddow and rest of the MSM that the findings of Montgomery were “junk” and to show the proof.

    This would have been lead-in news for weeks and the MSM would have delighted in humiliating the “birthers”…and of course they would have thrown Trump’s name into the mix as often as possible, along with Sheriff Joe, Mike Zullo and others they hate..

    Instead, the FBI remained silent on the content of the hard drives they were presented, and now they are being sued for a list of reasons, included is their refusal to return the hard drives, which are the property of Dennis Montgomey, to Mr. Montgomery.

    Go here to read a PDF of Klayman’s lawsuit against Comey and a list of others in the Obama regime. It is my opinion that Comey “leaked” information to the New York Times from his meetings with Donald Trump, which eventually got Comey’s friend Bob Mueller selected as a Special Prosecutor, at least in part because both he and Mueller before him as FBI director are deeply involved in this spying scandal. Weakening Trump’s presidency and if possible even forcing him to resign is something which would protect Comey, Mueller and many others.

    Here is the PDF file of Klayman’s lawsuit on behalf of himself and Dennis Montgomery:

    https://www.freedomwatchusa.org/pdf/170606-2017.06.05%20-%20Spying%20Comp.pdf

  11. jeffrey Harrison   Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:59 PM

    Trump 44 and T.F. Bow, yous gots lots of goods remarks. Both of you covered lots of excellent points. For me, my radar is still rotating. Every day I keep absorbing related info and evidence of Obama’s fraud. Indeed, congress and the media know Obama is a fake and
    for many reasons, they have chosen to remain mute.

    Arpaio and Zullo have led the way. This has been an awesome team. They and others have
    obtained endless evidence. So, because of so many others doing their homework, we have
    no reason to “throw in the towel”. In every manner let’s continue to support the work of all
    who have proven Obama is a fraud. They did the difficult tasks, therefore our efforts are
    easier to do.

    These trail blazers have led the way and we still have some work and fighting to do.
    They have made statements that have proven to be truthful.

    Let’s pray, get educated and informed, inform other and request their support, continue to
    contact Congress and the media… Winston Churchill said, “never give up, never give up”.
    Smokey the Bear has said, “it only takes a match to start a forest fire”.

    As a retired Marine I say, “to win a battle, you have to show up and attack. So, “let’s charge”
    We have been blessed by Arpaio, Zullo, and many others who have led the way and have
    supplied us with evidence.

  12. T.F. B0W   Monday, September 18, 2017 at 5:08 PM

    Neither the “universe-shattering information” nor the forensic reports have been publicly released. There is only Zullo and Gallups making unsubstantiated claims. The same with Montgomery and Klayman and their unsubstantiated claims of domestic spying.

    All of the “evidence” originates with Montgomery, and Arpaio testified under oath that Montgomery’s data was “junk.” Arpaio brought in two former NSA employees, and they came to the same conclusion. There are also emails from Zullo showing that Zullo was frustrated by Montgomery’s inability to produce anything solid.

    None of this will ever go anywhere if Arpaio, Klayman, Montgomery, Zullo, and Gallups continue to make promises that they’ll never fulfill.

  13. Bob68   Monday, September 18, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    This is what I believe prevents anything from happening on the “universe-shattering” information:

    The universe-shattering information and forensic reports on the birth certificate have already been released. The information was the Obama regime’s NSA collecting of 47 hard drives, 600 million pages worth of spying on approximately 20 million American citizens. This information was turned over by Dennis Montgomery and Mike Zullo to Comey’s FBI more than 2 years ago. The FBI was supposed to validate it’s accuracy, but instead just sat on it and did nothing. Some of the recent unmasking that has been talked about is the tip of the iceberg of this HUGE scandal.

    Congress knows of this, but both parties are doing everything possible to hide the seriousness and magnitude of the crime. In a recent phone call discussing this with a staff member of my Congressman, it was admitted that the Congressman was aware of this spying. The staff member said, however, that the claim that Justice Judge Roberts was spied on was not true. Don’t know how he came to that conclusion. Lawyer Larry Klayman has said among those spied on were Donald Trump and others associated with him, Justice Roberts and 156 other federal judges, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and even Mr. Klayman himself.

    This is a huge scandal, but it won’t go anywhere because it risk uncovering the Obama fraud in its entirety. That must never be allowed because of the complicity of both political parties. Every member of Congress present during the 8 years of Obama violated their sworn oath to “protect the Constitution from her enemies both foreign and domestic”. They literally gave America’s government and her military to the enemy when they did nothing back in 2009 to stop “Obama”, an apparent identity fraud con-artist, from being sworn in as the putative president. AG Jeff Sessions was one of those people who did/said nothing…..for the entire 8 years of Obama.

    A crime, “too big to prosecute was committed”, and all those complicit job number one was, and still is, to insure the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people is never fully revealed and acted on. They do this to protect themselves. That is why there was never any danger of Obama being impeached or investigated, and the Republicans made excuse after excuse to do nothing, no matter what Obama did. This is also the root cause of both parties panic over Trump being elected. A Hillary victory would have insured the crimes committed by the Obama regime would remain covered-up and and the complicit in those crimes could have rested much easier. Trump is a wild-card……but so far it looks as if the cover-up will continue, those involved hope, forever.

  14. T.F. B0W   Monday, September 18, 2017 at 12:39 PM

    “This had nothing to do with racial profiling; the true story is gonna come out and I’m gonna tell you why I’m gonna fight this and get it out because if they can do this to me they can do this to you. I guarantee it.”

    Is Arpaio’s “true story” going to come out before or after Zullo releases the “universe-shattering information” (and the forensics experts’ reports)?

  15. TRUMP 44   Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:09 AM

    “Was Arpaio Prosecuted for the Obarry Birth Certificate Investigation?”
    I’ll answer the question with a question.
    Does a wild bear (“pinch one off”) in the woods?

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