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by Sharon Rondeau

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(Feb. 12, 2010) — American Grand Jury has announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Dr. James David Manning, Pastor of ATLAH Ministries and outspoken Obama critic, to assist with a trial and grand jury hearing to be held at ATLAH Ministries, 38 West 123rd Street, ATLAH (Harlem), New York, this spring.  The focus will be Columbia University, which Obama claims as his alma mater but Manning contends Obama never attended.

Dr. Manning has stated he has evidence that university officials sold Obama a Political Science degree and are therefore complicit in a cover-up of Obama’s true past.  The trial will take place May 14-19, 2010, seven blocks from the university.

The Post & Email’s exclusive interview with Dr. Manning can be found here.

Founded by Bob Campbell in March 2009, American Grand Jury was a product of what he believed to be the election and installation of an ineligible candidate for the presidency. Campbell assembled a website and recruited jurors from across the country to examine evidence online to determine whether or not Barack Hussein Obama meets the definition of “natural born citizen” as required by the U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1, (5).

Campbell was particularly inspired by Carl Swensson of Georgia, who organized and conducted the first modern-day citizens’ grand jury there on March 29, 2009. Since then, Campbell has organized 16 online citizens’ grand juries based on the Fifth Amendment to the Bill of Rights, which reads, in part: “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury…”

According to an in-depth article entitled “Grand Jury Power, Take It Back” by the late Alan Stang, up until about 1936, citizens’, or common law, grand juries were commonplace and operated without a prosecutor to examine evidence of crimes having been committed in the community or by public officials. In 1946, Congress amended the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, labeling the findings, or “presentments,” of a citizens’ grand jury “obsolete.”   While it would have taken a constitutional amendment to abolish common law grand juries, Congress’s revision of the FRCP served as a damper on them, and they were eventually abandoned and replaced by the prosecutor-led grand juries of today.

Stang asserts, “The 5th Amendment still says what it has always said, but if you sit on a grand jury and return a “presentment” today, the prosecutor will bully you into the belief that he must sign it or the judge will throw it out. Judges and lawyers have repeated the lie so long, the people now believe it. They don’t know they have that power. “ Further, in 1992, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia affirmed the constitutionality of citizens’ grand juries thusly: “[R]ooted in long centuries of Anglo-American history,… the grand jury is mentioned in the Bill of Rights, but not in the body of the Constitution. It has not been textually assigned, therefore, to any of the branches described in the first three Articles. It “‘is a constitutional fixture in its own right.’”

Following each grand jury convened over the past year, Campbell and his team prepared presentments which were delivered to courts, attorneys general, judges, sheriffs and law enforcement personnel across the country. The Hon. Royce Lamberth, U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, has issued two opinions in response to the filing of  AGJ presentments, including the statement that the presentments “are constitutionally permitted.”

Of AGJ’s role in the Columbia trial, Campbell stated, “American Grand Jury will be there as a servant to Dr. Manning. Our role would be that of an observer, investigative reporter and ultimately a presenter of charges.” He plans to hold a live grand jury which will review the evidence presented by Manning and reach a verdict. There will be live audio streaming over the internet so that people who cannot be in New York can participate as remote jurors. Campbell added, “American Grand Jury has to do everything it can do to get people to New York for the trial. We need to help this guy, and American Grand Jury will join forces with any organization to help with this. It’s going to be a historic event.”

Campbell will be issuing updated press releases regularly here.  Anyone wishing to become involved or serve as a juror can do so here.

Dr. Manning has released a video announcing the partnership and other details about the trial.  Readers can watch it here.

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  1. Hi, John:

    Please read this over at jbjd’s blogspot when you can. She’s got some good stuff going on here. Please help spread the word, thanks.



    Mr. Charlton replies: This is an important development, and I recommend all to read it, but this development deservers a report of its own, but someone working with jbjd, who has great familiarity with the subject.

    1. John,

      I don’t know her well, and just see her posting occasionally over at CW’s. However, maybe you can interview her. That would be great, in my opinion, then make it in layman’s terms so we can all understand.


      1. This is big!
        Especially since Debra Medina has a serious chance to become Texas Governor.
        Libertarian constitutional candidate and former Ron Paul campaign worker.

        I’m still reading the first article “remember the Alamo”, but wow!

    2. Mr. Charlton – jbjd’s copyright policy is anyone is welcome to cross post as long as the full article is posted AND she’s given the appropriate credit. You can contact her to verify via her blog email address.

      This is a significant development. Basically Boyd Richie took advice from counsel who advised him he did not have to respond to the citizens request of documents. Well, Texas Freedom of Information laws read differently, thus he is not in compliance with the law of Texas. We all know what happened over at University of Anglis when the climate change scientists ignored FOIA requests.


      Mr. Charlton replies: The Post & Email is not a blog, so we’d need someone to write up an accurate report, if you are willing, please contact me via our contact form.

  2. The “American Thinker” has another article on Obama’s origins


    Mr. Charlton replies: I welcome their consideration of this issue. I hope they would let The Post & Email promote its Hawaii Petition at their site, but I still have no response from their editor, on this, after more than 2 weeks, I believe.

    I frankly think it is much more appropriate to petition the release of the original vital records than to speculate. What use is speculation without a desire to see the actual documents, other than idle curiosity?

    1. You’re right.
      All of those theories are just that: theories.
      I’ve heard them all at one point.

      Still, I thought it is good that they actually post those theories.
      Hopefully it is not a set up.

      How the MSM repeatedly confues the terms of NBC with “citizen” or “native born citizen” is alarming. Disinfo. Intentional for sure.

  3. First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Cloward and Frances Piven, the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

    And what could be the connection between Obama and Professors Cloward and Piven? Well, it just so happens that Cloward and Piven were teaching their methodology at Columbia University from 1981 to 1983, which was when Obama attended (allegedly) Columbia. Sure would be interesting to see if Obama was in their classroom, hey?

  4. Hearsay from someone else is just that, hearsay. Where are the FACTS??? I don’t buy anything without inspecting the item first. There is nothing to “inspect” with BO. Therefore, my assumptions and beliefs are as valid as the next. He is an illegal alien who should be deported. Prove me wrong, anyone.

  5. During the presedential campaign John McCain and Barack Obama attended a session at Columbia University which I believe was sponsored by the University. Obama stated he was a graduate of the school and the school seemed to acknowledge that. If he wasn’t a graduate would that have happened? I don’t know what buying a degree would entail but I can’t imagine Columbia being a part of that.

    Having said all of that I agree that we know very little about that time of his life. I do believe that his friend Bill Ayers was in grad school in NYC just blocks away from Columbia, maybe he remembers Obama being there.

  6. Refuted by the internetstubes!



    Mr. Charlton replies: You know, that alleged witness needs to get his story right; Obama only attended Columbia for allegedly 2 years, but this guy claims to have know Obama for the 6 years of his college studies? — So Obama was at Columbia for 6 years? That’d be news, if anyone took this guy seriously….no media outlet ever reported Obama was at Columbia for 6 years, ergo….

    But as he no where claims Obama graduated or got a degree, or was in the same classes for those 6 years, I can understand why he does not know what he is talking about.

    As for all the time they spent together, I find it quite strange…what kind of man takes pleasure walks with his roomate, or eats breakfast with him, out?

    1. Interesting how they cropped the picture of Obama sitting oh-too-cozily with Sadiq, his “friend”, and then this guy went for pleasure walks and ate breakfast with Obama? If Obama was even in the area, he had his usual man-acquaintances, and that’s all that can be said.

  7. Partnership is a great idea to raise the level of visibility and strengthen the ability to remove Obama. We also need to look back on what investigative reporting has accomplished like the media finding one foreign born student attending Columbia with Obama. Let’s see if he will talk more and be protected.