WAS OBAMA’S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER STOLEN?
by Miki Booth
(Oct. 19, 2010) — On October 14, 2010 I released the first installment of a five-part “sneak peek,” if you will, of the trial transcripts that will be released in their entirety at a press conference on Oct. 27th at the ATLAH Church in Atlah (formerly Harlem), NY.
The transcripts number approximately 400 pages of testimony from the May 18, 2010 trial where “We The People” spoke and Obama, Michael Sovern, and the trustees of Columbia University were found guilty on 17 counts of Sedition, Conspiracy, Fraud, and Obstruction of Justice.
Rev. Dr. James David Manning is pastor of the ATLAH Church and provided his house of worship to serve as a constitutionally-sanctioned Tenth Amendment court of law.
For years Dr. Manning has been a vocal critic of Obama, and with each action he takes against the lies, fraud and cover-ups by the Obama machine, he is met with a flurry of hateful, rabid attacks. The latest came on the heels of the first transcripts release. The ATLAH.org website was hacked, an attempt at character assassination was made in the form of a phony press release and linking the site to some of the most vile content existing on the internet was done in just the past several days.
More and more, questions about Obama are surfacing regarding his social security numbers, selective service records, trip(s) to Pakistan, his mother and grandmother’s involvement with banking institutions, passport records and even murder. His long-form birth certificate, if one exists, is irrelevant. He was born to a foreign national and that alone disqualifies him from the highest position in government because it splits his allegiance in a country that demands loyalty to the Constitution and to the United States of America, the last bastion of freedom for a nation framed on Christian principles.
Testimony from the May 18 trial reveals much of Obama’s mysterious past. One of the most simple pieces of evidence of criminal fraud is his use of a CT social security number. If his first job was working at Baskin-Robbins on King St. in Honolulu, his social security number would start with 575- like my husband’s, my son’s, my brother, my mom’s or 576 – like mine. Not 042- issued from CT which he currently uses in his capacity of commander-in-thief and linked to a fraudulent selective service record that is so fraught with deceit the forger(s) were unable to keep their records straight.
So how would one come about having a social security number evidently issued to someone else from CT at one time? The simple answer is that person is dead and the new owner committed identity fraud by assuming the 042-68-4425 number. A better question to ask is how does one find a number to steal? In Obama’s case, there is evidence connecting his name in various combinations of Barack, Obama, Soetero, Barry, etc. to approximately 30 social security numbers.
One answer glaringly stands out, and that is for purposes of money laundering. Obama’s mother lived for five years in Karachi, Pakistan and worked for Asia Development Bank while living at a five-star Hilton Hotel. His grandmother, Madeline Dunham, was vice-president of Bank of Hawai’i. Both of them would have access to social security numbers of deceased people and otherwise inactive numbers. I, for one, would like the questions answered as to whether an investigation is being conducted into the multiple social security numbers, why Obama has settled on the one issued from CT, and the obvious manipulations of selective service records which appear to be a hastily manufactured document(s) to cover statements he made to George Stephanopoulos.
Day 2, Page 18
At this time, your honor, if it will please the court, we would like to call to the witness stand our very first witness, um, witness Linda Bentley. And Your Honor, if I may continue to keep this lectern focused this way, and no disrespect to you.
Johnson: And what is her name again? Linda?
Manning: Linda Bentley, BENTLEY.
Bailiff: Raise your right hand. State your name and [?].
Bentley: Linda Bentley.
Bailiff: Do you swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth [?]?
Bentley: I do.
Manning: All right. Thank you, Linda, or Miss Bentley. Um, Miss Bentley, could you tell me, um, where you live and what you do for a living?
Bentley: I live in Cave Creek, Arizona, and I’m an investigative reporter with Sonoran News, which is also in Cave Creek, North Scottsdale, North Phoenix.
Manning: So you’re in the, the general area of Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona?
Manning: And you work for the Sonoran News? Is that what you do? You’re an investigative reporter?
Bentley: That’s correct.
Manning: How long have you been doing such work?
Bentley: Uh, 10 years.
Manning: Ten years. And how do you find that work?
Bentley: Very interesting.
Manning: Okay. And what type of investigations do you do? Mail fraud, or what?
Bentley: It varies. Um, I, I investigate criminal issues, uh, court cases, uh, people. It’s quite a variety. I also cover local things like council meetings and.
Manning: Okay. Can we state that you are an investigative reporter and not a private investigator?
Bentley: That’s correct.
Manning: Make that distinction?
Bentley: I, I have been a private investigator and I passed, yes.
Manning: Okay. But you are now specifically an investigative reporter?
Bentley: That’s correct.
Manning: Okay. And how long have you been with the, your present employer, Sonoran News?
Bentley: For 10 years.
Manning: For 10 years. What does Sonoran News do? And what kind of news they report?
Bentley: It, it’s considered the conservative voice of Maricopa County, which is, um, an unusual thing in the media right now.
Manning: Okay. Now, justSheriff Joe Arpaio is in Maricopa County, is he not?
Bentley: Yes, he’s our sheriff.
Manning: He’s your sheriff.
Manning: Okay. How are things going in Maricopa County with the signing of the immigration, or at least the questionnaire, the immigration by.
Bentley: Arizona’s? Happy, but apparently it’s left a little unrest in the rest of the country.
Manning: Have you been writing about that issue?
Bentley: I have.
Manning: Let me inform the court, uh, Miss Bentley, if I may call you that, why we’ve asked you to come from Arizona to be a witness at this trial today. You wrote an article this year, in March, regarding Mr. Barack Hussein Obama’s appearance with George Stephanopoulos on This Week, ABC’s program, and that Mr. Obama made a statement to George Stephanopoulos, uh, that he had signed up for the Selective Service, uh, when he graduated from high school. You did an investigation on that matter, and could you tell this court what you found after Mr. Obama made that emphatic statement to George Stephanopoulos, public television, back in March, I believe I’m sorry, September of 2008 was when the statement was made.
Bentley: Right. And after he made that statement, uh, a retired, um, ICE agent, Immigrations.
Manning: Let me okay, I’m sorry.
Bentley: Immigrations and Custom Enforcement agent made a records request to the Selective Service, and to, to get copies of his registration records. The records were dated two days after he made that statement on the Stephanopoulos interview, which was kind of odd, because the records were dated approximately six weeks before the agent requested them. So it, it was interesting that it was a, a record that all of a sudden was two days after making a statement in a national interview, but before anybody had requested a copy of it.
Manning: Well, what’s wrong with dating a record two days after Mr. Obama makes the statement to Mr. Stephanopoulos? What the probwhat’s wrong with that?
Bentley: Nothing per se, but there was another record request that was made, um, several months later by a completely different person in Tucson, Arizona, and the copy of the printout, the computer printout, the copy of that record, was dated exactly the same date as the first person’s record.
Manning: Well, how could that be if it was made so much earlier?
Bentley: That, that was a good question. It seemed like the Obama record was frozen in time on that specific date of September 9, 2008. So any time anybody pulled up the record for Obama, it came up with a September 9, 2008, access date.
Manning: Now, we’re not talking about just any record. We’re talking about his.
Bentley: His Selective Service registration record.
Manning: Okay. Now, from what your article outlines, it appears that Mr. Obama stated on the ABC program with Mr. Stephanopoulos that he had to. In other words, under the order of penalty, he had to sign up for the Selective Service when he graduated from high school, which is something that I had to do also.
Bentley: Correct. However, when Obama claims to have had to have signed up for the Selective Service, there wasn’t any signing up. It wasn’t implemented until 1980. So he graduated high school in 1979, and if he said he had to sign up for the Selective Service after graduating high school in 1979, there was nothing to sign up for then.
Manning: There was no Selective Service in 1979.
Manning: When did the Selective Service stop, because I signed up in 1965. So when did it end?
Bentley: Well, it, it ended, I believe, in 1975, um, and it wasn’t put back into place again until 1980 under Carter.
Manning: So we’re talking about the order issued by President Gerald Ford that?
Bentley: That ended the draft registration.
Manning: Ended that draft registration, which is we refer to as Selective Service.
Manning: So President Ford ended the draft, so you could go through 18, 19, 20, 25 and never have to register with the Selective Service?
Manning: Department. And so Mr. Obama stated that he signed up for the draft in 1979, when in fact, President Ford had ended such a draft in 1975?
Bentley: That’s correct.
Manning: How could that be?
Bentley: But then his draft registration documents say that he registered in, in 1980. In Hawaii.
Manning: Okay. Now, the draft was put back in place in 1980? Is that correct?
Manning: But he registered at a time when there was no draft, and he made such a statement to George Stephanopoulos, and you documented that statement that he made having signed up in 1979?
Manning: Now, let me try to get this clear. The date two days after he made that statement, from what I’ve read in your article, and I don’t want to put words in your mouth, and you’re certain to correct me if I’m wrong on this matter, but he obviously made an erroneous statement, or he spoke something that wasn’t true regarding the Selective Service. Someone must have informed him that there was no draft in 1979, so he could not have signed up in 1979, as he stated that he did. So therefore, the records at the Selective Service Department, according to your article, were then altered to accommodate his statements? Or is there something else that I’m missing in this?
Bentley: It appears that a record was created to show that he did register for the Selective Service, and the documents that were created, um, at first raised more questions than they did answers because of the irregularities in them, uh, from.
Manning: What kind of irregularities?
Bentley: Well, when Steven Kaufman, the retired ICE agent, requested the records and received them, without having anything to compare it to, there, there were probably more questions than there were answers, um, and one of the issues on here was that he supposedly signed this on July 30, 1980. However, it was date stamped July 29, and there’s irregularities as far as the document locator number, which is a number that’s an automatically issued number by, uh, the computer system. They have some kind of a document numbering system.
Bentley: that does not change. Um, once, once the document is issued a number, that number stays with that document for.
Manning: In other words, what you’re saying is.
Bentley: for its life.
Manning: is that if I register at the Department of Motor Vehicles, and they give me a driver’s license number, that number remains the same. It doesn’t revert to anyone else, it just remains my number.
Manning: Well, what happened?
Bentley: However, one of the issues and one of the questions that was pointed out was that the number that it’s issued that’s stamped on the top of the, the registration card that they fill out, and the number that is in the computer, the number on the document’s a 10digit number, whereas the number in the computer is an 11 digit number. And an “8” was added to the beginning of the number in this document.
Manning: So the number on the registration card that was received by ICE agent Kaufman from the Freedom of Information Act, uh, has, you stated, 10 document numbers, but the number that’s in the Selective Service computer system contains 11 document numbers, is that what, that’s what you’re saying?
Manning: And the number “8” has been addedwell, is that normal for the Selective Service to add numbers or to detract numbers or have two different numbers for one person?
Bentley: Well, that was, that was a big question as far as I had. Um, this, this actually raised more questions than it answered at the time. However, what I didn’t know at the time before I made records requests to have something to compare it to, uh, there’s a gentleman, Kenneth Allen, who lives in Tucson, who has made numerous records requests for Obama’s various records, which included his Selective Service registration, and he sent me a copy of what he received from the Selective Service. He received an identical, um, Selective Service registration card. However, the printout was different. But it’s dated, also, 9/8 of ’08. But it has an 11digit document locator number.
Manning: Well, did not, uh, I hear you state that the initial registration card with the two different numbers, that allegedly Mr. Obama signed on the 30th of July, but the document was dated the 29th of July?
Bentley: It’s stamped by the post office the 29th, which led to another peculiarity.
Manning: Hold just a second. You’re stating that the post office stamp?
Bentley: Where it was turned, supposedly turned in at the post office, which is where Selective Service registrations could either be mailed in or turned in at the local post office, this was stamped as having been received by the post office on July 29, ’80. However, having worked at the post office myself, there, there’s something peculiar about the round stamp that the, that was used on his document in that it’s a two digit year number offset, where it looks like the 19 is missing from the 1980.
Manning: Is that common?
Manning: For a postal stamp to simply have the year, but not the millennium year, just the century year?
Bentley: No. No, in fact, I can’t find another document, and, and I have two documents that were stamped at exactly the same post office that don’t have just a twodigit year. They have a fourdigit year.
Manning: Now, Mr. Kaufman is a retired federal agent, is that right?
Manning: He worked with ICE.
Manning: So he’s very familiar with documents and the Freedom of Information Act and how to interpret them and read them, is that correct?
Manning: What was his assessment of the, the statements by Mr. Obama to George Stephanopoulos, the actual date in which the draft or Selective Service was, uh, reinstated, and the conflicting category numbers, one consisting of 11 numbers as a registration number, and the other consisting of 10? Did he give an assessment of that as a federal agent?
Bentley: And at that point, he thought there was something peculiar about that, and then said that it appeared that he, um, that they added an “8” to the beginning of the number so it would start with an 80 to make it look as though it was done in 1980 instead of in ’08, where the document locator number has an 08 at the beginning on the actual card. However, without having anything to compare it to, it, it raised more questions than it did answers at the time, because if you have an 11digit field, what, what goes in the extra digit, and where does that go?
Manning: Yes. Um, you may not be able to answer this question, but I would, would want to hear what your investigation has revealed to you. Is it a common practice that the Selective Service records of, uh, people in our nation are open to, uh, being hacked or altered at will, or are these records very closely guarded by our security systems, uh, in the US military or our federal government? Is this possible for someone to just change the dates at will?
Bentley: Well, considering, um, that we have two different people that don’t know each other that requested the same documents and received different information, uh, it appears that it is possible that someone could have gone in and altered records.
Manning: Do you have documentation that Mr. Obama did indeed state on September the 7th, 2008, um, on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, that he registered for the Selective Service draft in 1979? How can we verify that statement?
Bentley: I watched the interview. I believe it’s still out there somewhere on the Internet. But he said he, he had to register for the draft after graduating high school, which he graduated from in 1979.
Manning: Okay. So now what I have received from reading your article, and I’ve read it several times just to make sure I fully understand it, because there’s a lot of conflicting numbers and ideas and the two different solicitations getting two different answers, um, it appears to me that in a political sense, if President Ford, uh, if he discontinued the draft in 1975, and no one was required to register until 1980, when Jimmy Carter put the draft back into being, that Mr. Obama perhaps made a misstatement to George Stephanopoulos. There’s a possibility that he could have meant 1980. But he defined that statement by saying he enlisted after high school, which was, would have been in 1979, which is required of all young men.
Manning: Registered in 1979, pardon me. Thank you. So it is not possible that he could have meant 1980, because he would not have, he graduated from high school a year earlier. And as the practice of everyone in the, uh, young men and young women as well, that you have to, when you turn 18, you got to go see the man.
Manning: Right? You don’t wait until you’re 19 unless you are looking for trouble. So now, it appears that the article that you have written indicates in a very open way, without your seeming to be biased about this matter, and we can present this article as evidence, um, that Mr. Obama made an illadvised statement, if not an outright lie, to George Stephanopoulos. And we don’t know why he would say such. But someone must have determined that he was making a misstatement and talking about an issue that did not exist, which would be the draft in 1979. And then perhaps someone within the Selective Service registration procedures administratively began to change numbers and dates. Is that what your article contains?
Bentley: I believe, uh, from, from the documents that I have, I believe that this whole Selective Service registration was created after the fact. I don’t believe there was a Selective Service registration that existed until he said that on Stephanopoulos. Um, without a Selective Service registration, you’re not qualified to hold an office in the executive branch of the federal government. You’re forever precluded from holding such office. So if, for whatever reason, Obama never did register, whether he wasn’t required to register, um.
Manning: Well, let’s talk about that for just a moment. What would have made him not required to register, even though he was 18 years of age?
Bentley: Being a foreign student would have made him not required to register, being a foreign national.
Manning: But now no one can serve or hold any office in America if you have not signed up with the Selective Service.
Bentley: You cannot get a job with the US Post Office, and you cannot get a job with the executive branch of the federal government.
Manning: Well, let’s just assumewell, let’s determine that what Mr. Obama was doing was under the questioning of Mr. Stephanopoulos. He was creating for himself, uh, a legitimacy to run for President.
Bentley: I agree.
Manning: Okay? But he had never really signed up, and his handlers, or whoever it may have determined or found this out and began to create, for there was no initial registration form. So the forms that now exist were created, even though Mr. Obama should have registered in 1980, or 1979, as he said, the forms of his registration were not created until 2008.
Bentley: That’s what I believe, and when, when, um, Steven Kaufman requested the records that are dated, um, 9/9 of ’08, it shows a last transaction date of 9/4 of 1980, which is the date that his draft registration was entered into the computer system. So this is in September of ’08, the last record ever entered into his draft registration is his original draft registration. However, when Kenneth Allen made a request for records in February of ’09, he received the same identical copy of the signed card, the registration card with the same numbers, the same, it’s just a copy of the same record, it’s also dated 9/9 of ’08, and however, this document shows a last action date of June 25 of ’91.
Manning: So we now have another conflict.
Bentley: We’ve added another record to a record that supposedly hadn’t changed on 9/9 of ’08 but was last, the last document date, the last action date was 9/4 of 1980. Now suddenly, a few months later, there’s a last action date of 6/25 of ’91 with a change letter, like for a change of address form was added, dated 6/25 of ’91.
Bentley: So, so you have two records dated the same date. One has additional records in it that are from 1991.
Manning: What else have you found out about the, uh, Mr. Obama’s, uh, federal registration numbers? And by that?
Bentley: Okay, what I did was, because I wanted something to compare it to, and hopefully, um, I would get something that had records from Hawaii, so I’d have something more specific to compare it to, and I went to the Social Security Death Index and looked up every single person that was born in 1961 in Hawaii. And it gave me lists of people. And I took all the men and looked up.
Manning: Was Mr. Obama’s name in that list of people born in Hawaii in 1961?
Bentley: No, because it’s only dead people.
Manning: Oh, okay.
Bentley: So, uh, so, um, I took all the men’s names and looked up, because the Social Security Death Index gives you enough information to look up, um, Selective Service records. You need a last name, you need a Social Security number, and a birth date. And the Death Index gives you all that information.
So I looked up all the men, and I came up with 17 people that had registered for the draft, and I requested documents from the Selective Service. Um, and I found out that the document locator numbers, uh, for 1980, when they first started the registration again, there was an 11digit field in the computer. And consistent with the second document, the one that was sent to Kenneth Allen, a zero was added to the end. It was not, it didn’t add an “8” to the beginning to indicate 1980.
Uh, that, that subsequently changed with later registrations, where they apparently added an “8” to the beginning for 1980, um, and, but that appears to not have changed until 1982, based on the records I’ve been given. All the records of registration which have, um, which were actually done in the same batch, these, um, even though Obama registered, supposedly, either on July 29 of 1980 or July 30, when he supposedly signed this, uh.
Can I, can I ask you, and we appreciate your indepth investigation into this matter of the Social Secur um, the Selective Service, uh, registration. You, when I spoke with you by phone, you told me that you had found some other information that would reference federal registration numbers with respect to the Selective Service number that corresponds to the Social Security number, that those two numbers should correspond, that the person who holds a particular Selective Service number, that that number should indicate what Social Security number that, that person possesses as well.
Manning: And those, that information’s intertwined. Could you explain to me?
Bentley: Okay, like, like.
Manning: Or to the court, uh, what you found out about Mr. Obama’s Selective Service number, uh, and his Social Security number?
Bentley: Okay. Like I said, but as with the Death Index, um, you need a Social Security number, a birth date, and a last name in order to look up someone’s Selective Service record. Um, there’s a court case, um, that Orly Taitz has filed, where two separate private investigators had found numerous Social Security numbers being used by Barack Obama. The one that is, I think, most frequently used in his later years is a number that was issued in Connecticut.
Um, the first three digits of a Social Security number indicate the state in which it’s issued. The Social Security number that they claimed he was using, I took and entered it into the Selective Service record search with his name, and it pulled up his Selective Service number. So he’s using a Connecticut Social Security number that was issued between the years of 1976 and 1979, I believe it is, orno, 19, between 1976 and 1977. However, I believe it’s been determined since, since I found this out, that the number issued directly before his was issued in 1977, I believe it was. So that’s, it’s a number.
Manning: Were you able to track whether or not the Social Security number that you, that was issued in 1977 that has been used most frequently by Mr. Obama, whether or not he is presently using that number for his federal payroll in the White House?
Bentley: That’s something I’m pursuing currently, so I don’t know. It’s, um, it’s also been said by these investigators that the exact same number was issued to someone in, uh, that was born in 1890, and.
Manning: Are you saying that the Social Security number was issued in 1890?
Bentley: Yes. It was issued to someone who was born in 1890.
Manning: Born in 1890 to be clear.
Bentley: Who, that was prior to Social Security, so he wouldn’t have needed a Social Security number, possibly, until way later on in life, so.
Manning: 1936, I think, is when the Act became a law.
Bentley: Yeah. So, um, there was another person with a number real close to the one Obama was using and the one that was issued to this person in 1890 that was also issued to someone that was born around that same time. So it made, made sense to me that that was very plausible.
Manning: So with respect to the Selective Service number, I think we’ve gotten that down now. But you, we’re now trying to determine, according to two investigators working with Dr. Orly Taitz, who’s been very eminent in this, uh, issue of Mr. Obama’s eligibility, that he has used a Social Security number, either presently or in the past, that belongs to someone that was born in Connecticut, uh, and.
Bentley: Or was issued in Connecticut.
Manning: issued in Connecticut, and 1890, the person.
Bentley: It was issued in 1977.
Manning: The name?
Bentley: I don’t have the name, but they said it was issued to someone who was born in 1890, but the number was apparently issued somewhere between 1976 and 1977.
Manning: Okay. But issued in Connecticut?
Bentley: Right. It’s a Connecticut number, and you can’t get a Social Security number issued in a state you’re not in. And.
Manning: Where’s Hawaii?
Bentley: And they also have no record of Obama ever having an address in Connecticut. It was also issued during a period of time when he was attending high school in Hawaii.
Manning: Okay. So he should have been about 14 years old at that hour?
Manning: But that’s not, that’s not important. Um.
Bentley: And there’s records of him having used other Social Security numbers as well. There, there were numerous numbers.
Manning: How many all told?
Bentley: Oh, I think they said there were something like 30 different or more. I don’t recall offhand, but there was, he, his name was associated with numerous Social Security numbers. This one seems to have been the most consistent, consistently used since, um, I believe, since he’s been in the Senate.
Manning: You’ve done investigative reporting. You are doing a great job, and we appreciate your coming here and testifying at this trial. Is it common for a personwell, I can understand someone using perhaps one or two fake Social Security numbers, and I could appreciate one being a foreign student or a foreignborn person would have no need to register for the draft, because you’re not a part of the American citizenship. But there is a requirement, isn’t it, that if you are living in America and you’re receiving services, even going to school, that you have to report, because we do allow people, foreigners, to serve in the military, don’t we?
Bentley: Yes. Yes.
Manning: So now, what I hear you saying is that Mr. Obama, desiring to run for political office, actually, actually, already holding the office of a senator, but yet had not officially registered with the Selective Service, because he was already Senator Obama in 2008, in September when Mr. Stephanopoulos asked him that question. But you stated that you cannot hold public office without having registered with the Selective Service. So now, was it because the Illinois State, uh, Democratic Party did not vet him to discover whether or not he was eligible to hold that office with respect to his registration? Or was it just an oversight on behalf of, perhaps, your investigation?
Bentley: Well, that’s another interesting point, because all of the Democratic National Convention, uh, forms for each of the states that were filed and signed by Nancy Pelosi, um, all, the only one that mentions his constitutional eligibility for office is the one that was filed in Hawaii because, I believe, the form requires that it have that language. In all other 49 states, that language was eliminated.
Manning: Pardon me, I have to interrupt you. When you say “constitutional eligibility,” we’re not talking, now, about being a naturalborn citizen? We are talking about the law, federal law, that prohibits anyone from holding any public office, even getting a job in the post office, if you have not registered with the Selective Service. Is that what we’re discussing?
Bentley: That as well.
Manning: Yet he had been a senator in the state of Illinois as a state senator and was now a.
Bentley: Well, uh, it’s the legislative branch of the federal governmentum, the executive branch of the federal government and the post office. The, it doesn’t say the legislative branch. So it’s possible he could have been legitimately a senator.
Manning: Okay, all right.
Bentley: That, that’s a possibility.
Manning: Were you able to find a Social Security number that said either Barry Soetoro or Barack Obama registered at an appropriate time under one of those names, other than the, uh, Selective Service registration that was, uh, discovered two days after he made the statement on ABC News?
Bentley: Well, until, um, until there was the discovery of that Social Security number by private investigators, um, there was no way to look it up. So that, that occurred after, after the fact. And then, now, when you look up, uh, the Selective Service record using that number, because that’s one of the three ingredients you need to be able to access the record, so that’s the number that’s on his record, is a Connecticut Social Security number. So that’s embedded in the Selective Service now.
Manning: So he is tied, forever, in the Selective Service, as you stated, embedded in the numbers that represent his Selective Service number tied to a Social Security number that was issued to a man in the state of Connecticut who was born in 1890?
Bentley: That’s correct.
Manning: Those numbers do not change. They are constant.
Bentley: That’s correct. In fact, you can’t, that’s the number you have to insert in order to pull up his record.
Manning: So if I inserted the number of a man born in Connecticut, or at least born in 1890 but received his Social Security card in Connecticut, I would pull up not Obama, but either George Turner or whoever the man’s name was, that Obama is using his Social Security number? Is that correct?
Bentley: You’re gonna pull up Obama’s record with that man’s Social Security number.
Manning: Okay, all right. Very well. Um, is there anything you want to add to the information that I have not questioned about that you believe this trithis court needs to hear?
Bentley: Well, as far as the date stamp goes on the Selective Service document, I’ve got documents from various, um, post offices, including one stamped within two days of, or three days of Obama’s in the exact same post office branch, and it has a 1980 date stamp. That’s not a ’80. It’s 1980. And every single stamped postal stamp, every single one of them has a fourdigit year except for Obama’s.
Manning: Okay. Anything else?
Bentley: Uh, I don’t think so that I can recall, but, um, no, I think, I believe that’s it.
Manning: Okay. Um, Miss, um, Linda Brantley, thank you so very much for your testimony. It’s been quite valuable, and we appreciate your coming all the way from, uh, Arizona to give us this, uh, this testimony. Thank you very much. You may be dismissed. We have no cross examination by the defense. They, as we continue to demonstrate, they’ve chosen not to be representative to the defendants, to we want to thank Miss Linda Bentley for her testimony.
Your Honor, if I may, uh, this was not a part of our witness list, but I’d like to call the bailiff to testify as a witness, because he works for the postal department, and so. I hadn’t planned to have you as a witness, Mr. Bailiff, but you are a postal worker, are you not? Would you please come? I didn’t plan to bring you here, but Mr. Jones, would you swear the bailiff in? Now, you may not be able towell, get sworn in first.
Assistant: Raise your right hand. Do you, um, do you, Joseph Smith, swear or affirm to tell the truth?
Bailiff: I do.
Manning: How about the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Um, Mr. Bailiff, for our court proceedings here today, could you tell us your name, please?
Bailiff: Uh, well, Jeffrey Smith is my legal name.
Manning: And where do you work?
Bailiff: United States Postal Service.
Manning: How long have you been a postal worker?
Bailiff: Uh, 24 years.
Manning: Twentyfour years. Are you planning on retiring any time soon?
Bailiff: I hope so.
Manning: Where in the Postal Service do you work? What’s your appointment, rather?
Bailiff: Um, I work inside, um, where the mail is processed on a daily basis and prepared for delivery.
Manning: Is that where you’ve always worked over the past 24 years?
Bailiff: Um, yes, I have worked also, um, temporarily on the outside, which I’ll call, uh, station branches, whereby a customer will come and, uh, deposit their mail, uh, where it’s going to another location. In other words, we take mail, uh, receive mail over the counter.
Manning: Were you ever a carrier?
Bailiff: No, sir.
Manning: You never delivered to the mailboxes?
Manning: All right. Now, I don’t know whether you heard the testimony of Miss Bentley regarding the stamp, a postal stamp, uh, one with a fourdigit year indicating the time at which it was stamped, and yet there is another stamp that has been registered as an official piece of mail being stamped by the post office containing only two digits. I, I’m, I, I’m not, I, I know you’re not an expert on all things postal, but could you just give us your general understanding about whether that is normal or whether all packages should have a fourdigit stamp as best of your knowledge, or is it custom that sometimes they go out with only two digits?
Bailiff: Well, it’s, first let me state that it’s never meant for mail that’s stamped to go out in two digits, ever, because it should always state, um, correctly, um, the year, the full year, uh, the reason being that, um, if I may just use as an example, um, they scrutinize that for obvious reasons, one of them being, say, around tax time, there were times that people would try to have what’s called their, their taxes postdated or pre date, you know, dated to suit the needs of the expiration date, which is illegal to do that.
Um, the typical type of stamp that was testified about is referred to in the Postal Service as a “hand stamp,” which means that an individual hand stamps that. And the reason I’m making the, the distinction is because we also have machines that put, um, the year, the date on the mail if it goes through a machine. But it sounds to me that, um, based on the testimony that I heard, that that was a hand stamp, which means that that individual stamp is, each day that the, um, the postal worker comes in, whoever’s handling that mail, whatever particular office that it was stamped in, has to, um, put that stamp together. In other words, yesterday’s date was yesterday’s date, and now I’m coming in today and I’m putting today’s date on it, and, and the year.
Bailiff: doesn’t have to change.
Manning: should the hand stamp, is it permissible for the hand stamp to have only two digits?
Bailiff: No. It should never have two digits. That, that is, it should always have, um, the, the year and the date.
Manning: So whether, whether it’s machine stamped or hand stamped, it should always be?
Manning: four digits?
Manning: Okay. How could one have stamped a piece of mail going out of the post office with only two digits?
Bailiff: Well, um, it could happen if they did not, if the person did not put the year in there, because you have to remove, um, those individual.
Manning: Are you talking about those little things that you can kind of move around and?
Bailiff: Well, it’s not, it’s not, it’s not a, it’s not the kind where you turn it. It’s, you have to take on, the old way, they would use an instrument similar to a tweezer, and they would, um, they would have the individual dates there and the date, the year and the date, and they would put those in manually. So if someone removed, um, the year, then they, and they only had, um, the date, then that’s what would happen, or vice versa, if they only had the year and not the specific day in the year. For whatever reason somebody would do that, I have no idea. But that would be the only way. They would have to take that out manually or not put it in manually.
Uh, the other way that it could possibly happenpossiblywhich is very unusual and unlikely would be the way that the physical impression is made, whereby the person would almost have to deliberately turn their hand to just specifically get either one of those two numbers, those digits on there.
Manning: Okay. All right, uh, Mr. Bailiff. You’re dismissed. Thank you so very much for your testimony. Your Honor, if it will please the court, um, I need to prepare another witness. We would like to call two more witnesses today. Um, and I would like to request a recess to prepare that witness, and we can adjourn at what you believe would be the appropriate time, and I’m asking for at least an hour and a half to speak with the, uh, the next witness.
Johnson: That’s fine.
Manning: So we are recessed?
Johnson: Uh, we’re going to recess for an hour and a half. Uh, time iswhat time is it now? Onethirty? I’m sorry?
Johnson: One o’clock? Okay. Um, we’ll come back at twothirty and resume the trial.
Manning: Thank you, Your Honor. [Recess]