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NO EVIDENCE HAS SURFACED OF THE ALLEGED “DESTRUCTION” OF PASSPORT RECORDS
by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 21, 2010) — The Post & Email has been investigating the statement of Mr. Jonathan M. Rolbin of the U.S. State Department to Mr. Christopher Strunk in a July 29, 2010 letter which explained why some of Stanley Ann Dunham Obama Soetoro’s passport applications were allegedly not released as a result of his Freedom of Information Act request.
In regard to FOIA requests, the U.S. Department of Justice website states:
Enacted in 1966, and taking effect on July 5, 1967, the Freedom of Information Act provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from public disclosure by one of nine exemptions or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions. The FOIA thus established a statutory right of public access to Executive Branch information in the federal government.
Jonathan Rolbin appears to have been an attorney practicing in California prior to joining the Obama regime.
As stated in our report of November 2, The Post & Email contacted the GSA, which denied ever having given a directive to destroy passport records. In August, Mr. William Richardson had investigated Rolbin’s claim and reported that the GSA had been “taken by surprise” and was in the process of contacting its attorneys about the matter.
Strunk claims that the GSA gave no such directive in a Supplemental Brief filed on August 18, 2010 sent to Mr. Brigham Bowen at the U.S. Department of Justice, the same attorney who denied Mr. Kenneth Allen the records on Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Obama, which Allen had requested in February 2009.
As suggested by the GSA, The Post & Email contacted Mr. Jay Olin at NARA on September 18 about the destruction of records but has received no response at all after two months.
Therefore, the following letter has been sent to Mr. Jonathan M. Rolbin at the State Department as a Freedom of Information Request:
November 21, 2010
Mr. Jonathan M. Rolbin, Director
Office of Legal Affairs and Law Enforcement Liaison
Bureau of Consular Affairs
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
Dear Mr. Rolbin:
RE: YOUR LETTER TO MR. CHRISTOPHER STRUNK DATED JULY 29, 2010
PASSPORT APPLICATIONS OF STANLEY ANN DUNHAM OBAMA SOETORO
Like many people, I have been investigating the background and eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama for the presidency for more than two years. Because he has refused to disclose much of his background, including an original birth certificate, school records, medical history, family photographs, and college transcripts, and there is much circumstantial evidence which contradicts his given birth story, I was intrigued at the passport applications which the State Department released to Mr. Strunk as well as the documents which were either withheld or unavailable.
In the above-referenced letter which bears your signature, a copy of which is enclosed, you stated, “Many passport applications and other non-vital records from that period were destroyed during the 1980s in accordance with guidance from the General Services Administration.”
Given that statement, I wrote to the General Services Administration and received the enclosed response which contradicts your claim that the GSA provided any “guidance” for passport applications from any era to be destroyed.
As you can see, the GSA employee advised me to write to Mr. Jay Olin of the National Archives and Records Administration, which I did on September 18, 2010. In violation of the Freedom of Information Act law, Mr. Olin has failed to provide me any response whatsoever.
It therefore appears that there is no documentation available to support your statement that passport applications from the early 1960s or any other time were ordered “destroyed” by any governmental or non-governmental department, unless you yourself can provide such.
I am therefore making a Freedom of Information Act request to you for the appropriate documentation which authorized the destruction of the aforementioned records. As I am sure you are aware, The National Archives website states that there is a very formal process in place to authorize the destruction of any records, so if it happened, there must be documentation of it.
It is interesting that the records on Ms. Dunham Obama Soetoro which appear to be unavailable for public scrutiny are those from the time when her son, Barack Hussein Obama, was allegedly born, and also that no U.S. hospital claims to be his birthplace. Are the records unavailable because Ms. Soetoro was out of the country in 1961 and Obama was therefore born in a foreign country, contrary to his story, and which could render him ineligible for the presidency? Your letter to Mr. Strunk does not state that there were no passport applications made by Ms. Soetoro before 1965 but rather suggests that they existed but were destroyed. To me, that means that Ms. Soetoro applied for a passport for travel abroad before 1965, and as in later records, her destination, expected length of stay, and reason for travel would have had to have been provided.
Given the spontaneous claim by members of the Kenyan Parliament last March that Obama was born in Kenya and that the United States has a “foreigner” as president, it would seem of paramount importance for someone to locate a microfiche or microfilm of Ms. Soetoro’s applications so as to determine where she was when her son was born. This would seem to be a matter of grave national security which I would expect the State Department to take very seriously.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Very truly yours,
We will report if and when a response is received from Mr. Rolbin.
So who is lying, and who is telling the truth?