“PRIVATELY, THERE ARE A LOT OF US WHO CARE ABOUT THIS”
by Sharon Rondeau
(May 7, 2014) — On May 3, reporter Randy Foreman of NewsBlaze published an article chronicling his spontaneous interviews of members of Congress exiting the Capitol area by the Washington, DC subway system.
Foreman titled his piece “Obama Birth Certificate Not in Congress Crosshairs” and described his brief encounters with “eight Republicans and five Democrats” on the topic of the fraudulent long-form birth certificate image bearing Obama’s name and posted on the White House website three years ago, as Foreman noted in the article’s subheading.
In response, one congressman told Foreman that he “wouldn’t be opposed to further review” of the birth certificate if Congress agreed. Another immediately changed the subject to Eric Holder, while others stated that they “weren’t interested” in talking about or examining it.
In an exclusive interview on Tuesday with The Post & Email, Foreman described his motivation for confronting congressmen and others about the declared forgeries of Obama’s long-birth certificate and Selective Service registration form by the Maricopa County, AZ Cold Case Posse more than two years ago. “I want my name as someone in this period of history living in Washington who didn’t buy into it,” Foreman said, meaning the forgeries.
Foreman said that he was first alerted to possible fraud when a relative contended early in 2008 that Obama “had no birth certificate.” In June of that year, an image appeared from an unidentified source at The Daily KOS, Factcheck.org and several others sites purported to be Obama’s “birth certificate” and the only record available from the state of Hawaii to anyone born there. However, after mounting pressure from real estate mogul Donald Trump and members of the public, on April 27, 2011, the White House released another image containing such details as the alleged birth hospital, signature of the mother, the name of the registrar at the time, and the date the birth was recorded.
Within 24 hours, the image was declared a poorly-executed forgery by computer and graphics experts willing to stake their respective reputations on their findings.
In 2012, Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo and Arpaio gave two press conferences revealing how they reached their conclusions that Obama’s long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration form are “computer-generated forgeries,” calling on Congress to launch its own investigation. Foreman told The Post & Email that he attempted to have Arpaio’s press releases reproduced by the National Press Club but that his efforts were rebuffed.
Foreman has been reporting on the “universe-shattering” information Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is expected to release in the near future stemming from the initial investigation by the Cold Case Posse. On March 26, a video was released to prepare the public for that upcoming press conference for which a date has not yet been announced.
Mike Volin of WheresObamasBirthCertificate.com will be interviewing Foreman and his editor, Alan Gray, on his radio show on Wednesday evening beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Foreman describes Gray as “a great guy” who operates the publication from his home in Australia. Regarding his interest in the birth certificate issue, Foreman said that Gray “hasn’t discounted anything I’ve written about it.” “He’s happy with the exposure that he’s getting from it; he’s been very supportive of it,” Foreman added.
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“It’s nice having him as an editor because I can submit something when it’s time for me to go to bed, and he can work on it the next morning in Australia,” Foreman said, noting that Gray lives 15 time zones ahead of the East Coast of the United States. “He is very, very knowledgeable about American politics,” Foreman said of Gray, who he said was born in the United Kingdom, lived in the United States for a time, and moved to Australia at the age of 13.
The Post & Email asked Foreman if members of Congress appeared to know about the Cold Case Posse’s findings and Arpaio’s impending announcement, to which he responded, “Some of them don’t know for whatever reason…I don’t think they have a clue about Arpaio’s [upcoming] press conference.”
Of the upcoming presser, Foreman said, “I would love to know what’s in Mike Zullo’s possession. I think it’s going to be big.”
The Post & Email has been contacting congressmen known to have received “Sheriff’s Kits” from Volin and his group of volunteers last November. With two exceptions, none has responded to our inquiries as to whether or not the congressman has viewed the DVD containing Zullo’s presentation to the CSPOA last spring or whether or not he or she was aware of the upcoming announcement from Arpaio.
With the exception of WND columnist Les Kinsolving four years ago, Foreman is the only reporter in Washington, DC known by The Post & Email to have confronted members of Congress about Obama’s birth certificate, as the mainstream media has refused to broach the topic.
Foreman related that he walked into the Washington, DC office of The Washington Examiner with a hard copy of an editorial about the Obama eligibility controversy which the publication had rejected. “I wanted to publish an op-ed,” he said. “When I didn’t hear back in two days, I went back to the office. I went down to their office on 15th Street. I tried to get them to sit down, and when I walked in, [Executive Editor] Mark Tapscott said, ‘Don’t come back.’ He didn’t just throw me out,” Foreman told us. “It got to the point where at the back of the news room, the reporters could hear it. Later, they told me ‘Well, our boss is hard to work with.'”
Foreman said that while there, he had a chance to ask Tapscott, “Why don’t you do a forensic examination [of the birth certificate]?” to which the response was, “We can’t do it.” The Post & Email asked if a reason was given, to which Foreman responded that others told him that The Washington Examiner made a “corporate decision” not to report on the Obama eligibility/identity/forgery issue.
In a surprising turn of the interview, Foreman related that “There’s a chief of staff of a certain senator that I know. He joked about the birth certificate on the surface, but privately, he said, ‘There are a lot of us who care about this.'”
Foreman also said that someone who was “sacked” from a House committee had “sat with him” and named specific congressmen who “were interested” in the birth certificate issue.
“I’ve seen aspects of this story here in Washington. I have an ‘establishment’ friend here who won’t ever entertain it. He listened to the audio I put out with Carolyn Maloney. I had heard everything by that time: every objection that people have ever thrown up, and that’s why it was actually very easy to do once I did that. Living in this city, I’ve heard everything about the birth certificate.”
The Post & Email asked, “Is there a lot of talk about it?” to which Foreman replied:
Let’s put it this way. At last week’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, everyone was expecting Obama to joke about the birth certificate, and it went over thin. I expected him to it, and he did. I went from the Hilton Hotel when it was happening. I actually crashed one of the pre-parties and met Willy Robinson of “Duck Dynasty.” I’ll tell you this: I spoke with a prominent black conservative and I asked him one question related to this: “What if they ever find out that Obama isn’t black?” and he said to me, “They will defend that to their graves.”
The Post & Email guessed correctly who the person was with whom Foreman spoke, but he asked that we not publish the person’s identity.
Foreman said that he has found that the most effective way to speak to members of Congress is with a tape recorder rather than a video-camera. “I think they take the tape-recorder far more seriously,” he told us. “If you listen to the comments, yes, they spun it, but they put out an answer,” he said, referring to his most recent article.
“The main question I ask is, ‘Is he who he says he is?'” Foreman told us. “It’s unbelievable, but these people won’t even make a simple phone call” in regard to the questions surrounding Obama’s background, Foreman said. Regarding the media blackout on the issue, Foreman said, “It’s weird that there are only crickets chirping” following the two Zullo/Arpaio press conferences two years ago. “I see the matter totally differently because I live here. I feel pressure to say something about it.” Regarding Arpaio’s upcoming announcement, Foreman said he believes it “will be a day of reckoning.”
Foreman likens living in Washington, DC today as “like living in Versailles at the time of the French Revolution.” He revealed:
You should see the buildings going up around here. It’s phenomenal. Things are starting to fail a little bit here and there, but if you go north of Union Station, there are blocks and blocks of tall buildings that did not exist ten years ago. The composition of the city is changing. In 1990, the population was 65% African-American; today, it is 45% white. The city has changed. If you talk with these Republican “establishment”-types, they’re all benefiting. They’re all living a positive life. They’re reaping and pillaging from the hinterlands. I love to see Washington doing well, but I know what this growth is coming from. There’s a housing crunch in this city, and unbelievable wealth. Louis XIV would take four out of every ten French tax dollars for the building of the palace of Versailles. I love Washington, but it is unbelievably disconnected right now.
On Thursday, Foreman plans to attend a meeting called “Conversations with Conservatives” held at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill and issue a report on it.
Foreman has had coverage at rawstory.com about his journalistic endeavors, specifically at CPAC earlier this year.