PROBABLE CAUSE STANDARD SURPASSED IN BIRTH CERTIFICATE, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION FORM FORGERIES
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jan. 11, 2015) — In its Friday newsletter and accompanying website article, government watchdog Judicial Watch reported a role played by Congress in an “Obamacare scandal,” the targeting and attempted silencing of investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson, and two fallen Republican politicians.
Founded in 1999 by Atty. Larry Klayman, Judicial Watch has investigated hundreds of cases at the state and national levels to expose government corruption. It has performed groundbreaking work in the areas of illegal alien migration into the country and the impact on U.S. national security; government expenditures, including the Obamas’ lavish vacations over the last six years; voter integrity projects in several states; Bill and Hillary Clinton; former Republican Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell; and has launched an initiative entitled “The National Obama Accountability Project” which alleges that Barack Hussein Obama has committed “misconduct and violations of the law.”
Tom Fitton is now president of Judicial Watch, which accepts donations from the public to continue its work. The organization pursued and obtained documents through a FOIA lawsuit on Attkisson’s behalf this past summer relating to the “flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act on Healthcare.gov and other related systems.”
JW filed a second lawsuit with Attkisson as co-plaintiff against the Department of Justice for its failure to respond to Attkisson’s FOIA requests for documents it possessed containing her name. Attkisson has independently filed a $35,000,000 lawsuit alleging that a government agency or agencies breached her computers; interfered with her internet, cellular phone service, and cable television service; and planted and removed documentation unauthorized on her hard drive(s).
At the same time, Attkisson filed administrative claims against the DOJ from its ignoring of her reports of the surveillance and tampering with her equipment which ensued between 2011 and 2013. The claims are a possible precursor to a formal lawsuit.
On March 4, 2011, Attkisson, then working for CBS News, issued a report which revealed that the ATF had failed to respond to her queries about the newly-discovered “gun walking” operation, later known as “Fast & Furious,” which resulted in the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
In an exclusive initial report published on February 24, 2011, Atkisson found:
“Project Gunrunner” deployed new teams of agents to the southwest border. The idea: to stop the flow of weapons from the US to Mexico’s drug cartels. But in practice, sources tell CBS News, ATF’s actions had the opposite result: they allegedly facilitated the delivery of thousands of guns into criminal hands.
CBS News wanted to ask ATF officials about the case, but they wouldn’t agree to an interview. We were able to speak to six veteran ATF agents and executives involved. They don’t want to be quoted by name for fear of retaliation.
In her March 4, 2011 report, Attkisson showed that she had discovered that ATF officials had asked the sub-agency’s media representatives to ensure that “good stories” about its work were published over the following two weeks in response to “the negative coverage by CBS News” on Fast & Furious.
In November, Judicial Watch released hundreds of pages of documents released by the DOJ which revealed DOJ and White House operatives’ targeting of Attkisson as “out of control” and causing “the AG” to “look bad.”
On December 26, 2011, JW included Obama in a list of Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians for that year. Obama was more recently sued by members of Congress for withholding Fast & Furious documents which JW obtained through its own lawsuit.
A Fox News report from approximately the same time reminds viewers that a portion of one of a CBS interview with Obama on the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack which killed four Americans on September 11, 2012 was withheld by CBS until two days before the presidential election, and then posted only on the internet. Of that, Fox News reported that Attkisson wrote in her book Stonewalled that she was shocked to find that “upper-level journalists” at her former place of employment had participated in withholding crucial information from the American public.
“We controlled the media,” said former Obama campaign communications director Anita Dunn in 2009.
In its reportage of the McDonnell scandal, JW stated that Attorney General Eric Holder took action to leak information to the press on the McDonnell case before it went to trial. It then said:
(And it raises the question about the Justice Department’s criminal lack of interest in seriously investigating the Obama gang’s abuse of the IRS and myriad other Obama scandals that ought to have this president visiting a grand jury on a regular basis.)
The Post & Email has reported extensively on the historic role of the grand jury in American history, emanating from the Assize of Clarendon beginning in 1166, during which “12 ‘good and lawful men’ in each village were assembled to reveal the names of those suspected of crimes.”
A history of the grand jury on the website of the California Superior Court, San Mateo County, states:
In America, the Massachusetts Bay Colony impaneled the first Grand Jury in 1635 to consider cases of murder, robbery and wife beating. As early as 1700, the value of the Grand Jury was recognized as opposing the Royalists. These colonial Grand Juries expressed their independence by refusing to indict leaders of the Stamp Act (1765), and refusing to bring libel charges against the editors of the Boston Gazette (1765). A union with other colonies to oppose British taxes was supported by the Philadelphia Grand Jury in 1770.
By the end of the Colonial Period, the Grand Jury had become an indispensable adjunct of Government: “they proposed new laws, protested against abuses in government, and wielded the tremendous authority in their power to determine who should and who should not face trial.”
In its official handbook, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in Washington, DC states that “…a grand jury is able to vote an indictment or refuse to do so, as it deems proper, without regard to the recommendations of judge, prosecutor, or any other person. This independence from the will of the government was achieved only after a long hard fight…”
Further, the handbook states (pp. 3-4):
The grand jury as an institution was so firmly established in the traditions of our forebears that they included it in the Bill of Rights. The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States provides in part that “(n)o person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury . . . .” Moreover, the grand jury system is also recognized in the constitutions of many of the states of the Union…
The grand jury…does not determine guilt or innocence, but only whether there is probable cause to believe that a crime was committed and that a specific person or persons committed it. If the grand jury finds that probable cause exists against a person suspected of having committed the crime, then it will return a written statement of the charges called an “indictment.” After that, the person will go to trial.
The grand jury normally hears only that evidence presented by a government attorney, which tends to show the commission of a crime. The government attorney usually is the United States Attorney or an Assistant United States Attorney in the federal district. The grand jury must determine from this evidence, and usually without hearing evidence for the defense, whether the person being investigated by the government should be tried for a serious federal crime, referred to in the Bill of Rights as an “infamous crime.” An infamous crime is one which may be punished by imprisonment for more than one year. As a general rule, no one can be prosecuted for a serious crime unless the grand jury decides that the evidence it has heard so requires. In this way, the grand jury operates both as a “sword,” authorizing the government’s prosecution of suspected criminals, and also as a “shield,” protecting citizens from unwarranted or inappropriate prosecutions.
Historically, the grand jury met on its own volition, without a government prosecutor, attorney, or any other public official present, to consider evidence of a crime which a member of the community had reported or which they themselves discovered.
The Post & Email has reported at length on the corruption of the county grand juries in Tennessee, which are often hand-picked by judges and often issue indictments upon the request of prosecutors without proper consideration. Despite Tennessee’s Tenth Judicial District chief prosecutor’s claim that “The grand jury is an independent body exercising independent jurisdiction who can hear facts from … anyone they choose to hear from,” the Monroe County and McMinn County grand juries have been used to protect politicians accused of crimes and frame innocent people to further a prisoners-for-profit racketeering enterprise which has been reported to Tennessee authorities over the last five years without result.
A criminal investigation launched in September 2011 by the Maricopa County, AZ Cold Case Posse revealed approximately six months later that the long-form birth certificate posted on the White House website on April 27 of that year is a “computer-generated forgery.”
On that morning, Obama had given an unscheduled press conference in which he claimed the image as an accurate representation of his long-form birth certificate held by the Hawaii Department of Health.
The investigation, which has continued since that time, resulted in a second criminal probe launched by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio with reported “universe-shattering” findings which have not yet been made public.
The posse additionally announced on March 1, 2012 that Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form is fraudulent. A second press conference held on July 17 of that year revealed the means by which the posse had arrived at its conclusions and called upon Congress to launch an investigation of its own.
An affidavit sworn by Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo and included in a since-dismissed Alabama Supreme Court case brought by Klayman states that “Sheriff Arpaio stated at both press conferences that we are not in a position to conclude either that Mr. Obama himself has committed any offense or that he was born outside the United States, nor that he is constitutionally ineligible to seek or hold the office of President of the United States” and “However, the fact that most if not all of the identity documents are forged supports the complainant’s allegation that Mr. Obama, in endorsing and posting a forged birth certificate image on the White House website, has raised legitimate questions that should now be investigated by Congress. Sheriff Arpaio also announced that the investigation would continue, and it has continued ever since.”
Congress has refused to investigate or even acknowledge that Obama’s documentation is fraudulent, although a staffer admitted to a subscriber of The Post & Email last summer that “We know the birth certificate is a fake.”
When Arpaio approached the Selective Service System about the posse’s findings of forgery in Obama’s Selective Service form, Director Lawrence Romo’s surrogate, Richard Flavahan, advised, “If you…believe that a Federal crime has been committed, we suggest that it be turned over immediately to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to pursue.”
Members of Congress have increasingly termed Obama’s actions “lawless” but continued to avoid the issue of the forgeries of the only identification “documents” Obama has made public. Several months ago, Zullo declared that the posse knows the identity of the forger.
If Obama has run for office under a false identity, he has committed election fraud against tens of millions of Americans. In November, JW reported that enough illegal aliens voted in the 2008 election to have swayed the presidential election to Obama.
A Montgomery County, PA grand jury has indicted the current attorney general, Kathleen Kane, for allegedly leaking information. The authority to file charges is vested in the District Attorney.
In 1989, a Colorado grand jury found that a private company, the EPA, FBI and Department of Energy overlooked violations of the Clean Water Act at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant. In a mainstream news article from August 2004, it was reported:
An active FBI agent who was planning to go public Wednesday with startling claims about Rocky Flats said he was muzzled at the last minute by the FBI, News 4 reports. In 1989, special agent Jon Lipsky led a raid called “Operation Desert Glow” on the former Colorado nuclear weapons plant looking for evidence that workers may have been illegally burning plutonium and performing other environmental crimes. Workers at Rocky Flats made plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons, and in the 80s there were indications that such illegal activity might have been going on. The raid led to a grand jury investigation of Rocky Flats. That grand jury had voted to indict eight people for environmental crimes, but the U.S. Attorney suddenly disbanded the panel, and its report was kept secret to this day. Rockwell International, the operators of Rocky Flats at the time, eventually pleaded guilty to environmental crimes and paid a $12.5 million fine. The authors of a book on Rocky Flats recently interviewed Lipsky, and said that he claims he was ordered by his superiors in the Justice Department to lie to them. Lipsky allegedly disobeyed and told the authors the truth. On Wednesday Lipsky had planned to talk about the investigation for the first time publicly, but he simply said: “I came here as a private citizen to talk about the dangers of recreation at Rocky Flats. I took vacation time to come here. Yesterday at 5:54 p.m., just as my family and I were driving into Denver, I received a call from the FBI ordering me not to talk about the Rocky Flats case. So, I can’t tell you what I came to tell you.”
Former U.S. Attorney Michael Norton said Tuesday that he is astonished that an active FBI agent would be claiming that he was ordered to lie.
On July 18, 2012, The Post & Email spoke with an FBI media affairs representative, who admitted that he had watched the entire presentation the day before. He advised concerned Americans to contact their congressmen if they believed a crime had been committed.
The Post & Email has demonstrated that in April 2010, FBI agent Mark Van Balen lied in an affidavit naming Darren Wesley Huff as having planned to participate, “along with eight or nine other militia groups,” “to travel to Madisonville on April 20 to take over the city.”
An eyewitness who spent April 20, 2010 with Huff stated that Huff had locked his firearms in his truck before patronizing a local restaurant for several hours. Former U.S. Marine Bill Looman stated that the day progressed without any confrontations with local, county, state and federal authorities, all of whom were called up by parties whose names, titles or positions the Justice Department refused to release to The Post & Email because of alleged “privacy” concerns.
Ten days later, however, Huff was arrested on two federal firearms charges, including “transporting firearms with the intent to cause a civil disturbance.”
Huff is currently serving the last several months of his four-year prison sentence. The man whose hearing he was attending in Monroe County, TN, Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, is now serving a three-year sentence for approaching the McMinn County, TN grand jury last March to present evidence of systemic local corruption involving public officials.
“The grand jury is open to any citizen who wants to come and appear,” District Attorney General Steve Crump said last month of Tenth Judicial District grand juries, where McMinn County is located. Conversely, Fitzpatrick’s attorney declared after his client was sentenced in August, “I’m now afraid to go to the grand jury.”
Numerous Special Agents within the Knoxville, TN FBI have refused to take action on the racketeering which revolves around the drug trade in eastern Tennessee, despite a precedent for intervention having been set in the area.
On May 28, 2010, FBI Special Agent Reginald B. Reyes swore out an affidavit stating that Fox News journalist James Rosen was a “possible criminal co-conspirator” in a case against a State Department employee with whom Rosen had been speaking on a story about North Korea. Rosen’s email account was then breached and monitored by the U.S. Justice Department after presenting a warrant to Google, and records of Rosen’s phone calls, as well as those of his parents, were collected.
Arpaio stated in both press conferences that he was not accusing Obama of committing a crime. Rather, Zullo and Arpaio declared that the investigation showed first that there was probable cause to believe that Obama’s documents were forgeries.
The second press conference revealed that the standard of probable cause had been surpassed given the evidence collected by the posse’s further work.
The function of a grand jury is to determine whether or not probable cause exists before an individual can be charged with an “infamous” crime.
“The grand jury is what makes us a constitutional republic,” Fitzpatrick has often said.
“…Obama scandals…ought to have this president visiting a grand jury on a regular basis…” — Judicial Watch
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.