by Sharon Rondeau
(Jul. 10, 2015) — Earlier today, “Freedom Friday” host Carl Gallups announced in an email that Maricopa County Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo will be a guest on this evening’s show for a half-hour to discuss an article headlined at WND on Thursday relating to the investigation of Obama’s long-form birth certificate.
Early in 2012, Zullo announced with Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio that the posse had found the birth certificate to be a forgery.
In his article, WND’s Art Moore referred to a recent radio interview conducted between Arpaio and Aaron Klein on his “Investigative Radio” show during which Arpaio stated that he is “pretty well convinced” that the long-form birth certificate image posted on the White House website on April 27, 2011 bearing Obama’s name is fraudulent.
In September 2011, Arpaio commissioned the Cold Case Posse to investigate claims made by several experts that the image was inauthentic. Following six months of probative work by the posse, Zullo and Arpaio announced at a press conference on March 1, 2012 that the image, as well as Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form, were found to be “computer-generated forgeries.”
Gallups said in his email that Zullo would also discuss “the latest” on the investigation. When speaking with Moore, Zullo said that two “legal hurdles” have been overcome, with a third remaining “problematic.”
On July 17, 2012, Arpaio and Zullo held a second press conference disclosing more details as to how the posse reached its conclusions and called upon Congress to launch its own investigation. At one point in 2013, several congressmen expressed an interest in publicizing the posse’s findings, but not one ultimately stepped forward.
Moore said that in his telephone interview with Zullo regarding revelatory information the posse had planned to release in March 2014, the civil contempt trial involving Arpaio and several of his staff conducted by U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow had proven to be an obstacle.
In a twist in the case filed against Arpaio in December 2007 culminating in the civil contempt charge, five ACLU attorneys representing the plaintiffs have been accused by unethical conduct by Atty. Larry Klayman, who represents a confidential informant who had been performing work for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. During testimony in late April, Snow asked if the informant, Dennis Montgomery, had been working on the “birth certificate” investigation.
Although widely misreported, Arpaio responded to Snow that Montgomery’s investigation had centered on alleged breaches of email accounts, telephone lines and bank records of Maricopa County residents and some judges. When Snow asked if his name were among the judges so identified, Arpaio answered in the affirmative.
In late 2013, Zullo had stated that a second criminal investigation stemming from the birth certificate probe had unearthed “universe-shattering” and “gut-wrenching” information. The delay in releasing it, according to Zullo, is attributable to new information which unexpectedly became available and the Arpaio civil contempt trial.
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.