WHY DOES LAKIN PETITION HAVE ONLY ONE SIGNATURE?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jan. 23, 2017) — On Monday The Post & Email discovered that President Donald J. Trump is posting updates on a Facebook page under the name “Donald J. Trump.”
The page is indicated as an official White House site.
One of Trump’s posts announced the three executive orders he signed late on Monday morning.
Also on Monday, The Post & Email attempted to reach the White House about the counter on a petition launched on Saturday which seems to be stalled with only one signature despite dozens stating that they have accessed the petition and signed it.
The petition is visible from its specific link but does not appear on a page with a number of others. One petition is showing more than twice the number of signatures required for the administration to provide a response, although it is unknown if it was launched before Donald Trump took office.
The Post & Email sent an email using the Contact form at whitehouse.gov to inquire about whether or not a technical problem was affecting a particular petition, which asks that former Lt. Col. Terry Lakin be reinstated in the U.S. Army after having been dishonorably discharged for “missing movement” as a result of his questioning of Barack Hussein Obama’s constitutional eligibility, which was never addressed.
We also called the White House at 1-202-456-1414, which generated an automated response stating that the phone call “may be monitored but not recorded.” There was no option to speak with a live person.
Option #1 led to the “Comment” line, which, when we selected it, produced a recording at 4:11 p.m. EST stating that “the Comment line is closed.”
During an initial press conference spanning approximately 90 minutes on Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that while website technicians have been working around-the-clock to update whitehouse.gov, there may still be outstanding issues. The question arose when a reporter asked about the Spanish section of the website, which some were tweeting had been removed.
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.