100,000 NEEDED FOR WHITE HOUSE TO RESPOND
by Sharon Rondeau
(Feb. 2, 2017) — A whitehouse.gov petition asking for a presidential pardon for Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin launched by Gary Wilmott on January 21 has capped 500 signatures after an unrealistically-slow start.
As The Post & Email has reported since its launch, the number of people claiming to have signed the petition does not appear to match the number of signers reflected on its counter.
In late 2010, Lakin was court-martialed and sentenced to six months in Ft. Leavenworth prison for having questioned Barack Obama’s eligibility based on his failure to release any original documentation proving that he met the U.S. Constitution’s requirement of “natural born Citizen” for the president and commander-in-chief.
Lakin was also stripped of all pay, benefits, and rank and dishonorably discharged after 17 years of service as an Army medical doctor and flight surgeon. He now runs a private medical practice in Colorado.
While Lakin was completing his prison term, the White House released what it said was a scan of a certified copy of Obama’s long-form birth certificate from the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH).
Within a day, however, the image was declared fraudulent.
A five-year criminal investigation confirm that finding, punctuated in December with the revelation at a press conference that two forensics analysts agreed that, based on nine points of forgery, the image cannot be authentic.
The Obama White House never addressed the declarations of forgery of Obama’s only proffered documentation, which includes his Selective Service registration form.
After Lakin went to prison, Marco Ciavolino and other concerned citizens launched the Terry Lakin Action Fund to provide for Lakin’s family during his incarceration.
According to Ciavolino in an interview with The Post & Email last week, whitehouse.gov has not been registering signatures properly because of “revoked” SSL certificates which he believes is a suspicious development perhaps orchestrated by a disgruntled Obama employee surrounding the presidential transition on January 20.
Ciavolino has separately asked the White House to pardon Lakin given that he believes Lakin was attempting to uphold his oath to the U.S. Constitution.
On Sunday, the lead investigator for the birth certificate and Selective Service form registration probe, Mike Zullo, signed the petition.
Other petitioners have reported signatures failing to appear despite numerous individuals having said they signed.
The Lakin petition stands at 507 signatories as of press time, an increase of more than 200 since early Wednesday afternoon. Whitehouse.gov petitions require 100,000 signatures within 30 days of their launch to compel a response from the administration.
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.