NEW INFORMATION TO BE RELEASED IN COMING WEEKS
by Sharon Rondeau
Zullo began by referring back to a nearly ten-year-old civil case from which the criminal charge stemmed more recently.
The civil lawsuit was filed by a group of Hispanics who said they were racially profiled by Arpaio’s patrols which questioned those they stopped about their citizenship status.
In December 2013, U.S. District Court G. Murray Snow ruled that the patrols must cease to question motorists to determine if they were in the country illegally, but they continued for approximately 18 more months.
While Arpiao in 2015 admitted to not following Snow’s order precisely and offered to pay restitution to the plaintiffs out of his own funds, Snow chose to take the contempt matter to trial, ruling against Arpaio in May 2016.
Snow then referred the civil contempt finding for criminal prosecution by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Zullo revealed that during the recent proceedings, Arpaio’s appeal of Snow’s ruling to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals contained audio-recordings of three appellate judges who are “clearly heard stating that they themselves have difficulty understanding the original judge’s injunctive order” (6:25).
Zullo said that the judge who presided over the trial will not rule before July 21 since more documents have been requested of Arpaio’s defense team.
“If it’s like anything else that has gone on in these trials…it’s just another railroading to hurt Arpaio,” Zullo opined, recalling that the DOJ announced it would prosecute Arpaio days before early voting began for the November 8 election in which Arpaio sought a seventh term as sheriff.
Arpaio was defeated by Democrat Paul Penzone, who considers illegal aliens “guests.”
Gallups then said he is “convinced” that former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch; her predecessor, Eric Holder; Barack Obama, and “Obama fraud investigation, birth certificate investigation” are connected to Arpaio’s criminal prosecution.
Zullo responded that Arpaio also believes that because he commissioned the “birth certificate investigation,” he was punished by the Obama regime.
Gallups posited that the “Deep State” and “fake news” issues he and Zullo discussed during the throes of the birth certificate investigation, which lasted more than five years, are now “in the headline news every day,” a contention with which Zullo agreed.
Both Gallups and Zullo said that Arpaio’s previous actions to enforce immigration laws were a manifestation of a conflict between state and federal statutes. Moreover, Zullo said that some of the prosecution’s witnesses, in his view, aided Arpaio’s cause to prove himself innocent of the charge.
“My understanding is the witnesses called by the DOJ to testify against Arpaio actually helped Arpaio,” Zullo said. “Not one of those witnesses ever said that Arpaio told them to disregard that order…”
At issue is whether or not Arpaio willfully violated Snow’s order. “When this thing finally gets adjudicated…then we’re going to make arrangements to have his attorney on your show…” Zullo told Gallups.
The investigation, commissioned by Arpaio in August 2011, was delegated to Zullo as the then-lead investigator of the Maricopa County Cold Case Posse. In March 2012, Zullo and Arpaio held a press conference during which Zullo declared that probable cause had been found to believe that the birth certificate image is a “computer-generated forgery.”
Two more pressers revealed more detail as to why investigators became convinced that the the image is fraudulent, including the findings of two well-respected forensic document analysis companies announced in December.
In response to Gallups, Zullo said that Arpaio and he became the objects of “professional ridicule” for carrying out the investigation, to which Gallups responded, “One of these days, when this is all over…we’re gonna ‘out’ some people…from the professional field of law enforcement.”
“We’re going to tease the birth certificate saga,” Gallups then hinted as the second segment came to a close. “The issue of the birth certificate is settled and solved…Your five-year investigation proves beyond doubt that that birth certificate on the White House website not only was a fake and a fraud and a fabrication, but you also possess the birth certificate – the original, the real one – from which it was constructed…” he said. “A congressional committee could settle this thing in 15 minutes.”
Zullo responded that “This was a conspiracy, and this is going to branch out to a lot of different government entities. In the next few weeks, we’re going to be releasing some more information that we discovered in this investigation, and…it’s gonna blow your mind.”
Listen to the rest of the interview here.