Where Was the U.S. Senate on Vetting Presidential Candidates?


by Sharon Rondeau

(Apr. 25, 2018) — An AP article published Wednesday states that the U.S. Senate, which is tasked by the Constitution with approving executive-branch cabinet nominees, is frustrated with “lax vetting” processes allegedly used by the Trump administration.

The article referred to Trump’s nomination of Dr. Ronny Jackson for Veterans Administration Secretary following the departure of David Shulkin, an Obama holdover, several weeks ago. On Tuesday, the Senate placed Jackson’s nomination consideration on hold amid allegations from unnamed individuals who reportedly approached Sen. Jon Tester’s (D-MT) office claiming that Jackson displayed improper workplace behavior while serving as the White House physician, a post Jackson has filled since 2013.

CBS News reported that Jackson has served “three presidents.”

The article fails to mention, however, that when a first-term, little-known U.S. Senator representing the state of Illinois decided to seek the presidency in 2007, his life narrative contained many inconsistencies which to this day remain unreconciled.

Barack Hussein Obama II claims a birth on August 4, 1961 at the Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, HI, although the hospital has refused to confirm his claimed birth there. Obama’s birthplace was first reported by UPI to have occurred at the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu.

Just after entering the White House, a letter purportedly signed by Obama in which he termed the hospital “the place of my birth” was displayed on Kapiolani’s website for fundraising purposes.  When questioned by a media outlet as to why the letter consisted of HTML blocks rather than a photograph of an actual, paper letter, the image was permanently obscured.

Obama has been said to have been “raised in the Kansas heartland” in 2008; “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii” in a 1991 biography; born in Hawaii but living in Indonesia from age two through “the fifth grade” and later attending “public schools through high school” in Hawaii by the AP; and born in Hawaii but having been taken to Indonesia for a four-year period between the ages of 6 and 10, after which he allegedly returned to Hawaii, attending and graduating from the prestigious, private Punahou School.

In 2004, the AP itself reported then-U.S. Senate candidate “Barrack Obama” as “Kenyan-born,” as did NPR in 2008.

A “short-form” birth certificate published on the internet on June 12, 2008 bearing the name “Barack Hussein Obama II” by an unidentified party has been found fraudulent by a number of examiners.  Nearly three years later, a “long-form” birth certificate image posted on the White House’s official website was deemed a hastily-crafted forgery by several experts, with no expert coming forward to vouch for its authenticity.

The experts’ publicly-expressed opinions and reports led to the opening of a five-your criminal investigation which found the “long-form” image to be a “computer-generated forgery.”  The investigator, Mike Zullo, and his team also concluded that the Selective Service registration form mailed to a number of FOI requesters beginning in 2008 is a “hard-copy forgery.”

Thousands of emails, letters, faxes and phone calls to U.S. Senators and members of the House of Representatives beginning in 2007 concerned about Obama’s constitutional eligibility to serve received form-letter responses or none at all, even as the American people attempted to “vet” a man with a mysterious history and whose wife called Kenya her husband’s “home country.”

Just prior to the 2008 presidential election, during a Spanish-speaking media interview with English translation, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson referred to Obama as “an immigrant.” It is well-known that Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires the chief executive to be a “natural born Citizen,” which has always meant that immigrants, or naturalized citizens, cannot serve.

At least eight attempts in recent history have been launched in Congress to amend the Constitution to allow naturalized citizens to serve as president, thereby acknowledging that “immigrants,” such as former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Michigan Gov. Debbie Stabenow, cannot serve.

Also a matter of debate on his eligibility is Obama’s claimed father, who was never a U.S. citizen, with some legal scholars claiming that that fact alone disqualified Obama from seeking the Oval Office.

The Associated Press, in particular, has avoided reporting that during a December 15, 2016 press conference concluding the 5+-year probe of the long-form birth certificate image, lead investigator Mike Zullo revealed that two authoritative forensic analysts completed their own independent reviews of the image and reached very similar conclusions to his own.

Neither the AP nor any other major news outlet has investigated Zullo’s findings.  Moreover, CNN appears to be on a campaign to discredit anyone, particularly those serving in the Trump administration currently, who has ever publicly questioned Obama’s origins. The technique, often compared to guidelines set forth in Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” focuses on an individual’s past as well as present actions, interviews, comments and other public statements in an effort to discredit and marginalize him or her.

At the conclusion of the December 2016 presser, then-Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio, who delegated the birth certificate investigation to Zullo in 2011, said that the compiled evidence would be provided in its entirety to “federal authorities,” including information not yet released to the public.

Ironically, it was Donald Trump who in early 2011 raised serious questions about Obama’s constitutional eligibility, placing pressure on the White House to release the “long-form” birth certificate to show, at a minimum, that Obama was born in the United States or Hawaii, as he claims.

As is the case at present, Trump became the object of scorn, ridicule, exaggeration, and avoidance by the mainstream media, although with an occasional revival of the pejorative “birther” applied to him by The New York Times and other left-leaning outlets.

According to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes last weekend, no specific “intelligence” supported the opening of an FBI counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in 2016 which is ongoing.  In a roundtable discussion hosted by Judicial Watch on Tuesday, Congressman Jim Jordan, a member of the “Freedom Caucus,” stated that he believes that Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan, hatched a plot in which then-FBI director James B. Comey would approach President Trump with the knowledge of the “salacious and unverified” “Russian dossier” information early last year, document it, and leak it to the press.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton went a step farther, contending that Obama himself was involved in a conspiracy to smear Trump during the 2016 presidential election.  When that failed, the effort, some argue, has continued in an attempt to delegitimize Trump and remove him from office.

Brennan has admitted voting for a communist for president in 1976, and Comey is currently under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information to both his “good friend” Daniel Richman and, by extension, to the media and the public.  Comey’s former FBI deputy, Andrew McCabe, was terminated in March and was recently referred to the U.S. Attorney for Washington, DC for criminal investigation.

Trump has questioned why Comey created memos of his telephone and in-person interactions with him but apparently not with Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, particularly since Comey oversaw the “investigation” of Clinton’s use of a private, unauthorized and unsecure computer server located in her home while she served as Obama’s Secretary of State between 2009 and early 2013.

Despite controversial issues in her past such as the Whitewater and “Travelgate” probes, Clinton was approved by the Senate for Secretary of State on a 94-2 vote.

Comey was nominated by Obama as Robert S. Mueller III’s extended term as FBI director was concluding in 2013. Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether or not anyone in the Trump campaign “colluded” with Kremlin operatives to give Trump an advantage over Clinton in the election.

Many believe that the “Russia collusion” narrative was a false story planted by members of the Obama regime to sway voters away from Trump and toward Clinton, and later morphed into an effort to delegitimize and unseat the now-45th president of the United States.

At an event at the National Press Club in May 2014, Trump was asked whether or not he regretted raising the Obama “birth certificate” question in the public square, to which he responded with a resounding, “No.” Trump further expounded on his dual-premised theory as to why Obama’s past remains shrouded and contradictory: that Obama either falsely claimed to be a foreign national in order to qualify for student aid earmarked for that population for education in the United States; or that Obama truthfully did the same as a result of his foreign birth.

11 Responses to "Where Was the U.S. Senate on Vetting Presidential Candidates?"

  1. Nathan   Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 8:26 PM

    @Mike Green

    If Obama ever legally changed his name in the U.S. all you would have to do is look it up in court records and if he was Soetoro in indonesia it would have no legal affect on his legal name in the U.S.

  2. Jeffrey Harrison   Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Thanks to P&E for an excellent (updated) article. Details and updates matter, and P&E
    does a great job in these areas. Of the few sites that I have time to visit, P&E is No.# 1
    to me.

    While many other news media have gotten tired of, or haven’t addressed the fraud and
    usurperation of Obama, P&E has remained stead fast. Hopefully, some day soon
    justice will be served to Obama and those who aided him. At this time, many of the
    other media will have egg on their face and be severely discredited.

    Also, numerous individuals and other organizations who have sounded the alarm of
    fake, fabricated, Obama will shine too.

    P.S. Is there a time limit for reason or usurperation ? Nope, not that I know of.

  3. MikeGreene   Friday, April 27, 2018 at 9:54 AM

    Well, perhaps Obama does have a Hawaiian birth certificate, if he does, the last name was probably amended to Soetoro, when he was adopted. He went back to using his Obama birth certificate, without having a legal name change- that in itself would be a problem for Obama, if that was the case. Regardless, he would have needed a birth certificate for many life events, ie, playing high school sports, getting a SS number, getting a driver’s license, getting a marriage license, getting a passport. Those are just a few times he would have needed it, and we are to believe he couldn’t find it from 2008 until 2011? I really don’t understand how reporters can have been so easily duped by a false narrative.
    One avenue that has not been investigated is the use of that CT SS number to obtain Medicare benefits. Since the person who originally applied for that number would be over 120 years old now, it should be legal to investigate in whose name Medicare benefits were paid out to. I would think a FOIA request might be favorably acted upon by the HHS that is under Trump’s direction now.

  4. Gary Wilmott   Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:25 AM

    Trump knowingly lied when he stated late in his presidential campaign that “Obama was born in Hawaii.” He did that for political expediency. While it was and has been frustrating that he has yet to expose Obama for the fraud he is, I realize that Trump needed to get the issue behind him so that he could concentrate on his campaign and win the election. It would have been a festering issue and the media would have mocked him relentlessly if he had not done so. The question now of course is if and when Trump revisits the issue as part of the efforts to expose Obama and the deep state. On another note…there is talk about Trump pardoning boxer Jack Johnson. He has already pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio and navy sailor Kristian Saucier rightfully so. How about Terry Lakin? What are we waiting for?

  5. JONATHAN DAVID MOOERS   Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:53 PM

    U.S. Government-citizens have effectively held that Obama is “presIDent” since 08-28-08 until proven otherwise. Problem is, Obama’s ID is sealed by U.S Government-citizens. Why?

    Yet, at the same time, no one is allowed on a commercial plane flight until the uniform presumption of “criminal” is changed to “passenger” after undertaking a successful security screening. Why not?



    PS: How many American presidents have a hyphenated last name, except Soetoro-Obama II ?

  6. Nikita's_UN_Shoe   Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 8:15 PM

    Yes, in my book of common cents, vetting will never = marginalization. Zero association.

    Vetting is the process of performing a background check on someone before offering them employment, conferring an award, etc. A prospective person or project may be vetted before making a hiring decision. In addition, in intelligence gathering, assets are vetted to determine their usefulness.

    Politicians are often thoroughly vetted. For example, in the United States, a party’s presidential nominee must choose a vice presidential candidate to accompany them on the ticket. Prospective vice presidential candidates must undergo thorough evaluation by a team of advisers acting on behalf of the nominee. Side note 1: the hopey dopey change dude did not get vetted as the commander-in-chief.

    Marginalization is social exclusion is the process in which individuals or people are systematically blocked from (or denied full access to) various rights, opportunities and resources that are normally available to members of a different group, and which are fundamental to social integration and observance of human rights within that particular group (e.g., housing, employment, healthcare, civic engagement, democratic participation, and due process). Side note 2: Hillary marginalized Bernie Sanders. Sander’s consolation prize: $600,000.00 beach house.

    Credit – for what it’s worth: Wikipedia

    Ahh yes, the thick plottens.

  7. Alexander Gofen   Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 7:12 PM

    1) This overview missed that the Unidentified Foreign Operative (UFO) Obama was also caught on using unverifiable SS# from Connecticut by Dr. Orly Taitz, as it entered into records of several court hearings. As to the Senate vettngs…

    2) The US Senate did vet the candidacy of McCain for being a natural born in 2008, and issued the confirming resolution 511 (though McCain was not natural born). In it the Senate rephrased the well known Law of Nation definition of the natural born as “Born to citizen parents on the soil”. What a blander, what a slip of the pen! This definition was inapplicable to McCain’s opponent up front – but who cares in this idiotic fallen nation!

    3) As to Trump: he is attacked, sabotaged, and blackmailed non stop ONLY because of his own capitulation on the issue of usurpation in 2016 to a dirty interviewer. It was then when Trump publicly humiliated himself reneging from his own earlier efforts to expose Obama. It was then when Trump left off the hook all the criminals arranging the usurpation, and got hooked by them for the rest of his presidency, while shameless America is left unrepentant and dreaming MAGA – see http://judeochristianamerica.org/MASAnotMAGA.htm

  8. Oscar Piper   Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4:52 PM

    “Vetting” is not the same as “marginalization.””

    If a nominee, ten years ago, said, “Women should not be allowed in the work place. They should stay home, raise the kids, clean the house and have dinner waiting for her husband.” And a journalist like yourself, reports on this comment.

    Is that vetting or marginalization?

    The Plot Thickens

  9. Nikita's_UN_Shoe   Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4:01 PM

    Many on this website may have read this theme, on-occasion, under the pen-name Three-Pound Sledge. Well, I am now pounding a shoe, this time as the comical side-show by Mr. Khrushchev during a U.N. session. I remember seeing it broadcast on black & white T.V. at the time. I think he was trying to get his message across and was obviously frustrated that possibly no one was listening. Anyone listening to my message below:?

    All Article I and Article II personnel must be limited to one term of office, bar none. U.S. Supreme Court members should be limited to one 5-year term, no exceptions.

    Government individuals, including U.S. presidents should receive no retirement benefits nor Secret Service protection upon completion of service. No one running for public office should receive more than one dollar ($1.00) donation from any one private U.S. citizen or from any corporation during their campaign for office. All government salaries and raises should always be put to an electorate vote during the general election.

    Anyone running for Article I and Article II offices should be subjected to a background investigation using Standard Form (SF) 86 covering their entire lifespan and the results of this SF86 document should be made public to all prospective constituents one year prior to election. A lie detector test should be a mandatory requirement before being added to the ballot.

    Additionally, the SF86 results should be used by an independent civilian organization to assess suitability for a top secret classified clearance. If a person is rejected for a classified clearance, they should also be rejected for the ballot.

    Ban paid lobbyists. They are mostly shills for evil intentions.

    Ban government officials from owning suitcases to prevent government officials from bringing money back home when their term of office is complete.

    If at least some of my suggestions would have been implemented, there never would have been a CIA-plant called HUSSEIN Obama and his Iranian thugs.

  10. Sharon Rondeau   Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 2:37 PM

    “Vetting” is not the same as “marginalization.”

  11. Oscar Piper   Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 2:34 PM

    “The technique, often compared to guidelines set forth in Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” focuses on an individual’s past as well as present actions, interviews, comments and other public statements in an effort to discredit and marginalize him or her.”

    Isn’t that how vetting works?

    The Plot Thickens.

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