“AUGUST 4TH” “NOT A BIRTH DATE; IT’S AN ARRIVAL DATE”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 17, 2018) — During the third segment of the June 15 “Freedom Friday” radio show, host Carl Gallups opened by quoting from a June 10 article at RealClearPolitics.com contending that the Obama regime failed to turn over “tens of thousands of government records” to the National Archives, as is legally required when a president leaves office and by Obama’s own hand.
The article, written by Thomas Lipscomb, begins:
In the middle of directing the difficult task of transferring the historically important records of the Obama administration into the National Archives, the archivist in charge, David Ferriero, ran into a serious problem: A lot of key records are missing.
A first-rate librarian, Ferriero has been driving a much-needed digital overhaul and expansion of the National Archives over the nine years of his appointment. This will greatly improve the ability of digital search locally and remotely, as well as accessing the files themselves.
To support this effort, in 2014 President Obama signed the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments. For the first time electronic government records were placed under the 1950 Federal Records Act. The new law also included updates clarifying “the responsibilities of federal government officials when using non-government email systems” and empowering “the National Archives to safeguard original and classified records from unauthorized removal.” Additionally, it gives the Archivist of the United States the final authority in determining just what is a government record.
Gallups had just finished expounding on the Justice Department’s inspector general’s report released Thursday which revealed, among other things, that former FBI Director James Comey used a private email address to conduct government business at least part of the time. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Obama’s first EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson, were earlier discovered to have used personal email addresses to carry out the government’s — and therefore the people’s — business.
Lipscomb included Barack Obama in the list of government officials using private email addresses, as it is now known that he was “one of 13” to have communicated with Clinton over her private email system while she served as his secretary of state.
Obama’s name was first obscured by the FBI in a document release and labeled a “senior government official.” In an interview with CBS on March 7, 2015, just after Clinton’s use of the private server was first reported by The New York Times, Obama said he learned about it “the same time everybody else did, through news reports.”
Lipscomb used as the foundation of his article “the accumulation of recent congressional testimony” which he said “has made it clear that the Obama administration itself engaged in the wholesale destruction and ‘loss’ of tens of thousands of government records covered under the act as well as the intentional evasion of the government records recording system by engaging in private email exchanges.”
Given that, Lipscomb further wrote, “Clearly, America’s National Archives is facing the first major challenge to its historic role in preserving the records of the United States. What good is the National Archives administering a presidential library, like the planned Obama library in Chicago, if it is missing critical records of interest to scholars? And what’s to prevent evasion of the entire federal records system by subsequent administrations to suit current politics rather than serve scholars for centuries to come?”
Obama’s presidential “center,” not “library,” is expected to cost upwards of $200 million to taxpayers, and the National Archives will reportedly have no involvement because of its announced completely digital format.
Gallups then focused on the National Archives as it pertains to the five-year criminal investigation conducted by his guest, former detective Mike Zullo, into an image posted at whitehouse.gov said to be a scan of a certified copy of Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate from the State of Hawaii.
The image was released on April 27, 2011, which then-Obama Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer now calls the day on which “fake news” was born. Quoted in a Yahoo! News article published the same day as the inspector general’s report, Pfeiffer’s “memoir” to be released on Tuesday is said to have devoted a chapter to telling “the inside story of Obama’s birth certificate.”
As The Post & Email reported, the article is replete with erroneous statements.
Zullo’s investigation found early on that the birth certificate image is fraudulent, constructed in a number of layers with telltale signs of forgery. At a December 2016 final press conference on the discoveries made over more than five years, Zullo further revealed that two forensic analysts, without knowledge of the other and located on two different continents, conducted their own examinations of the image and reached the same conclusion.
Gallups recalled for the audience that Zullo’s investigation had included obtaining rolls of microfilm of airline manifests stored by the National Archives to include 1961, the year Obama was reportedly born. Of that year, Zullo said, “Lo and behold, the microfilm containing that month of August, from the date of August 1st to August 10th, is completely blank, and it starts again on August 11th. Reportedly Obama’s birth date is August 4th, and the acceptance date of his birth certificate — purported birth certificate at the State of Hawaii — is August 8th.”
Zullo said that when he “asked and asked and asked questions of the National Archives” as to why the entries for those ten days were missing, the “head librarian” eventually said “that they could no longer speak with us; that we would have to go through their attorneys.”
“So they lawyered up,” Gallups said. “I guess the head librarian over there thought she needed a lawyer because I’m asking her, ‘How could this be blank, and 685 other reels, there’s not a glitch?'” Zullo replied.
In a new revelation, Zullo said that the date of “August 4th” is “actually the arrival date; it’s not a birth date.”
It is well-known that the U.S. Constitution’s requirement that the president be a “natural born Citizen” is interpreted to mean, at a minimum, that a presidential candidate must have been born in the United States.
When The Post & Email contacted the National Archives in April 2016 about the transfer of electronic data from an administration to the Archives, we received in response a Congressional Research Service (CRS) document dated December 31, 2014 titled, “The Presidential Records Act: Background and Recent Issues for Congress.” We were specifically referred to the section titled, “Maintaining Electronic Records” by Jessica Owens, Archivist, Presidential Materials Division.
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.