by Sharon Rondeau

(Jun. 21, 2018) — In a June 13 interview with “Crooked Conversations” host Jon Lovett, former Obama White House Communications Director and Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer spoke about his new book, released on Tuesday, titled, “Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump.”

The podcast link is here:  https://crooked.com/podcast/wanna-listen-to-part-of-dans-new-book/

Pfeiffer told Lovett that while he did not intend to write a book about his White House experiences, he included “stories” involving Obama which he thought readers would find interesting.  He said that he also focused on “the endurance of conspiracy theories,” particularly one he claimed Donald Trump began when he demanded that the White House release Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate to show that he was eligible to hold office.

Pfeiffer said one story involves Obama’s meeting with musician Kanye West.  Lovett responded that an “Obama-Kanye story is enough to get people on the hook” (13:26).

West has recently indicated his support for Trump’s policy of “Make America Great Again.”

From the outset of the interview, Pfeiffer made the case that Obama was a Washington outsider who American voters could embrace and that Donald Trump is largely responsible for the rise of “fake news,” particularly as it relates to the April 2011 release of the “long-form” birth certificate in which Pfeiffer played a major role.

Following a commercial break, at 12:09, Lovett introduced Chapter 5 in the audio version of Pfeiffer’s book, which was previewed on Yahoo! News by Senior Editor Dylan Stableford one week ago.  [Editor’s Note:  There are obscenities in the audio-book which some readers may find offensive.]

“The term ‘fake news’ was not yet part of the political lexicon, but this might very well have been the moment when it rose from something that elicited an eye-roll to something that necessitated a response from the White House,” Pfieffer’s voice is heard, responding to Trump’s then-demands for Obama to demonstrate that he is constitutionally eligible to serve as president.

Pfeiffer then provided examples of erroneous “news” stories which he claimed were circulated to affect the 2016 presidential election.

Further, he claimed that “fake news” is now perpetuated “to signal to Trump’s most diehard supporters to dismiss any piece of news that is bad for Trump, even if it is objectively and obviously true.”  Pfeiffer described the current situation as “an era of post-truth politics.”

“In the past, even the slipperiest politicians adhered to a plausible deniability of dishonesty,” the audio-book continued.  “Instead of outright lying, they would put some measure of spin on a set of facts.  Sometimes the spin was so absurd that it was hard to extinguish it from a lie, but at the end of the day, it was rooted in some truth, even if it perverted that truth beyond recognition.” (16:20)

The term “plausible deniability” in regard to Obama and the birth certificate image has been used by former detective Mike Zullo, who conducted a five-year investigation into the image posted at whitehouse.gov and found it to be a “computer-generated forgery.”

The chapter, and most likely the entire book, does not mention Zullo’s investigation, the findings from which were confirmed by two reputable forensic analysts as revealed by Zullo in late 2016.

Pfeiffer claimed that despite “serious issues” pressing the White House at the time, reporters were “forced to ask an unserious question because of the never-ending search for ratings, clicks and retweets” which he said were caused by Trump’s questioning of Obama’s birthplace and eligibility.

The audio-book then provides examples of alleged rumors about Obama, to include ‘birtherism,’ which he said appeared to have begun during the Iowa caucuses in early 2008.

As did Stableford, Pfeiffer claimed that Obama’s “Certificate of Live Birth” was released by the campaign in response to the “rumors” that Obama was born outside of the U.S. and might not be a “natural born Citizen,” which the Constitution’s Article II requires for the president.  The form is actually titled, “Certification of Live Birth.”

He called those who “sued the president” over his unanswered eligibility “a bunch of crackpots” and claimed that Trump “brought up the ‘birther’ conspiracy” in order to gain airtime for his re-release of “The Celebrity Apprentice” in early March 2011.

At 24:40, Pfeiffer said he was “living in blissful ignorance” as to “the machinations” the Obama White House went through to obtain the “long-form” birth certificate from Hawaii, where Obama claims to have been born.  Pfeiffer also called supporters of Trump’s desirous of seeing the White House release Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate at the time a “band of racist nut jobs.”

Interestingly, Pfeiffer’s book claims that Obama gave a press conference “a couple of hours” following the release of the birth certificate image while in reality, he spoke within minutes after it was made public, with a time stamp on the transcript of 9:48 a.m. EDT.

After the 25:00 mark, Pfeiffer said he was “summoned to the White House counsel,” where he said he asked, “Am I going to jail?” after which he predicted that “undoubtedly” some from the Trump White House will be headed there.



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  1. CDR Kerchner, Indeed you were and still are in Obummers and Team Obummers head
    “rent free”. Obummer can’t stop the train that is due to run him over. Certainly your news
    paper ad was a frustrating agitation and a great aid to the cause. It ain’t over yet, cause
    the fat lady is due to sing. And she will sing.

  2. A Natural Born Citizen is “one born IN the United States to parents who are both U.S. Citizens themselves”- Minor v Happersett, USSCt. 88 U.S. 162 (1874)

  3. Bob68: Brennan is the main planner, conniver, and orchestrater imo ((along with Clapper) behind the attempt to set-up Trump during the 2016 campaign by working with the FBI heavily biased leadership to send Russian connected FBI informants and lawyers to make contact with Trump people which was part of the set-up and entrapment plan that Brennan cooked up. After the collaborative media spread the charge that Trump colluded with the Russians they were counting on these set-up meetings to be the evidence to prove it. Unfortunately for them Trump’s people didn’t really bite at any or most of the attempts and/or walked out of those sting meetings when they realized the contacts were not what they claimed to be. This was all an elaborate scheme by Brennan on behalf of Obama, Hillary, Valerie Jarrett, John Podesta, Clapper, and Comey, and others at very high levels in the Obama admin to take out Trump if he won the election, which he did. And Obama knew about all this and was “leading from behind” to have plausible deniability as he learned from Saul Alinsky mastering the techniques to subvert in the book Rules for Radicals. I think Brennan is getting nervous. All roads lead to Brennan and Obama on this Trump witch hunt and the corruption of the DOJ and FBI. If you are not family with Saul Alinsky training book and rules see: http://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/communism/alinsky.htm

  4. CDR Kerchner
    I also thank you for the links you provided here and for your continued efforts. The war goes on against the massive planned corruption of the Obama regime, including his illegal occupation of the presidency. It’s been a long time since “Tom Deacon” mailed you a copy that first CRS document, which Congress was using to BS their constituents about the eligibility of Barry, the ineligible, identity fraud con-artist picked by the Deep State to do maximum destruction to America and her Constitution.
    Recent calls to staff at my Congressman’s office reveal they are very close to outright saying they agree with everything I say about the Obama Fraud…..and then they follow that with something like, “but it would be better for the country to just let this go and undo what Obama has done”. Of course that BS prompts a rant from me that so far they haven’t hung up on me for. As has been said many times before, “Congress protects Obama to protect themselves”……from their crime of giving America’s s government and her military to the enemy. Protecting Obama big-time began the moment Congress allowed him to be sworn in as the putative president in 2009…….they gave America’s government and her military to the enemy. A more serious crime against American citizens and her Constitution is difficult to imagine.

  5. CDR Kerchner you are a bull dog with an aggressive awing bite. I like you am a bull dog,
    thus being a Marine, we never give up. We are at war and we’ll continue the best that we
    can. Obummer thought he could mow us over or mock us into submission. NOT!

    Indeed, in placing your newspaper ads of Obummers fraud (like Rush states: being in
    their head rent free). And I have not forgotten all your efforts to bring this issue to justice.
    For example your web site is full of information and evidence.

    Many Officers and those on active duty went mute with their tail between their legs. So much
    for their Oath of Office.

    I was at your hearing at Harrisburg when you challenged Obama, while the judges ruling was
    nuts, you took a brave stand. Who knows, it wasn’t the fruit we wanted, but you did get the
    word out. And some fruit of that effort can still bloom.

  6. This ad ran in the 18 Apr 2011 edition of the Washington Times National Weekly Edition: https://www.scribd.com/doc/53259902/What-U-S-Pres-in-History-Has-Multiple-Sources-in-Foreign-Country-Saying-He-Was-Born-There Obama is the only person in history to meet the bullet points in that ad. Full page ads questioning Obama’s eligibility and key ID documents ran in the weeks prior to Obama dropping the forged long-form PDF image onto the WhiteHouse.gov website. See them and more here: http://www.kerchner.com/protectourliberty/archives.htm

  7. Dan Peiffer forgot to mention that on many Monday mornings when Obama and his cronies in the White House got their courtesy copies of the Washington Times National Weekly Edition (read by over 100,000 subscribers nationwide each week) he could hear Obama, Michelle, and Valerie Jarrett loudly yelling in their patrols around the White House and complaining about these darn full page ads running about his forged ID docs and lack of constitutional eligibility in that newspaper from early 2009 and on into 2013 regarding his forged birth documents, forged and back dated draft registration card, and Obama’s use of a stolen SSN. Copies of many of these ads were sent to Donald Trump and his aides. The pressure was on Obama and crew for several years regarding his forged shot-form Certification of Live Birth form released in June 2008 and his forged draft registration care. Trump of course had a large public platform to speak out about this. And its a good thing Trump did. Trump saved this country from going off the cliff into an abyss of criminally corrupt socialism if Hillary had won. Browse the ad archives back to early 2009 and forward from there. See this archives and scroll down to the ads that were running most weeks in that newspaper in the later winter and spring of 2011: http://www.kerchner.com/protectourliberty/archives.htm CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret) – ProtectOurLiberty.org