BUT WHAT ARE THE RAMIFICATIONS?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jul. 5, 2018) — In the last full segment of Thursday’s “Hannity” show guest-hosted by Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz, “Catalina” Magazine editor Cathy Areu said, while attempting to illustrate that Donald Trump is a believer in “conspiracy” theories, that he “started the ‘birther’ movement.”
Areu repeated her statement several times for emphasis in the spirited discussion with Chaffetz and Trump media liaison and professional psychologist Dr. Gina Loudon.
While Areu did not explain the meaning of the media-coined term, it is well-known that it refers to anyone who has ever raised questions about the birthplace, life narrative or proffered documentation of Barack Hussein Obama which claim that he was born in Honolulu, HI and registered timely for the Selective Service in 1980.
Chaffetz did not comment on Areu’s assertion nor ask her to elaborate on the meaning of “birther.”
As The Post & Email has reported, it is many on the political left who continue to invoke the “birther” moniker since Obama left office on January 20, 2017.
Early in 2011, Trump urged the White House to release Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate in response to media reports over a number of years stating that he was “born in Kenya” or Indonesia. Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires the nation’s chief executive to be a “natural born Citizen.”
No one in the mainstream media has dared to mention the results of a 5+-year criminal investigation conducted by former detective Mike Zullo under the authority of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) which determined that the “long-form” image, posted at whitehouse.gov on April 27, 2011 to much fanfare, is a “computer-generated forgery.”
Investigators also found Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form to be fraudulent.
Neither the FBI, Congress nor the Justice Department has launched an investigation into the claims. The media frequently utilizes “birther” as a pejorative while ignoring the underlying findings that Obama’s only publicly-released documentation was found not to be genuine.
In December 2016, Zullo announced at a press conference that two reputable forensic analysts, after conducting their own examination of the long-form birth certificate image, agreed with his findings that the probability of authenticity of the long-form image is negligible to none.
On Wednesday, radio host, pastor and author Carl Gallups told radio host Caspar McCloud that in his view, Trump is responsible for the release of the long-form image because of the public pressure he placed on the Obama White House for a number of months.
Gallups said he believes that a second Trump term could be key to the truth emerging about the birth certificate image. However, he added that “it might happen before then as he is disclosing the Deep State…”