BUT WHAT ABOUT THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?
by Sharon Rondeau
Many news outlets equated Obama’s remarks, made five years after Mandela’s death a day before what would have been his 100th birthday, to a response to President Donald Trump’s private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin followed by a press conference on Monday.
CNN, which does not attempt to disguise its dislike of Trump and his administration, called the Trump-Putin press conference “humiliating.” “Like those moments in US-Russia summit lore, the events that unfolded Monday are likely to have significant and unpredictable political and geopolitical reverberations in the United States and around the world,” CNN’s Stephen Collinson wrote on Tuesday.
Reactions to the presser included former CIA Director John Brennan’s terming it “treasonous“; former Congressman Joe Walsh calling Trump a “traitor”; and Fox & Friends co-anchor Abby Huntsman accusing Trump of “throwing your own people and country under the bus.”
Huntsman’s father, Jon Huntsman, is Trump’s ambassador to Russia.
U.S. Senate candidate from Utah Mitt Romney, who Trump endorsed for president in 2012 and for his current Senate run, called Trump’s responses to questions from the press about alleged Russian interference “disgraceful.”
A myriad of left-leading commentators agreed that Trump’s remarks wherein he said he believed the findings of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia “meddled” in the 2016 election while also taking into account Putin’s denial of it were “un-American,” perceiving that Trump had taken Putin’s side on the issue.
Other than Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning, none in the media appeared to recall that in March 2012, Obama had told then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in a whispered conversation caught on a “hot mic” that he would “have more flexibility” in his dealings with the Kremlin on the topic of missile defense after the 2012 election.
Obama had reportedly asked Medvedev for “more space” before making any new commitments to the Kremlin. At the time, The New York Times called Obama’s “hot mic” remarks with Medvedev a “moment of political candor.”
One of the apparent points of contention in Trump’s remarks on Monday was that in response to a reporter’s question, Trump had said of alleged Russian interference, “I don’t see any reason why it would be Russia.”
On Tuesday, however, Trump issued a correction from the Roosevelt Room at the White House stating that he misspoke and meant to say, “I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.”
Trump’s correction has generally not satisfied the media, including CNN.
During the presser, Trump reiterated his claim that there was “no collusion” between his campaign and the Kremlin during the 2016 election cycle, an allegation under investigation for approximately two years, first under the FBI and later overseen by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
In his remarks in South Africa Tuesday, Obama stated on the topic of climate change, “You have to believe in facts. Without facts there’s no basis for cooperation. If I say this is a podium and you say this is an elephant, it’s going to be hard for us to cooperate.”
People just make stuff up. They just make stuff up. We see it in the growth of state sponsored propaganda. We see it in internet fabrications. We see it in the blurring of lines between news and entertainment. We see the utter loss of shame among political leaders where they’re caught in a lie and they just double down and they lie some more. It used to be that if you caught them lying, they’d be like, oh man — now they just keep on lying.
Neither the media nor Obama himself has addressed the posting of an image said to be a replication of his “long-form” birth certificate from Hawaii which was found by a 5+-year criminal investigation to be a “computer-generated forgery.”
On many occasions, lead investigator Mike Zullo has raised questions, against the backdrop of his findings of forgery and fraud, as to Obama’s life narrative and “aliases.” His Selective Service registration form was also found to be fraudulent.
No mainstream outlet has investigated independently Zullo’s findings.
While Obama derided “Internet fabrications” and “political leaders” for finding themselves “caught in a lie” and then “lying some more,” the birth certificate forgery remains in the Obama White House archives online, with no apparent hard copy provided to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) as an official presidential document.
In light of the mainstream media’s blackout of the issue, Zullo has conducted numerous interviews with Carl Gallups on his “Freedom Friday” radio show, The Hagmann Report, the Bill Martinez Live radio show, and this publication.
Thus far, neither Congress, the FBI nor the Justice Department has been willing to launch an investigation into Zullo’s conclusions, which are supported by two forensic document analysts working independently and from different disciplines. In a press conference marking the end of the investigation, Zullo and then-Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, who authorized the investigation, said they would provide all of their evidence to federal authorities, much of which has not yet been made public.
According to Zullo, while still in Congress, Walsh had promised to take action on the birth certificate findings but reneged on his pledge.