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BUT WAIT…ISN’T HE “FROM KENYA?”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 2, 2018) — The Post & Email’s visitors’ log on Thursday indicates that someone from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, accessed two articles published about the questions surrounding Barack Hussein Obama’s “short-form” birth certificate.
As can be seen from the URLs, one of the articles was published October 15, 2015 and the other on May 21, 2016.
The Post & Email has redacted the IP address of the reader.
Obama’s “short-form” birth certificate, published on a number of websites on June 12, 2008, was reported by some almost immediately to be fraudulent. It was ultimately presented in various places in at least three different formats and/or color schemes.
The image was not officially released by the White House until April 27, 2011, when the image of a purported “long-form” birth certificate bearing the name “Barack Hussein Obama II” was released in apparent response to demands from then-businessman Donald Trump.
Earlier that month, Trump reportedly told a number of attendees at a meeting at Trump Tower in New York that he was informed by a reliable source that a forgery would be released by the White House to an unsuspecting public.
The short-form “Certification of Live Birth” has sometimes erroneously been called a “Certificate of Live Birth” by members of the mainstream media. Along with The Daily KOS and Politifact, the image was uploaded to Obama’s then-campaign website, “Fight the Smears” and alleged to be proof that he is a “natural born Citizen.”
While Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires that the nation’s chief executive meet that definition, the Framers did not provide an exact meaning for the term. Since then, constitutional scholars and attorneys as well as members of the public have debated whether or not the Framers intended that only a person born in the United States to U.S.-citizen parents could be permitted to serve, with some contending that a simple birth on U.S. soil, regardless of the nationality of the parents, is sufficient.
Obama claims a birth in Honolulu, HI on August 4, 1961. However, a five-year investigation into the origin of the “long-form” image revealed irregularities which two forensic analysts agreed rendered it fraudulent.
The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) has never confirmed that it was the source of the short-form birth certificate. Hawaii law forbids anyone without a “direct and tangible interest in the record” to obtain a vital record such as a birth or death certificate.
A June 13, 2008 Politifact article claimed that the short-form birth certificate was released by former Obama aide Tommy Vietor. When The Post & Email contacted author Amy Hollyfield to ask if she would release the email she reportedly received from Vietor containing the image, her assistant informed us that it was no longer available due to a conversion to a different email system.
In remarks made during a trip to Kenya last month, Obama told the audience, “Three years ago, I visited Kenya as the first sitting American president to come from Kenya.”
In a recent YouTube live broadcast, the lead investigator of the long-form birth certificate probe, Mike Zullo, said of the later birth certificate release, “If they would ever truly investigate this document, this is going to unearth Pandora’s Box like no one has ever seen, because that document is fraudulent, and there’s no way around it. There has never been a forensic document examiner to refute us, because they can’t. They can’t do it.”