“A USURPER OF THE OFFICE”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 11, 2018) — On Saturday former 2008, 2012 and 2016 presidential candidate Cody Robert Judy sent by fax a “Proposed Executive Order” declaring Barack Hussein Obama “Unqualified and a Usurper of the Office Of the President under the Constitution of the United States of America.”
The “Executive Order” is addressed to “President Donald Trump” at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, DC, the address of the White House.
Written from the hypothetical signer’s point of reference, the document text invokes “National Security and Election Integrity” as at the forefront of determining presidential eligibility.
Judy first challenged Obama’s eligibility in 2008, when he filed a lawsuit claiming that Obama is not a “natural born Citizen” because his alleged father was not at any time a U.S. citizen. At the same time, Judy challenged Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain’s eligibility due to his birth in Panama, albeit to U.S.-citizen parents.
Judy has stated in subsequent legal actions and writings his belief that only an individual born in the U.S. to two U.S.-citizen parents can be considered “natural born.” The requirement in Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution was left undefined by the Framers, although a letter written by John Jay to George Washington during the constitutional convention indicated that Jay believed the chief executive should have undivided allegiance to the nation.
A 2012 ballot challenge of Judy’s eventually reached the U.S. Supreme Court, which did not schedule oral argument on the merits. In 2014, Judy filed a new case claiming that the Democratic Party, of which he is a registered member, had formed “an illegal cartel” by supporting an ineligible presidential candidate, thereby allegedly violating federal anti-trust laws.
In January 2017, Judy filed his final challenge to Obama’s eligibility in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, reviving the anti-trust lawsuit by including new information he believed directly speaks to Obama’s eligibility. The new evidence was revealed at a December 2016 press conference given by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio and a former detective, Mike Zullo, who conducted a 5+-year investigation into the “long-form” birth certificate image posted at whitehouse.gov in April 2011, finding it to be fraudulent.
Judy invoked all three lawsuits in the proposed executive order to Trump.
After the District Court declined to hear the 2017 case and Judy appealed to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, he simultaneously sent a copy to Trump’s newly-appointed U.S. Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch.
Gorsuch never responded to the filing, Judy reported, nor issued a decision on its content, despite Judy’s having received proof of delivery.
Within days of beginning his analysis of the birth certificate image in August 2011, Zullo found it fraught with irregularities with which his then-“Cold Case Posse” colleagues agreed. Zullo informed Arpaio and continued the investigation, which concluded in December 2016, just before Arpaio left office.
At the December 15, 2016 presser, Zullo explained in detail, along with a video presentation, how investigators believe that the long-form birth certificate image was fabricated on a computer using at least one source document: a real, paper birth certificate belonging to a woman born in Hawaii in August 1961, the month and year Obama claims to have been born at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu.
The hospital has never confirmed nor recognized Obama’s alleged birth there. Zullo has since reported that a former hospital administrator has said that Obama’s claim is false.
At the presser, Zullo announced for the first time that two forensic document analysts agreed with his determination that the long-form birth certificate is a “computer-generated forgery,” a revelation reported by very few in the mainstream media.
Credible evidence exists indicating that Obama was born in Kenya, a claim Obama himself appeared to reinforce last month when he spoke at an event initiated by his half-sister’s opening of a new youth foundation. “Three years ago, I visited Kenya as the first sitting American president to come from Kenya,” Obama declared on July 16 to an enthusiastic audience in Kogelo Village, from which his father allegedly hailed. “…Today I’m really coming as a brother, as a citizen of the world, as someone with a connection to Africa to talk about the importance of what she’s doing, but also to create a larger context for what’s possible,” Obama said.
It was Trump who first publicly raised questions about Obama’s eligibility in early 2011 when he was considering a presidential run in 2012. While Trump ultimately decided not to run at the time, his unlikely 2016 Republican nomination and ultimate victory over Hillary Clinton shocked many, particularly Clinton and her strongest supporters.
However, Trump’s presidency has since been dogged by claims that he or his campaign aides “colluded” with Russian operatives to win the election, even as increasingly incriminating revelations demonstrating what could be “collusion” on the part of DOJ and FBI officials to see that Trump was falsely accused are made public by members of Congress.
In early 1993, Judy was charged with and convicted of a state felony, spending eight years in prison. To this day, he maintains his innocence, and in his proposal to Trump suggested that Trump recommend to Utah’s governor the issuance of a pardon to clear Judy’s name.
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.