BUT WHAT ABOUT OBAMA?
by Sharon Rondeau
In a discussion with a guest from the Cato Institute, Carlson found fault with the lack of outcry over the reported use of a stolen identification by illegal alien Christian Rivera, accused Tuesday of murdering 20-year-old University of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts last month.
Rivera’s first name has been spelled both “Christian” and “Cristhian.” Although reportedly employed at a nearby farm, he was arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency on an immigration-violation detainer.
Rivera’s attorney, Allan M. Richards, decried President Trump, who commented at a Tuesday night rally and on Wednesday about Tibbetts’s murder and Rivera’s alleged crime as “sad and sorry.”
On Tuesday Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, accepted a plea deal in which he admitted to violating federal campaign laws at the request of a “federal” officeholder, among other crimes, including falsifying tax filings.
Late Wednesday morning, former presidential candidate and current Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney applauded “that we are a nation committed to the rule of law” in light of the prosecutions of the “dishonorable and illegal” actions of Cohen and one-time Trump campaign director Paul Manafort, who was convicted on eight counts of federal crimes by a jury in the Eastern District of Virginia Tuesday.
During his 2012 presidential campaign, Romney alluded obliquely to questions over Obama’s “birth certificate” during a rally in Michigan, where Romney was born. As with anyone referring to the “birth certificate” issue relative to Obama, Romney received ridicule for his remark.
On April 27, 2011, the White House released what it said was a PDF of a certified copy of Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate from the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH). For an unspecified period of years, Obama has claimed a birth in Honolulu, HI on August 4, 1961 at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.
The hospital has refused to corroborate the claim, and Hawaii officials have declined to say that the image posted at whitehouse.gov is an accurate representation of the document the HDOH allegedly has on file.
In August 2011, then-Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joseph Arpaio authorized an investigation into claims by experts that the birth certificate image is fraudulent. On March 1, for the first time, former detective and Arpaio investigator Mike Zullo revealed that his then-six-month probe of the image yielded the finding that the image is a “computer-generated forgery.”
Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form was also declared fraudulent.
The crime of apparent identity fraud using manufactured documents on the part of the former White House occupant has never been prosecuted. In a number of interviews over the last 20 months since the investigation concluded, Zullo has implicated the U.S. intelligence community with, at a minimum, the knowledge that Barack Hussein Obama was not born in the United States and therefore is likely to have been ineligible to serve as President of the United States.
Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires the nation’s chief executive to be a “natural born Citizen.”
The information as to Obama’s foreign birth was shared with Zullo by two intelligence sources, he said, who reportedly indicated that “it has been an open secret in the intelligence community and DC that Obama could never satisfy the constitutional requirement of being born on American soil.”
The FBI is aware of the findings but has taken no action. Since Trump took office on January 20, 2017, a record number of high-ranking FBI and DOJ officials have been fired, demoted, or have resigned.
Zullo’s probe spanned more than five years, concluding in December 2016 with a press conference in which he revealed that two forensics experts agreed with his findings that the Obama birth certificate image is a “computer-generated forgery.”
In a radio show Friday on which Zullo was a guest, host Carl Gallups reminded his audience that Zullo had recently claimed that in regard to the proffering of the birth certificate forgery, “all roads lead back to John Brennan,” Obama’s second and last CIA director.
Brennan has been particularly vitriolic toward Trump on Twitter, claiming that Trump has committed treason and poses a danger to the nation.
It was Trump who in early 2011 first publicly raised the issue of Obama’s absent “long-form” birth certificate. Several months later, when the image appeared at whitehouse.gov, Trump claimed credit for the release and said that some of his acquaintances would be researching its authenticity.
Trump continued to question Obama’s eligibility and birthplace into the 2012 election cycle in which he endorsed Romney. The New York Times and other media outlets have long labeled him the leader of “the birthers” but declined to call for an investigation into the findings of fraud and forgery.