AND NOT BY ACCIDENT
by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 10, 2018) — On Friday Mike Volin, founder and president of WheresObamasBirthCertificate.com (WOBC) and its namesake radio show, noted that a reader from the U.S. Senate had visited his home page.
It was not the first occurrence, Volin said, although a screenshot of Volin’s traffic counter shows that the reader reached the website directly by typing or copying into a search engine its full url.
Volin launched the site in 2008 after questions arose about Barack Hussein Obama’s background and constitutional eligibility which went unanswered by members of Congress, governors, state attorneys general and, ultimately, the electors who cast their votes for him following the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections.
Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the Constitution states that the president must be a “natural born Citizen.” Given credible reports of Obama’s birth in Kenya or Indonesia at the time he announced his presidential candidacy and his claim of a father who was never a U.S. citizen, many Americans expressed concerns that Obama did not meet the requirement.
In what might have appeared to be an answer to Volin’s initial question, on April 27, 2011, the Obama White House released what it said was a scan of a certified copy of Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate allegedly obtained by Obama’s personal attorney from the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH). Obama claims a birth on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, now part of the Hawaii Pacific Health system.
The hospital has never confirmed the claim. Moreover, a criminal investigation launched in August 2011 running through December 2016 found the birth certificate image to be fraudulent and uploaded to the White House website “with the intent to deceive.”
Lead investigator Mike Zullo revealed in three successive press conferences how he and others reached the conclusion that the long-form image could not have been produced from a real, paper document. Also found to be fraudulent was Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form.
The FBI oddly never launched an investigation into the reported forgeries, with the Selective Service System (SSS) advising investigators to “contact the FBI” if they believed a crime had been committed.
The term “Deep State” is now an everyday word in the lexicon of many Americans, including some commentators on the Fox News Channel who say that entrenched government employees in disagreement with Donald Trump’s policies and agenda are attempting to thwart his presidency.
That theory may have been borne out by an editorial published by The New York Times last week in which the writer, alleged to be a “senior official in the Trump administration,” claimed that he and others are “part of the resistance” and comprise the “adults in the room” placing a check on Trump’s alleged indecisiveness and poor political instincts.
“This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state,” the anonymous writer said.
The Trump administration and government-watchdog organization Judicial Watch have each launched an investigation into the identity of the alleged disgruntled employee, with JW’s Director of Investigations & Research Chris Farrell contending in an editorial of his own that federal laws may have been violated and treason committed by the writer’s conduct.
Trump tweeted several reactions to the September 5 “op-ed”:
Ironically, it was Donald Trump who first publicly called for Obama to release his detailed birth certificate given that the “short-form,” published from an unidentified source in June 2008, lacked details such as the name of the physician present at the birth, the mother’s signature, birth weight and length, and the birthplaces and occupations of the parents.
In a press conference following the release of the long-form image, Obama claimed that “additional information” about his birthplace had been provided to the public. He pledged early in his first term to run the “most transparent administration in history.”
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.