BUT SUPPORTED “PRESIDENT” WITH FAKE DOCUMENTS
by Sharon Rondeau
(Oct. 7, 2018) — Following the confirmation and swearing-in of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday evening, former putative Attorney General Eric Holder questioned the “legitimacy” of the court as a result of Barack Obama’s nominee failing to receive consideration from the Senate in 2016.
Even before Kavanaugh’s confirmation, House Democrats, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA) and Jerrold Nadler (NY) said if they win a majority in next month’s elections, they will launch an “investigation” into Kavanaugh’s background following the increased scrutiny and controversy his nomination received stemming from several women’s accusations against him for sexual misconduct.
Kavanaugh denied the accusations, and the FBI’s supplemental investigation completed last week found no corroboration of the women’s claims.
Both Senate Republicans and Democrats have historically declined to hold confirmation hearings on a Supreme Court nominee if the nomination is made during a presidential election year. Article I of the U.S. Constitution tasks the Senate with providing “advice and consent” to the president on judiciary and cabinet nominees.
As Obama’s first attorney general, Holder was held in contempt of Congress in June 2012 for refusing to release subpoenaed documents associated with the “Fast & Furious” gunrunning operation which killed at least one American citizen, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, and several hundred Mexicans.
On April 27, 2011, an image uploaded to the White House website after much pressure from then-business Donald Trump was said to represent Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate from the State of Hawaii. The image was found by numerous experts to be highly questionable, prompting an investigation commissioned by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) ultimately spanning more than five years.
At the time the birth certificate image was unveiled, Holder was under scrutiny by Congress and the Justice Department’s inspector general for his statements as to his knowledge of and role in Fast & Furious.
Minutes after the image was unveiled to much media fanfare that morning, Obama gave a press conference in which he claimed that the image provided “additional information about the site of my birth.”
Early on, lead birth certificate investigator Mike Zullo found the image to be a “computer-generated forgery,” along with Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form. Information Zullo released during three press conferences prompted the Justice Department or FBI to launch its own investigation into the findings.
The media was similarly silent about the revelations which then-Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio termed an issue of “national security.” At the same time, Arpaio called upon Congress to launch an investigation, a request which fell on deaf ears.
Since 2007, questions as to Obama’s presidential eligibility were raised by thousands of Americans with their governors, state attorneys general, and U.S. representatives and senators to no avail. The electors of the Electoral College were similarly immovable when it came to casting their ballots following the November 2008 and 2012 elections without any vetting of Obama’s proffered life narrative.
While various versions of Obama’s alleged birthplace of life story abound, his biography at whitehouse.gov claims that he was born “in Hawaii” on August 4, 1961 to a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya. That alone caused many constitutional scholars and attorneys to question whether or not Obama qualified as a “natural born Citizen” given that his father was not a U.S. citizen when his son was born nor at any time before or afterward.
It is well-known that the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Jay, wrote a letter to George Washington, who was presiding over the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787, as to what the qualifications should be for the new nation’s chief executive. In the letter, Jay urged Washington to hold presidential candidates to a higher standard of citizenship than that required of representatives and senators.
“Permit me to hint, whether it would not be wise & seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of Foreigners into the administration of our national Government, and to declare expressly that the Command in chief of the american army shall not be given to, nor devolved on, any but a natural born Citizen,” Jay wrote to Washington on July 25, 1787.
Reportedly with little to no debate, the term was included in Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution, which reads:
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
Holder has stated that he “is considering” running for president in 2020. He was born in the Bronx, a borough of New York City, in 1951 to an American-born mother and Barbadian father who arrived in the U.S. at age 11.
Despite reports that no original, paper birth certificate is actually held by the HDOH, Pelosi affirmed that Obama was constitutionally eligible to serve as president in nomination forms distributed to all 50 states, although the wording was altered for the State of Hawaii.
A “short-form” birth certificate image purportedly issued by the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) has never been authenticated by the agency and has appeared on the Internet in several color schemes and formats.
Zullo has said that if federal agencies turned their attention to solving the mystery behind the long-form birth certificate forgery, the task could be completed “within a week.”
According to Arpaio, all of the evidence gathered by investigators was turned over to “federal authorities” at the time Arpaio left office in December 2016. At a presser on December 15 of that year, Zullo revealed that two reputable forensic analysts reached conclusions very similar to his own regarding the long-form image.
At the same time, Arpaio said that the totality of evidence collected by the investigation, including that which has not been revealed to the public, would be delivered to “federal authorities.”
Zullo has implicated the CIA, and specifically former director John Brennan, in an apparent scheme to dupe Americans into believing that Obama was born in Hawaii and was constitutionally eligible to serve in the nation’s highest office. In a radio show in August, Zullo said he was told by two intelligence-community sources that it is an “open secret” that Obama was not born in the United States.
One of Trump’s campaign promises was to “drain the swamp,” a reference to deeply-entrenched government employees with their own agenda.
According to Zullo’s sources, Trump has not put aside his concerns about Obama’s eligibility, a claim echoed by The New York Times less than a year ago.
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.