BUT COMMITTEE HASN’T INVESTIGATED FORGERIES
by Sharon Rondeau
(Feb. 27, 2019) — During testimony on Wednesday by former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen to the House Oversight & Reform Committee, freshman congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA7) faulted Trump for being a “racist” as well as promoting the “birther movement.”
New to Congress in 2019, Pressley does not have a photo posted on her website as of this writing.
The committee heard Cohen testify for nearly all of Wednesday, during which Cohen attempted to paint the picture of a scheming, egotistic CEO who committed financial crimes both before and after he took office.
Early in 2011, while considering challenging Barack Hussein Obama for the presidency in 2012, Trump publicly verbalized questions about Obama’s constitutional eligibility for the presidency given that mainstream reports had frequently said he was “born in Kenya” or “born in Indonesia” in the fairly recent past.
The then-businessman and chief executive of The Trump Organization demanded that the Obama White House release Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate to prove that he was born in Hawaii, as Obama has claimed.
Trump was subsequently labeled the leader of “the birthers,” referring to anyone who questioned the several versions of Obama’s life narrative.
Several months later, on April 27, 2011, the White House released what it said was a scan of a certified copy of Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate allegedly obtained from the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH). Within hours of its posting, several published experts declared the image a forgery, prompting a criminal investigation by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).
Although virtually unreported by the mainstream media, the MCSO’s 5+-year probe not only declared the birth certificate image a forgery, but also Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form.
At a third and final press conference in December 2016, lead investigator Mike Zullo revealed that two forensics experts reached very similar conclusions in regard to the birth certificate image and had documented their findings in formal reports.
The FBI has not investigated the alleged crimes to the public’s knowledge.
In 2009, an FBI agent from the New Haven, CT office insisted Obama was eligible given his alleged birth in Hawaii, but last summer, Zullo said that two U.S. intelligence agents informed him that it is “an open secret” that Obama was born outside of the U.S.
Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires the president to be a “natural born Citizen.”
On February 13, The Post & Email contacted the Oversight Committee via its website to request an investigation. Thus far, there has been no response.
Cohen’s closing statement, which came just after 5:00 p.m. EST, was arguably political. Addressing himself to Trump, he said a president should not denigrate veterans, separate children from their parents, or “cozy up” to America’s adversaries. He did not elaborate.
Updated 6:50 p.m.
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.