by Sharon Rondeau

(Mar. 7, 2019) — In an interview Monday evening with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, former Infowars Washington Bureau Chief Jerome Corsi told Cooper he “wants to see the official birth records from Kenya” allegedly belonging to Barack Hussein Obama, known as the U.S.’s 44th president.

The video of the interview portion focusing on Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate, an issue raised by Cooper while positing that Corsi’s general credibility might be in question, was featured in an article at Mediaite that night.  The exchange, however, appears to have begun with Corsi speaking about his testimony to a grand jury convened by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating “Russia collusion” allegations against the Trump campaign, and Corsi’s subsequent book about the treatment he said he received.

In November, Corsi made public a plea agreement he said he was offered by Mueller’s team of prosecutors which he rejected, insisting he did not commit “perjury.”  In a number of media interviews which followed, Corsi said he expected to be indicted, and later, that members of his family have been “harassed” by federal investigators.

In late November, Corsi announced on his website that his attorney, Larry Klayman, filed a criminal complaint and a civil lawsuit against Mueller and his deputies alleging criminal and professional misconduct, respectively.

In stating that Corsi has promoted “conspiracy theories” in the past, Cooper invoked the fact that Infowars very recently retracted an article Corsi wrote about slain DNC staffer Seth Rich.  The article was based on one appearing in The Washington Times written by the late Adm. James “Ace” Lyons (Ret) and retracted in September claiming that Rich and his brother, Aaron, were involved in supplying emails from the DNC’s servers to WikiLeaks.  The government-transparency organization then infamously released them in the weeks before the 2016 presidential election, a move which some believe cost Hillary Clinton the White House.

The Times removed the article and issued a lengthy explanatory statement to settle a lawsuit filed by Aaron Rich.

Corsi responded to Cooper by stating that his article was retracted because the information upon which it was based was retracted.  He mistakenly said Lyons’s article had been published in The Washington Post rather than The Times.

In other respects, Cosi said, he stood by his reporting.  He also refuted Cooper’s assertion that he has questioned the government’s narrative of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC.

During the interview, Klayman misspoke on several occasions, one of which was when he said Obama’s “short-form” birth certificate stated that Obama’s father was “African-American.”  Rather, the image, said to represent an official birth record from the Hawaii Department of Health, identifies the race of Barack Hussein Obama, Obama’s father, as “African.”

The abbreviated birth record, released in June 2008 as questions about Obama’s presidential eligibility were raised, was at first said by the Obama White House to be the only birth certificate available to the 44th president or anyone else born in Hawaii, for that matter.  However, on April 27, 2011, after much public pressure from then-businessman Donald Trump, the White House released what it said was Obama’s “long-form” birth record, allegedly obtained through special dispensation by then-Director of the Hawaii Department of Health, Loretta Fuddy.

Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires the president to be a “natural born Citizen.” While controversy has raged for decades about the exact meaning of the term, most Americans understand that a foreign-born person such as Arnold Schwarzenegger or Canadian-born former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm are not eligible.

While the citizenship of a candidate’s parents at the time of his birth is often ignored, history shows that it was a significant component in determining whether or not an individual was simply a “citizen” or a “natural born Citizen.”

Three weeks after the release of the “long-form” birth certificate on the White House website, Corsi was interviewed by Alex Jones of Infowars, during which Corsi said that he “has documents from the government of Kenya which show that a crime was committed when Obama’s records were either destroyed or hidden,” according to The Post & Email’s record.  The source of the video of Corsi’s exchange with Infowars is now off-line.

However, a February 5, 2012 interview between the two shows Corsi stating that “the information” about Obama’s purported birth in Kenya, stated by Obama’s then-literary agent from 1991 to 2007, “came from Barack Obama himself.”

In October 2008, Corsi traveled to Kenya.  On October 7, 2008, WND, his employer at the time, reported:

The government of Kenya is holding WND senior staff reporter Jerome Corsi incommunicado at the airport until he departs the country after police shut down a scheduled news conference in which he planned to announce the findings of his investigation into Barack Obama’s connections in the country…

Corsi had promised a news conference today that would “expose details of deep secret ties between U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and a section of Kenya government leaders, their connection to certain sectoral groups in Kenya and subsequent plot to be executed in Kenya should Senator Obama win the American presidency.”

In an article dated October 23, 2008, WND wrote:

Corsi reported that when he was in Kenya he was told that Obama actually was born not in Honolulu but in Mombosa, on the Kenyan coast. He also said he was told by government officials there that his records were sealed and nothing could be released.

Corsi’s views, statements and books remain controversial among the mainstream media, with noticeable pushback focused on his research into Obama’s initially-absent “long-form” birth certificate and Corsi’s May 2011 book, “Where’s the Birth Certificate?  The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President.”

The media has labeled anyone questioning Obama’s public life narrative a “birther” and “conspiracy theorist” who is likely a “racist,” largely ignoring a 5+-year criminal investigation into the long-form image conducted under the authority of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) which concluded it to be, in fact, a “computer-generated forgery.”

Though perhaps not precisely stated, Klayman’s reference to “forensic analysis” of the image could have referenced lead investigator Mike Zullo’s announcement at a press conference on December 15, 2016 that investigators hired two outside forensic analysts, both well-credentialed and each working from a different discipline, who reached the same conclusion as to the birth certificate image as had Zullo.

In a little-reported development, during that press conference Zullo detailed how investigators came to believe that at least nine elements were taken from an original, paper birth certificate generated by the Hawaii Department of Health during the same month in which Obama claims to have been born and electronically placed on a computer-generated template to create the long-form image presented to the American public.

On many occasions, Zullo has said the image was assembled and made public “with the intent to deceive.” He has also questioned other elements of Obama’s life story, including when he spent time in Indonesia as a child and Obama’s claimed parents, Stanley Ann Dunham and Barack Hussein Obama of Kenya.

In the past, Klayman represented former CIA and NSA contractor Dennis Montgomery, who Klayman said performed a forensic analysis of the long-form birth certificate and found it to be fraudulent.

During an initial presser on March 1, 2012, Zullo revealed that investigators not only found the long-form image to be a forgery, but also Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form, which the Selective Service System mailed to an undetermined number of Americans requesting it through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

After Cooper persisted and asked, “Do you believe the president was born in the United States?” Corsi responded, “I said I want to see the official 1961 birth records from Kenya.  That’ll settle it.  I don’t know where he was born.  I’m happy to see the 1961 records and admit I was wrong.  The state of Hawaii will not show those records to anyone, including to law enforcement; I don’t know why.”

As Zullo discovered during the course of his investigation, Hawaii law allows a person born outside of the country to obtain a Hawaii birth certificate under certain circumstances. Hawaii became a state in 1959, and in the early 1960s, when Obama claims to have been born, a foreign-born baby or child could have been issued a Hawaii birth certificate based solely on the statement of one relative.

In June 2013, Zullo told radio host Rick Wiles, “We think there’s something on that certificate that necessitated the creation of this fraudulent document” after indicating that information “changed, concealed or erased” from a prior birth certificate.

In the case of adoption, the state seals the child’s original birth certificate, and the child’s new last name, adoptive parents and other updated information are placed on a subsequent birth certificate.

“Given your record on Obama’s birth certificate, on the Seth Rich matter, why should people believe you?” Cooper asked.  “There ‘s nothing wrong with his record on the Obama birth certificate, Anderson,” Klayman interjected.  “Don’t twist things,” under which Cooper said, “The birther movement has been discredited…”

In a 2014 column at WND, Klayman wrote that Obama has “Islamic heritage” and that the United States is his “adopted home.”

Obama raised eyebrows among some last summer when he said in public remarks during a visit to Kenya that he is “from” that country.  Although objecting in her book to Donald Trump’s elevating of the issue of her husband’s constitutional eligibility, in 2008 Michelle Obama, too, described Kenya as her husband’s “home country.”

Some in the media have affirmed that statement, albeit perhaps jokingly.  However, former Obama officials continue to reopen the issue without provocation, doubling down on the claim that those doubting Obama’s birthplace, and presumed eligibility, are “racists.”

Last August, Zullo told radio host Carl Gallups that two U.S. intelligence agents informed him that it is “an open secret” that Obama was born outside of the United States and that it was therefore understood in Washington, DC circles that Obama did not meet the “natural born Citizen” requirement.

Updated 11:20 a.m.


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  1. I believe the most likely place Obama was born was in Kenya and the least likely is Hawaii, and certainly not in any hospital in Hawaii. I don’t believe the many articles referencing, “Kenyan born Senator Obama”, Kenyan Parliament statements on how happy they were that someone born in Kenya was the U.S. president, etc., or other references to Obama being born in Kenya were distractions, but were the truth. When the truth was deemed necessary to be covered-up for Obama to run for president, his handlers switched his claimed birthplace to Hawaii, the easiest state they could do this in and get away with it. Obama handlers just blew off Barry’s never an American citizen claimed father because they believed the majority of Americans already believed, after years of government controlled education distancing them from the Constitution, that “natural born citizen” meant nothing more than born in the U.S.A., and that relatively few would ever mention Constitutional eligibility in an accurate way……..and they were correct.

    Of course, I don’t know for sure where Obama was born, but this is my story and I’m sticking to it until proven otherwise.

  2. I personally feel a bogus birth certificate was posted on the White House to build “Born in Kenya” as a distraction, since Obama Sr.’s status as a representative of the Kenyan transition government disqualifies Obama as a President.
    As does his later Indonesian citizenship.

  3. Natural born citizen…one born on U.S. soil to parents (plural) who are themselves, citizens (again, plural), owing allegiance to NO OTHER country! BOTH parents must be citizens at the time their child is born on U.S. soil. Obama’s mother was a citizen, and he was (probably) born in Hawaii, but his Kenyan, British subject father was not a citizen, so Obama could have been born in the White House and still would not have been eligible! If even one parent is not a citizen, the child is born with dual citizenship, not sole citizenship in the U.S.! If he had been born in Kenya, his mother was not old enough to be able to pass citizenship to her child, therefore, Obama would not be a U.S. citizen, at all.
    Children born OUT of the U.S., even if both parents are U.S. citizens, are “naturalized by Congressional statute” citizens, not natural born citizens.
    “Although those Americans who acquire their citizenship under statutes conferring citizenship on the foreign-born children of citizens are not popularly thought of as naturalized citizens, the use of the word “naturalize”in this way has a considerable constitutional history. Congress is empowered by the Constitution to “establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization,” Art. I, § 8. Anyone acquiring citizenship solely under the exercise of this power is, constitutionally speaking, a naturalized citizen.”
    -Rogers v. Bellei, 401 U.S. 815 (1971)

  4. The Whoreable Nancy Pelosi’s California Crime Family:

    Our heart-earned tax dollars fund a Gangster Garbage Government (GGG) and We the Governed have essentially consented to a collusive Congress of Criminals allowing a crack-and-pot crackpot muslim miscreant (Obama) to sneak into the White House 08-28-08- 2016.

    It’s upside down, it’s out of control with a gangster life all its own. Nancy’s Party of Crime goes phishing into Donald Trump’s taxes, real estate dealings and everything-Donald-Trump praying it finds one impeachable offense that it can amplify 1000 times to remove Trump and his hopeful supporters off the world stage!

    But no a one of them drills down into Obama’s past to arrest Obama for crimes against our Constitutional Republic!

    End Pelosi’s “Russia Collusion” Hoax, Begin Trump’s “natural born Citizen (nbC) Collusion” Indictments

    Lincoln’s War Between the States 1861- 1865 (Republicans vs Southern Democrats)
    Trump’s War Between the States of Mind 08-28-08 – ? (Americans vs unAmericans)

    Only Trump can Save America now within a disintegrating fully Indictable US Government:

    1. Over-ride Obama’s Executive Order 13489 and let everything-Barry-Soetoro be released for public consumption

    2. Indict Pelosi, Obama, Bill and Hillary, Valerie, Holder, Lynch, Comey, Muellar, Rosenstein, Sessions and, about 100 top Government Gangsters in all, and prosecute them for crimes, attempted coup, and “nbC Collusion” against our Constitutional Republic.

    3. Send donations to The P&E to eventually preserve it’s decade of daily archives (beginning on 08-28-09) in the Library of Congress et al for the next 100 years so future American citizens can educate themselves about THE GREATEST GOVERNMENT-TREASON AGAINST OUR CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC since it was fought for and formed in 1789.

    When did you last donate to The P&E?


  5. Quoted from one of CDR Kerchner (Ret)’s comments:

    “I believe Corsi mistakenly said Kenya when he really meant to say Hawaii, as he clarified shortly thereafter by his follow-on words in the interview in that he was referring to the any contemporaneous 1961 original birth records filed in Hawaii which not even law enforcement can get access to. Which he said shortly after the Kenya quote.”

    I picked up on that too, after first reading the text, then next listening to the audio from the video feed. I too believe that Corsi misspoke and that he really meant to say “Hawaii”. Sometimes a person may have something pressing on their minds – like something so ingrained (born in Kenya) that they know is true, but the world is trying to tell them otherwise. Meaning, most, probably Corsi too, suspect the grifter Obama was born in Kenya, but the liars want us to believe it is Hawaii. A. Cooper appears to be Obama-agenda-driven.

    Summary: I believe the two proffered Obama ‘birf’ certificates do not matter. The ‘birf’ certificates only matter to the gang of 100 U.S. Senators who were ‘supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic’ (sarcasm) in April of 2008 who devised and voted (99 yeas) for the Senate Resolution (SR) 511 that effectively implied the meaning of natural born Citizen as anyone born in the U.S.A., regardless of the citizenship of their parents OR anyone born overseas to at least one U.S. citizen parent. (long sentence) Otherwise, if there would not have been an SR 511, I doubt that there would have been the following ineligible presidential candidates:
    McCain, Obama, Santorum?. Cruz, Rubio, Jindal, Harris, Gabbard.

  6. A Blast from the Past. My suggested narrative to explain how Obama could have been born in Kenya and yet still have his birth registered in Hawaii. Hawaiian law at the time would have permitted the grandmother to easily get it done. See: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/blast-from-the-past-a-suggested-narrative-how-obama-is-born-in-kenya-and-yet-has-a-hawaiian-birth-registration-record-2/ Of course no one knows for certain where Obama was born beyond a doubt. And as far as presidential eligibility is concerned Obama is not a “natural born Citizen” to constitutional standards since he father was not a U.S. Citizen, never was, not even an immigrant. Just a womanizing Marxist Kenyan sojourning in the USA on a student visa.

  7. I have listened to the interview a few times to review a thought that came to my mind when I first watched the interview, linked to in Sharon’s article. I believe Corsi mistakenly said Kenya when he really meant to say Hawaii, as he clarified shortly thereafter by his follow-on words in the interview in that he was referring to the any contemporaneous 1961 original birth records filed in Hawaii which not even law enforcement can get access to. Which he said shortly after the Kenya quote. Watch again the interview by clicking on that word in the first sentence of Sharon’s article. What do other readers here think? Also Klayman made that factual misstatement about the race of Obama’s father listed on Obama’s forged birth documents posted online. The Doc said African, not African-American as Klayman said in the interview. He’ll be jumped on about that misstatement too, likely.

  8. Here is what I have in my collections about that Marine: https://www.scribd.com/document/96776968/US-Marine-Says-Obama-Told-Him-in-HI-in-1980-He-Was-Born-In-Kenya

    His story is one of many in my/the following collection and list about stories by Obama claiming he was foreign born when young and/or before he filed to run for President: https://www.scribd.com/lists/3248475/Kenyan-Gov-Officials-African-Newspapers-Obama-1991-Bio-Barry-Obama-Obama-Family-Mbrs-and-other-Accounts-Reporting-Obama-is-Kenyan-Born

  9. CNN and other major media keep misstating the original sources of the claim of Obama’s foreign birth. It came from Obama himself and many others long before Obama decided to run for President. Kenyan Gov Officials, African Newspapers, Obama 1991 Biography, Barry Obama, Obama Family Members, and other Accounts Reporting Obama is Kenyan Born: https://www.scribd.com/lists/3248475/Kenyan-Gov-Officials-African-Newspapers-Obama-1991-Bio-Barry-Obama-Obama-Family-Mbrs-and-other-Accounts-Reporting-Obama-is-Kenyan-Born
    However wherever Obama was really born he was still constitutionally not eligible since his father was never a U.S. Citizen, not even an immigrant to the is country. He was merely sojourning here on a student visa and then went back to Kenya. Now fast forward from the usurper Obama and once again we have others this election cycle seeking the presidency who are also not a “natural born Citizen” to U.S. Constitutional standards: https://www.scribd.com/lists/22182725/Some-Politicians-Seeking-High-Office-Who-Are-Not-A-Natural-Born-Citizen-of-U-S

  10. In early August 1980, a young Marine stopped at a small shop near Kalakaua Blvd in Honolulu Hawaii where he struck up a conversation with a young man, Mulatto, about 18, all teeth, smiling, skinny, short hair, at least short for 1980.

    He told the Marine he lived in Hawaii. Not too many Blacks lived in Hawaii, at that time, so his being there was an oddity. The Marine asked him if he was in the military and he replied, he was not. The Marine told the young man that he was recently back from a “float” (navy jargon for a blue water ocean trip). The two men spoke of world travel and the Marine told the young man of the places he’d been during the “float”.

    What surprised the Marine about their conversation was where the young man said he had grown up. He was raised in Indonesia. He told the Marine he wanted to be President of the US someday. The Marine, slightly smiling, commented that maybe by the time he was 40 or so, America would be ready for a Black President and he wished him luck. The two men spoke of the young man’s experiences overseas and his thoughts on life and his philosophy of government. He said things about the U.S. that caused the Marine to realize the young man knew little about the continental United States. The Marine told him he was making judgments about the U.S. when he hadn’t lived there. The Marine told him, “Hawaii isn’t the United States!”

    The Marine then spoke of the places he’d traveled to and the world as he saw it. He told the young man he’d been to Africa, Mombasa, Kenya specifically, and the young man abruptly stated, “I was born there”. The Marine told him if that was true, he wasn’t eligible to be president. The young man said his mom was an American, so, maybe it was okay. Then the Marine left the shop and returned to his barracks.

    The young man he met that August day in 1980 was Barack Obama, the details of that chance encounter fit the profile of the man who would become President and who some people claim was born in Kenya. The man he met was about 18, thin, Mulatto and told him he was born in Mombasa, raised overseas (Indonesia), was living in Hawaii and hadn’t yet been to many other places, mostly, hadn’t been to the mainland of America for any long period of time if at all; and he told the Marine he wanted to be President.

    The Marine remembers that face, the face of a young man who sat on a table to the Marines right front, his hands resting on the edge of the table, leaning forward, his smile, all teeth. It was Barack Obama. He tells people openly at the risk of ridicule. He was there, and he saw him, spoke to him, and he openly told the Marine he was born in Mombasa, Kenya, not Hawaii.

  11. Ironic Loretta Fundy died in a plane crash. She is the ONLY one that died in THAT plane crash. Fuddy survived the crash and died while trying to survive! Sounds like a Clinton type snuff job to me!

  12. Follow up on the First Congress.
    A DISTRICT, is a certain portion of the country, separated from the rest for some special purposes. The United States are divided into judicial districts, in each of which is established a district court; they are also divided into election districts; collection districts, &c. – Source – PDF page 490 and document page 485 within Volume I – BOUVIER’S LAW DICTIONARY 1843 2nd Edition Volume I & Volume II Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, BY JOHN BOUVIER
    James Wilson of Pennsylvania said of oaths, “A good government did not need them and a bad one could not or ought not to be supported.” Internet search – In our opinion an oath was required so that if anyone did anything without delegated authority they could be held accountable for their actions.
    When the First Congress met in New York City in March of 1789 and before the members of Congress could do anything, there was something more important they needed to do—so important that it was the first bill introduced in the House of Representatives, and the first act signed into law by President George Washington. The Oath of Office: The First Act of the First Congress:
    “An Act to Regulate the Time and Manner of Administering Certain Oaths” was signed into law on June 1, 1789. It prescribed the text of and procedure for the administration of the oath of office.
    The act mandated that the oath be administered in the following form: “I, A.B. do solemnly swear or affirm (as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States.” This simple, straightforward oath fulfilled the constitutional requirement outlined in Article VI, clause 3:
    The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
    Article VI – This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding. – law.cornell.edu
    What does “contrary notwithstanding” mean? “Notwithstanding any thing to the contrary” means that anything in the Constitution or laws of any State shall supersede and prevail over any thing contrary to this clause. Any thing that contradicts or withstands this clause shall be ineffective and inoperative qua this clause.
    This was the reason for all the state Constitutions being changed! The new constitutions were for the newly formed districts under the Municipal Corporations which were all done without delegated authority under Roman Civil Law which is not laws of any kind but rules for servants. Every current state in our opinion had something as happened within Missouri which is posted here.
    This is when we as “We the People” allowed the required Oath to be change to a loyalty Oath as covered within this webpage.
    The act of congress of June 1, 1789, 1 Story’s L. U. S. p. 1, regulates the time and manner of administering certain oaths as follows:
    §1. Be it enacted, &c., That the oath or affirmation required by the sixth article of the constitution of the United States, shall be administered in the form following, to wit, “I, A B, do solemnly swear or affirm, (as the case may be,) that I will support the constitution of the United States.” The said oath or affirmation shall be administered within three days after the passing of this act, by any one member of the senate, to the president of the senate, and by him to all the members, and to the secretary; and by the speaker of the house of representatives, to all the members who have not taken a similar oath, by virtue of a particular resolution of the said house, and to the clerk: and in case of the absence of any member from the service of either house, at the time prescribed for taking the said oath or affirmation, the same shall be administered to such member when he shall appear to take his seat.

  13. You cannot use Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution because no one has ever taken an oath repeating the words “the Constitution for the United States of America. The 1789 First Act of Congress made this so. Read it yourself in the founders words. This cannot be disproven. Therefore, no one that is to represent the people are party to “the Constitution for the United States of America”

    However, all claim to be party to “the constitution of the United States” and that document cannot be found anywhere in law or at law by anyone..

    This is the other open secret that allows any and all that we think are party to “the Constitution for the United States of America” not to pay a penalty for breach of it.