A mainstream reporter, CNN’s Chris Cuomo, this week resurrected the question of Barack Obama’s birth certificate during an interview with newly announced Arizona Senate candidate Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
It happened because the sheriff’s Cold Case Posse, when he was in office, responded to requests from constituents to investigate, and the only formal law-enforcement review of Obama’s document revealed that the paper released by Obama’s White House as an official government document almost without doubt was a forgery.
Cuomo asked Arpaio, “Was the birtherism a mistake?”
He accused the sheriff of being “part of a campaign to delegitimize a president of the United States.”
But Arpaio, as he has explained in the past, said his investigation wasn’t into Obama’s place of birth, only the document Obama released from the White House.
That computer-generated printout was revealed to have a number of points that strongly suggested forgery.
“I started this because of fake documents, government documents,” Arpaio explained again. “I didn’t care where the president came from. I didn’t care at all.”
His constituents had asked him for the review, given that an ineligible president on a ballot would be a violation of the law.
“And we have the evidence,” the sheriff said. “Nobody will talk about it. Nobody will look at it. And anytime you want to come down, or anybody, we’ll be glad to show you the evidence.”
Questioned yet again by Cuomo about Obama’s document, Arpaio said it’s phony, “No doubt about it. We have the evidence.”
Among some of the issues raised: the document lists Obama’s father’s race as “African,” which isn’t a race. The image also bends, as if it was copied from a page in a book. Yet the type on the page appears not to do that uniformly.
Cuomo then said a finding that a birth certificate was phony was the same as claiming that Obama wasn’t born in the United States, but that’s not necessarily the case. During the era when Obama said he was born in Hawaii was a time when foreigners, in fact, could obtain Hawaiian birth certificates, and it wasn’t necessarily the case that every birth there, shortly after it became a state, was accompanied by a state-issued birth certificate.
CNN portrayed President Trump as the “biggest fanner of the birther flame,” and noted that Trump said in 2016 he believes Obama was born in Hawaii.
Trump said, when the issue was grabbing headlines daily, that he didn’t know because he didn’t have evidence about Obama’s birth. He said there were many questions that needed to be resolved.
Trump did claim to have done the nation a great service by raising the profile of the issue and prompting Obama to release a document he said was a long-form birth certificate from Hawaii.
Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse, made up of mostly volunteer law enforcement professionals, examined the printed image that Obama released, and found nine points that corresponded with another document, suggesting strongly a forgery.
The suggestion was that a computer expert had copied and pasted Obama’s information onto the birth certificate of a woman born in Hawaii about the same time.
WND reported this week that Arpaio is seeking the Senate seat being vacated by outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake, who has been in multiple confrontations with President Trump.
Arpaio set up work camps for jail inmates and clothed them in pink during his decades as sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. He also fought on the front lines of the war against illegal aliens entering the United States and sued Barack Obama over the issue.
He explained there are problems he wants to go after:
- “Sanctuary cities like San Francisco are literally refusing to hold illegal immigrants accountable for their actions, just to further their politically correct, pro-amnesty agenda.
- “The once bedrock American commitment to paying our bills has been replaced by over $20 trillion in national debt.
- “The liberal Left attacks the rights of law abiding gun owners – but doesn’t even bat an eye while so-called ‘doctors’ slaughter millions of unborn children in their mother’s womb every single year.
- “Millionaire athletes are lionized by the fake news media as ‘heroes’ for disrespecting the American flag and refusing to stand for our national anthem.”
“Enough is enough. I’m running for Senate because I want America to be great again. I know this isn’t going to be easy. I know I’ll be attacked by the far left, the establishment right and of course, the liberal media. The media is going to say every nasty thing they can think of and try to break me. But, friend, I have never been one to shy away from a fight – and I can’t in good conscience sit back in retirement knowing that my grandchildren will inherit a country worse off than the America I’ve spent my entire life defending,” he said.
WND reported in 2012 when Mike Zullo, the lead investigator in Arpaio’s investigation, traveled to Hawaii, he had reported returning with evidence the state’s Department of Health is maintaining a cover-up of Obama’s 1961 birth records.
In Honolulu, Zullo worked closely with local contacts, including Duncan Sunahara, the brother of Virginia Sunahara, an infant child born in Hawaii Aug. 4, 1961, the same day Obama was born, and died the next day.
As WND reported, Virginia Sunahara entered as a figure in the Obama birth controversy because no birth certificate for her had been located, leading to speculation her birth certificate could have been the source of Obama’s.
Duncan Sunahara had tried to obtain a copy of his sister’s original birth certificate but had been denied.
“I was shocked by the lengths the Hawaii Department of Health has gone to deny the family of Virginia Sunahara a copy of the original long-form birth certificate that the family is lawfully entitled to request and obtain,” Zullo told WND at that time. “I had to ask the question why this little girl’s 1961 long-form birth certificate was so disconcerting to the Hawaii Department of Health?”
Zullo also reported obtaining an affidavit from a person who went to the Department of Health early in the public’s quest for the truth about the Obama birth certificate.
“That individual states that when he first went to the Hawaii Department of Health’s main office in Honolulu, Obama’s name did not appear in the computerized registration list in the ring binder, but when he went back approximately 14 days later to examine the same list, he was amazed Obama’s name suddenly was there.”