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Obama Birth Certificate: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Investigation “Suspects Forgery”

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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, under federal investigation, has just released the “findings” of his six-month long “five-page investigation” into President Barack Obama‘s birth certificate, announcing he “suspects forgery.” Arpaio, who is not a certified documents specialist, just released a statement that questions President Barack Obama’s “eligibility to be president.” President Obama released his long-form birth certificate to the public on April 27, 2011.

Look: Barack Obama’s Actual Long-Form Birth Certificate

In a statement released today, Arpaio’s office states:

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a press conference today told reporters, “A six month long investigation conducted by my cold case posse has lead me to believe there is probable cause to believe that President Barack Obama’s long- form birth certificate released by the White House on April 27, 2011, is a computer- generated forgery. I do not believe that it is a scan of an original 1961 paper document, as represented by the White House when the long-form birth certificate was made public.”

This is the principle preliminary finding of a six-month on-going Sheriff’s Cold Case Posse law enforcement investigation into the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate and his eligibility to be president.

Investigators advised Sheriff Arpaio that the forgers committed two crimes: first, in creating a fraudulent document which the White House characterized, knowingly or unknowingly, as an officially produced governmental birth record; and second, in fraudulently presenting that document to the residents of Maricopa County and to the American public at large as “proof positive” of President Obama’s authentic 1961 Hawaii long-form birth certificate.

NPR notes:

Arpaio and his lead investigator Mike Zullo posted five videos, explaining their investigation. You can find them at the site of the Western Center for Journalism, but essentially the argument they’re making is that the date stamp and the registrar’s stamp on Obama’s long-form birth certificate were imported from somewhere else. Their proof for that claim? They said the stamps were on different layers on the document and could be moved freely when opened in editing software.

For the record, we opened the file using Adobe Photoshop and found that it contained only a single layer of information.

Zullo makes a similar argument about Obama’s selective registration card. This time, he insinuates that the year 1980 in the postmark has been tampered with. He says that since there were no 1980 stamps available currently someone cut a 2008 to show 08 and then flipped it to say 80.

(We wondered, being that the White House is so powerful, if they couldn’t just order a custom-made 1980 stamp.)

“[His] card isn’t just forged; it’s poorly forged,” he said.

Arpaio said he had not decided what to do next. One reporter asked if he would turn it over the Postal Inspector, who could look into the “forged” postmark stamp. Arpaio said it was a tough decision and he hadn’t made up his mind.

Arpaio, who calls himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” has been under investigation by a federal grand jury since 2009. He has been accused of or criticized for, among other issues:

Election law violation
Misuse of funds
Abuse of power
Racial Profiling
Lack of Cooperation with Department of Justice
Unconstitutional jail conditions
Arpaio also has been widely criticized by  the United States Department of Justice, United States District Courts, Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Arizona Ecumenical Council, and the American Jewish Committee.

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“The Court may look the other way, but I cannot.”

Justice Sonia Sotomayor expressed outrage at her conservative Supreme Court colleagues Thursday afternoon, after the six right wing jurists went one step further in attacking the constitutional guarantee of abortion.

Voting 6-3 against a women’s health care provider the Court denied a request by Texas Women’s Health, which provides abortion services, to change jurisdictions, which according to Justice Sotomayor the Court should have done.

“The lawsuit is now stalled with the Texas Supreme Court,” Rewire News reports.

Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern, a Supreme Court expert calls Sotomayor’s dissent “stunning.”

“This case is a disaster for the rule of law and a grave disservice to women in Texas, who have a right to control their own bodies,” Sotomayor writes. “I will not stand by silently as a State continues to nullify this constitutional guarantee. I dissent.”

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In response the Guttmacher Institute, an organization focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights, accused the Supreme Court of “once again putting ideology over the rule of law.”

 

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But in the actual Ivanka Trump called the insurrectionists “American Patriots,” as CNN reported that day:

 

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Trump, in the audio, can be heard berating and threatening the Republican Secretary of State, demanding he “recalculate” the losing election results and “find 11,780 votes” for him, which would have enabled Trump to falsely be declared the winner. Raffensberger refused.

“So look. All I want to do is this,” Trump told Raffensberger. “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.”

“There’s no way I lost Georgia,” he added, falsely. “There’s no way. We won by hundreds of thousands of votes.”

Willis told the AP the scope of her investigation “includes — but is not limited to — a Jan. 2, 2021, phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a November 2020 phone call between U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Raffensperger, the abrupt resignation of the U.S. attorney in Atlanta on Jan. 4, 2021, and comments made during December 2020 Georgia legislative committee hearings on the election.”

 

 

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