Sheriff Joe calls on Congress to investigate Obama
'I've got enough smoke, or even fire, now'
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., says probably the only way that the American public will get to the bottom of the mysteries surrounding Barack Obama’s birth records – and why a birth document would have been forged – is for Congress to investigate.
Arpaio, whose investigators just days ago held a news conference to report evidence confirms the birth certificate image released by the White House in 2011 is a fake, was discussing the issue with talk show host Peter Boyles of KHOW in Denver.
“The only way we’re going to get to the bottom of this … someone and I don’t know who, has to look into this and really make a full-fledged investigation and take everything we have and move forward,” Arpaio told Boyles.
“Who do I go to? The U.S. government? I’m in a box. [What we need is for] Congress to open up hearings, get a special prosecutor and let’s get with it,” he said.
“I’ve got enough smoke, or even fire, now,” he said.
The sheriff started looking into the situations last year after hundreds of tea party activists in his county came to him with concerns that Obama would use a fraudulent document, his birth certificate image that was posted on the White House website, to become a candidate for president on the Arizona ballot.
They were concerned a fraudulent document would be used in the election system in Arizona. In March, his investigators said there was probable cause to believe the document was a fake, and using it as an official document could constitute fraud.
This week they confirmed that. Lead investigator Mike Zullo said, “What we’re telling you is, that document isn’t real.”
The birth certificate issue casts a shadow over Obama’s eligibility to hold office, as the Constitution requires a president to be a “natural born citizen,” considered by the Founders to be the offspring of two citizen parents.
For that reason, some say even an Obama birth documented in Hawaii matters little, as Obama’s father was a foreign national to visited the U.S. as a student.
Arpaio also was concerned that the media across America is so unconcerned about what could be a major Constitution problem.
“Why don’t they look at the facts? That’s what sad about the news media right now. They just don’t want to bring this issue up, no matter what we present,” he said, citing the mainstream press which literally acted as a cheerleader for Obama during his 2008 election.
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But Arpaio said it’s clearly implicating national security, because his investigators found huge holes in the way Hawaii has issued birth certificates – allowing those not born in the state to gain access to those official records.
“Somebody ought to look into how easy it is to get a birth certificate in Hawaii,” Arpaio said. “All you have to do is live there for a year and pay some water bills and you go in and get a birth certificate for anybody. Why isn’t that a big issue when we’re talking about immigration and national security?” he said.
And he said while multitudes of experts have confirmed the digital image from the White House is a creation, not a representation of a real document, the “boots-on-the-ground” investigation now has corroborated that.
He noted his investigators talked with the registrar whose name appears on the White House document. And they uncovered the code for the pencil markings on the document. Those suggest that several of the blocks of information should be blank, yet there is information there.
Arpaio noted that his news conference was livestreamed on the Internet, and that may be the only way to get the truth out.
“Let the public know what’s going on,” he said. “When you’re talking about documents and they’re fraudulent, that’s a crime. Nobody seems to care about that,” he said.
He referenced Arpaio’s investigators: “Their stunning conclusion: The document is a forgery.”
“Sheriff Arpaio’s findings threaten to plunge America into an unprecedented crisis. for if – and again, I emphasize if – he is correct, then Mr. Obama has perpetrated the most elaborate hoax in U.S. history. A fraudulent birth certificate would mean that Mr. Obama is ineligible to serve as commander-in-chief. His president would therefore be legally and constitutionally illegitimate,” he wrote.
“It would mean that he should be immediately removed from office – impeached. Moreover, every law and executive order passed under his administration – Obamacare, the economic stimulus, the Dodd-Frank financial reform, the government takeover of General Motors and Chrysler, the granting of amnesty to nearly one million illegal immigrants, the National Defense Reauthorization Act, the drone assassination list – would be null and void,” he wrote.
The implications, he said, are stunning.
“The login is inexorable: Should the president’s legal authority be deemed invalid, then everything resulting from it is also baseless. The Obama presidency would be overturned. Mr. Obama himself would be facing criminal charges – and possible jail time – for committing fraud.”
Arpaio said this week, as WND reported, that the investigation results should be forwarded to the federal government after Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo said new information confirms the document presented to the American public in April 2011 is fraudulent.
Arpaio told WND he intends to move the investigation and the new information to a higher authority within the federal government because of what he calls an imminent threat to national security and U.S. immigration laws. The threat is posed by a flaw in Hawaii’s law discovered by his investigators that allows a foreigner to obtain a Hawaii birth certificate.