by Jack Minor –
The Hawaii Department of Health has refused to comply with a subpoena compelling the state to provide access to the original, filed copy of the President’s birth certificate, citing privacy laws.
In April, President Obama released a copy of what he says is an original copy of his long form birth certificate. The release came after the state of Hawaii had been saying for months they could not release a copy, even to the President.
Former director of Hawaii’s health department, Dr. Chiyome Fukimo, claimed she had actually seen the President’s birth certificate and it was half typed and half hand-written. The document released by the President was all typed.
Since its release, several document experts have come forward stating the document was altered and could be a forgery. No experts have stated publicly that the document has not been altered in any way.
Fox News posted a story by Jana Winter, who claimed an expert, Jean-Claude Tremblay, said there was “no doubt” the certificate was authentic. Tremblay is an Adobe certified expert with years of experience working with and teaching Adobe illustrator.
However, Tremblay told WorldNetDaily that none of the comments he made to Fox News would lead to the conclusion the birth certificate was authentic. Tremblay said, “Despite my protests, Fox News will not allow me to correct their story.”
Dr. Orly Taitz, who has filed multiple lawsuits regarding the President’s birth certificate, has filed a case in Washington D.C., seeking Obama’s original application for his social security number.
President Obama has a social security number issued in Connecticut, despite never living there. Supporters have offered various explanations for the Connecticut number. In an article on the website Obamaconspiracy.org which supports the President, author Dr. Conspiracy said he believed that, “Obama got his SSN as a child living in Indonesia and the application was just processed in Connecticut.”
Another supporter said Obama was a teenager traveling to the state on a college prep trip. “I think it’s more likely that Barack Obama may have traveled to the east coast as a teenager, perhaps in connection with some college prep activity for high school age students – that simply isn’t mentioned in his autobiography.” The poster went on to say, “It is common for schools to arrange trips for students to visit east coast colleges (Harvard, Yale, etc.); and students need to have a social security number when they register for the SAT. So, it’s possible that it was participation in some sort of college prep program that lead to the CT tie in of the social security number.”
Colorado private investigator, John Sampson, disputes these explanations, saying in an affidavit, “”It is my knowledge and belief that Social Security numbers can only be applied for in the state in which the applicant habitually resides and has their official residence.”
Taitz filed the case after submitting a Freedom of Information Act request to the Social Security Administration seeking access to the President’s original birth certificate and other documents. The reason for the FOIA request was because of the many questions surrounding Obama’s eligibility including his social security number and whether the birth certificate released by the White house is authentic. The FOIA was rejected by the SSA and affirmed by District Chief Judge Royce Lamberth, who ruled administrative procedures had not yet run their course. Once that had happened, Lamberth ruled that discovery could go forward.
Taitz told the Gazette a subpoena was issued to the state’s attorney general and Loretta Fuddy, the current director of the Hawaii department of health. The document ordered Fuddy to produce the “original 1961 typewritten birth certificate #10641 for Barack Obama … issued 08.08.1961, signed by Dr. David Sinclair, Stanley Ann Dunham Obama and registrar Lee, stored in the Health Department of the State of HI from 08081961 until now.”
The state of Hawaii responded, saying they would not release the information, citing “privacy” concerns. Taitz said the privacy issues should not apply since she is asking for access to a document the President has supposedly already released. She has since filed a motion with the court requesting they compel the government to supply the information.
Taitz’s case is the first one to be granted discovery. Every other case has been dismissed on procedural grounds without issuing definitive decisions on Obama’s eligibility.