Could Michael Savage be right?
Posted on WND.com-On March 1, 2012:
“Noting that the cause of Andrew Breitbart’s unexpected death yesterday was being examined by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office, talk-radio host Michael Savage raised the question of whether the conservative media powerhouse – who recently announced he had videos that could politically damage President Obama – was murdered.
On his top-rated show today, Savage played an audio clip of Breitbart telling an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington last month that he had obtained videos that shed light on Obama’s ties to radicals in the early 1980s who helped propel him to the presidency.
“Maybe my overly active imagination kicked into overdrive,” Savage told his listeners of his decision to raise the question. “But you heard what Breitbart said – he has videos … we’re going to vet the president.”
Breitbart reportedly was walking near his home in Brentwood, Calif., just after midnight this morning when he collapsed. A neighbor saw him fall and called 911. Emergency crews tried to revive him and rushed him to the emergency room at the UCLA Medical Center.
It’s entirely plausible, Savage acknowledged, that Breitbart simply collapsed of a heart attack because of overwork and a reported history of health problems.
“I’m asking a crazy question,” Savage said, “but so what? We the people want an answer. This was not an ordinary man. If I don’t ask this question, I would be remiss.”
Breitbart told the CPAC crowd last month that the videos would reveal Obama during a time when he was meeting a “bunch of silver ponytails” – referring to Weather Underground terror group members Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
Ayers and Dohrn reportedly launched Obama’s political career with a fundraiser in their Chicago home.
Savage noted that Breitbart had dinner with Ayers and Dorhn three weeks ago at the couple’s Hyde Park residence on Chicago’s South Side, which is near Obama’s home. Breitbart was invited by Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson, who won an Internet auction for a dinner party with the couple.
“I’ve got videos – this election we’re going to vet him,” Breitbart said at CPAC, promising they would show how “racial division and class warfare are central” to the “hope and change” that Obama”sold in 2008.”
“He threatened the president at CPAC with video that could derail the president’s campaign,” Savage said.
“I pray it was natural causes, but we’ll never know the truth.”
Savage said that if Breitbart’s colleagues have the videos, they should post them as soon as possible and make them viral “or they’ll never see the light of day.”
Savage said he hadn’t spoken with Breitbart for the past two years, but he recalled the media mogul’s visited to his home in the Bay Area.
“He spoke for three straight hours,” Savage said. “I was unable to say a word.”
Savage also attended a party at Breitbart’s Los Angeles home.
“I told him two years ago to get a body guard. Never be alone in the street,” Savage said.
Savage, the author of the bestselling novel “Abuse of Power,” put on his novelist hat and speculated about ways a murderer could remain undetected by inducing a heart attack that didn’t leave any traces.
A caller from Savage’s native New York City said there’s a simple way to find out what happened.
“If the tapes come out, he died of a heart attack,” the caller said. “If the tapes don’t come out, they whacked him.”
“The Savage Nation” airs live Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern. It can be heard online through stations such as KSTE in Sacramento.”
Note: The following articles and/or blog posts and videos reveal Andrew Breitbart’s investigation into President Obama’s background, to include Obama’s college days and his connection to the Weather Underground’s founder Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn, along with his last drink talking politics and his interview with Sheriff Arpaio-You Decide:
Will We Ever Know The True Cause Of Andrew Breitbart’s Death?-Posted on Western Journalism-By JIM CAMPBELL-On March 2, 2012:
Filmmaker Steve Bannon: Breitbart’s Tapes of Obama’s College Years To Be Released In 7 To 10 Days!-Posted on The Blaze-By Billy Hallowell-On March 2, 2012:
Andrew Breitbart Talked Politics in L.A. Bar an Hour Before Dying (Exclusive)!-Posted on The Hollywood Reporter-By Matthew Belloni-On March 1, 2012:
BREITBART’S LAST INVESTIGATION? OBAMA: ‘I’ve got videos from his college days…’-Posted on WND.com-On March 1, 2012:
Shocking Video: Andrew Breitbart’s Last Interview Was With Sheriff Joe Arpaio About Obama Eligibility!-Posted on Western Journalism-By FLOYD BROWN-On March 1, 2012:
Note: The following article and/or blog post relates to this disturbing issue-You Decide:
Barack Obama, Guilty!
Posted on Floyd Reports-By Guest Writer-On October 18, 2010:
“On Tuesday, May 18, 2010, in The ATLAH Court room under the sanction of the U.S. Constitution, “We The People” spoke. Barack Obama, Michael Sovern, and the trustees of Columbia University were found guilty on 17 of the original 19 counts of Sedition, Conspiracy, Fraud, and Obstruction of Justice.
Verdicts were delivered to the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, the Joint Chiefs Of Staff, and the Attorney General of the United States. Specifically for Michael Sovern and Columbia University, verdicts and a demand that Columbia’s license to operate an educational institution be revoked were sent to The New York State Attorney General, New York State Board of Regents, and the Mid-Atlantic Schools Accreditation Board.
To date, not one response has reached its way back to the prosecutor, Rev. Dr. James David Manning, with the exception of a visit from the FBI, Homeland Security, NYPD and a “heads-up” warning from an alleged CIA operative that a “hit” was placed on his life.
Dr. Manning, a black preacher from a Harlem church, has been a vocal critic of Obama ever since he appeared on the political landscape. I can relate. I, too, became a national figure speaking out against a man who struck fear in my heart that pure evil was masquerading as a presidential candidate.
Four months and $5,000.00 after the trial, the transcripts are ready for release. In fact, on Tuesday of last week, Oct. 5, after a committee meeting in Harlem, copies were released to key contacts by members attending the meeting.
Is it sheer coincidence that Obama’s National Intelligence Chief, James Clapper, was called to the White House the very next day? Or that James Jones, National Security Advisor, announced his resignation two days after that? Coincidence or an attempt at ‘damage control?’
Clapper spoke to the press and cited Obama’s deep anger over “Wikileaks.” But was it Wikileaks or guilty verdicts coming from a humble church in Harlem, just seven blocks from Columbia University?
The wheels seem to be coming off the Obama bus and I feel it is my patriotic duty to report what I know and hope I can help fill in the blanks about why things are happening the way they are. I’ll begin with excerpts from the trial transcripts and comment from my unique perspective as a Community Organizer from Hawai’i.
Eighteen. Columbia University violation of New York State Education Law Section 224. The Columbia University did violate Chapter 224, Section 2 of the Education Law of the State of New York in that it did unlawfully sell and did fraudulently make, give, and issue a diploma to Barack Hussein Obama certifying that he had completed a prescribed course of study and that he earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia University. Furthermore, and in violation of Section 4 of the Education Law of the Sate of New York, Chapter 224, Columbia University did falsely make a degree which was conferred on Barack Hussein Obama and did by concealing said information aid and abet in his misrepresentations that he completed the prescribed course of study and earned a Bachelor’s degree.
There is no proof that Obama attended Columbia, but there is overwhelming evidence that he did not. Among evidence submitted at the trial is a video of Bill Hemmer, FOX News special where 400 people who attended Columbia during the years 1981-83 were interviewed and not one person knew him or had ever heard of him. Then there are the statements of Wayne Allyn Root and testimony by citizen investigators, who, after countless hours researching archives in the Butler Library, reported they were unable to find a shred of evidence that Obama ever set foot on campus. Moreover, Obama’s statements regarding his experience at Columbia, his housing and surrounding community are totally off-base according to lifelong residents of the area.
Day 4, Page 25, excerpted:
Rev. Manning: To have lived on 96th Street is a bit unseemly when you could have simply applied to the Registrar’s Office or the Community Affairs and probably gotten housing somewhere within the environs of Columbia, rather than way down on 96th Street. But I won’t charge that he didn’t live there. What I do want to state is this, is that when he talked about his experience, as you just heard him, he said, oh, yeah, I remember being in New York, Greenwich Village. Well, this is Harlem. He said nothing about 125th Street. He said nothing about the Apollo Theater. Nothing about Frank’s Restaurant or La Famile’s [ph] before Sylvia became so popular during the early ’80s. Nothing about the environs of this community, but Greenwich Village is what he talked about and Central Park.
So, it seems a bit strange to me as he pointed up that his mother and we want to also point up that he, on the campaign, stated on several occasions his mother would wake him up at 4:00 in the morning and say, buster, this is no fun for me either and feed him his breakfast and teach him. But she also wanted to expose him to Mahalia Jackson, to Dr. King and to a few others, as you saw in that piece just a few moments ago. In other words, she was pushing him towards what she believed was his roots. But when he came to an area that personifies his roots, he had no interaction with anybody within this community, such as Mahalia Jackson or Alan Clayton Powell or with Professor James Cone or Dr. Cornel West. We want to point out those distinctions about what he says and what seems to be the truth.
Obama’s interest in the Black American experience has been an exercise in lip service. He eats, breathes and lives the life of an elitist while he straddles the line between Islamic and black liberation theologies. I believe a growing number of Americans have come to understand pure evil in the form of taqiyya which Obama uses frequently to hide his Islamic faith by lying time and again calling himself a Christian. If it quacks like a duck….
One of the few people to come forward from Obama’s past and actually say anything about him is Professor John Drew, a 1979 graduate of Occidental. Drew established the Marxist student organization in 1976. While attending Cornell University as a graduate student, Drew flew to California to visit a friend and had a chance encounter with Obama and his friend Mohammad Hasan Chandu (Chandoo).
Day 3, Page 6:
Professor John Drew (testimony via pre-recorded interview, excerpted)
Drew: Well, that’s one of the surprising things about my observation, is that the young Obama I met seemed more like a Western European Marxist, without a lot of racial hatred or baggage attached to it. I think he was a fan of what is it, Fanon, and he was aware of revolution being a worldwide…
Manning: You’re talking Franz Fanon?
Drew: That’s it. Franz Fanon.
Drew: He was aware of a worldwide revolution taking place, but the funny thing is, I saw no hatred of white people. I saw no animosity towards white people in the young Barack Obama. And yet, if you read his book, Dreams of My Father, I mean, he’s talking about how he was seething with hatred for white people, and sharing the story about the black guy that tore off his own skin.
But I have to say truthfully that young Barack Obama struck me as a as kind of like a wealthy white guy, because [multiple speakers]
Manning: Now, that’s an interesting statement. Wealthy? From where?
Drew: From Hawaii. He sort of struck me as like this Hawaiian prince, is the best way to describe him. And I it never, for once it never occurred to me that he was African -American, or that he had an emotional or cultural attachment to African- American culture. And I know that’s very controversial, but that’s my true report.
I saw Obama at a party in June the next year, and I didn’t see many African -American students there. Most of his friends were white, and foreign students.
So my theory is that Barack Obama has exaggerated his connections to the African -American community, and African- American culture, as part of an effort to win election.
Manning: When he appeared or, that a friend of his, Mohammed Hasan Chandu, who obviously was an Islamic person with Islamic breeding how did those two come how would a Marxist and an Islamic believing person what common ground did they have?
Drew: Well, I think one of the things that people have forgotten is that back in the 1980s, Islam and Communism could walk hand in hand comfortably. It was seen as a good fit, to be a Communist or a Socialist, and support an Islamic religious perspective.
And that was it’s for example, if you were in Afghanistan, and the Soviet Union was there protecting you, it was possible to have Islamic religious beliefs and be a supporter of the Soviet Union within Afghanistan.
That’s my perspective on the young Barack Obama. I think he was [multiple speakers]
Manning: Did he have a girlfriend?
Drew: No. Not that I saw. I never saw him affectionate around a woman, at least at that party I went to. And I understand that’s becoming an issue now, is, people are wondering about his sexual identity. And I again, I can’t really go too far into that, except to say that I never saw him physically around a woman, or affectionate to a woman, the whole time I met him.
Manning: Yeah, well, you know, that is becoming a part of I mean, people are beginning to look now at his sexuality quite very closely. There going back to the Jeremiah Wright church, there’s been some information about his having bisexual and homosexual relations. And then there’s some accusations against him.
But I’ve not heard any woman from any school identify him, and even and some of the things that we are seeing recently about his trek at Columbia. The only persons that step forward to speak about him are all males. I mean, I’m doing a complete analysis of and there’s several people. I think Michael Wolf of Columbia, who was once the Chairman of MTV, and a few others. But they’re all men. No woman has spoken a positive or a negative word about this person. So the fact that you said he had no girlfriends
Drew: Well, it’s funny. When I met him for the very first time, I saw him get out of this sports car that was basically driven by Hasan Chandu
Manning: You’re talking about the BMW?
Drew: Yes, the BMW. And Obama got out of the car, and I met him and Chandu for the first time. And all I can say is, they were dressed extremely nice, and they were they you know how you can see where like two people are very in tune with each other? And there was an emotional connectness between them that was, I think, unusual. And I remember again, Caroline kind of whispered in my ear that you know, she could see what I was thinking. She basically said, they’re not gay.
Drew: So but it’s obvious that well, they looked gay.
Drew: But according to Caroline and apparently Chandu, those reports that he had a girlfriend at the time while he was at Occidental College.
Manning: Where is Chandu now? Do we have any idea?
Drew: Yes. He’s in New York State, and he’s apparently still active in Obama’s life. He was at that Ramadan dinner a couple of months ago, shook hands with Obama, and he’s also been like a $100,000 plus bundler [ph] for Obama’s campaign contributions. Now, Chandu was actually at Obama’s wedding, when Obama married Michelle. So he’s been a you know, he’s been a strong part of Obama’s life [multiple speakers]
Manning: What did you think about what do you think about Obama when he won the Iowa caucus, and then tricked his way through the primaries? What was going on in your mind during those times, and did anyone interview you about your association with him?
Drew: Well, and that’s, to me, has been the frustrating thing about the story, and part of it is that it took me a while.
Manning: Dr. Drew? Dr. Drew? Dr. Drew? Let me just interrupt you for one second. What I’m going to do here, because you’re such an important guest, I want to let everybody know we’re going to forego the news here at the top of the hour, and we’ll pick up the news after we’ve concluded talking with Dr. John Drew, who had the opportunity to meet with Obama while he was a student at Occidental College. Dr. Drew, who graduated from Cornell, and who is now a consultant living in Laguna Niguel, California, is speaking to us today here on the Manning Report, regarding his relationship his observations of Obama, the young Obama, who was a sophomore at the Occidental College experience in California.
We’re going to forego our news break at this time, and hang onto these very meaningful words that and insight into the life of Obama when he was just a youth.
So, Dr. Drew, you now have the microphone again. Tell us more about what you thought about him, now that he’s now running he’s graduated from Harvard, he transferred to Columbia. I’d like to know what you think about those two things. And now he’s president of the Harvard Law Review, and allegedly the President of the United States. How do you figure all that? What does that mean to you?
Drew: Well, this is actually very significant, politically and theoretically. And the larger issue is, why did my story about my connection to Barack Obama and my observations on his ideology you know, why wasn’t why didn’t that leak out in 2008, when it might have had an impact on the Presidential campaign, and why has it hit the news now, in, what, February of 2010?
And my part, what I can say is, I it didn’t I didn’t realize that Barack Obama as a senator was the same young man that I had met at Occidental College for a long time, because I thought of Senator Obama as a graduate of Harvard and Columbia. And it was only late in the season that I heard that he he didn’t spend all four years at Columbia. In fact, he had had two years, freshman year and sophomore year, at Occidental, and then he was at Columbia.
So then I had this flash of insight, that the young man I had met was the same guy. And [multiple speakers]
Manning: Did he appear to be a diligent student? One that is quite conscientious about superior grades, and channeling those grades into a mega career? Is that how he appeared to you? Drew:
[? ], you know, I get this question a lot. And again, I have to say, not at all. I the young Obama I met was primarily interested in parties, in having a good time. And he did not strike me as a above average student.
Manning: Now, let me just ask to stop you right there now, and I please hold your thoughts. I don’t want to interrupt your flow of thoughts.
Drew: No, that’s all right.
Manning: A young man interested in parties, but you saw him with no female associations. I mean, you’re young, you party, you party with young girls. I mean, you don’t you don’t think to pop over by yourself.
Drew: (laughter) Well, they liked him. He and Hasan had a big house in Eagle Rock, California, and I my understanding is, Hasan spent a lot of money on the booze and the marijuana, and it was a very attractive living arrangement at the time.
And I as I said, I went to a party there. I went to one of the parties, but apparently there were multiple parties. And the party I went to, I didn’t see Obama with a girl at all the whole time. So that’s all I can report. Buthe
Manning: What was his what was his clothing what was his attire like? Was it regular student kind of bumming around as a student? Or was he sort of well heeled?
Drew: No, no, no. He looked kind of like a fashion model at the time. It seemed like he had very quality leather jacket, high quality shirt, high quality slacks I mean, he just he looked like a young millionaire, both times I saw him.
It never occurred to Prof. Drew that Obama was African-American and actually struck him as “kind of like a wealthy white guy…”
Having grown up in Hawaii and attended public schools there, my education experience is very dissimilar to that of Obama. The average kid in Hawaii, when asked, will tell you Punahou “is the school for rich haoles” (Caucasians). Graduates of Punahou are groomed for higher education but attendance alone signifies elitism. Michelle Wi, also from Punahou, enjoyed golf activities and lessons at exclusive clubs and courses, something the muni set would not have access to. I imagine it was at Punahou that Obama fell in love with golfing. His grandmother was vice-president of Bank of Hawaii and no doubt could afford to send her live-in grandson to the most expensive “prep” school on Oahu.
His attendance at Punahou raised the first red flags for me. But one red flag after the next filled me with fear as I learned of his associations with radicals like Bill Ayers and Rashid Khalidi. I wondered, “Doesn’t anyone else see this?” It’s Columbia that invited Ahmadinejad to speak; it’s Columbia that has radical professors like Khalidi, former spokesperson for the PLO. It’s Columbia where Obama claims to have been during the years 1981-83 but no records are released and no proof. I mean, no proof that he was ever there.
Dr. Manning saw this, too, and through divine guidance was told the answers would lie within the walls of Columbia. On the final day of the trial he marched with an assorted group of people seven times around the University, and like the walls of Jericho falling, so did Columbia and the truth spilled out revealing secrets that stayed hidden for more than forty years.”
Note: What follows are pertinent excerpts from a blog post that I drafted on April 19, 2009 that revealed that a key witness in a fraud case regarding then Senator Obama’s passport was fatally shot in 2008, which I believe relates to this issue-You Decide:
Question: What happens to those individuals that may reveal negative information relating to President Obama’s eligibility?
This Washington Post article revealed that Lieutenant Q. Harris Jr., who was a key witness in a federal probe after he told federal authorities that a U.S. Department of State employee had improperly accessed passport information for presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain, which resulted in a series of firings that reached into the agency’s top ranks, was fatally shot-You Decide:
Key witness in passport fraud case fatally shot-Posted on The Washington Times-On April 19, 2008:
These are pertinent excerpts from this article:
“A key witness in a federal probe into passport information stolen from the State Department was fatally shot in front of a District church, the Metropolitan Police Department said yesterday.
Lt. Quarles Harris Jr., 24, who had been cooperating with federal investigators, was found late Thursday night slumped dead inside a car, in front of the Judah House Praise Baptist Church in Northeast, said Cmdr. Michael Anzallo, head of the department’s Criminal Investigations Division.
Cmdr. Anzallo said a police officer was patrolling the neighborhood when gunshots were heard, then Lt. Harris was found dead inside the vehicle, which investigators would describe only as a blue car.
Emergency medics pronounced him dead at the scene.
City police said they do not know whether his death was a direct result of his cooperation with federal investigators.
“We don’t have any information right now that connects his murder to that case,” Cmdr. Anzallo said.
Police say a “shot spotter” device helped an officer locate Lt. Harris.
A State Department spokeswoman yesterday declined to comment, saying the investigation into the passport fraud is ongoing.
The Washington Times reported April 5 that contractors for the State Department had improperly accessed passport information for presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain, which resulted in a series of firings that reached into the agency’s top ranks.
One agency employee, who was not identified in documents filed in U.S. District Court, was implicated in a credit-card fraud scheme after Lt. Harris told federal authorities he obtained “passport information from a co-conspirator who works for the U.S. Department of State.”
Note: This was another Washington Post article that relates to this issue-You Decide:
State Warns Passport Applicants Of Danger of Credit Card Fraud-Posted on The Washington Post- By Glenn Kessler-On October 31, 2008:
These are pertinent excerpts from this article:
“The State Department has notified approximately 400 passport applicants in the D.C. area of a breach in its database security that allowed a ring of thieves to obtain confidential information so they could fraudulently use credit cards stolen from the mail, officials said.
The scheme, involving two major government agencies, came to light months ago through a fluke. On March 25, D.C. police officers on a routine patrol stopped a car on the suspicion that its windows were excessively tinted, an apparent violation of city law. Smelling marijuana, the officers searched the car and discovered that the 24-year-old driver was carrying 21 credit cards not in his name and printouts of eight passport applications—and that four of the names on the passport applications matched the names on four of the credit cards, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.
Upon his arrest, the driver, Leiutenant Q. Harris Jr., told police that he worked with a co-conspirator who was employed by the State Department and another co-conspirator who worked for the U.S. Postal Service, court documents said. Officers on the scene called American Express about some of the cards in Harris’s possession, and were told that they had recently been used and that a fraud alert had been placed on them.
But the investigation was hampered because Harris was fatally shot while getting into his car in Northeast Washington on April 17, just days after appearing in court on fraud charges and shortly after he agreed to cooperate in the probe.
Florence Fultz, the acting managing director of the State Department’s Passport Services division, urged applicants whose passport files had been breached to “thoroughly review bank and credit card statements and obtain a copy of your personal credit card history,” according to a copy of the letter that was sent out this month. The letter informed recipients that the State Department would provide free credit monitoring for a year and would reimburse out-of-pocket expenses and lost wages resulting from identity theft. The applicant’s passport record would be flagged to issue an alert if another application is made, the letter said.
The criminal investigation has not been completed, but the scam is one more black eye for State’s passport division. Last year, the department greatly underestimated the number of passport applications it would receive and fell behind in processing them, resulting in ruined vacation plans for many Americans. Then, this year, it was discovered that workers repeatedly snooped without authorization inside the electronic passport records of entertainers, athletes and other high-profile Americans—including Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.).
The 192 million passport files maintained by the State Department contain individuals’ passport applications, which include Social Security numbers, physical descriptions, and names and places of birth of the applicants’ parents—information that is often requested by credit card companies when they activate cards sent through the mail. The files do not contain records of overseas travel or visa stamps from previous passports.
In July, the State Department’s inspector general documented a widespread lack of controls on the personal data of the 127 million Americans who hold passports, finding “a general lack of policies, procedures, guidance and training.”
Fultz, in the letter, said: “We are thoroughly examining every aspect of our information security systems and procedures to safeguard against unauthorized access of passport records.”
The State Department refused to allow any officials to discuss the case on the record, saying it is still under investigation. But in a written statement provided on the condition of anonymity, a spokesman said the department has “undertaken a number of immediate and long-term measures to significantly improve the protection of personally identifiable information to include mandatory audits, an enhanced monitoring list, improved training and a revamped reporting system. In addition, we have formed a working group to develop long-term systems solutions to improve the security of these records such as a tiered access system to all passport records.”
In another statement, the department said that a single State employee was allegedly involved in the fraud and that so far 400 individuals had been identified “whose records may have been accessed by the suspect for illicit purposes.” But, the statement added, “to the best of our knowledge, most of these individuals have not experienced identify theft.”
Officials declined to say how much money was stolen or how many people were involved in the scheme.”
Note: This was an article and/or blog post that revealed that President Elect Obama’s Intelligence Advisor was involved in a security breach in 2008-You Decide:
President-Elect’s Intelligence Advisor Involved in Security Breach!-Posted on The Right Side of Life-By Phil-On January 13, 2009:
These are pertinent excerpts from this article:
“Newsmax.com reported yesterday the following:
Obama’s top terrorism and intelligence adviser, John O. Brennan, heads a firm that was cited in March for breaching sensitive files in the State Department’s passport office, according to a State Department Inspector General’s report released this past July.
The security breach, first reported by the Washington Times and later confirmed by State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, involved a contract employee of Brennan’s firm, The Analysis Corp., which has earned millions of dollars providing intelligence-related consulting services to federal agencies and private companies.
During a State Department briefing on March 21, 2008, McCormack confirmed that the contractor had accessed the passport files of presidential candidates Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and John McCain, and that the inspector general had launched an investigation.
Sources who tracked the investigation tell Newsmax that the main target of the breach was the Obama passport file, and that the contractor accessed the file in order to “cauterize” the records of potentially embarrassing information.
“They looked at the McCain and Clinton files as well to create confusion,” one knowledgeable source told Newsmax. “But this was basically an attempt to cauterize the Obama file.”
At the time of the breach, Brennan was working as an unpaid adviser to the Obama campaign. …
The passport files include “personally identifiable information such as the applicant’s name, gender, social security number, date and place of birth, and passport number,” according to the inspector general report.
The files may contain additional information including “original copies of the associated documents,” the report added. Such documents include birth certificates, naturalization certificates, or oaths of allegiance for U.S.-born persons who adopted the citizenship of a foreign country as minors.
The Obama campaign acknowledged at its “Fight the Smears” Web site [my links here and here] that Obama was a foreign national until the age of 18, by virtue of his father’s British then Kenyan citizenship. …
However, “native citizen” is a colloquialism, not a legal term. It is not the same as “natural-born citizen,” the requirement to be president set out in Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution. …
The State Department chalked up the passport file snooping discovered in March 2008 to “imprudent curiosity” by contract employees hired to help process passport applications.
Asked by reporters during a campaign stop in Portland, Ore., to comment on the breach, Obama said that attempts to “tap into people’s personal records” were “a problem not just for me but for how our government functions.
“I expect a full and thorough investigation. It should be done in conjunction with those congressional committees that have oversight so it’s not simply an internal matter,” he added.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice phoned Obama and personally apologized for the breach. “I told him that I myself would be very disturbed if I learned that somebody had looked into my passport file,” Rice told reporters. She phoned Clinton and McCain and offered similar apologies. …
The State Department Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a 104-page report on the breach last July. Although it is stamped “Sensitive but Unclassified,” the report was heavily redacted in the version released to the public, with page after page blacked out entirely.
The problems posed by the breach were so serious that the inspector general recommended that the State Department conduct “vulnerability and risk assessments of all passport systems” to identify security weaknesses and suggest “a timetable for implementing corrective actions.”
Acting Assistant secretary for administration William H. Moser sent a six-page reply concurring with the recommendation, all but one paragraph of which was blacked out because of the sensitivity of the information it contained.
Had Brennan been appointed CIA director, as rumored in the Obama campaign shortly after the election, senators also would have questioned him about an article he wrote in an obscure foreign policy magazine over the summer.
The article, entitled “The Conundrum of Iran: Strengthening Moderates without Acquiescing to Belligerence,” appeared in the July issue of “The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.”
Among other recommendations, it argued that the next U.S. administration should grant political legitimacy to the terrorist organizations Hezbollah and Hamas, and should exercise “strategic patience” with Iran rather than engaging in “bellicose” rhetoric and coercive diplomacy. [emphasis mine]
Is it possible that there is additional documentation — to include passport information — that points in the direction (especially as emphasized, above) that the President-Elect is not a natural born citizen? Absolutely. However, at this point, we continue to sit in a position of looking at unverified, circumstantial evidence; it’s by no means enough to draw firm conclusions, but it is enough to prove, beyond reasonable doubt, the legitimacy of asking the President-Elect:
Can you prove that you are, in fact, a natural born citizen and subsequently eligible to hold the office of the American presidency?
Update: Jeff has some interesting comments about this, including the following:
From the beginning, this controversy to me has not been about Barack Obama. It’s never been a question of Democrat versus Republican, conservative versus Marxist. It’s been about the Constitution and the guidelines set forth by our founders in Article II, Section 1. It’s been about simple yet unanswered questions as to straightforward and innocuous aspects of the personal history of the man who next week will be the most powerful man in the world. Nothing groundbreaking. Just standard information generally known about high-profile world leaders, especially in this age of technology.
Good on Ken Timmerman and Newsmax for picking up on the story and bringing it out again at such an appropriate time. I had known about the breach–and may have written about it here a few months ago–but did not know that an Obama surrogate was there in the background. I may be a skeptic by nature, and I still may be unsure about the conspiratorial aspects of many of the claims put forth by Philip Berg and Leo Donofrio and Orly Taitz and others, but this just seems a little too convenient, even for me.
I know I saw a Drudge headline on this back in the beginning of 2008; a cursory search of his archives turned up nothing.
End of My Blog Post of April 19, 2009.
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Why did a black preacher from Harlem have a “hit” placed on his life?
CIA Columbia Obama Cover Up!
What we haven’t been told about the President’s background!
The Greatest Fraud Perpetrated in American History!
Is it important to understand the Marxist assault on the foundations of our system?
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“Food For Thought”
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