Authenticity of birth certificate at question
WND reports on today’s news conference which will reveal preliminary results of an investigation into Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as president by Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse. The group is made up of three former law enforcement officers and two retired attorneys with law enforcement experience. Since September, members have been examining evidence concerning Obama’s eligibility under Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution, which requires a president to be a natural-born citizen.
This is the first time an official law enforcement report has addressed many of the allegations about the president who is the presumptive 2012 Democrat nominee.
The issues being investigated include Obama’s eligibility under the U.S. Constitution’s requirements, questions about his use of a Connecticut Social Security number that corresponds to a Connecticut address, although the president apparently had no links there, and the image of his purported birth certificate from Hawaii.
The investigation was undertaken at the request of the Surprise, AZ Tea Party, which sent this letter to Sheriff Arpaio last August.
The press conference is expected to attract reporters from major mainstream media affiliates, as well statewide networks, which have requested credentials to attend. It will be held today at 1:00 pm AZ time, (3:00 pm ET), and will be live-streamed by WND.
Last year the Arizona State Legislature passed HB2177 which would have required candidates for the presidency to submit proof of U.S. birth to the Arizona Secretary of State in order to appear on the state ballot. Gov. Janet Brewer vetoed the bill.
Hot Air covers more on the subject in this post today.