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Eligibility Update: Trump Investigates, HI Senator Questions, Elections Clerk Says Obama Fibs, HI SB2937 Law — For Now

Donald Trump continues his research into Mr. Obama’s birth certificate, and apparently has investigators in Hawaii looking for evidence of Mr. Obama’s background:

DONALD TRUMP:
I am saying I want to see the birth certificate. It’s very simple. I want to see the birth certificate. How come his own family doesn’t know which hospital he was born in? How come– forget about birth certificates. Let’s say there’s no birth certificate. How come in the hospital itself, okay? This is one of the…in the hospital itself, there’s no records of his birth. In other words, it doesn’t say how much they paid, where is the doctor, here’s your room bill. You know, all the

MEREDITH VIEIRA:
You’ve been privy to all of this to know this?

DONALD TRUMP:
Well, I have people that actually have been studying it and they cannot believe what they’re talking.

MEREDITH VIEIRA:
You have people now out there searching– I mean, in Hawaii?

DONALD TRUMP:
Absolutely. And they cannot believe what they’re finding. And I’m serious–

He conducted an interview this morning on the Today show:

He also went on the defense on MSNBC:

Next, Hawaiian State Senator Sam Slom had an interview with WXKS Radio in Boston, where he had the following to say (partial transcripts via WND):

“I’m not a ‘birther,'” Hawaii State Sen. Sam Slom told Jeff Katz of WXKS Radio in Boston, “and I followed this from the very beginning. At first I followed it with amusement, and then I got really concerned about it, because the question was if it was not just the birth certificate, but other records as well – school records, academic records, work records – why would anyone spend millions of dollars in legal fees, particularly someone in public office, particularly someone in the highest public office, to not make that information public?”

“There are different theories,” Slom continued. “One is that there is no birth certificateat all; I don’t think that’s true, I think there is a birth certificate. The second is there may be some very interesting information that the president does not want released, for example, who his father really is or what’s listed on the birthcertificate.

“In any event, here is the president of the United States,” Slom said, “you’ve got to have [a birth certificate to present], why don’t we require that of the president?”

“We have two forms of the birth certificate,” Slom said. “One is the long-form, official certificate of live birth, and that’s the one that’s got all the data; and then there’s the short form, and that’s the one they’ve put up on the website… but that doesn’t go into detail, doesn’t give you all the information.

“So it comes back to the same thing,” he concluded. “Why would anybody, let alone the president, spend all this money, all this time, all this effort, not to disclose the information? And of course, we can come up with several different possibilities, but as Donald Trump and others have said, gee, it would be so much simpler if he just disclosed it and we move on.”

Regarding the “Vexatious Requesters” (PDF) bill, it was signed into law by then-Governor Linda Lingle on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, yet is slated to be sunset (repealed) on July 1, 2014.

And former elections clerk Tim Adams is apparently making news again saying that Mr. Obama has been “caught fibbing” about his background info:

“I think people believe there’s been some kind of cover-up. And I don’t think it’s some big nefarious conspiracy. I think it’s politics as usual,” Adams said March 31 on Reality Check Radio, anInternetprogram on BlogTalkRadio.

“Barack Obama’s official autobiography was put out to the public for the public’s consumption and we all know politicians – they have a public persona, it’s created for consumption by the electorate – and I think that they’ve been caught fibbing, and it’s embarrassing.”

The radio hosts suggested that Janice Okubo, the public information officer for the state health department had previously vouched for the authenticity of the COLB, though in reality she has refused to do so. But Adams maintained the online scanned image is fraudulent.

Adams was asked, “So you’re calling Janice Okubo a liar?”

“Yes,” Adams responded, “if she’s saying that that document that is sitting out there on the Internetis an actual document because we can prove it’s not in about 30 seconds. Because it’s altered.”

“I happen to be a trained document researcher, by the way,” Adams continued, “and have worked with the Hawaii Historical Association and have worked in the state archives. So I do know what a document is.”

Adams says he even offered the current Democratic governor of the state, Neil Abercrombie, his personal assistance to help verify any long-form birth certificate if it were ever produced.

“Governor Abercrombie said that he was afraid that even if they managed to bring out the original birth certificate or a copy of the original birth certificate, there would still be people who would say, ‘Oh, it’s a forgery, oh, it’s a fake,’ whatever. I told him that if he wanted help convincing people it was real, I would be happy to do so. If he actually had the birth certificate. I got nothing back from the man.”

Abercrombie made national headlines earlier this year when he publicly sought to bring closure to the issue, and then explained he couldn’t find Obama’s long-form birth certificate, only some sort of written notation.

“It was actually written, I am told, this is what our investigation is showing, it actually exists in the archives, written down,” Abercrombie told the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

Adams explained, “He found a registration, he found an archive notation. He did not find a birt hcertificate. You’ll never see one from him.”

Adams also commented on a mysterious letter purportedly sent by Obama to Honolulu’s Kapi’olani Medical Center in January 2009 in which the president ostensibly declared the facility his place of birth. It was read aloud by Abercrombie at the hospital’s centennial celebration.

“I know there was a letter that they refuse now to show to public scrutiny, that, as far as I can tell, didn’t come from either President Obama – where it came from is a matter of conjecture. Some people think that somebody in Washington … who’s now a governor may have written it,” Adams said. “Whether that letter is valid or not, all that letter proves is if President Obama wrote the Kapi’olani Hospital letter congratulating them on – I think it was their 100th anniversary.”

-Phil

twitter.com/trsol

phil [at] therightsideoflife [dot] com

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