Ping to an article regarding a request from congressional representatives to see Obamas BC.
I'd change that to an article about a month old story that a a representative said a month ago that he "will" write a letter requesting a copy of Obama's birth certificate. So - it's been a month. Where's the letter?
I bet he can invoke executive privilege
No, don't think so. His BC has nothing to do with his actions as President. But, he gets letters, including letters from representatives all the time - asking him to decide on Afghanistan, asking him to condemn X or clarify Y. If it's s "just" a letter, it's not an "official request," and he doesn't have to do anything - just has he doesn't have to respond publicly to the many other letters written to him by various representatives.
If they wanted to see proof, they should have asked for it before certifying the electoral vote.
However, I dont think Cheney asked for or allowed objections as per the official certification process. I wonder if and how that would affect a ruling on whether or not he has to submit the BC
Cheney used the exact same words, in the exact same order, in 2009 as he did in 2005. If there were any objections, they had to have been submitted in writing. If there had been any objections, he would have known that and formally asked for them.
Again, if they're just sending a letter, there would be no ruling on anything. It's just a letter! It would be different if the House or Senate opened an inquiry an issued subpoenas. But - this is a completely different situation. It's no different than the various other representatives who have been recorded saying that they wish he'd release the BC. It's just in writing (or - Deal promised that it would be in writing). But it has no more "force" than something said in an interview.
To: Sibre Fan
I was thinking of Senator Grassley’s requests for documentation from the WH regarding Walpin’s firing. Was the WH not obligated to respond on some level? I know they began negotiations with him and his staff about what they would provide.
As far as the ruling is concerned, I was thinking about how that might play out should the issue be escalated to that point.
There were no questions surrounding the president’s qualifications in 2005. So I wouldn’t expect anything different. I don’t know why, but I was under the impression that the written objections could only be submitted if and when Cheney asked for objections. Is there a process beforehand to submit objections?
posted on 12/04/2009 6:03:10 PM PST
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To: Sibre Fan
posted on 12/05/2009 12:39:01 PM PST
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