Skip to comments.Berryville Man Files Federal Lawsuit Over FOIA Response(Obama adopted)
Posted on 11/29/2011 4:39:25 PM PST by bushpilot1
A local man is asking a United States federal court to help him gain access to information related to the citizenship history of President Barack Obama.
Berryville resident, George Archibald has petitioned the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to compel the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and former White House Counsel Robert Bauer to produce documents that Archibald says may provide new insight into whether the Presidents mother forfeited his US citizenship when Obama was just six-years-old.
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Im not a birther, Archibald said after filing his lawsuit. Im simply interested in getting to the bottom of what appears to be stone-walling by the administration against my Freedom of Information request.
In the suit, filed on November 16 in the District of Columbia, Archibald alleges that a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that he filed with the FBIs Winchester, Virginia office on April 15, 2011 asking for information produced during the FBIs background check of presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama II was improperly rejected.
In the FOIA request Archibald asks for information regarding Obamas birth in 1961, family background, citizenship, residency, immigration, expatriation/repatriation, and other matters related to Obama s origins and nationality generated during the FBIs 2008 investigation of presidential candidates.
Archibalds request is based on President Dwight D. Eisenhowers Executive Order 10450, Security Requirements for Government Employment, issued in 1953.
Under the Eisenhower directive, the FBI conducts background checks on all presidential candidates.
Archibald is seeking information that may have turned up in the FBI investigation related to Barach Obamas citizenship status after his mother wed an Indonesian citizen.
Archibald believes that after Obamas mother, Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro, arrived in Djakarta with her young son in 1967, who he says was adopted by stepfather Lolo Soetoro, Barry Obama maintained permanent residency and schooling in Indonesia until 1971 before returning to Honolulu in 1979 to live with his maternal grandparents where he attended high school and later graduated.
Archibald contends that Indonesian authorities would have required the young Obama to naturalize in order to remain in the country and attend school.
The fact that your mother, Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro, took you [Barach Obama] to live in Indonesia in 1967, at age six, after she had divorced your father and married Indonesian national Lolo Soetoro where after arrival at Djakarta you both were temporarily refused admission by Indonesian authorities, who balked at your dual U.S.-Kenya nationality,
Archibald said in an open letter to Obama asking the President to release the information requested in the lawsuit.
Your mother responded upon requirement of the Djakarta government authorities by having you legally adopted as a minor child by your Indonesian citizen stepfather Lolo Soetoro; your adoptive name was changed to Barry Soetoro; your claim to U.S. nationality was renounced; and you were legally naturalized as an Indonesian citizen, the letter continues.
Archibald believes that the FBI may be holding information related to Mr. Obamas eligibility to stand for the office of President of the United States according to the stated qualifications of Article II, Section 1, Clause 4 of the Constitution of the United States.
The FBI responded to my request by saying that it generally cannot release these types of personal documents without the authorization and consent of the third party unless the public interest in disclosure outweighs the personal privacy interest and that significant public benefit would result from the disclosure of the requested records, Archibald said.
In this situation I think that the public interest would be served from a full disclosure by President Obama.
Robert Bauer, also named in the suit, was Assistant to the President and White House Counsel from December 2009 until June 2011, and advised President Obama and other Obama administration officials during April and May 2011 when Archibalds FOIA request and subsequent letters were received and considered by the FBI, the White House and administration staff.
As a career news reporter and book author with credentialed Congressional and the House experience over many years, I have faced stonewalling and cover-up by many presidential administrations and politicians of all persuasions, Archibald said. It doesnt work.
US District Court Judge Reggie Walton is expected to schedule a hearing on the matter within the next 60 days.
Makes sense but a little late I think...
“Archibald believes that after Obamas mother, Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro, arrived in Djakarta with her young son in 1967, who he says was adopted by stepfather Lolo Soetoro, Barry Obama maintained permanent residency and schooling in Indonesia until 1971 before returning to Honolulu in 1979 to live with his maternal grandparents where he attended high school and later graduated.”
Barry Soetoro, Indonesian National, returned to Hawaii in 1971 as an unaccompanied minor. Consequently, he was taken into protective custody by the INS.
Catholic Social Services of Connecticut, an NGO contractor with the US State Department was granted custody of 10 year old Barry. It was Catholic Social Services of Connecticut that filed on Obama’s behalf to obtain his SSN, thus a Connecticut SSN. Obama qualified for his SSN as a Permanent Resident Alien because he did not regain his US Citizenship after the Soetoro adoption was annulled.
Obama naturalized as a US Citizen after he turned 18.
That means Obama has failed to qualify to become President of the United States, correct?
Which is why the court will dismiss this lawsuit.
Another faulty premise up in flames.
Interesting story. All we need now is an authoritative link to back it up.
Amazing not a single journalist, American or foreign, has the guts to ask Barry if he was ever a citizen of Indonesia.
If I read the article correctly, the lawsuit is regarding the FBI's refusal to give up documents it discovered in it's search, not about whether Obama is a citizen or not. The Defendant is the FBI, not Obama. Barack's citizenship status is irrelevant to the case.
Another faulty premise up in flames.
Yes, your faulty premise has just been burned.
I could not find information about an indonesian citizen adopting a U.S. Citizen on this site other than the child must renounce his citizenship on his own. I did find this interesting tid-bit on the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia web site:
NOTE: Indonesian Government stipulates that an adoptive child must be of the same religion as the adoptive parents. Where the religion of the child’s birth parents is not known, the child will be deemed to be Muslim.
I guess if Lolo (a muslim) adopted Barry,Barry had to become a Muslim or the adoption would not have been allowed according to the Government of Indonesia.
No a parent can’t renounce a citizenship, but at the age of 18 when he traveled to Indonesia which passport did he choose? That is the biggest question of all. If he chose his Indonesian passport, then he chose his citizenship and renounced the USA. That’s how it works. Legal age which did he choose to use?
The only problem I see with that story is that in 1971 children did not need a Social Security Number. I got my SSN in 1967 when I applied for a summer job at 16.
Wow! You are FAST!!!!!! It boggles my mind how this stuff is ignored by ALL the media.
Somewhere in one of my message threads, a man posted me a copy of the Indonesian law in force at the time Obama lived there. If I recall correctly, the law stated that adoption was automatic if the child was under 5 years of age when the mother married the Indonesian citizen. Of course, that doesn't address whether he was adopted in Hawaii under Hawaiian law, but there is evidence that tends to indicate this might have happened.
Also, Maya Soetoro (Barack's half sister) has made a statement indicating that Barack was adopted by her Father.
Also, on one of Stanly Ann Dunham's passport documents, she stated her child was named "Barry Soebarkha" (or some such) which one blogger claims means "Barry, son of Soetoro" in Indonesian.
There are other bits and pieces that indicate an adoption took place, but the one's I mentioned are easy to find with an internet search.
If Obama was adopted by Soetero and became an Indonesian citizen, then he became a dual citizen. That does not have the effect of renunciation.
It is often said the U.S. does not allow dual citizenship, but it's done all the time. The oath of citizenship simply asks if one is willing to renounce the other country, but does not require it.
That said, I have always been very curious what went on in Indonesia. Was he adopted? If so, how was that handled in the divorce? Did he become an Indonesian citizen? Is he still? Answers could be very embarrassing, which I assume is why they keep such a tight lid on them.
That would appear to be the case.
Also, did he become an Indonesian citizen? If so, did he renounce that or does he still have it? If he was adopted, how was that and the matter of his religion handled in the divorce?
Lots of interesting questions they are keeping a tight lid on.
There are other bits and pieces that indicate an adoption took place, but the one’s I mentioned are easy to find with an internet search.
You would think the media would have stumbled on to this by now.
A) We don’t know that Obama ever had U.S. citizenship to renounce. He was most likely either British or Kenyan at birth or perhaps even stateless.
B) Indonesia doesn’t allow/recognize dual citizenship.
C) Adoption under age 5 results in automatic Indonesian citizenship, as long as the adoption is registered with the Indonesian courts.
D) The U.S. state department has recognized that the U.S. cannot protect the citizenship of children adopted OUT of the United States, especially to countries that are not part of the Hague Convention. Under International Law, Obama would not have been a dual citizen if he was adopted in Indonesia.
E) It may not matter, because Obama was not a natural U.S. citizen at birth and he may have had foreign citizenship as an adult. If he has lied or tried to cover up his foreign citizenship, then he has defrauded the American public.
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