Skip to comments.Arizona deputies in Hawaii seeking Obama birth certificate
Posted on 05/22/2012 7:56:20 AM PDT by Brown Deer
Two men who identified themselves as being from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix went to the Hawaii Department of Health Monday morning requesting verification of President Barack Obama's birth certificate, said a state spokeswoman.
A Hawaii deputy attorney general gave the men information concerning the legal requirements to obtain such a document; the requirements are posted on the Health Department's website. The two men then left the office, Health Department spokeswoman Janice Okubo said.
The two men showed Maricopa County Sheriff's Office badges and identified themselves as Michael Zullo and Brian Mackiewcz, Okubo said. They are "authorized by the Sheriff of Maricopa County, who is conducting an official investigation," a spokesman for the sheriff's office said in an email.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been researching Obama's residency status using a volunteer cold-case "posse," but now has employed a taxpayer-funded deputy, The Arizona Republic reported Monday.
Zullo is a volunteer, the Republic reported, but Okubo said that Mackiewicz presented a business card showing he is with the Threats Management Unit of the sheriff's office.
Arapaio's birth certificate investigation comes as the U.S. Justice Department is suing his office for alleged civil rights violations, including discrimination against Hispanics.
Separately, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who says he is not a "birther," said in a radio interview Thursday that Obama's Arizona ballot status is in question unless Hawaii responds positively to his request under a Hawaii law regarding confirmation of birth certificates.
Hawaii Department of Attorney General spokesman Josh Wisch said Monday the department has been in touch with Bennett since Friday and that he would need to provide legal authority showing his office is "a governmental agency or organization who for a legitimate government purpose maintains and needs to update official lists of persons in the ordinary course of the agency's or organization's activities."
Obama was born in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 1961. Birthers contend Obama was not born in the United States and thus not eligible to be president. The state released a copy of Obama's long-form birth certificate last year, but the release did not satisfy many birthers.
Bennett, a Republican who is reportedly considering a run for governor in Arizona, said Friday he assumes he'll get the confirmation he requested in March from Hawaii officials.
This is getting interested.
What a biased screed!
This is getting interesting.
I'm so sick of lying media shills and feckless elected republican representatives. The only cure for the disease that is the mainstream media is guillotines. But who still makes such inportant tools?
Will Bennett be sending anyone to Michigan?
To be honest, it did not satisfy anybody with at least one good eye and a normally functioning brain.
He didn’t have to.
Is there any word on what requirement the state of Hawaii thinks is not being met to access the information?
Is there a dispute over whether that requirement is being met?
You know DOG the Bounty Hunters show got cancled maybe he could help out.......lol
Tomorrow's headline: The IRS announces that they are investigating Michael Zullo and Brian Mackiewcz for tax evasion.
Day after that: The ATF announces that they are investigating Michael Zullo for making illegal whiskey and and Brian Mackiewcz for possession of a flamethrower.
Somebody better ping the editor of the Star-Advertiser regarding the “born in the United States, therefore eligible to be POTUS” meme.
Factually incorrect according to Article 2 Sect. 1 unless both parents were as well born in the United States and are citizens at time of birth.
Hey Bennett, don’t assume anything! Demand Hawaii comply with your request - Make more noise about it and most of all get that BC! Do not make your decision about it being legitimate behind closed doors! Show it to the people and let us decide.
HI changes the requirement every morning...Color of the day veries by tone, with squiggled letters in japanese, readable only with THE special glasses.