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.
Shucks in Oregon they demand the same kind of stuff, unless.......You are an illegal then all you need is the Mexican ID issued by their consulate, Is this a great country or what?
Rumpswab? Nice. Very gracious.
Go back and read posts 17, 57, 61, 77, 81, and 91 of this thread carefully. Read them twice, if necessary.
Now, don’t you feel rather stupid yourself?
That would be Tim Adams. You can find the story at WND.
More likely take the 82nd.
They tend to jump without looking.
Talking of Attorney Generals, I just wondered why Hawaii’s AG is required to parry a basic verification request from the Arizona SOS to Hawaii DOH?
Only way they’re going to do that is if it’s that or jail.
Michael Zullo and Brian Mackiewcz may not be country deputies. They may be members of Sheriff Joe’s posse—the same posse that carried out Sheriff Joe’s investigation of the birth certificate. The Sheriff’s posse are unpaid volunteers.
Because it’s a legal game now.
Bennett isn't sending anyone anywhere. He has asked the state of Hawaii for conformation based on complaints lodged by Arizona residents about Obama's citizenship status.
Arpaio has sent deputies to Hawaii for an ongoing investigation into fraud, I believe it's being characterized.
Only one person must be a citizen, so that gets them off the hook with his alleged father being a Kenyon national. But the mother must be of age, 18 I think, to confer natural born citizenship on the child, in the case that the father was foreign citizen. She was 17 when she had him, so he CAN NOT be a natural born citizen of the United States of America.
why does that need to be blocked unless there is no DOB in *Hawaii* ?
Even Birthers think his BC name is BHO II and the DOB is Aug 4 1961.
The Arizona Secretary of State may have a legitimate reason to investigate Obama's birth certificate, but it's not so clear that Maricopa County does.
Of course Joe Arpaio (who will be 80 on June 14) can spend as much of his own time and money on this as the voters will put up with.
Not everybody that has public education, NYC public education at that, has turned out bad. I spent 13 years in the NYC system, and yet I’m on here.
I'd settle for a lie detector test.
My understanding is that both parents of the potential POTUS or VPOTUS must be citizens of the USA.
The point that I tried to make, in support of New Jersey Realist (post 57) is that there is no requirement that the PARENTS of the NBC in question must be born in the USA.
Rumpswab? Wow, that was a new one to me. That elite education of yours has paid off bigtime! What school was it?
The left is still playing games with obama’s eligibility. There NOBLE GAMES though. It will be a miracle if obama is the democrat canidate in 2012. His collasping pole numbers, fighting the release of his background information showing him a radical communist. Forged birth certificate, SS and Draft card. The democrat think 2010 was politically bad, they ain’t seen bad yet, but it’s coming real soon.