Sheriff says Obama Selective Service System registration is also likely forgery
March 22, 2012
March 22, 2012
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the law enforcer leading an independent investigation into the authenticity of the latest release of the Obama birth certificate, has thrust the issue back into the media spotlight by asking for the aid of the U.S. Selective Service System.
“On March 1, 2012, a press conference was held (see video above) in which I announced the initial findings of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Posse investigation,” Arpaio writes in a press release.
“Among the findings is not only the President’s birth certificate a likely fraud, but furthermore, there is probable cause to believe that the Selective Service Registration card on file and allegedly submitted by Mr. Obama on July 29, 1980, was also a forgery.”
“While my office will continue pursuing this investigation, I have spoken of the need to enlist the aid of other agencies,” Arpaio noted.
“As a first step to that end, I am now requesting the assistance of the U.S. Selective Service System asking them to conduct a concurrent investigation to verify the authenticity of this document.”
Arpaio has asked for a response from the federal agency within 30 days on whether or not it will provide a hard copy of the original document.
In the press release, Arpaio warns that failure to comply with his request could result in legal action.
“Failure to register or otherwise comply with the Selective Service registration process is a serious offense,” Arpaio notes. “The law says a person who fails to register can end up with a $250,000 fine, five years imprisonment and is ultimately prohibited from holding any job in government.”
Arpaio’s investigation contends that the document location number and several other identifying factors indicate that Obama’s Selective Service Form was created in 2008 and has been altered to appear as if it dates from 1980.
Arpaio and his team have only so far had access to a photocopy of the document.
Earlier this week, Arpaio said he believes that the media is purposefully downplaying birthers’ efforts in a conspiracy “bigger than Watergate.”
The birther issue has also been given new traction by a story we reported on yesterdayconcerning Obama’s alleged links to the family of Bill Ayers, who were said to have referred to the future president as a “foreign student” they were personally funding to be put through school.