With President-elect Donald Trump widely expected to turn back many of President Obama’s progressive executive actions and legislation, a shadow from the past has reappeared that may also impact Obama’s legacy: his birth certificate.
WND has learned that a news conference has been scheduled for Dec. 15 to make public the final conclusions of the investigation by the Cold Case Posse in Arizona’s Maricopa County under Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was defeated Nov. 8 in his bid for a seventh term.
Arpaio launched his Cold Case Posse, under the leadership of investigator Mike Zullo, in August 2011 at the height of the controversy over Obama’s birth certificate. Dozens of lawsuits had been filed challenging Obama’s constitutional eligibility to be president, alleging he wasn’t a “natural born citizen.”
The review was sparked by requests to the sheriff from his constituents, who feared a fraud had been perpetrated on the American people.
After Trump publicly raised the issue, Obama held a news conference in the White House and showed reporters what he claimed was his official Hawaiian birth certificate.
It is that document, not necessarily Obama’s eligibility, that has been the focus of Arpaio’s investigation.
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