Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie once declared he was going to solve the mystery of Barack Obama’s missing birth certificate. But after searching for it, he suggested it might not exist. If the governor couldn’t find it, how is it that the Hawaii Health Department produced it so quickly upon the request of the White House? Questions about the authenticity of the document released by the White House are still considered radioactive.
WND sought to ask today what happened in the governor’s self-promoted research into the issue of Obama’s birth documentation. Just a few weeks later when Obama dispatched a private lawyer to Hawaii to fetch his documentation, the state apparently had only to run off the copies.
When WND asked in an email for the explanation of why Abercrombie’s investigation could not turn up the documentation, she refused to answer. (Abercrombie’s office, spokeswoman Donalyn Delacruz).
Subsequently, she refused to respond to email questions about the issue that the governor raised. She indicated she would not respond to further questions, promising to take a message and have someone call back. No one did. WND had questions about the anomalous results: The governor’s stated inability to find the documentation, and the state agency’s later simple recovery and alleged duplication of the same record.
Stated Abercrombie he was instructing his attorney general and the chief of the state’s health agency looking at what legal avenues can be used to release information.
He told them that he would pursue the information regardless of the feelings of the White House.
Abercrombie “suggested that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health.”. However, when Obama wanted the records, the state instantly waived a ban on reproducing long-form birth certificates and copies were produced to be delivered to Judith Corley, a private attorney. Loretta Fuddy, director of health in Hawaii in 2011 when Obama made the request, wrote, “We hope that issuing you these copies of your original Certificate of Live Birth will end the numerous inquiries received by the Hawaii Department of Health to produce this document.”
That document Abercrombie said “may not exist” later was the subject of a law enforcement investigation, which concluded that it likely is a forgery, and if presented as a valid government document, that action could constitute fraud. Delacruz, Abercrombie’s press secretary, said the attorney general had announced privacy laws bar the governor from disclosing documentation. Abercrombie was not present at the still-unidentified hospital in Honolulu to witness Obama’s birth, Abercrombie long has claimed he socialized with Barack Obama Sr. and Ann Dunham Obama when Barack Obama Jr. was yet a baby.
The problem with Abercrombie’s testimony is that Barack Obama Sr. and his wife, Ann Dunham, did not live together as man and wife with their baby son as Abercrombie claims to have witnessed. Ann Dunham was enrolled in extension classes there, across the Pacific, within three weeks of the baby’s birth. Ann Dunham address used in the two Hawaii newspapers in 1961 announcing the baby’s birth was 6085 Kalanianaole Highway in Honolulu, an address maintained by Ann Dunham’s parents, Madelyn and Stanley Dunham. Barack Obama Sr. maintained a separate address on 11th Avenue, in Hawaii. There is no documentary evidence that Barack Obama Sr. and Ann Dunham ever lived at the same address together as man and wife.
Also, contrary to Abercrombie’s assertion that he spent social time with Barack Obama Sr., his wife, Ann Dunham, and their child, Barack Obama Jr., the documentary evidence strongly suggests that while Ann Dunham was in Seattle attending the University of Washington, Barack Obama Sr. lived the life of a bachelor in Honolulu.
Obama’s American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.
The framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born. Further, others contend it’s impossible for him to be considered a “natural born citizen” as his father was a foreign national. Prior to Abercrombie’s tenure, former Gov. Linda Lingle explained she had her health director “go personally view the birth certificate in the birth records of the Department of Health.”
Chiyome Fukino, who stated, “I as Director of Health for the State of Hawaii, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawaii State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.
Janice Okubo, the Health Department’s public information officer, told WND that Hawaii law prohibited her from commenting on the birth records of any specific person.