Mike Zullo Admits the Obots Were Correct All Along

Zullo looking weirdHe said that in “Zullo-speakTM” of course. The admission came during an interview on the Hagmann Report radio program on December 16th. Mike Zullo and Carl Gallups appeared the day after the December 15 final press conference of the Cold Case Posse.

At around the 1hr 34 minute time mark on the show Zullo began to address why he took the investigation in a completely different direction after 5 years:

Zullo as usual leaves out most of the details about what they did, and exactly who did it. His methodology is not documented at all.

It appears that this is what happened:

  1. FORLAB forensic laboratory in Italy was hired by Zullo.
  2. FORLAB looked at the metadata of the Obama 2010 tax returns posted in April 2011 at the White House web site. From the metadata they found the returns were scanned on a Xerox 7655. (We knew that three years ago. The metadata is quite easy to read in Adobe Reader.)
  3. FORLAB examined the JPG quantization matrices in the tax return document PDF and the LFBC PDF file and found they were similar so they concluded that the LFBC was also scanned on a Xerox WorkCentre 7655. Again blogger NBC discovered this three years ago and wrote about it. The quantization matrix is structured in 8×8 blocks on PDF’s scanned on a Xerox WorkCentre 7655 and other models.
  4. Zullo said they searched for the 2011 “software” from Xerox for a year. (It is actually machine firmware.)
  5. They finally got the firmware from a technician and installed it.
  6. Zullo said they ran many tests on the birth certificate with combinations of settings. This is obviously wrong since Zullo doesn’t have the original document. We can assume they scanned a printed copy of the birth certificate.
  7. Zullo said they were able to get results that were really close but not an exact match with nine layers.
  8. He said they got halos but they were different.
  9. Based on these results Zullo apparently had to abandon the claims from the first two press conferences.

In summary,

  • FORLAB was able to show that the LFBC PDF was definitely scanned on a Xerox WorkCentre 7655. “Obots” demonstrated this in 2013.
  • By making a test document from the image posted on the Internet FORLAB was able to reproduce most of the anomalies in the LFBC PDF and produce a file that was “really close”. In 2013 I made as good a test document as could be made and got results that were extremely close even down to nine layers. Zullo as usual misses the point. The number of layers is random depending on many factors. Without the actual document scanned in the identical way you will never get a perfectly identical file. Even the same document scanned twice on the same machine will not produce identical PDF files.
  • Zullo admitted that as a result the “evidence” from the first two press conferences was not “court ready”. Well I would go further and say it was nonsense and completely debunked.

I believe this clip gives us an insight as to why Zullo went dark for a couple of years and got distracted by the Seattle Operation. He admits going through some dark times and almost giving up. That is why in desperation and with the clock running out on Arpaio’s term they had to come out with the absurd theory that the Obama certificate was copied from the Ah’Nee certificate.

Hey Mike, we solved this mystery in 2013. I am glad you finally caught up. You can thank me any time.

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Overlay of Obama and Ah’Nee Birth Certificates Shows the Latest Cold Case Posse Forgery Theory Is Nonsense

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Courtesy Arizona Central

On December 15, 2016 only two weeks before he left office Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio hosted a third and final press conference to present the final results of the 64 month long investigation conducted by his volunteer Cold Case Posse lead by Mike Zullo. At the press conference (if you could call it that since no questions were allowed) Arpaio repeated his claim that President Obama’s long form birth certificate was a forgery. Arpaio also repeated his dubious claim that the purpose of the investigation had always been to “clear President Obama”. Cold Case Posse lead Mike Zullo conducted the rest of the presentation. During the  presentation Zullo introduced a brand new theory that the Obama long form birth certificate had been forged by using various parts of another Hawaii birth certificate belonging to Ms. Johanna Ah’Nee (now Johanna Randolph). A video produced by Birther Mark Gillar was offered as evidence to support this theory.

Zullo at the news conference and in a subsequent interview on the Hagmann and Hagmann Report radio program appeared to abandon prior claims made at the first two news conferences from 2012 that the layers in the PDF file were proof of forgery. As a matter of fact he conceded that their own tests showed that a Xerox WorkCentre could have produced the layers. He mentioned that an Italian forensic laboratory had concluded that the Obama BC PDF was generated on the type of Xerox that was used to scan the Obama tax returns in 2011.

This video was played a the December 15 news conference. It was produced and narrated by Birther Mark Gillar who has done all the previous videos for the Cold Case Posse in the birth certificate investigation.

The video claims to demonstrate nine points of forgery, namely that nine elements in the Obama BC were lifted from the Ah’Nee BC and used to make the Obama BC. First let’s look at the big picture. Zullo never says who created the so called forgery but it would have to have been someone who had access to the Ah’Nee certificate either from the archives in Hawaii or from Ms. Randolph herself. The authorized officials in Hawaii would of course have access to the archives containing all birth certificates. So if someone in the Hawaii Department of Health was the creator then out of all the thousands of 1961 birth certificates to use we the one they picked happened to be the same certificate that Ms Randolph happened to give to Miki Booth who then gave to Jerome Corsi that ultimately ended up in the hands of the Cold Case Posse in 2012. What are the chances of that happening? Why would the forger choose a certificate from a baby girl born over two weeks later? There were births in the same hospital the same day. Why not use one of those?

The only other possibility is that Ms Randolph herself was involved. We know she got her certificate in 1995 from the date seal on the back of the certificate. Although some Birthers like Douglas Vogt have made this claim Zullo doesn’t. If Johanna Randolph were involved in a conspiracy to help Obama why would she give her certificate to Birther Miki Booth where it eventually would wind up into the hands of someone trying to catch Obama in a crime?

Who was involved? How did they do it? These are the questions that real law enforcement investigators would have answered before stating a crime had been committed. This is why the CCP won’t take their findings to the Maricopa Country Attorney or any other law enforcement organization.

Did I say the theory is stupid? But wait there is more…

Let’s look at an overlay of the two certificates. It was one prepared by Doug Vogt earlier this year and shared with me by someone else.It was also previously published at the Obama Conspiracy Theories blog.  I was told that an overlay almost identical to this was prepared for the Cold Case Posse in 2012. (Click the image to view a full size version.)

Johanna Obama Overlay

I don’t know how anyone could reasonably conclude that one certificate was used to make the other. What we can conclude is that the typist used a similar or the same typewriter with tabs stops set to center the entries in the fields. This would make sense since the same person in the same office probably prepared birth certificates at Kapi’olani Hospital in 1961.

Note in box 6b, which is one of the five elements that Gillar claimed were copied over together from the Ah’Nee certificate. You can see in this overlay they aren’t the same. Kevin Davidson at Obama Conspiracy Theories also pointed out that even in the fuzzy video you could see this wasn’t the case:

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You can clearly see the “Oahu” in the Obama certificate on the left has a vertically displaced upper case “O”. Anyone who has ever typed on a typewriter knows how that happens.

Kevin used the better images available to show the differences even more dramatically:

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So right away we can see that the CCP theory falls short on the first claim.

Kevin Davidson also published an analysis by an anonymous commenter who looked at the so called nine points of forgery. (Click on the picture for a full sized image).

Boxes

This author also examined the claim that the date stamps were copied over because they were the placed at same angles on each certificate. First Gillar leaves out one small fact in the video. The dates aren’t the same! Let me repeat that. They are claiming someone copied over the dates and had to carefully change the day of the month but didn’t bother to change the angle. There is also the issue that there is no evidence that the PDF was ever touched by Photoshop or any other photo editing software. Again click on the image for the full sized version.

Date Stamp

While the angles are close they are not the same. Also, trying to determine precise angles on fuzzy, pixelated images is just guesswork. We have run into this kind of flawed analysis before with Paul Irey.

Edit: It occurred to me this morning just how absurd Gillar’s claims are. In the video the claimed that elements from the Ah’Nee certificate were “digitally copied over”. The question is “Digitally copied over to exactly what?” If the Obama birth certificate is a forgery then where did the form with all the boxes come from? Was another certificate used and then tiny pieces from the Ah’Nee certificate were copied on to that? Why would someone do that? If the Ah’Nee certificate was the base document why are there so many differences? If this mysterious forger had a copy of a blank form they could have just used an old Underwood  typewriter and filled out most of the items.

So one has to ask. Why would the Cold Case Posse come out with such an easily debunked new theory after 64 months of the investigation? I think the answer is obvious. This investigation had been run using the name and prestige of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio lost his bid for reelection in November. The newly elected Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone is on record as saying the birth certificate investigation will end when he takes office. Mike Zullo admitted on Mike Volin’s WOBC radio show the other night that the investigation had ended as far as the sheriff’s office was concerned.

Therefore the Cold Case Posse was desperate to put out something and claim victory. Their earlier evidence had been ripped to shreds. The layers were explained by the Xerox WorkCentre experiments. Zullo had been caught using the wrong race codes in an earlier Gillar video. The Selective Service application card was a sideshow from the start and went no where. After all, the Selective Service registration card was obtained from the Bush administration in October 2008 even before Barack Obama took office.

Also, Zullo had gotten sidetracked for almost two years by conman Dennis Montgomery chasing imaginary conspiracies involving federal Judge Murray Snow and  members of the Department of Justice.  Zullo had to invoke the Fifth Amendment hundreds of times when he testified before Judge Snow in the Melendres v Arpaio racial profiling case. The big March 2014 reveal of Universe Shattering Evidence had to be postponed indefinitely. With only two weeks to go in Arpaio’s term and President Obama leaving office in a month the Ah’Nee certificate was all that was left.

The latest nonsense from the Cold Case Posse is what you would expect when someone is desperate and is trying to promote a falsehood.

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The end of Birtherism?

I haven’t written anything since the election so I thought I would put together some random thoughts on the coming end of President Obama’s second term, the Trump administration, and what this all means as far as the Birther movement.

First, I don’t think any conspiracy movement ever completely ends. We still have 911 truthers, various Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorists, and moon landing hoaxers pushing their crazy theories. There is good reason to think that a few hard core Birthers will still be around in 20 or 30 years. Mike Zullo will be 80 and still promising to release universe shattering evidence any day now. There will still be Birthers who will believe that once the “facts” are out there everything President Obama did way back in the early 2000’s will be undone. But for practical purposes the Birther movement died with the reelection of President Obama in 2012.

What can one really say about the election of the idiot Donald Trump? I am deeply ashamed of the minority of my fellow Americans who somehow took leave of their senses and elected this pathetic, immature, petulant and dangerous person to office. Anyone who believes this was a normal election is delusional. James Comey elected Trump. Without the jackass FBI Director Comey sticking his nose in where it never belonged not once but twice Trump would have been trounced. One of my great disappointments with President Obama is that he didn’t do what he should have done and fired Comey. What Comey did was unethical, unprecedented, and cause for termination.

I think Trump’s election reveals there is a sickness in this country. I think it was primarily a backlash by middle class white people who see the country changing in ways they don’t like. They don’t like seeing power go to minorities as the demographics of the country change. Trump, assisted by his fellow Republicans tapped in to this fear and racism. They made them feel that it was OK to be sexist and racist again.

Edit: I ran across this video today. I think every Trump supporter needs to watch it.

Joe Arpaio decided to take one last long drink from the well of Birtherism before leaving office. On December 15th he and Cold Case Posse lead Mike Zullo held a final “press conference”to present the latest nonsense theory that someone forged Barack Obama’s long form certificate. The event was not an official MCSO event. It wasn’t listed on the MCSO web site or Facebook page. While the press was invited they were not allowed to ask any questions apparently because the press had asked hard questions like why did you spend taxpayer money on this when you said you weren’t? Some supporters like Miki Booth attended just to give the event the proper festive touch. It was not reported whether the turkey accompanied Miki on the trip.

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Innocent bird with a turkey

Finally, I want to explain why I pulled an article written by Brian Reilly that was his response to a hit piece published by Sharon Rondeau at the Post & Email. First, it had already been published at Obama Conspiracy Theories so publishing it here would be redundant. Second, I found some issues with Mr. Reilly’s response.

A couple of things bothered me about Mr. Reilly’s response. First, he failed to address the allegation that he was fired as a volunteer posse member when he lived in Washington State. From what Kevin Davidson had posted in a comment it was merely  that the new police chief or sheriff decided to cut the number of posse members after assuming office. If that was the case then why did Mr. Reilly not address this allegation in his response?

Mr. Reilly in my opinion doesn’t adequately address when and why he had an epiphany on his Birtherism. Sharon Rondeau posted a copy of an email that Brian Reilly sent to unknown persons on May 23, 2012 the day after Arizona Secretary of State Bennett released the verification letter received from the State of Hawaii. In the email Mr. Reilly expressed that he was upset and disappointed with Bennett. He suggested Bennett needed remove President Obama from the Arizona presidential election ballot instead. That idea was just plain stupid. Can you imagine SoS Bennett removing the President’s name from the ballot based on the findings of a bunch of volunteer idiots? I don’t use that term flippantly. The CCP was demonstrably a bunch of idiots.

Mr. Reilly doesn’t address this email at all in his response. Instead he attacked Mike Zullo for trying to keep the investigation going beyond the 2012 election. What happened between May 23, 2012 and late June when Brian Reilly left the CCP? I don’t think we really know.

I think there were many inaccuracies in Sharon Rondeau’s article and her non interview interview with Mike Zullo. However, I wish Mr. Reilly would have been more forthcoming in a few areas.

I appreciate that Mr. Reilly now repudiates the work of the Cold Case Posse. I think he should apologize to President Obama and his supporters for his prior Birtherism and what it spawned however.

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An Editorial Response by Brian Reilly to Sharon Rondeau ’s Post & Email Article

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New RC Radio Forum

I set up a forum at FreeForums.org to use while the Fogbow is down. I will provide updates from Foggy on the status of the Fogbow Forum hosting server relocation there. I also set up topics to post news from the Oregon Bundy trial and the election. The link is

RC Radio Forum

 

You have to register at FreeForums.org to use it. They require a first and last name but you can put whatever you want in those fields. Winking smile

 

Hopefully , the Fogbow will be up and running later today. I am certainly not in competition with the Fogbow. I just figured folks would like a place to hang out while waiting. Good luck Foggy on the move.

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The Fogbow Forum Hacked

If you tried to visit the Fogbow Forum this morning your were greeted with the following image:

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Apparently Foggy’s server was hacked.  I checked Foggy’s Twitter feed and he said he is working on it. Meanwhile if you would like to discuss anything Birther or Sov Cit related please feel free to do so here.

The highlight of the news for today seems to be that Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended without pay for his action of ordering Alabama probate judges to defy the ruling of the US Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. It couldn’t happen to a more deserving jackass.

Edit: Here is an update from Foggy on Facebook:

ALL my websites have been hacked, not just Fogbow. They’re working on it, restoring a clean (?) copy from this morning at 1:00 a.m. I paid $200 for extra service at my hosting company so I can talk to them by phone and not just work on the ticket system. I’m working on it as fast as I possibly can.
This is exciting!! AAAUUUGH!!!

Update:
I created a chat room on Chatzy to use until the Foggy is up and running. All are welcome.

Fogbow Emergency Chat Room

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Birther Attorney Mario Apuzzo continues to rack up the losses

New Jersey attorney Mario Apuzzo who seems to have made a legal career out of losing Birther cases has continued his perfect record into the 2016 election cycle. I first chronicled Apuzzo’s record back in 2012 with an article I wrote titled “Mario Apuzzo’s Mazing  Birther Legal Adventures”.  After losing 11 12 actions against first President Elect then President Barack Obama from 2009 – 2013 covering two presidential cycles he filed challenges against candidate Ted Cruz in 2016. He teamed up with a familiar name in Vermont, Brooke Paige, and new plaintiffs in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. [I updated the case list and added it at the end of this post.]

In Vermont as was the case in 2012 Mr. Paige filed pro se because Mario was not admitted to practice there but Mr. Apuzzo provided assistance in writing the complaint. Paige actually challenged four candidates. In addition to Canadian born Senator Ted Cruz he challenged Florida Senator Marco Rubio and two minor party candidates as being ineligible.  The case was filed against the Vermont Secretary of State to force him to remove the names from the primary ballot. Mr. Paige (and Mario) failed again.

In New Jersey on his home turf Mario teamed up with new plaintiffs to file a ballot challenge. Once again the challenge went before Administrative Law Judge Jeff Masin. Unlike the challenge in 2012 I have not been able to locate video of the hearing before Judge Masin. The 2012 hearing was memorable because we got to see Mario schooled by a quite young but capable attorney Ms. Alexandra Hill. Apuzzo’s case, Powers v Cruz was combined with a case brought by a write in candidate and attorney Victor Williams. Judge Masin dismissed the challenges and ruled that Ted Cruz was eligible.

Finally Mr. Apuzzo has signed on to write a appeal to the Supreme Court for a ballot challenge case from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. That case was filed by Pittsburgh resident Carmen Elliott. He lost in both district court and the state supreme court in Pennsylvania. The petition to the Supreme Court of the Untied States is pending. Most followers of these types of cases give it little chance of being heard.

For a full listing of the Birther cases see the prior article I linked above. Details of these cases are available on this blog, at the Fogbow forum, and at Obama Conspiracy Theories. Mario Apuzzo’s and Charles Kerchner’s blogs also have articles and case document. I believe the list is complete but I might have missed an appeal in Vermont or New Jersey. Cruz appeared on the ballot in both state primaries however.

The net effect of the 2016 election cycle is that the Birthers have managed to create a fairly sizable collection of decisions that anyone who is a citizen from birth regardless of birth location is a natural born citizen. It’s not what the Birthers intended but as is often the case with them the outcomes are not in line with their views and desires.

This is the updated list of Mario Apuzzo’s Birther cases and the outcomes:

 

Date Case Outcome
2009 Kerchner et al v. Obama et al Charles F. KerchnerD.N.J. (Federal) Dismissed
2010 Kerchner et al v. Obama et al Charles F. Kerchner 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals DISMISSAL AFFIRMED Published Opinion – Appeal ruled frivolous under FRAP 38. Show Cause (Sanctions) Order Issued
2010 Kerchner et al v. Obama et al Charles F. Kerchner Supreme Court of the US Writ for Certiorari Denied
2012 Kerchner et al v. Obama et al Charles F. Kerchner Dale A. Laudenslager – Pennsylvania State Commonwealth Court Apuzzo application for admission pro vice denied. Amended application for admission denied. Apuzzo filed a 199 page amicus brief. Case dismissed.
2012 Tisdale v Obama4th Circuit Court of Appeals (District court in VA dismissed sua sponte) Apuzzo unable to find sponsor for pro hac vice application. Filed 52 page amicus brief. Dismissal affirmed.
2012 Strunk v NY State Board of Elections et al
NY State Supreme Court Kings County, NY
Apuzzo filed Amicus brief. (It was actually a blog post by Appuzo that Strunk sent to the court and Judge Schack chose to treat is an amicus brief). Case dismissed. Sanctions and fees imposed on plaintiff Strunk
2012 Purpura et al v. Obama Nicholas E. Purpura Theodore T.Moran – New Jersey Ballot Challenge Apuzzo argued before ALJ Jeff Masin Challenge dismissed – “case without merit.”SoS Affirmed dismissal
2012 Purpura et al v. Obama Nicholas E. Purpura Theodore T.Moran – New Jersey Ballot Challenge – Appeal to New Jersey Superior Court Apuzzo argued before three judge panel. Appeal dismissed “case without merit”
2012 Purpura et al v. Obama Nicholas E. Purpura Theodore T.Moran – New Jersey Ballot Challenge – Appeal to New Jersey Supreme Court “Petition for certification denied with costs.”
2012 Paige v State of Vermont, SoS Condos, and Barack Obama – Vermont Ballot Challenge – Vermont Superior Court “Petition Denied”
2013 Paige v State of Vermont, SoS Condos, and Barack Obama – Vermont Ballot Challenge – Appeal to Vermont Supreme Court “Appeal dismissed as moot”
2014

 

Paige v State of Vermont, SoS Condos, and Barack Obama – Vermont Ballot Challenge -Petition to the Supreme Court of the United States “Petition DENIED”
2016

 

Paige v Condos – Vermont Superior Court, Ballot Challenge against Cruz, Rubio and Two Other Candidates. (Paige pro se but with assistance from Apuzzo) “Challenge DENIED”
2016

 

Powers v Cruz (Combined with Williams v Cruz) – New Jersey Ballot Challenge “Challenge DENIED. Ted Cruz is eligible and meets the requirements of Article II”
2016

 

Elliott v Cruz – Petition to the Supreme Court of the United States (appeal of denial of Pennsylvania ballot challenge, Apuzzo wrote petition) Petition for Writ for Certiorari pending
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