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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court announced on its website that it will review arguments on Barack Hussein Obama's eligibility to serve as president of the United States in a Feb. 15 conference. (See article) There may be additional circumstantial evidence favoring birthers such as Donald Trump and Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio who contend that Barack Obama may have used altered government documents and/or fake IDs in order to run for political office (an offense that is considered a felony).
On Jan. 9, WND author Jerome R. Corsi suggested that Obama's recent nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, may have played a role in "what many suspect was an effort to sanitize Obama’s passport records" (i.e., remove damaging evidence that the former U.S. senator from Illinois is not eligible to hold political office in the United States).
On March 21, 2008, the Washington Times reported that two anonymous contractors for the U.S. State Department were fired and a third was disciplined for accessing (and possibly altering) the passport files of presidential candidates Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain. The government agency has never publicly disclosed the identities of any of the offending individuals.
On Wednesday, Mr. Corsi wrote that:
"the New York Times noted that the files examined likely contained sensitive personal information, including Social Security numbers, addresses and dates of birth, as well as passport applications and other biographical information that would pertain to U.S. citizenship . . . State Department spokesman McCormack had emphasized the most egregious violation appeared to have been made against Obama.
Jerome R. Corsi, a Harvard PhD., has written two New York Times bestsellers including The Obama Nation and Unfit for Command. His latest book is entitled Where's the Real Birth Certificate? It appears that the third State Department employee was simultaneously employed by the Analysis Corporation of McLean, Va. at the time of his or her reprimand.
On Jan. 9, Corsi observed:
Analysis Corporation was headed by Brennan, a former CIA agent who was then serving as an adviser on intelligence and foreign policy to Sen. Obama’s presidential campaign. After Obama’s inauguration, Brennan joined the White House as assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for homeland security and counter-terrorism.
Within a few days of the passport breach, Leiutenant Quarles Harris Jr., 24, was arrested by police officers in the Washington D.C. area. The petty drug dealer and identity-theft criminal admitted to agents of the U.S. Secret Service, the State Department and the U.S. Postal Service that he perpetrated credit card and identity-theft crimes by obtaining passport information from an unnamed co-conspirator working at the State Department.
According to Mr. Corsi, Harris had information related to the State Department employees who had breached Obama’s passport records and that he was cooperating with government officials.
On April 18, 2008, [Harris] was found murdered in Washington, D.C., by a single bullet to the head . . .
ABC news affiliate WJLA reported Cleopatria Harris, the mother of Leiutenant Quarles Harris, believed her son was murdered to keep him from cooperating with the federal investigation into the passport-record breach. She informed the television station that her son was in court three days before his murder. In Oct. 2012, Rodney Quarles, Jr., a former State Department employee, pleaded guilty to ID theft and faces a maximum of 15 years behind bars. Does Mr. Quarles know about the passport security breaches involving the 2008 presidential candidates?
Earlier this week, Obama announced John Brennan as his nominee to head the CIA and succeed retired Army general David Petraeus. The move has been viewed as controversial to conservative voters and some Republicans. In 2010, Mr. Brennan said in a speech in New York that Islam "helped to shape my worldview". He also disclosed that he traveled to Indonesia as a college student in the 1970's. (See video)
Many birthers typically accuse Obama of being a Muslim president who attacks the religious freedoms of Christians. Some also suspect that Obama may have been an Indonesian citizen that was accepted into Occidential College, Columbia University, and Harvard Law School as a foreign exchange student.
In 2008, the conservative group Americans for Freedom of Information claimed that Obama received a Fulbright Scholarship available only for foreign students. Days after the State Department announced the passport breach, Barack Obama confessed to the media that he visited Pakistan in 1981 as a college student.
In April 2008, the Obama campaign told ABC News:
In 1981 — the year Obama transferred from Occidental College to Columbia University — Obama visited his mother and sister Maya in Indonesia. After that visit, Obama traveled to Pakistan with a friend from college whose family was from there. The Obama campaign says Obama was in Pakistan for about three weeks, staying with his friend’s family in Karachi and also visiting Hyderabad in Southern India.
However, there are only two possibilities for traveling to Pakistan in 1981. Pakistan was on the U.S. State Department's "no travel" list and Americans were not permitted to visit there. Thus, 20-year-old Barack Hussein Obama either had to use a British or Indonesian passport.
According to BeforeItsNews.com:
. . . a British passport . . . would provide proof that [Obama] was born in Kenya on August 4, 1961, not in Hawaii as he claims.. And if he were traveling with an Indonesian passport that would tend to prove that he relinquished whatever previous citizenship he held, British or American, prior to being adopted by his Indonesian step-father in 1967.
Section I of Article II of the United States Constitution states that:
No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.
In April 2012, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas informed a House subcommittee that the nation's highest court has been "evading" the issue of whether a person born outside the 50 states can serve as U.S. president. (See video) For instance, can a person born in Puerto Rico become commander-in-chief of America?