Philip J Berg provided an update regarding the COLB of Barack Obama on his website on Friday, September 19, 2008. I was fortunate to post the first comment on this post. I stated the obvious. A subsequent comment by Mr. Berg’s assistant provides information from the FBI regarding the requirements for proof of citizenship. Here are the comments:
“Obama should have proven earlier
written by Citizen Wells, September 19, 2008
Obama, an educated Lawyer, should have been proactive early
and established his credentials. He is obviously hiding something.”
“written by Berg’s Assistant, September 19, 2008
Hi Citizen Wells,
You are very accurate!
We have received a lot of question asking “How did Obama get this far, he must have had background checks as he is a U.S. Senator.”
However, this is inaccurate according to Special Agent-in-Charge: C. Frank Figliuzzi of the Cleveland FBI. Background checks are not performed on those elected, once elected they work for Congress and are handed a secret clearance. See below:
This is a conversation between the Special Agent-in-Charge: C. Frank Figliuzzi of the Cleveland FBI and Mike Trivisonno on the Mike Trivisonno Show, WTAM 1100, 7/02/08, Hr. 2.
Caller – Do they perform background checks on candidates and fellows who are in Congress and the Senate and perhaps potential presidential candidates?.
FBI – The short answer is no, no we don’t, but they’re given top secret clearances because they’re members of Congress, or Senators, or even higher ranking officials.
Host – Time out. There are no background checks from the FBI on the people that lead the country, the United States of America?.
FBI – Let me emphasize, elected officials. This is a democracy, the people have elected an official to represent them in Washington, and we do not routinely run background checks on those people.
Host – Even people running for president of the United States of America?.
FBI – That’s correct.
Host – That’s a little weird
FBI – Well, its part of democracy, its part of what the American people want, they want to be able to vote for somebody to represent them in Washington and they don’t want us to get in the way of that and we have no predilection to get in the way of that.
Host – Yeah, but what if they’re voting for a bad person and they don’t know that person is bad, do you follow me?. I’m saying, if the guy’s got a background and maybe he’s involved with some people that he shouldn’t be involved with, shouldn’t we know that as voters?.
FBI – Well, I think you’d agree that the American political process is about as rigorous as you’ll ever see and if there’s dirt back there, probably the opponent is gonna get it out probably before anyone else will.
Host – Now I know why you’re the head of the FBI, they’re good, aren’t they?.”
“written by Phil’s Assistant, September 20, 2008
You don’t sue the Department of Health to obtain a birth record of an idividual in which you are questioning his citizenship status. The answer, again, is he can produce it. Do you have a copy of your birth certificate? I’m sure you do, I would be happy to show anyone mine, I’m more than willing to prove my citizenship status.
As you are aware, some of this is of course are discovery issues. Please review the legal briefs posted on this website, it will give you all law relevant to Mr. Berg’s case.
Thinking Guy, how do you Know what Mr. Obama has actually used in order to obtain passports, drivers licenses, etc.? Your answer would be speculative.
Mr. Obama has access to his birth certificate, again, the picture on his website is a Certification of Live birth, which is NOT a birth Certificate.
Although I’m not republican or a supporter of the Republican party, Senator McCain provided several certified copies of his long version (vault) version of his birth certificate, he took his issue to Congress for a resolution, he did not want doubts in his supporters minds. Mr. Obama should be willing to do the same. Put this issue to rest, be done with it.”
To follow this story from the beginning, click on the link at the top of the Citizen Wells blog.