API, African Press International, Michelle Obama tapes, Telephone conversation, Philip J Berg, Fox News, Citizen Wells update, Citizen Wells opinion

When I first reported on the alleged Michelle Obama telephone conversation
with API, African Press International, and the alleged tapes of the
conversation, several people asked why I reported it. My answer was
simple. It is news no matter how it plays out. It is still news and I
believe reveals more attempts by the Obama camp to create diversions and
lies and discredit those questioning Obama, the “messiah”.

I waited to give the story a chance to play out before making judgement.
However, some new insights have been provided to me. Below is what I
believe API is about and up to. Once again, this is what the facts lead
me to believe. API has 24 hours to repudiate what I state with facts.

  • When I first read the API allegations, I immediately posted a comment
    on their blog and asked if they could prove it.
  • I have never stated that I believed the story. I did offer to help them.
  • Philip J Berg offered his service to API on the condition that API
    provide the tapes.
  • According to a reliable source, API has not provided the tapes to Mr. Berg.
  • According to a reliable source, API has not provided the tapes to Fox News.
  • According to a reliable source, Mr. Berg is not cocounsel with any attorney in this matter. API posted this comment on October 27, 2008: “Due to the sensitive nature of the tapes, API will now have a total of 3 active legal representatives. A Canadian born Lawyer has been appointed to head the API legal team. Two US born lawyers (Attorney Berg) and (Attorney Dowd of Washington) will be assisting the Canadian born Attorney.” Either API is lying, someone is confused or this is a smokescreen.
  • I was notified recently, that API approved a comment that made lying,
    slanderous accusations about Citizen Wells and other bloggers. API moderates all comments. API will be held accountable as well as the person posting the comment. I contacted API and have received no response.

Therefore, I have come to the following conclusion:

No tapes exist.

The story about Michelle Obama contacting API is a fabrication and is
a ploy by API, the Obama camp and probably Raila Odinga.

The allegation by API is straight out of the playbook of the Obama camp
and Odinga’s ODM party. Diversions, lies and personal attacks.

Part of the plan was to portray those questioning Obama as racist and to
discredit others such as Philip J Berg.

The API site and article were used as a forum to get traffic and promote
the Obama camp agenda.

Here is a remark from Jeff Schreiber:

“Yes, I know that African Press International is once again trying to stir the pot by stating that the notorious Michelle Obama tapes will be released by Fox News within the next few days. Yes, I know that Bill O’Reilly claims to have “big news” this week. No, I do not know if the two are related, but I suspect not.

Please note that I still do not believe that the Michelle Obama tapes really exist. It just doesn’t make sense, any of it. That being said, I would happily–HAPPILY!!–admit that I am wrong once I, and the rest of the American public, hear otherwise. If I am wrong, professionalism be damned, I will post a goofy picture of myself, grinning from ear to ear, and admitting my error.

And that’s all I have to say about that.”

Read more from Jeff Schreiber here:


In Conclusion, my response is based on facts and logical conclusions
combined with suspicions based on Obama’s Kenyan connections. My
statements are not definitive and are open to repudiation by API.

API, if you have any facts to repudiate what I have written, please
supply and I will post them.

Citizen Wells

32 responses to “API, African Press International, Michelle Obama tapes, Telephone conversation, Philip J Berg, Fox News, Citizen Wells update, Citizen Wells opinion

  1. I believe you. I was thinking that API could be telling the truth but it is taking entirely to long for these tapes to surface. Why would it take so dang long for FOX NEWS to report this if they had it in their possession? I dont think they would have allowed this much time to pass and not have aired the tapes.

  2. Therefore, I have come to the following conclusion:

    No tapes exist.

    Yep, thats the same conclusion I came to – whoever it is who was promoting the alleged existence of these tapes is either misinformed or seeking to misinform.

    There’s a lot of folks here who think Berg is a plain-dealer, but consider that Momma E was reporting 2 weeks ago that Berg simply had to overcome some technical / legal difficulties before releasing the tape. He was soliciting donations based on the notion that the release was imminent.

    What the heck was Berg saying to MommaE to give her that impression? Do you think he was trying to give her the false impression that the tapes were within easy grasp? That is how it sounded to me.

    Even if Berg’s intentions are honest we have to question the man’s judgement that he might fall so easily for what seems line a variant of the “Nigerian Scam”. Who or what is “Africa Press International” anyway? From what I can tell it’s just a C-List blog, and not an international media organization as their name might suggest.

    I dont think API is the kind of organization that the Obamas would give access to – they are nobodies in the world of media, and the Obamas currently have access to the mainstream liberal media… why would they open up to untrusted bloggers like API?

    It doesnt make any sense to me. Does it sound plausible to you?


  3. Mr. Wells,

    Sounds like you have been more than fair to API, even offering them an opportunity to post anything contrary to your stated positions sir.

    God Bless America!


  4. Good points. Except by this, my opinion:

    “…ploy by API, the Obama camp and probably Raila Odinga.”

    I can’t see the connection. More investigation is needed, but I have no more time or patience do deal with that fake press agency.

  5. Berg did not fall for anything.
    It has been misreported.

  6. http://themountainsage.wordpress.com/2008/10/31/apis-chief-editor-sammy-korirs-shady-past-and-present-2/
    API’s Chief Editor Sammy Korir’s shady past and present, scams and hoaxes « Mountain Sage

    This should explain API!

  7. Jimmy.
    I am privy to more facts than are published about Berg.
    Berg is not running for president.
    I do not know what your motives are.
    This is not a bash Berg site.

  8. Berg did not fall for anything.
    It has been misreported.

    I know you are trying to be fair to Berg – but is there any evidence at all that he was sceptical of API’s claims? If so, when did he start to doubt them? From what I can tell, until recently Berg was a true believer.

    My main issue with Berg is not the API screw-up, but the moonbatty way that he does business.

    He’s a self-styled Constitutional crusader but he’s unwilling to share his evidence and legal theories with the sort of hard-hitting lawyers who really do have the stature to take cases to SCOTUS.

    If he had any real evidence he’d be sharing it with the McCain Campaign or the RNC’s lawyers. Why is he not working with the people who are most qualified to help?

    … two reasons occur to me:

    a) The RNC / McCain lawyers do not trust Berg because they think he’s crazy or untrustworthy.

    b) The RNC / McCain lawyers think Berg’s case is too weak and not worth their time.

    Either way, the question is why should WE believe him when the whole thing is probably a distraction to keep us from talking about Obama’s policies.


  9. Jimmy.
    If you are the RNC, when do you want Obama ejected?
    Certainly not before Nov 4 and have Hillary replace him.
    Hillary would have been unstopable.
    I am privy to much, but not all.
    Berg had the guts and integrity to challenge Obama. he derves credit for that.
    Also, the information aspect of the case (advertising) is strong.

  10. What happen yesterday, at the rally? What happen at the Supreme Court? Did Fox show with the cameras? Whats going on? Why did you stop on the updates? Confused!

  11. AOL straw polls show:

    McCain 65% popular vote, 494 Electoral vote
    Obama 34% popular vote, 44 Electoral vote

    As of this posting, McCain is ahead by a significant amount from a poll that the general public can vote on. Can it be that the American people are finally wising up just before election? I hope so.

  12. Citizen:

    I recently made a post stating that I was a Berg supporter. However Berg mentioned for a brief moment on the Michael Savage Show that he was associated with API, Savage immediately deleted the remainder of what Berg was about to say.

    Therefore I think Berg has performed a courageous act regarding Obama’s BC however I think he handled the API matter in a way that validated their existence as a credible source for information.

    I mean no disrespect to Mr. Berg, but in hindsight Berg should have been more careful with his implied association with API for obvious reasons.



  13. If you are the RNC, when do you want Obama ejected?

    I’m not representing the RNC, so I’ve no idea when they would want him defeated. I’d expect that given sufficient evidence the RNC + McCain strategists would know best how to use it.

    I’d expect that they would prefer to have Obama defeated before rather than after the elections, simply because to get rid of a a president requires a congressional impeachment which is very unlikely in a Democratic majority congress.

    Certainly not before Nov 4 and have Hillary replace him.

    I think if he was stopped now then Biden would take over. Hillary is not on the ticket, and she wouldnt have time to put up a challenge to the Biden campaign. The Democrats would be in disaray and McCain would walk into the Presidency.

    Berg has no valid excuse for not sharing his evidence (if he has any) with RNC/McCain campaign.

    Berg had the guts and integrity to challenge Obama. he derves credit for that.

    CW, this is about winning… and I dont know if Berg shows integrity or insanity. He certainly does not show a track record of winning cases.

  14. CW’s got a very good point – If Obama is destroyed BEFORE 11/4 then Hillary will swoop in and claim the Presidency. I’m sure that most of the so-called “Obama supporters” really don’t want to vote for him because of the obvious reasons. All of the PUMAs that would come out would more than offset the black voters that wouldn’t vote because of the obvious reasons.

    I’m pretty sure what O’Rielly is refering to is the Whitey Tape. He’ll probably release it tonight and let America see exactly what this so-called “post racial” candidate REALLY wants to do to America, which is enslave it and make it bow down to Islam and Socialism and Communism and The Homosexual Agenda. We must NOT allow this to happen! America cannot end up as the United States of France! IT WILL NOT STAND!

  15. “The allegation by API is straight out of the playbook of the Obama camp”

    HillBuzz gave this blogger post prominence yesterday.

    Why is it important?

    For many reasons, one of which is that it is easy to get caught up in an intellectual debate about whether one camp or another posted this for their own benefit, and lose the most powerful message, one that can propel you to constructive action.

    What may be more important is determining whether the content of the post, was in fact observed in action; whether what Sarah said was evident both throughout the primaries and the general election campaign and “made sense” if you understand the campaign tactics used to date.

    Citizen may well have a point about the API events being another campaign tactic.

    {NB: If you missed out on the primaries and all the complaints laid, then as Joe the Plumber said, “you gotta go and do your own research.” (words to that effect).}

    Here is that post. It’s worth a good read

    “Confession of an Obama Blogger – by Sarah P (as posted to this site)”

    “sarah p Says:
    October 27, 2008 at 5:04 am

    Ok, I want to clear my conscious a little. Hopefully you could make a blog post to help some fellow clinton supporters out.

    I work for a campaign and can’t wait for this week to be over.
    I was doing it for a job. I was not a fan of any candidate but over time grew to love HRC.

    The internal campaign idea is to twist, distort, humiliate and finally dispirit you.

    We pay people and organize people to go to all the online sites and “play the part of a clinton or mccain supporter who just switched our support for obama”

    We do this to stifle your motivation and to destroy your confidence.
    We did this the whole primary and it worked.

    Sprinkle in mass vote confusion and it becomes bewildering. Most people lose patience and just give up on their support of a candidate and decide to just block out tv, news, websites, etc.
    This surprisingly has had a huge suppressing movement and vote turnout issues.

    Next, we infiltrate all the blogs and all the youtube videos and overwhelm the voting, the comments, etc. All to continue this appearance of overwhelming world support.

    People makes posts to the effect that the world has “gone mad”
    Thats the intention. To make you feel stressed and crazy and feel like the world is ending.

    We have also had quite a hand in skewing many many polls, some we couldn’t control as much as we would have liked. But many we have spoiled over. Just enough to make real clear politics look scarey to a mccain supporter. Its worked, alough the goal was to appear 13-15 points ahead.

    see, the results have been working. People tend to support a winner, go with the flow, become “sheeple”

    The polls are roughly 3-5 points in favor of Barack. Thats due to our inflation of the polls and pulling in the sheeple.


    This is why nothing sticks.

    The operation is massive, the goal is to paint a picture that is that of a winner, regardless of the results.


    Our goal is to continue to make you lose your moral. We worked hard at persuasion and paying off and timing and playing the right political numbers to get key republican endorsements to make it seem even more like it was over and the world was coming to an end for you all.

    There is a huge staff of people working around the clock, watching every site, blogs, etc. We flood these sites. We have had a goal to overwhelm.”


    So, it’s distortions, scary looking polls, the blogs, you tube videos, timed endorsements, mass vote confusion etc.

    ( I remember reading yesterday that polling WAS being EXTENDED; can’t recall where though )

    The emotional rollercoaster menu that YOU are served includes, overwhelm, demoralized feelings, confusion, bewilderment, impatience, dispiritedness, even humiliation.

    What is the end Game? Sarah says:

    “Stifle your motivation!”

    Destroy your confidence!”

    “Give up your support!”

    Have you been allowing these tactics to “infiltrate” (Sarah’s word) your mind, your personal powerbase?

    Note what Sarah also said:

    “The operation is massive”

    “There is a huge staff of people working around the clock,”

    That’s why Citizen Wells’ deduction, is too important to ignore.

    That’s why each volunteer is soo critical!!

    Read the rest from Sarah here:


    And as a test of whether there was an underlying strategy of the order that Sarah implies, just familiarize yourself with these rules and it’s source:


    This election is no child’s play.

  16. Fact: If Obama is removed, the DNC has carte blanche to replace him.

  17. Mr. Berg made an offer to API. API did not fulfill their agreement.

  18. Citizen may well have a point about the API events being another campaign tactic.

    Yep – the tactic is called misdirection. Berg got misdirected. We got misdirected.

    It’s the oldest trick in the bamboozler’s book.

  19. I’m amazed by the incredible amount of public interest in Sarah Palin. Good or bad, she’s become somewhat of a pop icon. People are dressing like her to be and/or mock her all at the same time.

    For instance, I found this video on dressing like Palin:


  20. I agree, Sarah is the Liberals worst nightmare: An attractive eloquent leader with strong values.

  21. We screwed up 45 days ago.
    We should have gotten organized and filed actions in each state at the state level.
    Berg was right filing the federal action if for nothing else but publicity.
    Even if every case was dismissed the publicity would have been worth it.
    Hindsight is 20-20.
    That would have been 57 state cases + the federal one.

  22. Thanks Mountain Sage

  23. I still don’t get why Obama/API/Odinga/whoever/whatever would perpetrate this whole Michelle Obama phone call, interview, tape hoax. America isn’t like Kenya, Obama has mainstream media in his pocket so his media wasn’t about to report this story as fact. FOX actually is fair and balanced and wouldn’t take the bait and air this without thoroughly researching it, and Americans in general wouldn’t swallow this crap without proof (look at all we overlooked with Obama already with/and without proof ~ Ayers, Said, Kalidi, Farrakhan, Wright, Odinga, ACORN, Al-Churbaji, sealed school records, sealed birth records, Factcheck.org.[Annenberg site], just to name A FEW) ~ so how was this hoax in any way supposed to help Obama? If anything it just helped McCain in that if people were already questioning Obama, this gave them even more to question.
    I don’t get it.

  24. To make those interested appear as racist, to discredit others, traffic for a forum such as the African woman who so wanted Obama to be president.
    I worded my article carefully.



  26. We screwed up 45 days ago.
    We should have gotten organized and filed actions in each state at the state level.

    Yes, we cannot blame Mr. Berg for this as one man does not have the resources to file more than 50 procedures, especially as you have to be differently licensed to practice law in each of the states. It’s a tough thing to organize, but I’m deeply gratified that it’s been done.

    Berg was right filing the federal action if for nothing else but publicity.

    Publicity is not what the courts are for – unfortunately by having the case dismissed it has established a Federal precedent. The state courts may not be obliged to follow that precedent but they may be inspired to follow it.

    It’s bad publicity – every state judge in the land will know that the Berg case was thrown out.

    Even if every case was dismissed the publicity would have been worth it.

    Wrong… this is a bad outcome. Don’t kid yourself. It’s going to make the next cases so much harder to fight.

  27. montana4truth


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    I think API was telling the truth about Michelle Obama’s call, here’s why…
    African Press ^

    Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2008 5:09:29 AM by dascallie

    I think they were very excited to report the scoop that Barak’s wife called THEM, and just transcribed the exchange. Because why would an organization/news source that promotes the ideology below intentionally do ANYTHING to hurt Obama?

    See the headline article/editorial titled, “What every person of African descent should know” excerpt below:

    “Today, the most detrimental system of racism adversely affecting Black America is neither police brutality, racial profiling, nor is it the Ku Klux Klan. It is instead, an elaborate, modern, and massive system of covert White racism. It is so subtle, pervasive, well-organized, complete, and proficient that it may be the single most aggravating factor behind the persistent national disparities and culture of failure now afflicting Black America; yet most African Americans are totally unaware of its existence. Most African Americans are totally unaware of this method of emitting white racism; therefore many will find it too shocking to contemplate. Nevertheless, it is directly intertwined with the extensive challenges negatively impacting Black America today.

    Although the United States Government portrays itself as the leading ethical and moral authority of the world and professes equal rights for all American citizens, its oldest and most important objective has always been an unyielding commitment towards the preservation of its White dominance and control. Therefore, if the U.S. government treated its Black population in a manner which did not promote maintaining its White dominance and control, it would be diametrically opposed to itself.

    (Excerpt) Read more at africanpress.wordpress.com …

  28. How about this alternate scenario.

    M Obama called. No tapes were made. API has attempted to bluff the Obama camp, “giving Michelle Obama a chance to redeem (or whatever) herself….” and claims that Fox disclosure is imminent puts pressure on O.

    What API does not realize is, they are dealing with the worlds greatest bluffer. They lose the poker game, and credibility to boot.

    All of this has no bearing on the plausible story that O is not a citizen and that citizenship can and must be challenged, and sources which deny his Hawaii birth must be thoroughly checked out. It is so plausible that it deserves a nationwide debate, with pressure brought to bear on Kenya to unmuzzle the family witnesses, and if Fox does not demand it before the election, and it is “vetted” afterwards, it throws us into a Constitutional crises.

    Fox loses huge when many thousands of us who wrote and those who find out afterwards hold them accountable. I would be far more afraid of half a country of angry conservatives than of the Big Bluffer’s boogyman lawyers.

  29. PLEASE post this info on the API site, as I am banned.

    UPDATED: API’s Chief Editor Sammy Korir’s shady past and present, scams and hoaxes



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