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New Hawai’i scandal opens Washington, DC Obama birth certificate conference Friday night

April 3, 2009

Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle fails to deliver “Freedom of Information” materials involving Barack Obama. Obama author and historian Andy Martin opens an “empty box” of documents from the Hawai’i Governor. A lawsuit to open the Governor’s files appears increasingly likely. The First National Conference on Barack Obama’s Missing Birth Certificate opens Friday evening in Washington, DC.

National Conference on Barack Obama’s Missing Birth Certificate and College Records April 3-4
Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama
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Andy Martin, J. D.
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ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 3, 2009

NEW HAWAI’I SCANDAL OPENS WASHINGTON, DC OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE CONFERENCE TONIGHT

LOCATION UPDATE

(WASHINGTON, DC)(April 3, 2009) The first National Conference on Barack Obama’s Missing Birth Certificate will open in Washington, DC this evening with a new bombshell scandal involving Hawai’i state officials.

Updated location information for the conference follows in this release.

“People are probably thinking this is the ‘Big Surprise,’ but it’s not,” says Executive Director Andy Martin. But I got one heck of a surprise from the Hawai’i Governor’s office this morning.

“In preparation for the conference I opened a large box of ‘freedom-of-information’ (in Hawai’i called ‘Uniform Information Procedures Act’ materials) and it was effectively ‘empty.’ Despite the all-inclusive nature of my November 2nd request to the Governor (which follows this release), the Governor Lingle sent me almost none of the important material I had requested. It is obvious that the Governor is allowing a highly partisan Democratic Attorney General to control the flow of Hawai’i information about Barack Obama’s past. We have a major UIPA scandal on our hands.

“Why Governor Lingle has surrendered the prerogatives of her office to the Attorney General is beyond me. The governor is an independent constitutional officer and she should not be a stooge of the Attorney General.

“My letter to the governor (following below) explains the nature of this scandal. The ‘Big Surprise’ will come on Saturday,” Martin said. ”I think we are in for an extended UIPA war with the Governor. Despite a request from me yesterday, the Attorney General has not yet said when his own UIPA materials will be mailed to me.”

For an update on Mr. Martin’s views, see a November, 2008 interview:

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CONFERENCE START: Today, Friday, April 3, 2009, 7:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Capital Hilton, Suite 1126 (Anthony Martin)

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Anthony R. Martin, J. D.
Executive Editor

April 3, 2009

The Honorable Linda Lingle
Governor, State of Hawai`i
Executive Chambers
State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813
via fax (808) 586-0006

Re:

Uniform Information Practices Act (“UIPA”) demand for inter-office correspondence by your offices with each other and contacts with persons/media outside state government

Dear Governor Lingle:

On November 2, 2008 I transmitted to your office a UIPA demand for “inter-office correspondence among several Hawai’i state offices (the “inter-office” communications), as well as your own internal gubernatorial records (“intra-office” records).

In February I received a package of materials from your office.

I opened the package today, in preparation for a conference in Washington, DC which begins later today, see http://www.NationalConferenceOnObama.blogspot.com.
There were no claims of privilege or other reservations in the box (the UIPA materials were in a box).

The materials, however, were grossly incomplete.

At a minimum, the following were missing:

1. There are no documents reflecting inter-office communications whatsoever from your office or to your office involving the Department of Health and Dr. Fukino. Are we to believe that not a single sheet of paper and not a single message was exchanged between your office and Fukino/Health? It seems totally unbelievable.

2. In my UIPA demand I specifically mentioned the claims of Jerome Corsi and a “sealing” story he had written after receiving a response from your office. Neither Corsi’s communication to your office or your response or any intra-office contacts were included.

3. The package of materials your office sent me was, with a couple of minor exceptions, lacking any of your responses, or intra-office recommendations as to formulating responses to the flood of inquiries about the Obama birth certificate. Who composed the responses, and what memos were exchanged? What were the responses? They are all missing.

4. Finally, there were no inter-office communications between your office and the Hawai’i Attorney General. The Governor is a separate and independent constitutional office and is not under the control of the AG. Thus, you are required to make an independent evaluation of your office’s compliance with the UIPA. Not one piece of paper was delivered to me involving any contact by your office with any other state office, or any other state office’s contact with your office. That is obviously untrue.

5. The Attorney General’s response to my UIPA, and documents which have still not been provided, indicate that the AG is controlling your office’s response to the Department of Health inquiries in my November 2nd letter. Because health is under the Governor, the Governor’s office, not the AG, should control those responses. It is obvious the AG is engaged in a serious cover-up. Why are you playing along when the long-term damage to your own reputation is so clear? I assume the Governor’s office employs counsel precisely so that in contested or disputed matters, the primary of your own office’s authority can be independently established.

Why the cover-up? I made a good-faith request for information concerning someone who was at the time of preparation of the materials you sent me in response to my UIPA the president-elect of the United States. Yet you have almost completely stonewalled my UIPA demand.

Before I file suit, I would like to know why you are hiding these materials, why you did not comply with the UIPA, and when you intend to comply fully and in good faith with my November 2nd request.

I would appreciate it if you both faxed and e-mailed me a response to this letter today, so we may discuss your lack of compliance and any explanation you choose to proffer at the National Conference later today. I certainly want to treat you more fairly than I feel I have been treated by your office.

Respectfully submitted,

ANDY MARTIN

AM:sp

W/attachments (part of this e-mail, not a separate document):
Letter of November 2, 2008

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Anthony R. Martin, J. D.
Executive Editor

November 2, 2008

The Honorable Linda Lingle
Governor, State of Hawai`i
Executive Chambers
State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813
via fax (808) 586-0006

Hon. Mark Bennett
Department of the
Attorney General
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
via fax (808) 586-1239

Chiyome Fukino, M.D.
Director of Health
1250 Punchbowl St.
Honolulu, HI 96813
via fax (808) 586-4444

Re:

Barack Obama Certificate of Live Birth (birth
certificate) Circuit Court litigation

and

Uniform Information Practices Act demand for inter-office correspondence by your offices with each other and contacts with persons/media outside state government

Dear Governor Lingle,
General Bennett, and
Dr. Fukino:

As you are no doubt aware, I have filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court for the First District in Honolulu seeking access to the original 1961 files concerning Barack Obama’s Certificate of Live Birth (“COLB”)(birth certificate).

This letter is meant to address three matters:

1. I am formally renewing my request for access to the original, typewritten 1961 COLB/birth certificate, so that there is no question that a formal request has been made and received by your offices. If that document was amended in any way, I demand access to the complete file. Michelle Obama has been quoted (I don’t know how accurately) as saying her husband was “adopted” at some point.

2. This letter is meant to place you on notice that I believe Dr. Fukino’s statements to the media on Friday, October 31st concerning the original, typewritten 1961 COLB waived any secrecy concerning the original COLB because she specifically invited or solicited news coverage and invited commentary and attention on the document.

3. I am also submitting a request pursuant to the Hawai’i Uniform Information Practices Act (“UIPA”), HRS § 92F-1 et seq. for communications to and from your offices concerning the COLB with persons outside your offices and media, as well as your inter-office communications concerning the matter of the COLB.

I.

FORMAL REQUEST FOR ACCESS TO THE FULL AND COMPLETE
AND ORIGINAL 1961 OBAMA COLB AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS

I sent a request for this file several months ago. My request and my check were returned with a form reply that I was not entitled to access. This letter formally and legally renews my request. (The $10 will be submitted by overnight mail as soon as you notify me the document(s) is available.)

I seek access for the reasons set forth in greater detail in my pending lawsuit: namely as an author, scholar and writer concerning Mr. Obama. I am writing a second book on him.

I believe that Hawai’i officials have misconstrued the terms of the relevant statute, asserting that some sort of blood relationship is required before disclosure is permitted, when the statutory language clearly does not pretermit that interpretation. In fairness, the Attorney General has not yet made public such an unfounded assertion. (The AG, however, appears to have issued “guidance” to the Department of Health, which would be discoverable under Part III, infra, see Chicago Tribune, October 30, 2008 [attached] that is palpably in conflict with the statutory language.)

II.

DR. FUKINO’S STATEMENTS ON OCTOBER 31ST

October 31st Dr. Fukino made a number of public statements concerning the COLB documents I am seeking to access. I use the plural because the original COLB may have been amended; we don’t know, which is why access is essential: to end the speculation and establish the facts.

In my opinion, Dr. Fukino’s public statements about a secret document (the original 1961 COLB) may have waived the confidentiality provisions of the statute. I don’t think a public official can play gotcha with secret information and make public references to a document while denying access to the same document so the public can make an independent determination and comparison, see e.g. “The scope of a statutory privilege, however, is tempered by the principle that ” ‘privileges preventing disclosure of relevant evidence are not favored and may often give way to a strong public interest.’ ” State v. L.J.P., 270 N.J.Super. 429, 637 A.2d 532, 537 (1994) State v. Peseti, 101 Hawai’i 172, 65 P.3rd 119, 127 (Hawai’i 2003).

Therefore, I would ask that you reconsider your original refusal to release my requested information in light of Dr. Fukino’s public statements and de facto waiver on Friday.

III.

ADDITIONAL REQUEST PURSUANT TO HAWAI’I UNIFORM INFORMATION PRACTICES ACT FOR INTER-OFFICE AND EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS CONCERNING THE COLB/BIRTH CERTIFICATE ISSUE

On Friday, when Dr. Fukino issued a statement, did she coordinate with the Attorney General before she made her claims?

I would like all correspondence or e-mails or other forms of communication between the Attorney General and the Governor’s office, Dr. Fukino’s office or any other Executive Department office.

I would also like copies of all records of contacts between your offices and persons or media organizations outside Hawai’i state government. For example, and not by way of limitation, Governor Lingle apparently received a request from Jerome Corsi and denied it; I would like all correspondence to or from Jerome Corsi and any other media or individuals and either the Governor, Health Department or any other Executive Department.

Janice Okubo has apparently disseminated great deal of information in her capacity as a media relations contact. All of these contacts must be produced under the UIPA.

Dr. Fukino communicated with the media, and possibly the Governor and Attorney general, about these issues. I am asking for the records of any and all such contacts. I am requesting all such correspondence in any form. This request should be deemed to be all-inclusive: as to contacts or communication between Corsi or any and all other persons or media, and the Executive Departments.

Dr. Fukino issued a statement on Friday. I would like a copy of her formal statement, as well as an indication to whom it was issued. I would like any correspondence between Dr. Fukino’s office and the Governor’s office or Attorney General’s office concerning any aspect of the COLB or the pending birth certificate lawsuit.

There also appears to have been some media manipulation going on. Janice Okubo stated that “it looks exactly the same as my own birth certificate,” Chicago Tribune, October 30, 2008 [attached]. That is a misleading statement. Does Obama’s 1961 original look exactly like Okubo’s? Or does her facsimile look like his?

I am just digging for the facts and the truth about Mr. Obama. I hope you will join me in this enterprise. Mr. Obama has a unique way of discrediting himself, and Dr. Fukino may have inadvertently helped Obama create new suspicious about his behavior involving the COLB. When I was in Honolulu last month with my investigative team, and Obama suddenly appeared, many people thought he was reacting to my investigation of his past and parentage. Others scoffed at that interpretation. Today, after the miraculous recovery of his grandmother, almost everyone believes Obama used his grandmother as a beard to engage in manipulation concerning his COLB and related issues involving potential embarrassment. Your own integrity and behavior has now been clouded by Obama’s apparent manipulation and your subsequent conduct in seeking to assist him in orchestrating vital information about his birth.

Thus, I hope the forgoing are a comprehensive series of requests for everything that exists concerning Hawai’i state government and the Obama COLB. Let’s stop manipulating the facts and truth, and put all of them in the public arena where they belong.

Because we are dealing with public offices, and public trusts, I do not believe any correspondence may be exempted on the grounds that it leads to an invasion of privacy or that any common law privilege applies to the requested communications. Mr. Obama has publicized a form of his COLB, so he himself has also waived any privacy concerns concerning comparisons with the original material. Obama can’t manipulate the facts any more than Dr. Fukino can make partial, self-serving and incomplete statements concerning vital documents [see attached “Fox News”].

Dr. Fukino has openly discussed the document and invited widespread interest in the 1961 material. She solicited attention for Hawai’i government materials on the eve of the national election. A clearer case for waiver of privacy/secrecy would be hard to conceive.

In other words, in this letter, in addition to access to the original 1961 document itself (Part I) I am also seeking access to records of contacts which each of you has had with (i) the outside world (news media, citizens, etc.) and (ii) among yourselves concerning either my lawsuit or the issue of the Obama birth certificate itself (this Part III).

Respectfully submitted,

ANDY MARTIN

AM:sp

W/attachments:

1. Chicago Tribune, October 30, 2008 (James Janega)
2. Fox News leads the disinformation parade (ContrarianCommentary.com)

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