BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Hawaiian elections official who claims the White House is lying about Barack Obama being born in Hawaiiand that no long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate even exists for the president in the state is now featured in a cover story in Globe Magazine, repeating the allegations originally revealed by WND.
Tim Adams, 45, who was senior elections clerk for the city and county of Honolulu during the 2008 presidential campaign, is the basis of the report, with a banner headline reading: “Bombshell new evidence. Obama was not born in U.S.”
The Globe begins its account by stating, “A former Hawaii records official is sending shock waves through Washington, D.C., by revealing there is absolutely no birth certificate for Barack Obama! The bombshell revelation backs up long-standing claims that Obama – who insists he was born in a Honolulu hospital – really took his first breath in Kenya, and, as a result, violates the U.S. Constitution’s requirements for the president to be a ‘natural born’ American.”
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The Globe, a South Florida-based tabloid, is the first print publication to pick up the story initially posted online by WND June 10.
In fact, in every instance of a quotation from Adams, the tabloid appears to have simply copied Adams’ comments to WND verbatim, without ever mentioning the remarks originated with a WND interview.
For instance, Adams is quoted as saying, “I had direct access to the Social Security database, the national crime computer, state driver’s license information, international passport information, basically just about anything you can imagine to get someone’s identity,” a word-for-word replication of the WND story. “There is no birth certificate.”
Other than Adams’ repeated remarks, the Globe did not quote any named sources with new information. It did, however, publish comments from someone it referred to as a “Beltway insider” who noted, “This is huge, and it’s got a lot of people in Washington worried. If these comments turn out to be the smoking gun everyone has been talking about from the beginning, Obama will have some very serious problems on his hands.”
Tim Adams, the former senior elections clerk for Honolulu, says President Obama was “definitely” not born in Hawaii, and a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Obama does not exist in the state.
The Globe says, “Experts say Obama wouldn’t qualify to be president if he was born in Kenya because his late father, Barack Obama Sr., was not a U.S. citizen.”
Adams, a Hillary Clinton supporter, has told WND that even despite his assertion Obama was not born inHawaii in direct contradiction of White House claims, he personally believes Obama is a U.S. citizen who iseligible to hold the office of president, and thinks people questioning Obama’s qualifications may be racist against blacks.
The Globe also notes Adams’ former boss, Glen Takahashi, elections administrator for Honolulu, is disputing the Adams’ allegations, saying the senior clerk had no access to birth records.
Adams told WND, “They may say, ‘We don’t have access to that.’ The regular workers don’t, the ones processing ballots; but the people in administration do. I was the one overseeing the work of the people doing the balloting.”
Adams stressed he was a manager at the elections office, saying, “I had a secretary, private office, two assistants and about 50 temp workers [under me].”
“The temporary status of my GS-15 level contract was not some temp agency worker,” he told WND. “The current manager of the office [is] a lady who has worked there for about a decade – eight of those years she was on the same contract I possessed – [as] they are renewed annually following performance reviews. Getting a permanent, civil-service position is something that requires lots of hard work and time in a city like Honolulu, where everyone is competing for these secure, well-paying jobs. Glen [Takahashi] won’t say I’m a liar, but I have inadvertently caused him quite a bit of trouble.”
Adams previously told WND he expects his former co-workers still working in the elections office to say little, if anything, about the non-existent birth certificate because they fear for their jobs.
“If you’re working in the civil service and you say this, you’re done,” Adams said. “Don’t expect to have a good career, especially since the governor is on the other side. Embarassing them is not good for your career.”
The Globe’s insider noted, “Of course, officials in Hawaii are going to go out of their way to discredit this guy. But no matter what the White House tries to do, this whole thing just won’t go away. It’s ugly and it promises to keep getting worse.”
Word of the magazine’s coverage has some people online suggesting copies of the magazine get strategically placed in public locations.
One comment states: “We need to buy at least 5 copies to leave in conspicuous places like the doctor’s office when you visit ; (be creative!) take it, be reading and once you get up to leave then leave a copy for someone else to ‘enlighten’ themselves.”
Last August, the Globe ran another cover story proclaiming Obama’s “official birth document” a fake, and repeated that assertion in its current issue, dated July 12, 2010.
This new edition also prominently displays what it calls “a damning photo of Obama in Kenya with relatives.”
“Snapped in 1987,” the magazine says, “some people believe it offers more proof that the president was born in his father’s African homeland.”
“This is the picture that will haunt Obama,” the Globe’s insider predicts. “There is no escaping the claims he was born in Kenya. His family lives there. He visits there. There is no birth certificate. It’s a big problem.”
Since WND’s original story, Adams has said he’s willing to testify in court about the matter, and he appeared on an ABC television affiliate to reiterate his claims.
His direct contradiction of the White House storyline that Obama was born in Hawaii has sparked detractors to attack him personally online and on the air in a vicious smear campaign.
During the summer of 2008, there were conflicting reports Obama had been born at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, as well asthe Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children, also located in the capital city. So Adams says his office checked with both facilities.
“They told us, ‘We don’t have a birth certificate for him,’” he said. “They told my supervisor, either by phone or by e-mail, neither one has a document that a doctor signed off on saying they were present at this man’s birth.”
“In my professional opinion, [Obama] definitely was not born in Hawaii. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that he was not born inHawaii because there is no legal record of him being born there. If someone called and asked about it, I could not tell them that person was born in the state.”
No Hawaiian hospital has provided documented confirmation that Obama was born at its facility.
WND’s original report about Adams’ claims has been made into a YouTube video that went viral, getting well over half a million hits:
To date, Obama himself has still not provided simple, incontrovertible proof of his exact birthplace. That information would be included on his long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate, which Obama has steadfastly refused to release amid a flurry of conflicting reports.
The White House has only proffered on the Internet a “Certification of Live Birth” to assert he was born in Hawaii, but that document was available to children not born in Hawaii at the time of Obama’s birth.
Many people remain unaware a child could be born somewhere else and still receive a Hawaii Certification of Live Birth. State law specifically allows “an adult or the legal parents of a minor child” to apply to the health department and, upon unspecified proof, be given the birth document.
“Anyone can get that [Certification of Live Birth],” said Adams. “They are normally given if you give birth at home or while traveling overseas. We have a lot of Asian population [in Hawaii]. It’s quite common for people to come back and get that.”
As WND reported last July, the Kapi’olani Medical Center trumpeted – then later concealed – a letter allegedly written by President Obama in which he ostensibly declares his birth at the facility.
A photograph taken by the Kapi’olani Medical Center for WND shows a letter allegedly written by President Obama on embossed White House stationery in which he declares the Honolulu hospital to be “the place of my birth.” The hospital, after publicizing the letter then refusing to confirm it even existed, is now vouching for its authenticity, but not its content. The White House has yet to verify any aspect of the letter.
“As a beneficiary of the excellence of the Kapi’olani Medical Center – the place of my birth – I am pleased to add my voice to your chorus of supporters,” Obama purportedly wrote.
This excerpt from the alleged Obama letter is perhaps the first formal declaration from the president about his exact birthplace. The White House has still not confirmed if the letter or its contents are authentic.
But the authenticity of that letter remains in doubt. Since WND raised questions about the veracity of the letter itself and its content, the White House has refused to say if the message is real and if its text originated with the president.
Besides his actual birth documentation, documentation that remains concealed for Obama includes kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, his files from his years as an Illinois state senator, his Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records, and his adoption records.
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