Tim Adams, former temporary clerk at the City and County of Honolulu Elections Division of the City Clerk’s office made some remarkable comments on a white racist talk show, “Political Cesspool.” In that interview, Adams said
When this question came up I had access to all the government databases that people had to verify identity: NCIS, Social Security, all these things we used on average voters. There were two people higher than me in our office who were under the City Clerk of Honolulu. And the question came up about the birth certificate and about President Obama’s birthplace. In our professional opinion Barack Obama was not born in the United States and there is no Hawaii long form birth certificate.
Now, in an email to Phil at The Right Side of Life blog, Adams writes:
Thank you for the Email. Actually I believe God has a sense of humor, because I thought these notions were pretty well common and not very important. I was actually just in Nashville, observing a conservative political conference, I’m not a member of any kind of group, and too liberal for these guys, when James Edwards, the host of the Political Cesspool, heard about me from someone and asked if I would simply state what I had observed and been told while working in Hawaii. I believe Pres. Obama was born a United States citizen, and is eligible to hold office, I find the idea that because he was probably born outside of the U.S., he must be some kind of alien to be basically racist. I do think we should close this issue and pass legislation requiring office seekers to prove identity before running for elected office.
Adams is now trying to distance himself from the white supremacists hosts of the radio show.
However, in neither of these, nor in his interview with WorldNetDaily, does Adams say what he saw or failed to see, and what he based his opinion on. If he actually claimed to have queried any of those federal databases about Obama, he would be admitting to a federal crime (Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1030(a)(2)(B) and 1030(c)(2)(A)) and could face up to a year in prison and a $10,000 fine.