A great many troubling questions (the number literally growing by the minute!) have arisen in the wake of the press conference today featuring Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Cold Case Posse spokesman Mike Zullo and anti-Obama activist Jerome Corsi. A serious case of fraud on the part of the “Posse” has been alleged, and this blog will working during the coming months to identify what crimes if any may have been committed by the Posse, what financial arrangements may have been made between Arpaio and WorldNetDaily, and whether or not Jerome Corsi lied under oath.
Obama Conspiracy Theories is in possession of several affidavits alleging deals struck between Sheriff Arpaio and the right-wing conspiracy web site WorldNetDaily. OCT also has an expert in forensic voice stress analysis willing to testify to the stress patterns in Mike Zullo’s voice during his presentation and as to whether they indicate an intent to deceive.
Certainly full-disclosure by Sheriff Joe would help clear the air. Here are some of the unanswered questions:
- What are the names the credentials of the “computer graphics experts” who validated the Cold Case Posse’s (CCP) methodology. Have any of them ever testified in court about the authenticity of a document? Why were these not disclosed at the press conference for reporters to interview?
- What are the names the credentials of the “forensic document examiners” who validated the Cold Case Posse’s methodology. Have any of them ever testified in court about the authenticity of a document? Why were these not disclosed at the press conference for reporters to interview?
- What computer software and settings were used for the optimization comparisons between the “control” document and the White House document? Was it the same software used by the White House, and if not why not? Why was this essential question glossed over in the lengthy presentation?
- Was Jerome Corsi deputized by Maricopa County, or did he sign an affidavit under oath and penalty of perjury as to his examination of files at the National Archives? If not, why not?
- Has WorldNetDaily agreed to sign Joe Arpaio on as a commentator for WND?
- Did WorldNetDaily, Jerome Corsi, or Joseph Farah contribute funds to the CCP?
- John Woodman, the author of a book analyzing claims about Obama birth certificate images, offered on two occasions to assist the CCP. Why was he ignored?
- What is the name, and what is the investigative report into the truthfulness of the person who claimed Obama was a foreign student playing in Bill Ayers yard?
- Why was Jerome Corsi, a nationally-known anti-Obama partisan, invited to speak at the Press Conference?
- Why did the CCP use a computer-generated birth certificate simulation as their “control” document rather than a real birth certificate on real security paper?
- Did the CCP contact the US Postal service regarding the date stamp on the Selective Service application? If so what was their response, and if not, why not?
- Did the CCP contact Selective Service regarding the Obama Selective Service application?If so what was their response, and if not, why not?
- Did the CCP contact the White House and request physical access to the President’s long-form birth certificate? If so what was their response, and if not, why not?
- Did the CCP consult with Arizona’s own Vital Records agency on matters of document generation? If so what was their response, and if not, why not?
- Why were the CCP results delayed until after the Arizona Primary, and why were they leaked to Republican Candidate Rick Santorum in advance unless they were politically motivated?
- What exactly was the role of Mara Zebest in the production of the CCP report?
- What exactly was the role of Jerome Corsi in the production of the CCP report?
- Why was Mark Gillar, a well-known anti-Obama partisan, chosen to narrate the six short videos that constituted most of the posse’s presentation? Why were the videos posted to Gillar’s “TeaPartyPowerHour” YouTube account, the links to which were included in the sheriff’s press release? And did Gillar help make the videos as well?
- Was CCP leader Mark Zullo one of the Surprise, Arizona Tea Party signers of the petition that started the investigation? Why was the page (linked to by WND) on the Surprise Tea Party web site describing the event scrubbed?
- Did all CCP members agree to the findings? Why were none of the others introduced at the Press Conference?
Sheriff Joe should make available all of the CCP files, all the affidavits supported to it, all of the computer files used for comparison purpose, the mode, serial numbers and maintenance records of all computer equipment used in the test, the manufacturer and version numbers of all computer software used in the test, a list of all experts consulted, a copy of all email messages exchanged, a full financial accounting of all funds received and spent, and sworn affidavits from all CCP members under penalty of perjury as to the authenticity and completeness of the documents provided.
This investigation is being undertaken to help Sheriff Joe out. I like the guy and I just want to clear the air.