Mike Zullo, head of the Maricopa County, Arizona, volunteer Cold Case Posse, has made all sorts of claims about his activities arising from his attempts to discredit Barack Obama’s citizenship. Now in a recent interview, he say that all of the Cold Case Posse findings have been “verified.” He never says how they were verified, nor who verified them, leaving it to a matter of trusting Zullo’s word.
Around here, Mike Zullo’s credibility stands at somewhere to the south of zero after he was caught fabricating evidence in the form of a fake vital records coding manual and then lying about it. Has Zullo gotten any better?
In the same broadcast [link to podcast] where Zullo said he had “verified” the Cold Case Posse findings, he also related a story of a visit to George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon, and a tour guide telling him that Barack Obama was the only President who had not visited Mt. Vernon. In a fine piece of investigative journalism, Reality Check has found that this isn’t true at all; lots of President’s haven’t visited there. (Good job, Rick!)
We don’t know if Zullo made up the story of the tour guide, whether he altered the story, or whether he just passed on information as fact that he didn’t check out. The end result is the same: It has been 100% verified that Mike Zullo is not a trustworthy source of information.