Last night on Reality Check Radio, Foggy was substituting for RC. Foggy discussed the question: Where is Mike Zullo? The question was raised by a birther over at Birther Report, Ed from W. Va.:
where’s zullo ? this is the same question I keep asking to mike volin in e – mails to him . him and others are sticking their necks out on this fraud and zullo is no where to be found or heard from .
I called in and we bandied about some thoughts about Zullo’s absence. In fact, Zullo has been keeping a low profile of late, not appearing on any radio programs or making any public appearances that we know of for about a month. Carl Gallups isn’t mentioning him. Partly in jest, we suggested some reasons why Zullo’s not been visible of late:
- Increasing pressure from the IRS over the two citizen complaints sent to the IRS (unlike what Douglas Vogt is doing, the anti-birthers use a legitimate mechanism to report to the IRS) has forced Zullo into hiding.
- Sheriff Arpaio has told Zullo to shut up after a complaint was filed with his office about the defamation of Foggy and Reality Check by Zullo and Carl Gallups on the latter’s radio show not long before Zullo’s disappearance, in which Zullo stated that he is in close communication with Arpaio and that Arpaio approves of everything he is doing.
- Zullo is interned in the FEMA facility in Canon City, Colorado. (This facility is disguised as the Garden Park High School.)
- Zullo is ill with some “horrific affliction.”™
Right after the RC Radio show I got a call from Mike Volin. I had sent him an email earlier reminding him of my offer to be a guest on his Blog Talk Radio show and he called me about it. He’s still considering my offer. Mike’s show schedule is irregular, but he had done one last night before he called. Volin says that he has to be careful, and I can understand that. I think back to the small flare-up I had over an extended phone conversation with Orly Taitz where she reported some things I said not quite accurately and in context. At least on a radio show, everybody hears the exact words and the context.
While I had him on the phone, I took the opportunity to ask Mr. Volin about the last of those possibilities for Zullo’s absence. Volin seemed prepared for the question, saying that he had talked to Mike Zullo just last Sunday, and that Zullo was “taking a break from politics” explaining what he meant by that—that Zullo was still investigating, but not making public appearances right now. Volin suggested that Zullo had been extremely busy dealing with all the communications and questions related to the investigation.
Foggy noted that Zullo was scheduled to make an appearance at the Deer Valley Tea Party in Phoenix on December 6, and speculated that Zullo won’t appear. We’ll see how that turns out.