On February 9, 2011, Greg Hollister (litigant in the Hollister v. Soetoro lawsuit) sent a private email to Orly Taitz, and copied John Hemenway (Hollister’s attorney in the lawsuit), Larry Elgin (Hollister appellate attorney), Susan Daniels (a private investigator assisting Orly Taitz) and Linda Bent (a writer) stating that he had a web printout from the Social Security Administration indicating that Barack Obama’s social-security number did not pass the Social Security Number Verification System (SSNVS). For background on what that meant, see my March, 2011 article, “More social-security troubles for the President?”
Taitz recently published an image of Hollister’s email, but rather than redacting the addresses, I’ll just present the text, making it accessible to search engines at the same time:
Dear Ms. Taitz.
I have been monitoring your efforts at a distance reference the eligibility of Barack Obama to serve as POTUS. I see that you are now filing suit reference his many SSNs.
I have a copy of Obama’s selective service card with the SSN affixed. I, as a small business owner have access to the Social Security Number Verification System. As a result, I checked the SSNVS for the SSN Obama used for registering with Selective Service. The SSNVS search resulted in a report sheet that states that number Obama used to register for Selective Service was never issued.
Let me be direct – i have not agreed with many of your tactics in this endeavor. However, I have continued to follow your efforts to see where there may be synergy and this is one.
Therefore if you think the documents will be helpful, please let me know and I will send you the PDF files for both the Selective Service Card and the SSNVS report that states that SSN was never issued.1
Gregory S. Hollister, Colonel, USAF, Retired
President, Hollister Enterprises, LLC2
Hollister doesn’t say when he ran the SSNVS check, but the letter suggests a sequence of events.
He says something really odd in his email, “I have a copy of Obama’s selective service card with the SSN affixed.” Images of Obama’s selective service registration are all over the Internet, but in every instance block 3 where the social-security number appears is blacked out. I filed a FOIA for this form myself, and my copy has the SSN blacked out. I frankly do not find it credible that Hollister had one of these with the SSN intact. But Hollister didn’t say “registration” but “card.” How in the hell could he get President Obama’s Draft card?
The story is that someone entered a change of address for President Obama at Selective Service, then requested a card, which was then mailed to the requester at the new address. It was shown (see Fogbow link at the end of the story) that it was Hollister that did this, and he admits in the email that he has the card. The way the letter reads, he took the SSN from the card, then ran SSNVS. The address change happened December 7, 2010.
Linda Bent, copied in the email, wrote an article for Examiner.com that was published February 23, 2011, and mentions the SSNVS document provided by Hollister. When I wrote my article in response to Bent’s story, I used the SSNVS image that you see all over the Internet. There’s no indication of when it was retrieved. What I had not seen then was a different version of the image that has now appeared in a Taitz evidence dump (colloquially referred to as “zibits”) that I present following (click to enlarge):
In this version it is clear that the date has been deliberately cut out of the document, presumably by Hollister to hide his involvement in the crime (yes it’s a crime to use SSNVS for someone not your employee).
So why does the date matter?
One has to ask why Obama’s SSN didn’t pass SSNVS, and a possible explanation is that Obama got a new SSN once his old one was broadcast all over the Internet. If the SSNVS were run before Obama’s SSN was broadcast (around October of 2009), that explanation fails.
Orly Taitz researcher and professional “skip tracer” Al Hendershot claims that the SSNVS is from 2008. On his blog, The Obama Hustle, Hendershot writes:
Evidentiary finding #3:
This was a SSN verification that was completed in 2008 using Obama’s name associated with the stolen 042-68-4425 with his name listed as the owner. The result came back as a failure because naturally his name was never legally associated with that number.
And this is followed by the Hollister image.
Now recall that Hollister claims that he got the Obama SSN from Obama’s Selective Service card. That card had to come after December 7, 2010 when the fraudulent address change was done. Making the change to get the card required Hollister to know the SSN, and that he could have obtained from a poorly-redacted court filing by Orly Taitz in the fall of 2009 (somewhere around October 2, which is after 2008).
On February 9, 2009, Hollister’s attorney Hemenway submitted the first amended complaint in the case of Hollister v. Soetoro that contains a number of exhibits, but not the SSNVS. To me that is a strong suggestion that Hollister did not have the SSNVS information on that date, or else he would have included it (unless he knew what he did was illegal and was trying to hide it).
So in conclusion, I have a very hard time believing that Hollister’s SSNVS was from 2008. If his email is to be believed, it came after Hollister fraudulently obtained Obama’s Selective Service Card, and that had to have been after December 7, 2010.
Hollister’s illegal SSNVS check of Obama’s SSN had to have occurred after December 7, 2010 and before February 9, 2011. Hendershot is wrong.
I had a phone conversation with Orly Taitz where she raised the social-security number issue with me, and I presented the “new number” scenario. Taitz said that there were failed SSNVS checks on Obama that preceded her spilling his number on the Internet. I thought she was lying then, and I still do today.