The Cold Case Posse’s “Universe Shattering” Evidence
Opinion: By Brian Reilly To: Kevin Davidson, Dr. Conspiracy
In my last article, published on this site, through the courtesy of Dr. Conspiracy, it was necessary for me to establish the fact that I indeed came up with the idea to request Sheriff Arpaio to investigate what I believed were anomalies that I saw on the PDF copy of President Obama’s birth certificate that was posted on the White House website, April 27, 2011. It was my belief that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), reported to be the third largest in the nation, would have had the resources to give me answers regarding the authenticity of the purported Obama birth certificate document. It was also my belief that Sheriff Arpaio was among the few who would have the will to take on the project. Unfortunately, the MCSO didn’t do the investigation. On August 22, 2011, Sheriff Arpaio decided to turn the “investigation” over to Commander Mike Zullo and his all volunteer “Cold Case Posse Inc.” so that, as I was told by Arpaio, no tax payer dollars would be spent on the project. As we all know, Commander Zullo’s first trip to Hawaii incurred approximately $9,600.00 in taxpayer funded expenses. The non-profit Cold Case Posse Inc. was supposedly operating only on public donations. But as we have learned, the Cold Case Posse has filed no Form 990s with the IRS and the Sheriff when interviewed said that his office has no financial oversight of the CCP. The CCP finances remain an enigma with zero accountability to the public.
Shortly after it was announced by World Net Daily that the Cold Case Posse would undertake the Obama birth certificate investigation, I was contacted by Sheriff Richard Mack (Ret.), and he informed me that it was his opinion Sheriff Arpaio was not taking the Obama birth certificate investigation seriously as he had assigned the investigation to volunteers and not the MCSO. Mack then offered to do the investigation himself, for the Surprise Tea Party Patriots, for a price. I found Mack’s offer unsettling, considering Mack no longer had any law enforcement authority. I politely declined Mack’s offer. I defended Arpaio’s decision to Mack, while having some private concerns about what was beginning to unfold. This should have been my first warning that things weren’t right with the direction of the CCP investigation.
As the Surprise Tea Party liaison with the MCSO, I began to work closely with Commander Mike Zullo. As a private citizen, I traveled with him and I did research for him for about 7 months. Eventually, Zullo asked me to become a sworn member of his Cold Case Posse team. How could I be asked to join an investigation, when I asked for the investigation? Wouldn’t that be a direct conflict of interest? Wouldn’t that indicate a bias? I was told by Zullo that I had “uncanny” research skills. He said my idea for the birth certificate investigation was “brilliant.” He said that he had hand picked me over 3,000 existing Sheriff’s Posse members and I would be sworn into the CCP by Sheriff Arpaio. On the one hand I was more than flattered to be chosen. On the other hand, I was concerned about the appearance of a conflict of interest and the appearance of fairness. Zullo said he had never thought about a possible conflict of interest with me becoming a CCP member. That being said, I joined the Cold Case Posse to see things from the inside. In reality, I believe now, looking back, Zullo’s acceptance of the appearance of a conflict of interest was the second warning that should have told me things were not quite right with the CCP “investigation.”
Once I got inside the investigation, I saw that only Birther sources were being used to build cherry picked “evidence.” The “investigation” in my opinion, was not an investigation. In my opinion it was biased, politically motivated, and it turned into a magical cash cow for donations. At one point, to offer the illusion that the investigation was impartial, the Romney for President campaign was contacted and a request was made to send a copy of Romney’s birth certificate to the CCP, with the expressed caveat to not send Romney’s birth certificate if there was a problem with the document. To my knowledge, the CCP never did receive a copy of Romney’s birth certificate. Dr. Corsi was doing most if not all of the “research” and sending us down many endless rabbit holes, while writing stories about our efforts at WND. Zullo collated the “evidence.” WND continued to also raise donations for the effort and promote Zullo‘s and Corsi‘s e-book. Funds were also, I’m told, allegedly provided to Zullo, by an interested benefactor for Zullo’s personal use. Zullo referred to Dr. Corsi as the “Puppet Master.” I got the impression that Dr. Corsi really was pulling the strings and we were his “puppets.” I often told Zullo, this was supposed to be his investigation, not Dr. Corsi’s. To this day, I honestly can’t say whether Dr. Corsi had been sworn into the CCP. He never showed me a CCP badge or an ID card but Corsi was very interested in my badge and wallet ID card. Dr. Corsi was at the center of the “investigation.”
Much has been said and written about the fateful July 17, 2012, Cold Case Posse / MCSO press conference. I had decided to resign from the CCP, just weeks prior to the press conference. I had lost faith in the CCP effort. Zullo’s behavior was not a confidence builder and the growing questions about liability and the financial record keeping of the CCP was deeply concerning to me. The Hawaii Verification of Birth had also arrived at Secretary Bennett’s office. Both my wife Denise and I turned down Zullo’s invitation to attend the press conference. Once I saw the video of the press conference, I was incensed about the information Zullo presented. I wrote the following in an August 31, 2012 letter mailed to Sheriff Arpaio:
“…it would appear that the statement made [by Zullo] at the July 17, 2012 press conference that the number 9, hand written in pencil, for “Race of Father” meant “unknown or not stated” and the box “Race of Father” should have been left blank is erroneous. It would seem probable that with Obama’s alleged father having been born in “Africa” and considering he was black, his race designation as “African” with the hand written code number 9, meaning “other nonwhite” could be a correct entry in 1961. It would appear that the erroneous information stems from the improper use of a 1968 code chart, instead of the correct 1961 code chart representing a 1961 birth. I believe that the punch coding evidence for 1961 should be revisited and the finding corrected as necessary. If my research is correct, the July 17, 2012 press conference error will eventually impact the credibility and veracity of the entire Obama Certificate of Live Birth investigation. In my opinion, this is potentially a very significant flaw.”
Sheriff Arpaio never responded to my letter and the erroneous coding information to my knowledge was never used by Sheriff Arpaio or Commander Zullo in any of the many affidavits they prepared. Dr. Conspiracy, much to his credit, is to be congratulated for being among the very first to reveal the errors of the July 17, 2012, CCP press conference. Birthers did everything that they could to conceal the coding errors presented by Commander Zullo. The truth didn’t fit the Birther narrative or, for that matter, the CCP narrative. The Zullo error was conveniently ignored by Birthers. After the July 17, 2012, press conference, I more fully understood my prior admonition by a prominent CCP member that I “needed to learn how to lie.” On March 30, 2014 Commander Zullo was quoted by Carl Gallups: “If people don’t hear it from me, it isn’t true.” Mr. Zullo, how do you reconcile this recent quote with your comments to the press on July 17 & 18, 2012?
To those Birthers who still may be open to the truth, I would ask that you review the July 17, 2012 CCP press conference video to see the importance that Commander Zullo gave to his erroneous revelation about the birth codes being indicative of forgery. His statements were, in my opinion, wrong and have never been corrected to this day. The second link is Zullo’s remarks to ABC Phoenix, July 18, 2012. Zullo has never apologized for the errors he presented in his July 17, 2012 press conference.
July 17, 2012 Cold Case Posse Press Conference:
July 18, 2012 ABC Interview with CCP Commander Mike Zullo:
I think that it is appropriate for this letter to be published on April Fools Day. For the Birthers who still have a mind to think, I would ask you to consider what I have written. In my opinion, you and the American public have been misled by the so-called “investigation” and by the associated solicitations for financial donations by the Cold Case Posse and its hardcore Birther allies. If you no longer have the ability to discern the truth for yourself, I would suggest that you have already become fools, or as some would say, “useful idiots.” To those hardcore Birthers who have duped so many of the gullible into following their evil deception I would simply leave you with the following:
Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight.
- Proverbs 12:22 (KJV)
The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
- Proverbs: 15:14, (KJV)
The Verification of Obama’s Birth sent by the Hawaii Department of Health to Kansas, Mississippi, and Arizona is the “knowledge,“ that will free you from the bondage of Birther “foolishness.”
I want to once again thank Dr. Conspiracy for allowing me to express my thoughts on his site. I also want to thank the members of this site for the courtesy and hospitality that they have shown me. I also want to congratulate you all for your search for the truth.