A commenter pointed me to a message from Carl Gallups on Facebook, posted just a few hours ago:
We spoke with Carl Gallups. Here is what he told us concerning this matter:
"I have spoken at length with Mike Zullo. He says that he and the sheriff are still proceeding with the investigation and their plans to release the information. They believe it will be soon. HOWEVER, as reported before – they have been involved in jumping some huge legal hurdles that will enable them to bring this info forward. They are still involved in one big legal hurdle now. They hope to have it resolved soon. Any major movement in the case coming forward will be announced on Freedom Friday with Carl Gallups (carlgallups.com) and on the PNN internet network."
Gallups later posted at 5 PM that Zullo would be on the show at 5 PM. You COULD have given a little advance notice, Carl. So that will be something to listen to.1
What Gallups said about legal hurdles is a reprise of what he’d said half a year ago (except for the “s” word):
Carl Gallups: Been talking to Mike Zullo. Both the birth certificate and criminal investigations are still ongoing. Sheriff Arpaio is getting close to holding the press conference. They are in the process of getting over two legal hurdles so they can release some of the information. All sources and information must be extensively vetted.
For the boy who cried “wolf!” one too many times, the word lost its meaning through misuse. The same might be said of the word “soon” coming from Mike Zullo and Carl Gallups. My favorite example comes from February 7, 2014:
Gallups: You’re guys are confirming that you are very, very sure, very sure you know who several of these people are. …
Zullo: Yada, Yada, Yada. … This is going to be their play: deny, deny, deny.
Gallups: Right, but, but, they’re lying, lying, lying because you’ve got the goods, right?
Zullo: I’ve got the proof, proof, proof.
Gallups: OK, good. And the whole world is gonna see it, see it, see it, real soon.
In a video posted in May 2014 (and subsequently deleted) Gallups said:
So, we’ll know soon exactly what’s going to happen. In the mean time, from time to time Mike Zullo and I will give updates so that you will know that it’s still in the works, and still going to happen. God bless you.
We all remember the expectations of a “March reveal” in 2014, but even then birthers, like Mark Gillar, were prepared to give the Cold Case Posse a little breathing room:
… Don’t focus on a timeline. As far as I’m concerned as long as it breaks by summer and impacts the 2014 midterms, I’ll be happy.
Was 2014 the year of “soon”?
No, it started way before that. This is from Gallups January 2013:
PPS has been in direct contact with the Sheriff Arpaio investigation. We have just again been assured by Lt. Mike Zullo lead investigator that the investigation and potential angles of prosecution are still going full steam ahead. Just because it’s not in the news right now does not mean they are not feverishly working on the matter. There could be some big announcements in the case soon and forthcoming.
1We would be better able to track the delays if we had transcripts of the Gallups/Zullo segments. I made a few partial transcripts of them for articles, and I will continue to do that. Zullo has been on many times.