Unlike previous presidents, Barack Obama has refused to release to the public his school transcripts and other personal records, but a Fox News host thinks a new Harvard Law School course called “Understanding Obama” presents him with the perfect opportunity to begin making amends.
In a discussion about the Harvard course on the Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” co-host Andrea Tantaros playfully suggested a little transparency on Obama’s part would provide some of the insight the course promises.
“Obama was a lawyer for only 18 months, and if they really want us to understand him, maybe Harvard should release his transcript that he spent $200,000 trying to keep away from us,” she said.
Tantaros, who joined Fox News Channel in April 2010 as a political contributor, had senior communications roles for a number of Republican campaigns and served as press secretary to Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives.
As WND has reported, along with his Harvard transcripts, Obama has refused to release numerous other records that could help resolve lingering doubt about his presidential eligibility. Lawsuits challenging his eligibility have demanded release of his personal records, but Obama has spent a considerable sum of money to defeat them.
The unreleased documents include passport records, kindergarten records, high school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, his Columbia thesis, Harvard Law Review articles, University of Chicago scholarly articles, Illinois State Bar Association records, Illinois State Senate records and schedules, medical records and any adoption records.
As WND reported earlier this month, a New Jersey sheriff who heard WND senior reporter Jerome Corsi present evidence Obama is not eligible said the president’s records should be released.
“The easiest way to put this to rest is to have the records unsealed,” Morris County Sheriff Ed Rochford told the Huffington Post in an email.
According to the Harvard Law School catalog, Professor Charles Ogletree will lead a one-credit reading group during the 2013 spring term, the Daily Caller reported.
The catalog says:
This reading group will focus on the way in which race, religion, and politics have impacted the development of President Obama as a leader. We will explore his views as a biracial child, his time as a student at Harvard Law School, the successes and failures of his political campaigns, and the way religion and his views on faith nearly derailed his campaign. Finally, time will be spent analyzing the challenges he faces as president of the United States in establishing both his domestic and global policies.
Ogletree mentored both President Obama, who graduated in 1991, and Michelle Obama when they were students at the law school. Barack Obama became the first black to be elected president of the Harvard Law Review.
Ogletree is a big supporter of Obama, but he told the Daily Caller that his class curriculum won’t focus only on the positive.
“They’ll be reading both critical and positive issues about Obama – of what’s happened in terms of the way the race and religion have been viewed during his candidacy, his presidency, and how it affects the larger country; and some other classic reading on issues of law and justice,” Ogletree said.
Read the preliminary findings of Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse investigation after six months investigating Obama’s constitutional eligibility to serve as president in “A Question of Eligibility,” co-authored by Jerome Corsi and Mike Zullo.