"America's toughest sheriff" says there is "tons" more potentially shocking information on Barack Obama in connection with his probe into the president's eligibility, and he calls the media's suppression of his findings of a likely forged presidential birth certificate and Selective Service Card "probably the biggest censorship blackout in the history of the United States."
"I'm not going after the president to keep him off a ballot or anything else, but that could happen," Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. "I'm going at it strictly as a law-enforcement guy investigating a possible forgery and fraud. I'm sticking with that, but I'll tell you one thing. We got tons of other information that could be very shocking, too, but I'm sticking now with just the [forgery] investigation and possible criminal violations."
The lawman from Maricopa County made the comments March 16 on a national radio show hosted by Roger Hedgecock. (Scroll down for video.)
As WND reported March 1, Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse announced there is probable cause indicating the documents released by the White House last April purported to be Obama's original, long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration card are actually forgeries.
He stressed on the radio show his original intent with the posse was to put to rest all the claims suggesting Obama was not meeting the constitutional requirements to hold the presidency.
"I told these guys, 'I want you to do a good job. I hope we clear the president,'" he explained. "I said give me the microfiche in Hawaii to show that he was born in that hospital. Give us the microfiche. I said that six months ago. And that would clear everything up. But as we went into it with an open mind, now we're coming to a conclusion that we may have some forged documents revolving around this situation."
When asked about making an arrest, Arpaio said, "We're trying to identify any alleged forger. We haven't done that yet. ... I'm not blaming the president, but if they're forged, someone has to be responsible for doing that."
The sheriff also said that on Friday, he made a decision about where to send Obama's Selective Service Card in order to have that agency "help us or do an independent investigation."
"We have nothing to hide. We're bringing it to their attention, and see what happens," Arpaio said. "My problem is, there's a lot of conflicts out here to get somebody to look into this. [Regarding] the media ... this is probably the biggest censorship blackout in the history of the United States. When I go to the toilet, I make it in national news. ... I just can't believe the media, including the cable media blocking this thing out."
Today, Arpaio issued a statement saying he sent his request for assistance to the U.S. Selective Service System, asking its director, Lawrence Romo, to respond to him within 30 days on whether or not his national office will provide the sheriff with the original document, and if that office will move forward with an investigation of its own.
On Hedgecock's radio show, Arpaio noted:
"I guess common sense would be to send it to them. The Selective Service director is appointed by the president. ... They only have 136 employees in the whole organization. I presume if I did that, what do you think they're gonna to do with it? The director who was appointed from San Antonio, Texas, eight months into the Obama administration, what do you think he's gonna do? He's probably gonna call some guy at the White House if he can get up to the chief of staff to ask some advice, and then what are they gonna do? Give it to the attorney general? I don't know. ... So I'm fighting big battles here."
Arpaio made special note about the issue of Obama's possibly forged Selective Service Card.
"We had a press conference. A lot of people came. They were snickering, trying to embarrass me, [saying] this is a pony show trying to get publicity," he said. "However, when we showed the Selective Service Card on the screen, you could hear a pin drop."
Because of inconsistencies on the form itself – including an unusually incomplete date stamp – sheriff's investigators suspect the form, which was allegedly filled out in Honolulu in 1980, may be a forgery.
WND is reporting today that Arpaio is seeking Obama's original registration card from Selective Service.
Sheriff's investigators were able to replicate the alleged forgery by obtaining a circa 1980 pica stamp and a circa "2008" date plug. Investigators were able to clearly demonstrate the "80" (which should have actually read 1980) in Obama's Selective Service Registration form resulted from cutting out the "08" from an authentic "2008" date plug, and inverting the "08" to read "80" when the cut plug was loaded into the year slot on the 1980 pica stamp.
Meanwhile, although Arpaio did not focus on Obama's Social Security Number at his news conference, WND has also reported the president may be using a fraudulent number, another important piece of information the national news media continue to suppress.
The Arpaio findings are not the only items the media are refusing to cover. As WND reported yesterday, a full-blown cover-up appears to be taking place in connection with WND's disclosure about a retired U.S. postman who has signed a sworn affidavit suggesting Obama was a foreign-born student who was receiving financial help to go to Harvard from the parents of domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.
See excerpts of WND's interviews with mailman Allen Hulton:
Arpaio's Cold Case Posse began its investigation in August after 250 members of the Surprise, Ariz., Tea Party, presented a signed petition asking him to undertake the investigation. The tea partiers indicated if a forged birth certificate had been used to place Obama on the 2012 Arizona presidential ballot, their rights as Maricopa County voters could be compromised.
NOTE: In case you missed the news conference of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s "Cold Case Posse," you can view it here.
Then last December, Obama's Justice Department held its own news conference to claim Arpaio's office committed civil-rights violations against Hispanics, including racial profiling and heavy-handed immigration patrols based on racially charged complaints.
When asked about that during Friday's radio show, Arpaio said, "They want to control my organization, [imposing] monitors and everything else. I'm not gonna go for that. So I guess they'll sue me and we'll go to court and put the real facts out. The real facts that they're going to have to come up with including all their so-called witnesses that they won't identify. They won't give us anything."