By Floyd Brown, Worldnetdaily
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On July 23, 2009, CNN President Jon Klein sent Lou Dobbs’ staffers the following e-mail: “In 2001 – the state of Hawaii Health Department went paperless. *Paper documents were discarded* The official record of Obama’s birth is now an official ELECTRONIC record Janice Okubo, spokeswoman for the Health Department told the Honolulu Star Bulletin, ‘At that time, all information for births from 1908 (on) was put into electronic files for consistent reporting,’ she said.
Jon Klein’s statement gave the false impression that Obama could not gain access to or ask for the release of the original “Certificate of Live Birth,” and that (to use the words of an investigator into this issue) “it was the Hawaiian Dept of Health’s policy rather than Obama’s own reluctance that was responsible for the holding back of this certificate.”
In addition to being a nasty piece of career blackmail against Lou Dobbs’ staffers, this e-mail is either a deliberate deception or an embarrassing example of bad judgment and the total incompetence of “the political researchers” at CNN.
If “the political researchers” at CNN had made more extensive inquiries than just repeating a public statement made on June 7, 2009, by the Department of Health spokesman to a local newspaper, they would have discovered that up until sometime between June 10 and June 18, 2009, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands required applicants for special privileges to present copies of their original birth certificates. The DHHL regarded the shorter “Certification of Live Birth” as insufficient. Therefore the DHHL instructed all applicants to this program in the accepted procedure for obtaining copies of their original birth certificate from the Department of Health.