Skip to comments.Trump Is Right: Clinton Stooge Sid Blumenthal Spread “Birther” Rumor In 2008
Posted on 09/18/2016 6:47:35 PM PDT by Signalman
Donald Trump is right: It was the Hillary Clinton campaign that spread the rumor in 2008 that Obama was not born in America and, therefore, might not be eligible to serve as President.
Hillary sent out her Chief Goon to take care of this high-priority matter.
It was Sidney Blumenthal who spread the rumor. Remember him? The one who sent hundreds of wacky long-winded memos about Benghazi and the Middle East to the Secretary of State, including several that contained classified material. Well, before Sid was a fake spy and clandestine adviser to Hillary, he was her chief enforcer. Blumenthal was a well-known peddler of false stories to hurt Hillarys opponents, or, more often, the women who slept with Bill. Hes the one who told the late Christopher Hitchens that Monica Lewinsky was a stalker who was threatening the President when the Lewinsky story broke.
How do we know he spread the birther rumor? Because the former James Asher, former Washington Bureau Chief of McClatchy Newspapers just tweeted that Blumenthal came to see him to discuss Obamas birthplace. He reports his firsthand experience with the rumor monger:
During the 2008 Democratic primary, Sid Blumenthal visited the Washington Bureau of McClatchy Co., Asher said in an email Friday to McClatchy, noting that he was at the time the investigative editor and in charge of Africa coverage.
During that meeting, Mr. Blumenthal and I met together in my office and he strongly urged me to investigate the exact place of President Obamas birth, which he suggested was in Kenya. We assigned a reporter to go to Kenya, and that reporter determined that the allegation was false.
At the time of Mr. Blumenthals conversation with me, there had been a few news articles published in various outlets reporting on rumors about Obamas birthplace. While Mr. Blumenthal offered no concrete proof of Obamas Kenyan birth, I felt that, as journalists, we had a responsibility to determine whether or not those rumors were true. They were not.
No doubt Mr. Asher wasnt the only journalist visited by Blumenthal.
Maybe someone told the Obama campaign. That would explain why he was the sole person who the White House refused to let Hillary hire in the State Department. No matter. He just moved to a job at the charitable non-political Clinton Foundation.
No one tells Hillary what to do.
And the tragedy of it was “where” didn’t matter one jot if both parents weren’t Citizens when he was born.
Not that I would expect a campaign talking point originally aimed at Democrats to actually be rooted in the Constitution or our rightful English Common Laws as they were at the founding of the nation. Democrats have no use for those.
Sadly most Republicans don’t either: as they seek to preserve the legacy of FDR even while somehow stalling its growth (but once it grows any they do nothing to reverse that either).
Trump and his people need never bring up this birther crap until he is in the cat bird seat
I’ve heard this mentioned many times about this meeting with Asher. It sure would be a hoot if there was some irrefutable evidence that backed up all this....
Why the heck is no one pointing out that the whole basis of the birther question lies with Barack Obama and Michelle Obama themselves? They are the ones who claimed that he was born in Kenya in order to sell his book in 1991 (I think) and to garner speaking gigs. They were backed up by his step grandmother and her whole village who claimed to be present at his birth.
Then, they further muddied the waters by not providing a birth certificate and then bringing forth a forgery. Put the blame where it really lies.
Sidney is as evil and rotten as his boss Hillary.
“Trump and his people need never bring up this birther crap until he is in the cat bird seat”
It will be brought up at the debates. I can guarantee it.
At least Trump forbid Hillary from hiring SB.
Now we understand why. SB created the birther movement. Zero did not want the scrutiny.
The Hillary hires him via the foundation.
All he has to say: "I have already addressed this issue and I am not running against Obama." Then start going after Crooked Hillary.
You mean Obama forbid Sid’s hiring .............
And Chrissie Matthews said in 2007 that he was from Indonesia.
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