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Trump Is Right: Clinton Stooge Sid Blumenthal Spread “Birther” Rumor In 2008 ^ | 9/17/2016 | Dick Morris

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 Hillary’s opponents, or, more often, the women who slept with Bill. He’s 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 Obama’s 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 Obama’s 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. Blumenthal’s conversation with me, there had been a few news articles published in various outlets reporting on rumors about Obama’s birthplace. While Mr. Blumenthal offered no concrete proof of Obama’s 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 wasn’t 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.

TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2008; barrycide; birther; birthers; blumenthal; clinton; codyshearer; hawaii; hillary; jonathanwiner; kenya; kenyanbornmuzzie; maui; mcclatchy; mediawingofthednc; morris; obama; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; sidneyblumenthal; smearmachine; trump

1 posted on 09/18/2016 6:47:35 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

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).

2 posted on 09/18/2016 7:00:25 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Signalman

Trump and his people need never bring up this birther crap until he is in the cat bird seat

3 posted on 09/18/2016 7:12:39 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Signalman

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....

4 posted on 09/18/2016 7:17:10 PM PDT by hecticskeptic (In life it's important to know what you believe�.but more more importantly, why you believe it.)
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To: Signalman

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.

5 posted on 09/18/2016 7:19:21 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic ( “Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.”)
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To: Signalman

Sidney is as evil and rotten as his boss Hillary.

6 posted on 09/18/2016 7:51:55 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: al baby

“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.

7 posted on 09/18/2016 7:56:47 PM PDT by Parley Baer (")
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To: Signalman

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.

8 posted on 09/18/2016 9:04:30 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Parley Baer
It will be brought up at the debates. I can guarantee it.

All he has to say: "I have already addressed this issue and I am not running against Obama." Then start going after Crooked Hillary.

9 posted on 09/18/2016 9:21:57 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: gubamyster
It's a proven fact and true. Move on.
Hillary started the birther issue way before he was running for office.
Old news and the media want to blame Trump.
The issue is,Why is Hillary able to run away from justice after deleted emails as a government elected official and continue to sabotaged and rig the primary election against Sanders. Where is the justice!
10 posted on 09/18/2016 11:17:35 PM PDT by djstex (TRUMP IN IT FOR US, To Make America GREAT Again!</)
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To: cicero2k

You mean Obama forbid Sid’s hiring .............

11 posted on 09/18/2016 11:20:30 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Signalman

And Chrissie Matthews said in 2007 that he was from Indonesia.

12 posted on 09/19/2016 1:02:34 AM PDT by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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