By Douglas J. Hagmann

It is one of the most, if not the most underreported, misreported and mischaracterized story in recent history.

An official investigation conducted by law enforcement officials have concluded that the document known as the Certificate of Live Birth of U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama II, uploaded to and published on the White House website on April 27, 2011 is a fraudulently created document. It is a digitally manufactured forgery.

That is the official and final conclusion of a five-year long investigation performed by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, using the expert analysis of a certified document examiner based in Hawaii and a digital forensics laboratory located in Europe. The findings of this investigation were detailed by lead investigator Mike Zullo under the direction of Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a press conference held on December 15, 2016. Additional details were provided in a subsequent two-hour interview with lead investigator Mike Zullo and Carl Gallups on The Hagmann Report the following day.

Due to the swirl of confusion and often mind-numbing mischaracterizations of the facts of this issue and the nature of the investigation, it is critically important to understand with precision exactly what has been addressed and ultimately determined by this investigation. Only then will the profound and disturbing implications be fully understood, and the magnitude of this issue be realized.

The Nature and Scope of the Investigation

In August of 2011, approximately 250 members of the Surprise, Arizona TEA Party petitioned the Maricopa County Office of the Sheriff to investigate the document uploaded to the White House website that was represented to be the official long form birth certificate of U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama II. Sheriff Joe Arpaio accepted their petition and assigned this matter to Mike Zullo to head the investigation.

The investigation was limited in nature and scope to simply verify the legitimacy and authenticity of the federal identification document that resides on the “White House-dot-gov” website– nothing more and nothing less.

The investigation was never about where Barack Hussein Obama II was born, his parental lineage, or other extraneous issues relating to his Constitutional eligibility to hold office. Again, the investigation was deliberately narrow and focused on the document itself.

Unfortunately, many within and outside of the media created unnecessary confusion about this investigative task from the outset. The confusion soon turned to controversy to such an extent that the true intent and purpose was obfuscated and publicly misrepresented, which frequently resulted in obstructing the investigation itself.

According to lead investigator Mike Zullo, he initially expected the investigation to be relatively quick and easily accomplished. After all, the White House uploaded the document and presented it as an authentic representation of the original document on file at the Hawaii Department of Health, so what could possibly go wrong?

All that was required was verification that the document presented by the White House and published on the White House website was a true and accurate copy of the original on file in Hawaii. It seemed simple enough. What he encountered, however, was anything but simple.

Working the Assignment

At the direction of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, lead investigator Mike Zullo opened the investigation like any other assignment, and began making official inquiries as a commissioned law enforcement officer with the authority to act in that capacity. Despite the musings of many people who believed, from the beginning, that the document was a forgery, he made no such assumptions. Consistent with standard and accepted investigative practices, Mike Zullo let the evidence developed set the direction of the investigation.

The events that took place from the first investigative steps taken by Mike Zullo and the Cold Case Posse through the present, the obfuscation and obstruction encountered by government officials, the multiple misrepresentations made by the media, the harassment he and others endured, and many other incidents that took place in his investigative journey could fill a book – a long book.

In relatively short order, Mike Zullo determined that the document published by the White House contained significant inconsistencies that could not be explained away by the innocuous handling of the document. Despite the many assertions of numerous self-proclaimed experts that the troubling artifacts contained in the long form birth certificate of a U.S. President could be explained by various nuances of PDF layering, copier quirks or other innocent means, Mike Zullo possessed evidence to the contrary. However, he was limited with respect to what he could publicly divulge or risk compromising the integrity of his investigation.

As preserving the integrity of the evidence was paramount, Mike Zullo could not reveal many of his findings that needed additional substantiation in order to have an air-tight, “courtroom-ready” case. This, of course led many uninformed, misinformed and even misguided people to doubt the existence of any such evidence, and fed the media frenzy in their attacks against Zullo and his investigation. The attacks even began coming from those who were supposedly on the side of truth.

As the investigation progressed, Mike Zullo and those working the case with him knew what they had discovered and possessed: Evidence that the Obama long form birth certificate was a forged document. He has prima facie evidence to support such findings.

Mike Zullo also knew what they needed: The incontrovertible, bullet-proof process by which the document was created. Not a method that could closely resemble the process or end result, but the exact method used that could be replicated in court and convince a jury. The “how.”


Mike Zullo admitted that the investigation had taken quite a toll during this five-year period. He confided to Carl Gallups, his friend and a former law enforcement officer himself (and one who publicly covered this investigation), that he was ready to throw in the towel on more than one occasion. The ad hominem attacks by the media, politicians, and even more troubling, by his supposed friends and allies due to the rampant mischaracterizations of his investigation was becoming oppressive.

Meanwhile, Mike Zullo continued his tenacious investigation and research, searching for the key to unlock the methods employed to create the forged document. He had already made the case for forgery, but still needed to identify the exact means used. As the 2016 election saw the defeat of incumbent Sheriff Joe Arpaio by his Soros-backed opponent, he was also running out of time to do so.

It was only within the last several weeks that the needed breakthrough was realized. The process by which the forged document was created was identified and precisely replicated. The findings were the result of the individual and combined efforts of Reed Hayes, a certified questioned document examiner from Hawaii, a digital forensic examiner from Italy-based Forlab, a multimedia forensics laboratory, and Mike Zullo’s videographer who had been assisting him on the video compilations for presentation.

With little time to spare, the needed information was finally identified. It can now be officially stated with absolute certainty that the document that resides on the White House website purported to be Obama’s true “Certificate of Live Birth” is a manufactured forgery.

Of course, there is more.

This preliminary report merely provides the necessary context for the evidence found and addresses the misinformation that has plagued this investigation from the start.

In my forthcoming reports, I will provide the information that can be publicly shared, courtesy of lead investigator Mike Zullo and Carl Gallups, the latter who has been involved in the proper public disclosure of the facts of this case, as well as others.

Undoubtedly, there will be many people who will ask, why now? The answer is simple and has already been addressed, but it bears repeating. This investigation was not driven by any political agenda, but by the timing of the evidence developed. Mike Zullo held true to the investigative concept of letting the evidence direct the investigation, however long it might take.

Notably, though, this investigation was impeded by individuals in positions of power and further obfuscated by the corporate media. To be clear, this investigation was never about the birthplace or parental lineage of Barack Hussein Obama II. It was always about the authenticity of the federal identifying document of Obama. And that document has been identified as a manufactured forgery.

As stated by both Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Mike Zullo, the information is new, the implications are profound and equally disturbing. Stay tuned.

By Douglas J. Hagmann

“There were threats made.” – Mike Zullo, Lead Investigator, Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff’s Cold Case Posse

11 July 2013: With each passing day, it becomes more evident that the United States is a “captured operation,” and has been taken over from within. At the epicenter of the tyrannical takeover is none other than Barack Hussein Obama, a man also known as Barry Soetoro. The terrifying yet largely unreported fact is that after two elections and nearly five years, we still do not know with certainty the legal name, true legal identity or status of the man holding the highest office in America. Equally disturbing, and something that should concern everyone, is that anyone who continues to raise questions about Obama’s eligibility status or the authenticity of his long form birth certificate is either subjected to public ridicule or worse, threats to their safety.

This issue was again brought to the forefront last month when Mike Zullo, lead investigator for the Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff’s Cold Case Posse tasked with looking into the Obama eligibility matter, held a public update regarding the status of their investigation. Mr. Zullo publicly confirmed the facts contained in an exclusive report published on August 4, 2009 by me and Canada Free Press founding editor Judi McLeod, when we jointly disclosed that a national talk show host stated that he was threatened with his career, “or worse,” should he talk about the issue of Barack Hussein Obama’s birth records to a national audience.

About three minutes into his public investigative update, Mr. Zullo stated: “I have been in contact with prominent media people, I cannot and will not disclose their identities that was the commitment I made. They fear for their jobs and some fear for their safety. There were threats made. There were people threatened with their occupations, losing their occupation if they continue this.”

According to Mr. Zullo, the corporate media is intentionally refusing to address this matter, which also includes the issue of a demonstrably fraudulent federal document, Barack Hussein Obama’s long form birth certificate, being published on the official White House website. Mr. Zullo stated that his interim report of investigation is currently about 325 pages long with another 80 pages to be added shortly. He expects the final investigative report to be somewhere about 700-800 pages long, and will also include matters pertaining to Obama’s selective service registration and social security number controversies.

Regarding the authenticity of the long form birth certificate posted on the White House website, detective Zullo described the document as “fatally flawed” and not a valid document at all. He stated that the identifying document purported by the White House to be a true copy of the original long form birth certificate is a manual creation by someone with planning and intent and contains proof of “human manipulation.” He also stated that the document “could not survive judicial scrutiny on any level,” adding that the  creation or manipulation of a legal document is a felony.

The image posted on the White House website of Obama’s purported long form birth certificate was also examined by Reed Hayes, a highly credentialed certified document examiner. Mr. Hayes concluded: “In over 20 years of examining documentation of various types, I have never seen a document that is so seriously questionable in so many respects. In my opinion, the birth certificate is entirely fabricated.”

Threats and intimidation continue

It’s been nearly four years since we were the first to report that high profile media personalities were threatened with their careers as well as their “safety” should they persist in talking about the legal identity and eligibility of the man known as Barack Hussein Obama. We provided the documentation to Detective Zullo and the Cold Case Posse immediately upon its formation. We are aware that the threats continue even today to those in positions to expose the greatest hoax and gravest threat ever perpetrated on America.

Who is it that holds the most powerful position in America? What is the true, legal identity of the man who has “fundamentally changed” this country so much in such a short period of time, and is capable of changing it even more? Who is behind the face of power, and just who is setting the course of our country? These questions have yet to be satisfactorily answered. Soon, merely asking them will be made into a criminal act as our freedoms are continually eroded by a man whose identity remains in question.

As the silence and the media blackout of this matter continues, all three branches of our government appear to have been captured by an enemy from within. The corporate media is complicit in keeping the American public in the dark about the truth behind the identity of the most powerful man in the world.

It is clear that our elected officials have been compromised into silence, as well as our judiciary. We, however, will not be silenced, for it is the fate of our nation that is at stake. We must stand behind the investigative efforts of the Cold Case Posse, and continue to push for answers to the most troubling questions that have ever faced a nation.

We have never been, nor will we now be intimidated into silence.

Prepare. Pray.

By Douglas J. Hagmann

America and the world today are in chaos. Wars, rumors of wars, high gasoline prices, increasing food prices, growing divisions among races and between classes, and current and impending financial collapses dominate the headlines. Critics and detractors of Barack Hussein Obama claim that it is a result of his failed policies that our house and much of the world are in such disarray. Investigation into the man known as Barack Hussein Obama II and the people behind him suggests otherwise.

The chaos that presently exists domestically and across the globe is destined to get worse, but it’s not due to Obama’s inexperience or failed policies. Instead, it is the direct result of the implementation of his successful policies. The chaos in which we find ourselves is exactly what has been planned for decades. Chaos is the tactic, the means to an end, and not the result of the failure of policy by the man known as Barack Hussein Obama II.

We have seen only the tip of the full frontal assault of the chaos planned for this country. Actually, we haven’t seen anything yet.

Connect the dots

Investigative findings suggest that our present disorder was crafted long ago, compliments of a shadowy cabal of government leaders and their often unwitting lackeys, complicit media moguls, and their eye-candy mouthpieces, and ideologues intent on changing the United States and thus the world. While this might sound like a bad fictional plot from the film noir genre, a good bit of investigation indicates otherwise.

Before dismissing such musings as delusional fodder, carefully consider the current state of our country – and the world – and start to connect the dots, stepping backward chronologically. As you do, understand that the traditional right-left political paradigm with which we’ve been indoctrinated no longer exists, except as a distraction to the viewers and listeners of political talk shows hosted by highly paid ornaments who dutifully adhere to narrow scripts of approved show content.

The “necessity” Obama-Soetoro narrative

Our founding fathers had the vision to understand that the biggest threat to our Republic is from within. That’s the reason that the founders placed a natural-born restriction clause for President at the time the U.S. Constitution was drafted. They understood that there was a contemporaneous threat from a Trojan Horse president, as well as a future threat, despite the other checks and balances constructed within our government. Over time, however, communist influence in our schools and media continued to dilute the literal interpretation of the Constitution. Such revision changed or ignored history-altering events, such as the infiltration of Communists into our federal government in the post-World War II era. History has been revised. As the famous novelist George Orwell once stated, “He who controls the present controls the past. He who controls the past controls the future.” That has never been so true as today.

Since 2008, coherent discussion of the bona fides of Barack Hussein Obama II as they relate to his constitutional eligibility has been declared off limits, except to mock and marginalize those who bring up the issue. His association with communists, socialists and other “radicals” has been deliberately downplayed, revised, and in some cases, rewritten. This, thanks to the incestuous corporate ownership of big media, which has collectively ensured that legitimate discussion into the legend that is Barack Hussein Obama II, a/k/a Barry Soetoro has been effectively nullified. Unfortunately, and in many cases, it’s paychecks over patriotism.

Who is Barack Hussein Obama II, a/k/a Barry Soetoro?

To fully understand what is taking place today and, more importantly, what is being planned for tomorrow, we must identify the actors involved in fomenting chaos. Let’s first consider the meteoric rise of the virtually unknown community organizer Barack Hussein Obama II, a/k/a Barry Soetoro.

People who have questioned his constitutional eligibility to hold office, known by the pejorative term “birthers,” are a troublesome lot among for the Progressives and the establishment Republicans. The issue, however, extends well beyond the Constitutional formality of where Obama was born, as the formal admission that his parental lineage, as questionable as it still is, officially denies him eligibility of the office.

This is not about the Certification of Live Birth, however, as much regarding this has already been written, except for this: any seasoned investigator experienced in conducting background investigations knows that there is no valid substitute for the actual authenticated paper document. When there is an outright refusal to allow for a legitimate inspection of an actual document, combined with an overt redirection of investigators’ attention away from the hardcopy form, there is always something hidden. Always.

Based on extensive research and investigation, this investigator has identified at least 135 legal actions brought against Barack Hussein Obama II, a/k/a Barry Soetoro, by plaintiffs demanding authenticated evidence of his eligibility to hold the office of President of the United States. These actions span various venues, from hearings in various courts and before administrative law judges to the more recent state ballot challenges. In each instance, “team Obama” prevailed.

In many cases, legal giant Perkins Coie defended Obama against these lawsuits. Perkins Coie made headlines in 2006 when they represented Salim Ahmed Hamdan, the alleged driver, and bodyguard of Osama Bin Laden.

According to legal financial documents, Obama paid Perkins Coie over $2.5 million in fees to defend him on a variety of issues from October 2008 through the end of 2010. It is unclear exactly how much of that $2.5 million was earmarked for defending Obama against eligibility challenges.

So, from this investigator’s perspective, along with Mike Zullo, lead investigator of the Maricopa County, Arizona Cold Case Posse tasked with conducting a law enforcement-sanctioned background investigation of Barack Hussein Obama II, it can be concluded that we do not know the legal name or legal status of the individual holding the highest elected office in the United States.

If an American citizen lies to a federal official, they can be charged with a felony. What happens when a federal official lies to the American people? Nothing, it would appear.

Therefore the question still remains: Who is Barack Hussein Obama II, a/k/a Barry Soetoro?

Beyond the birth issue

Some will continue to deride those who adhere to the importance of the Certification of Live Birth. Supporters of “Obama the American” are a prolific and vocal bunch, yet become silent or full of excuses as questions are naturally extended to his refusal to release other records of relevance that would provide valuable and necessary insight into the man currently at the helm of our nation.

Obama-Soetoro has repeatedly refused to produce documentation that former presidents have traditionally provided. In the case of Obama-Soetoro, his passport records, school records from kindergarten forward, Punahou School records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, his Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, University of Chicago scholarly articles, Illinois State Bar Association records, Illinois State Senate records and schedules (reportedly “lost”), medical records, important family records including the Obama/Dunham marriage license and divorce documents, and any adoption records remain off limits.

From the perspective of an investigator, there are compelling reasons for Obama-Soetoro to keep these records private, and none are likely to bode well for the putative president. In total, releasing authenticated documents of all of the above would create an accurate historical profile of the man in the Oval Office, which we do not have. Instead, we have the Obama-Soetoro legend, manufactured by… whom? And why?

I pledge allegiance to…

Consider that Obama is, in part, an artifact of the intentional “Balkanization” of America. Look at the historical immigration policies, the intentional lack of enforcement of illegal immigration, and other related issues and question why. Globalists have been constantly attacking our national identity and culture well beyond what was intended and engraved on the Statue of Liberty.

The legend of Barack Hussein Obama II involves much more than a Certification of Live Birth. It’s about the very issue our cautioned by our founders. It’s allegiance to the United States of America and the survival of our nation as a free, Representative Republic.

The founders believed that a natural-born citizen would be more inclined to have a “natural” allegiance to the country in which they were born and the principles on which our country was founded. they would protect our freedoms, and the rights of citizens, and side with America in international disputes. Are we seeing this in the narrative of Barack Hussein Obama II?


Another question involves the unprecedented contributions made to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. The amount is somewhere between $650 to $750 million, depending on the source, and a lot of that money reportedly originated from outside of this country. Is this what the founders intended? What strings came with such contributions?

On the morning of Obama’s first day in office of January 21, 2009, one of the first, if not the first phone call he made as American leader was to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Less than five months later, on June 4, 2009, Obama kicked off his American apology tour in a speech at Cairo University in Egypt, co-hosted by Al-Azhar University. Obama “honored” a promise made during his presidential campaign to give a major address to Muslims from a Muslim capital during his first few months as president. To date, Obama has not yet stepped foot in Israel, our only democratic ally in the Middle East.

The list could continue ad nauseum and include the recent statement of collusion made in front of a “hot” microphone to the Russians about missile defense. There are numerous other examples that can be used to question the true allegiance of the man known as Barack Hussein Obama II.

Perhaps most troubling, however, is what we are seeing played out on our domestic front. Recall that history has been revised to downplay Obama’s associations with Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Rashid Khalidi, Jeff Jones, and many other communist, socialists, Leninists and Marxists revolutionaries. Recall their objectives, and put them in perspective to current events.

Peering into the Obama-Soetoro domestic playbook

“Our primary task is to build a Marxist-Leninist revolutionary movement. The American system is racist, capitalist and imperialist. We must arm ourselves. I believe we are going to have a revolutionary change in society. -Michael Klonsky 1969 SDS Center, Washington, DC (with Bernadine Dohrn and Allen Young)

Revolutionaries thrive on chaos. Protests offer the opportunity to spread chaos, and in nearly every protest, trained agitators of the Progressives appear on site to inflame passions, and foment disorder and violence.

This putative president and the powers behind him knew the consequences of fueling the Arab Spring, from our role in Tunisia to Egypt, and the chaos that would result. Equally important, he knew the ramifications that would result from his polarizing statements pertaining to the Trayvon Martin case and the racial divide that would be exacerbated.

He knows the results of our oppressive domestic energy policy, which is exacerbating the economic divide within the U.S. and the societal upheaval that will result.

He knows the results of our unlimited monetary printing presses that will bring our economy to its knees. So emboldened is Obama that he continues to work with Jon Corzine of MF Global, the man behind the missing $1.6 billion of American’s money. He knows that the economic collapse of America is coming. He knows that there will be riots in the streets.

Is he preparing for it? Yes, but not in the manner that a truly American president should.

Obama, the Emperor

Consider recent executive orders and other executive actions as “big dots” in our dot-connecting exercise. The importance or relevance of these executive orders in our normal existence has either been downplayed or ignored by the media and are subject to ridicule when brought up in political discussions. After all, they’ve been standard procedure since 1789.

DOT: On Friday, April 13, 2012, Obama signed an executive order titled ” Supporting Safe and Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources.” This order is a stepping stone for the takeover of the natural gas (and related) industry. Moreover, it creates an oversight group headed by Ceclia Munoz, chairman of the White House Domestic Policy Council, who connected to globalist George Soros and a number of other socialist groups antagonistic to private U.S. energy production.

DOT: On Friday, March 16, 2012, Obama signed the order on National Defense Resources Preparedness, which dramatically expanded the Defense Production Act of 1950 and essentially gives Obama the power to take over our national resources and infrastructure for reasons that are no longer limited to times of war or declared states of national emergency.

DOT: On February 9, 2012, Obama signed Executive Order 13600, “Establishing the President’s Global Development Council,” which is an enhancement of the 2010 National Security Strategy and the Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development. In short, it is internal subjugation to a global agenda or global governance.

DOT: Consider that the Department of Homeland Security recently acquisitioned 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition (an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, one-year contract with 4 option years). Hollow points, as well, are not used for target practice. Also, consider that the Department of Agriculture has ordered 326,000 rounds of mixed-caliber ammunition this month.

DOT: Consider that the executive branch has the unfettered authority to execute American Citizens deemed “a threat.”

DOT: Several unconfirmed reports indicate that the Department of Homeland Security has ordered Mine Resistant Anti-personnel Carriers (MRAPs) for deployment in the United States.

DOT: During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in March, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey openly admitted that their authority comes not from the U.S. Constitution, but they take their orders from the United Nations and NATO, international bodies over which the American people have no democratic influence.

DOT: Consider other reports of FEMA quarters being readied here in the U.S., ostensibly for disaster relief and protection of its citizens. In consideration of everything else taking place, can we afford to take their word for this “preparation?”

Readers can fill in numerous other “dots” unaddressed here. The point is that it would appear that final preparations are being made not necessarily for the protection of our citizens but against them. By a man in the Oval Office whose legal name we do not know and whose allegiance is suspect at best.

Get ready, Americans. Understand the playbook.

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