WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Attorney General William Barr has announced the appointment of a special prosecutor to oversee a Justice Department investigation into the authenticity of former president Barack Obama’s birth certificate. “This is something that President Trump and I both agree is long overdue,” Attorney General William Barr told reporters during a press briefing at the Department of Justice on Tuesday.
“The president has asked me to appoint a competent nonpartisan prosecutor to spearhead the investigation,” Attorney General Barr explained. Mr. Barr went on to say that due to “the desolate state” of the DOJ, he saw no other option but to appoint himself as special counsel for the birth certificate investigation. “I cannot, in good faith, trust anyone other than myself to lead an investigation of this magnitude,” the attorney general concluded.
While Mr. Barr declined to elaborate on the nature of the investigation, he said Justice Department lawyers are preparing subpoenas for a number of individuals believed to be associated with the birth of Barack Hussein Obama on August 4, 1961. “In the coming weeks we will issue subpoenas for those individuals charged with record keeping at the Honolulu hospital where Mr. Obama was allegedly born,” the attorney general stated, adding that the doctors who “allegedly delivered” the infant Obama -or their next of kin- will also be called to testify.
In an official statement released Wednesday, former CIA director and acting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Department of State is lending “limited support” to Mr. Barr’s investigation. “We at the State Department are working closely with our counterparts in the Kenyan government to locate a witch doctor who is suspected of masterminding the plot to conceal Barack Obama’s national origin,” the statement read.
“This is about seeking absolute confirmation that Barack Obama was actually eligible to hold office from 2008 until 2016,” a senior White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press, told The Washington Times. “In the end we’re looking at the immediate removal of all Obama-era appointees including federal judges and Supreme Court Justices; not to mention a full reversal of any Obama policies and pardons that President Trump may have missed or overlooked,” the official told The Times.
Although both the Obama White House and the state of Hawaii have produced copies of Mr. Obama’s long-form birth certificate, President Donald J. Trump believes both to be forgeries and has long called for an investigation into their legitimacy. “They’ve got an entire black market for fake birth certificates,” then-candidate Trump told Fox News host Chris Wallace in 2015, adding, “It’s a terrible thing what they’re doing on that island.”
The Department of Justice investigation into the validity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate -along with his status as an American citizen- is expected to last at least two and a half years and will cost U.S. taxpayers upwards of $250 million.