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article imageObama's birth certificate questions center on Hawaiian forms

By Michael Krebs     Apr 12, 2011 in Politics
With Donald Trump making renewed noise on President Obama's birth certificate and the legitimacy of the Obama presidency, questions have arisen on the birth documents commonly issued by Hawaii.
As the real estate billionaire and potential presidential candidate Donald Trump continued to ride on the nagging question of President Obama's birth certificate, new questions have been presented on the nature of the birth documents that the state of Hawaii issues to its residents and how those documents are issued.
For his part, Mr. Trump has sent a team to Hawaii to investigate the matter further, admitting that this birth certificate question is bigger than he had originally imagined it to be.
"Didn't think this was such a big deal, but I will tell you, it's turning out to be a very big deal because people now are calling me from all over saying please don't give up on this issue," Trump said, according to a KAIT post.
But many who support President Obama and who are fatigued with the birth certificate issue have argued that the documents released by Hawaiian officials, a "Certification of Live Birth," are the only documents released by the state, and that what the Obama administration has made public is all that exists to make public.
However, this argument does not appear to tell the whole story.
In a report released on World Net Daily, and documented with supporting photographs and digital scans, it appears that the Obama administration is holding back on the long form document readily available to Hawaiian residents.
The Obama campaign released a digital image of the document in 2008, but the shorter form document does not include details more commonly shared in the long form certificates that appeared to be readily available to the public, and this fact has raised further questions on full disclosure.
"But testimony and documents from others who have received them from the state simply by requesting them raises questions about the comments of Chiyome Fukino, former head of the state agency in charge of birth records, including those that may reveal details of Barack Obama's 1961 birth," Bob Unruh reported in World Net Daily on Monday.
"What he got, everybody got," Fukino told MSNBC on Monday in response to Mr. Trump's position on the matter. "He put out exactly what everybody gets when they ask for a birth certificate."
But the World Net Daily report details the inaccuracy of this statement.
Fox News questioned Trump on whether or not he felt the issue would backfire on him, but Mr. Trump seemed convinced that there was fire behind the smoke.
"Greta, his grandmother said very plainly that he was born in Kenya, until all of the handlers went crazy, and then 60 seconds later, she maybe came up with a different answer, but nobody really heard it. I mean, there's a lot of crazy things going on here," Trump said.
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