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‘Birther’ War: Original Obama Conspiracy Theorist Accuses Orly Taitz of Seeking False Testimony

Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 08:00 | Sep 16, 2009 21:41
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Katharine Tate

One of the strangest figures in the universe of Barack Obama conspiracy theories is Lawrence Sinclair, a 47-year old man with a long criminal record who, as Ben Smith notes, has made “outlandish allegations … that began with sex and drugs and moved on to murder.” It’s not worth repeating the allegations that Sinclair made in a January 2008 YouTube video, now deleted, but they have made the cover of multiple editions of the Globe tabloid and been turned into a self-published book with the libel-dodging title “Barack Obama & Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder?

It’s hard to overstate how strange Sinclair’s campaign has been. He held a June 2008 event at the National Press Club after which he was arrested on an outstanding Delaware warrant. He has uploaded videos of himself eating in undisclosed locations and singing “America, the Beautiful.” In an old, now-deleted YouTube account, he uploaded phone calls he’d made to the DNC, the Obama campaign, and even Obama’s grandmother in Hawaii.

The punchline? He’s taking on Orly Taitz and accusing her of trying to give false testimony for one of her “birther” lawsuits.

I will be faxing to the United States District Court in Santa Ana, California as well as to the U.S. Attorney’s Office an Affidavit informing Judge Carter that on September 7, 2009 Orly Taitz did knowingly and intentionally ask me to appear before his Court on September 8, 2009 and give knowingly false testimony for the purpose of obtaining “expedited discovery,” and to gain publicity for my book.

Here’s the full account:

I have tried to stay neutral in the cases of Orly Taitz and have even tolerated the attacks from her and her supporters. I will no longer. Orly Taitz needs to be held accountable and responsible for her actions and her actions need to be made public.

I tried to be as polite as possible when explaining how I was contacted by Orly Taitz and what transpired on September 7, 2009 in personal meetings with her. Seems Taitz and her supporters have decided they need to engage in attacks and making false statements in a chat room by the name of “Tavern of the Ghostfighter (Correction)” and other sites to try and keep up the FRAUD that I am now convinced Orly Taitz is engaged in.

Allow me to correct one thing being claimed by Taitz and her marks: Orly Taitz at no time was in any airport with me and never once yelled at me anywhere. Now to make such claims is a bit telling as to her motives.

Later today I will be faxing to the United States District Court in Santa Ana, California as well as to the U.S. Attorney’s Office an Affidavit informing Judge Carter that on September 7, 2009 Orly Taitz did knowingly and intentionally ask me to appear before his Court on September 8, 2009 and give knowingly false testimony for the purpose of obtaining “expedited discovery,” and to gain publicity for my book.

I have made it clear from my first going public on YouTube January 17, 2008 that I will stand by the truth and would not allow anyone to misrepresent my statements nor would I be dishonest in any way. Orly Taitz as an officer of the court engaged in behavior that if allowed to go unquestioned will harm any and all valid claims made on Barack Obama’s eligibility now or in the future. In the words of an Orly Taitz supporter, “She can’t lie and ask others to lie at the same time accusing Obama of lying. Lets get to the truth but we have to be honest in doing so.”

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Katharine Tate | I’m a native of Massachusetts, where I earned bachelor's degrees in Health: Science, Society, and Policy and Sculpture from Brandeis University. I enjoy assisting and inspiring women in all aspects of their lives, and I consider myself a partner in their OB an GYN treatment. I particularly enjoy forming relationships with young women and assisting them in determining their healthcare needs and goals. I love to travel, create metal and fiber art, cook, and spend time outside. Also, I’m fluent in both German and American Sign Language.

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