Former McClatchy Editor: ‘We Assigned a Reporter to Go to Kenya’ After Clinton Operative Urged Birther Investigation

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Breitbart: David Goldstein of McClatchy reports on two supporters of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 primary campaign against Barack Obama who pushed the false “birther” narrative that Obama was born in Kenya. One of the supporters was Clinton’s longtime confidant Sidney Blumenthal who pitched the story to McClatchy’s former Washington Bureau Chief James Asher.

From McClatchy:

Meanwhile, former McClatchy Washington Bureau Chief James Asher tweeted Friday that Blumenthal had “told me in person” that Obama was born in Kenya.

“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.  MORE

See Also:

Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager Admits 2008 Birther Link.

Patti Solis Doyle, who was Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager in 2008 until the Iowa caucuses, admitted on Friday that a Clinton campaign staffer had, in fact, circulated the Birther conspiracy theory that Barack Obama was born outside the U.S. and therefore potentially ineligible to serve in the presidency.


17 Comments on Former McClatchy Editor: ‘We Assigned a Reporter to Go to Kenya’ After Clinton Operative Urged Birther Investigation

  1. Factcheck.Org: “There’s No Evidence That Clinton Or Her Campaign Had Anything To Do With Bogus Claims That Obama Wasn’t Born In The United States And Thus Was Ineligible To Be President.”

    Politifact Found “There Is No Record That Clinton Or Anyone Within Her Campaign Ever Advanced The Charge That Obama Was Not Born In The United States.”

    Politifact Rated Trump’s Statement That Clinton Started The Birther Movement As False.

    Na na na na naaaa….. seeeeee!

    Yeah, and if my Aunt had balls she’d be my Uncle!
    Whut I see is that you can call anything a “Fact” these days. I wasn’t born yesterday. I’ve watch this Crunt and her criminal business partner she calls a “husband” for over a quarter of a century and know what she’s like. What I also see is how cooly and smoothly Hillary can stand in front of the country telling brazen bald-faced lies! The absolute dishonesty of this cold, calculating, deceitful, duplicitous, self-serving, money-grubbing, power-hungry, Bitch is only exceeded by her unbridled greed and lust for money and absolute power!

  2. That med-stoked twitter volley she let loose after Trump’s presser sounded desperate. Through the haze, she’s was able to see what he did there. Now every single MSM mouthpice is blaring “Hillary dindunuffin birfer!” and by Monday, James Asher and David Goldstein will be the most evil, lying pieces of shit ever. And all for what?

  3. This whole smear she concocted was meant to coincide with her speeches in DC this weekend–two!–with the Black Women’s Agenda Friday, and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Saturday. It seems her Black Weekend has been disrupted a bit by Trump’s impertinence.

    Then she’s going to Philadelphia Monday. I thought Philly was a lock for her. No?

  4. Did I miss the big reveal? The one where Obongo actually, irrefutably, and without question proved his parentage and birth place? So why is Breitbart referring to a “false birther narrative”? Weak.

  5. Why do none of these people point out that Obama claimed he was born in Kenya on the jacket of “his” book? So Obama was the original birther.

  6. @cato: When she screwed up and admitted how she really felt about patriotic Americans.




  7. I read a piece about Trump several years ago (before Trump was running for any office) where the author suggested that critics may want to fact check Trump’s statements carefully before claiming bullshit. Many of Trump’s bombastic statements actually turn out to be true.

    Along this line, the lack of shame by the MSM is astounding. In an effort to find dirt on Trump, the MSM will scoff at Trump statements that turn out to be correct, while ignoring Hillary’s blatant lies. No wonder press credibility is declining – these people are tools.

  8. My God the left must be shitting in their pants. We’ve come this far and now they’re throwing out the “Birther” thing. Once again this desperate shit slinging will slide off of Teflon Don where he will gather it up throw it back at them hitting them in the face and as usual they will end up eating shit.

  9. The question is why does
    Obongo Sertero use a SS #
    from a deceased guy from Conn. ???
    Who is Frank Marshall Davis ?
    and why did he have 17 FBI files
    on him and was a card carrying commie.

  10. Did anyone hear Shepard Smith on Fox News the other day excoriating Mr. Trump and calling him a liar over the birther issue?

  11. Everytime the deplorable Left distracts from the shape and mental state of Cankles by waving another lie at someone else, it comes back to bite their heads off. Facts are irrelevant to the Leftists. The bottom line is this: the Clintons (both of them) are mentally impaired, and neither one is able or should be allowed anywhere near the nuclear war football. Cankles is unstable, physically and mentally, as is patently obvious. Trump is stable, mentally and physically, to be President, and it is killing Slick and Hillary.

  12. I am also wondering about the punishment against the Clintons if they flub the power grabs on behalf of the NWO. That group has spent untold fortunes on the Clintons, and to lose now may have consequences on both their heads of a lasting and fatal nature.

  13. The McClatchy papers are, to my understanding, liberal and center left and have supported Clinton (or any Democrat) in the past so for a former bureau chief to state that the Clintons’ started the birther rumour is completely believable. The so-called fact-checkers that deny this are generally in the bag for the left and after reading some of their fact-checking stories one can believe they have tanked completely.

  14. Clinton’s campaign strategist developed the birther tactic. A Clinton staffer spread it when the campaign was coming in a disasterous 3rd in Iowa. Sid Blumenthal – long time Clinton ally and as Hillary says “friend” spreads the story to the media yet Hillary had nothing to do with it, McClatchy finds.

    How does she – and Obama – always get to play the victim while Trump and Republicans are guilty for things done by people they don’t know and never met?

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