For the last couple of years, ever since Obama became a serious candidate, the birthers have charged that he has paid his lawyers huge sums of money to hide his birth certificate and all his other records. The sum keeps going up. It was one million, then a more precise sounding $1.4 million, and now it is two million dollars, and sometimes “more than two million”.
I’m putting this is GQ because I don’t want a debate on his birth certificate or anything else. I want a factual answer to something I can’t find by Googling. There’s an old thread on this but it doesn’t answer the money part.
Is there a birther text that lays out who these lawyers are, how they are “building walls” to hide his records, or anything else that says what exactly they are spending all this money on?
It can’t merely be that this is the sum of money he has spent to defend cases. As far as I can tell, he has never been the defendant in any case, such as the Supreme Court battles to get his “real” birth certificate made public. Besides, the numbers appeared long before any of these cases went to court.
Have the people making this accusation ever given any facts to support this? An “ur” document, so to speak, that everybody has been parroting since? Any source that somebody can cite?
I realize that I may be offending someone by using the term birther. Tough. This is no different from using terms like “moon hoaxer” or “truther” or “goldbug”. They are crazy conspiracy theories, not political beliefs.