Congress “Coached” on Obama’s Eligibility Issue | Research Office Memo Includes Attack

How Congress was prepped to dismiss ‘birthers’

By Jerome R. Corsi|WorldNetDaily The Congressional Research Service issued a memo to prepare members of Congress to rebut and defuse questions constituents were asking regarding Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility under the “natural born citizen” requirement of the Constitution.

CRS staff member Jerry W. Mansfield, an information research specialist in the Knowledge Services Group, confirmed to WND that he authored the June 5, 2009, CRS memo entitled “Qualifications of Barack Obama to Be President of the United States.”

WND has posted the CRS memo on for download.

Attached to the memo was an attack piece published by to dismiss claims that Obama’s short-form Certification of Live Birth, or COLB, originally published during the 2008 presidential campaign by, was a forgery. The memo was addressed to Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Calif., and sent to Jeffrey Post, a staff member in the congressman’s office.

Attached to the memo were copies of four articles from the Internet aimed at debunking and dismissing arguments questioning Obama’s eligibility. The CRS memo surfaced with a fax cover sheet sent by staffer Jeffrey Post from Bilbray’s Washington, D.C., office June 8, 2009, three days after Mansfield authored the memo and compiled the Internet attachments.

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