Cold Case Posse demands answers: Were microfilm copies of President Obama’s draft card destroyed?

Investigators now want to examine microfilm records in the custody of the Selective Service System to determine whether President Obama registered for selective service in Honolulu on July 29, 1980. Photo: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 – Lead investigator Michael Zullo of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (ARIZ) “Cold Case Posse” dispatched an urgent letter on Wednesday to Selective Service System Director Lawrence Romo, demanding to know if the federal agency has custody of microfilm which presumably contains President Barack Obama’s draft registration form. 

“In the unfortunate event that microfilm has been destroyed,” Mr. Zullo writes, “please advise of the date the records were destroyed, and the location at which they were destroyed.”

Letter written by Cold Case Posse investigator Mike Zullo demanding microfilm (click to enlarge)

Letter written by Cold Case Posse investigator Mike Zullo demanding microfilm (click to enlarge)

The letter follows Sunday’s discovery by Communities @WashingtonTimes.com that the Selective Service System published new privacy rules, changing the status of microfilm copies of draft registration forms from “federal records” to “nonrecords”. 

Nonrecord microfilm copies are subject to disposal.

The new privacy rules were published September 20, 2011, four days after a report in World Net Daily that Sheriff Joe Arpaio was opening a “Cold Case Posse” investigation to explore allegations that a copy of President Obama’s draft card released in 2008 is a forgery.  

“Cold Case Posse” investigators announced at a March 1, 2012 press conference that the 2008 copy of President Obama’s draft card, released under the Freedom of Information Act less than a week before the presidential election, was “fraudulently created.”

Investigators now want to examine microfilm records in the custody of the Selective Service System to determine whether President Obama registered for selective service in Honolulu on July 29, 1980. Selective Service System officials maintain that the President registered on that date.

“We would like to be assured of the disposition of the microfilm reel(s) containing President Obama’s Selective Service registration form. Please indicate whether or not you have possession of the microfilm reel(s) containing President Obama’s records, or access to them. In the unfortunate event the microfilm reel(s) containing President Obama’s Selective Service registration form have been destroyed, please advise of the date the records were destroyed, and the location at which they were destroyed.”

-       May 9, 2012 Letter from Lead Investigator Michael Zullo to Selective Service System Director Lawrence Romo

Mr. Zullo’s letter is the third written request to Selective Service System officials from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office seeking access to President Obama’s registration records.

As was the case with a March 28, 2012 letter sent by Sheriff Arpaio, Wednesday’s letter requests a response within ten business days.

Mr. Zullo recently told Communites @WashingtonTimes.com that he believes that Selective Service System officials are “stonewalling” requests from his agency for access to President Obama’s registration records.

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Also read the news story that started it all: The question of President Obama’s draft card: Has evidence been destroyed?


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