As a result of an investigation into the validity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate, Sheriff Joe Arpaio has received numerous death threats, World Net Daily reported Thursday.
“I plan to kill Joe Arpaio first,” one threat declared. “He will be filled with a thousand bullet holes before the year is out. I promise you this – Arpaio won’t **** with Obama.”
Jerome Corsi adds:
Maricopa County Deputy Chief David Trombi told WND that all death threats are being thoroughly investigated, with the intent to hold the culprits legally responsible for their actions.
“We can’t take the risk of ignoring a threat, regardless how wild or crazy the threat may appear,” Trombi said.
In September, Azcentral.com reported that Arpaio said his office would investigate claims by a local Tea Party group who questions the authenticity of the document Obama presented as his birth certificate.
Corsi adds that the investigation has expanded beyond the birth certificate, and is examining Obama’s “history in regard to his eligibility to be president under Article 2, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution.”
The investigation was assigned to a “Cold Case Posse” consisting of five unnamed members who would not be compensated for their work.
“The investigators on the Cold Case Posse are doing a great job,” Arpaio said. “They are all law enforcement professionals, and they are all volunteers putting in a lot of hours at no taxpayer expense.”
Arpaio’s investigative team has amassed hundreds of pages of documentation and taken testimony from dozens of experts in preparation for a final phase of field investigation
On Tuesday, Arpaio posted on his Facebook page a reference to a Globe Magazine report citing inside sources in the White House who say President Obama and the First Lady are in “a panic” over the Maricopa County investigation.
A preliminary report is expected to be released in February, and Arpaio promises the findings will “be controversial but based in facts.”
Corsi also notes that death threats are nothing new to the tough Arizona Sheriff.
“The threats regarding the Obama investigation may set a new standard for partisanship, but they are nothing new,” Trombi said. “Four separate Mexican drug cartels have placed bounties totaling $4 million on his head. That’s about as serious as you can get, and the sheriff has had to live with this for years.”
Arpaio endorsed Raul Labrador (R-ID) in his successful congressional campaign against Democrat Walt Minick in the 2010 elections, and he has recently endorsed Texas Governor Rick Perry.
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