But the timing raised questions from the Post.
"Why, for example, did Obama officials wait so long to tamp down rumors that have dogged the president since the 2008 presidential campaign? Why did they release the forms on the very day that Trump is making his first visit to New Hampshire, and during a week when Obama is slated to make other major announcements about his national security team?" the newspaper wrote.
While the White House denied any connection, the sequence reveals that following weeks of discussions by Trump, on April 20 "Where's the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President" skyrocketed to the No. 1 spot among all books on Amazon.com, the next day Corley was authorized to find the document and on April 22 Obama signed a letter to state officials making the formal request for help.
Dan Pfeiffer, White House communications director, said the administration considered the issue closed.
First, it was The Donald (Donald Trump) that started getting media attention by requesting the President to show his long-form birth certificate. That went on for just about a month, and the President did nothing. The Donald has now been claiming that he is responsible for getting the President to do something, like showing the birth certificate. REALLY? NO! I don't think so!
I think this story at WND.com is much more accurate than Donald Trump's pumped up ego trying to take the credit. Since Donald was on "The View," it had been around a month. But, when the Drudge Report mentioned the book, "Where's the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President," and it went to #1 of ALL books at Amazon, in less than a week later, Barack Obama is releasing that long-lost long-form birth certificate from the State of Hawaii (you know, the one that even Hawaii's Gov. Neal Abercrombie couldn't locate). I'm just sayin'...
Rocket to No. 1! Drudge ponders 'Obama's true identity'
Definitive book on presidential eligibility hits top spot on Amazon
Obama demanded detailed birth certificate after continued questions
'Obama blinked. Now game begins'
Author suggests disputed presidency won't survive publication of book's information
Aligning birth certificate statements, evidence ~ By Jerome R. Corsi
Descriptions of document have varied by witness
Graphics pros challenge Obama birth certificate
Layers of images found in released computer document raise doubts
A tale of two birth certificates ~ By Jerome R. Corsi
'Rosetta Stone' documents provide comparison
Obama's half-sister raises birth-certificate doubts
Claims despite 'adoption' by Indonesian stepfather, it is U.S. 'law' that matters
Hawaii governor can't find Obama birth certificate ~ By Jerome R. Corsi
January 18, 2011 ~ 8:05 pm Eastern: Suggests controversy could hurt president's re-election chances
UPDATE: Another excellent related story to keep in mind today:
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It's not about the birth certificate but the Constitution ~ By Anthony Martin
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Guess what prompted Obama to release birth certificate!
Request to Hawaii came day after Corsi book hit No. 1
April 29, 2011 ~ 8:57 pm Eastern
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WASHINGTON – Barack Obama finally has released his long-form birth certificate from Hawaii, and a Washington Post report today explains how the decision came about because of the president's distress that questions about his eligibility were dominating news cycles and his important messages were getting no traction.
So it happened on April 21, White House Counsel Robert Bauer told Anne Kornblut at the Post, that he asked Obama's outside counsel, Judy Corley of Perkins Coie, to contact the Hawaii Department of Health to find out what would be needed to get the copies of the birth certificate.
That, of course, was less than a full day after the definitive book on presidential eligibility, "Where's the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President," was featured on the Drudge Report and rocketed to No. 1 on Amazon – weeks before it even is due to the published.
The in-depth investigation of Obama is by two-time No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Jerome Corsi, and the Drudge Report declared, "The street date is a LONG month away, and author Jerome Corsi, the man who torpedoed John Kerry's presidential dreams with SWIFT BOAT, has gone underground and is holding his new findings this close."
Drudge wondered then whether the president's attorneys will "attempt to interfere with the book's distribution?" and whether the book will "finally – once and for all – put an end to the growing controversy?"
The Post reported the president's concerns had been raised when he was interviewed by ABC's George Stephanopoulos – and he expected a discussion of financial issues.
Instead, he was peppered with questions about his eligibility controversy – an issue that possible 2012 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump had elevated from being a topic of strong interest across America to the mainstream issue of the 2012 race.
Trump had consulted repeatedly with researchers assembled by WND to investigate the Obama eligibility issue in his campaign.
The Post reported that suddenly there was a "growing sense within the White House that the mainstream media was perpetuating a dangerous myth."
Obama, described by the Post as "incredulous," was warned that the questions might even rise to confront him. So it was on April 19, the newspaper said, Obama asked about getting a copy of his form.
"'It wasn't one specific thing' that tipped the scales, a senior administration official said. But Trump was a major factor, by the White House's own admission, as the real estate mogul's near-constant interviews extended a discussion that the president found 'frivolous,'" the newspaper said.
Suddenly, Obama was the driving force behind getting the documentation.
Obama's long-form Certificate of Live Birth released by the White House
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