But, oh-ho, what's all this? McClatchy: "2 Clinton supporters in ’08 reportedly shared Obama ‘birther’ story."
Two supporters of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign reportedly shared the claim that then-rival Barack Obama was not born in the United States and thus was not eligible to be president.Yeah, that's what a hatchet-man like Sid "The Shiv" Blumenthal is for, to keep Hillary's hands nice and clean. Here's a guy so toxic that the Obama White House banned him from contact with the Clinton State Department...so Hillary set up her private email server to keep up communications. He's denied the story, so of course it's the word of a known Clinton partisan versus a veteran journalist with nothing to gain.
One was a volunteer in Iowa, who was fired, Clinton’s former campaign manager said Friday. The other was Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal, according to a former McClatchy Washington Bureau chief.
In fact, there were several people publicly pushing the theory, which was repeated extensively on conservative news outlets. There were the two Clinton supporters, but there is no evidence that Clinton herself or her campaign spread the story.
Extra - Also, don't forget that a Clinton campaign staffer spread the birther conspiracy in 2008 but it's OK because he/she was fired really quick.
More - There's this 2011 Politico piece:
Then, as Obama marched toward the presidency, a new suggestion emerged: That he was not eligible to serve."First emerged."
That theory first emerged in the spring of 2008, as Clinton supporters circulated an anonymous email questioning Obama’s citizenship.