TAITZ v. RUEMMLER Civil Action No. 11-1421 (RCL).
ORLY TAITZ, Plaintiff, v. KATHY RUEMMLER, WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL, Defendant.
United States District Court, District of Columbia.
October 17, 2011.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
ROYCE C. LAMBERTH, Chief District Judge.
Before the Court is defendant's motion to dismiss . Upon consideration of defendant's motion, plaintiff's opposition , the entire record herein, and the applicable law, the Court will grant the motion.
As part of her Sisyphean quest to prove that President Barack Obama is using a fake Social Security number and a forged birth certificate, plaintiff filed the instant Complaint . Plaintiff seeks access under the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), 5 U.S.C. § 552, to the two certified copies of the original long form birth certificate of Barack Obama
Plaintiff argues that because the defendant's predecessor participated in a press conference during which he, Director of Communications Dan Pfeiffer, and Press Secretary Jay Carney announced the release of the birth certificate and Mr. Pfeiffer's intent to safeguard the certificate for the President, the defendant's predecessor exerted sufficient independent authority from the President to warrant agency treatment under FOIA. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, 566 F.3d at 222. But plaintiff provides no indication that the defendant's predecessor and other participants in the press conference acted without the President's direction. There is no reason to believe that the Office of the White House Counsel's involvement in the release and continued retention of the birth certificate is independent in any sense or outside the traditional auspices of the office. Plaintiff's entire argument for application of FOIA to this case is simply a restatement of her conclusory allegations that the President and his Administration are committing a fraud. Such threadbare assertions are irrelevant to the status of the White House Counsel's Office as an entity exempt from FOIA. It is therefore hereby
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