The man called the "King of the Birthers" is visiting Hawaii from Chicago and he's threatening to sue the state a second time over President Obama's birth certificate.
Andy Martin said he is not a birther, because he said he believes Obama was born in Hawaii. Birthers allege Obama was not born in the United States, and therefore is ineligible to be President.
In his bio, Martin describes himself as ?a legendary New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic.? He is also a lawyer.
He said the state of Hawaii is improperly keeping Mr. Obama?s birth certificate secret.
Martin arrived at the state attorney general's office Friday afternoon to demand the release of e-mails and other communications among state departments about President Obama's Hawaii birth certificate. But he ran into a problem: the office was closed on what's called a "furlough Friday" because of state budget cuts.
KITV4 was the only media organization to cover a news conference Martin held fronting the attorney general's office. One of Martin's Hawaii supporters showed up to listen to the interview, but refused to give his name to a reporter.
Martin threatened to sue the state, because state officials denied his request for internal communications involving the governor, her cabinet and others about President Obama's birth certificate, claiming their communications are protected by ?executive privilege.?
"Executive privilege became famous during Watergate. So I guess we now have an Obama-gate here in Hawaii, because they're saying any communications between any branch of Hawaii government internally is exempt from disclosure," Martin told KITV4.
Martin is a Republican from Illinois who said he's run for office "many times" and has never been elected. He said he was disqualified from the Republican primary in a U.S. Senate race in Illinois for not having enough registered voters sign his nomination papers, during one of the races in which the President was running for the Democratic nomination for the Illinois senate seat.
Martin already lost one lawsuit here trying to force the state Health Department to disclose Mr. Obama's birth certificate, because state law only allows disclosure to the person themselves, their family or legal representatives.