[02:24] Once Dr. Corsi finishes his brief remarks, Sheriff Arpaio will conclude thepress conference with his final thoughts on the matter. At this point we will be opento questions. Most of the questions, you need to know, will be handled by Mike Zulloor Dr. Corsi. In the materials available to you today is a short introduction on all of those participating in today's press conference.[02:49] This will be what we call a technically complex press conference, and all of us here have endeavored to make it as easy to comprehend as possible. So tofacilitate that goal, we have provided not only a lengthy and detailed press release,but the Posse also put together six short presentations which you will see todayhelping to explain why investigators believe the veracity of the President's birthcertificate and Selective Registration card are highly suspect. Those videos will bemade available through YouTube later today for public dissemination, and just for fulldisclosure, this press conference is being streamed live as we speak.Here's Sheriff Arpaio.
[03:39]: Good afternoon. You know, in August last year, a largegroup of citizens came to my office from the Surprise Arizona Tea Party and met withme, asked if I would investigate the controversy surrounding President Obama'sbirth certificate and his ability to serve as the President of the United States. Thisgroup expressed displeasure that no law enforcement agency in the country has evergone on record indicating that they had either looked into this situation or werewilling to do so.[04:26] I decided to utilize my Cold Case Posse, volunteers, to investigate thesituation at no expense to the taxpayers. I repeat, no expense to the taxpayers. TheCold Case Posse has received much criminal training in investigations from my officeand agreed to take on the challenge. The Posse reports directly to the office of theelected Sheriff, per the Arizona Constitution, consisting of former police officers,attorneys, who worked side by side for six months investigating this matter. I askedthem to conduct the investigation with no preconceived ideas. Call it like it is. Thecritics will say that this investigation is politics, but let me clear that up on one point.I felt that this investigation could clear the President Obama's name and put people'smind at ease. It would be beneficial to our country as a whole and to the citizens of