Orly Taitz Helper Has Scotland Yard Training
Former British detective puts his skills to use for birthers
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2009 8:00 AM CST
The birthers are looking for the goods on Barack Obama.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Orly Taitz isn’t the only influential foreign-born “birther” trying to prove that Barack Obama is himself foreign-born. Meet Neil Sankey, a former British detective and naturalized American citizen who is using his Scotland Yard skills to look for dirt on the president's origins. Taitz, for one, says he's been a huge help to the movement. "He has had superb training," she tells the Guardian. "I have the greatest respect for Scotland Yard."

Last year, Sankey contacted all 538 electoral college representatives after the election in a failed bid to get them to reconsider. He claims to have found a suspicious number of Social Security numbers linked to "Barack Obama," though admits there's no proven link to the president. "The objection is not Obama's color but his politics," says Sankey. "I like him as a person, I just wish he was genuine."