Digital Journal 
Jan 23, 2011
After a public inquiry by Hawaii’s Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie to release President Obama’s birth certificate, Hawaii’s attorney general says the records are protected under state privacy laws.
Hawaii’s Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie has been on a mission to set the record straight on the legitimacy of the Obama presidency – by publicly attempting to squash any concerns that have been raised by so-called “birther” groups  on whether or not President Obama was born in the United States.
The issue is an emotional one among supporters and critics of President Obama, but the official document – a full birth certificate – has yet to be produced by the White House, furthering the conspiracy theories raised by “birther” voices.
Hawaii’s State Attorney General David Louie gave more volume to those “birther” voices on Saturday after he refused to release President Obama’s birth certificate documents  on privacy grounds. Louie told Governor Abercrombie that the documents could not be released without the consent of President Obama, even though Mr. Obama is a public figure and his legitimate appointment to the US presidency is dependent on proof that he was born in the United States.