Obama's Early Records: Fact Check Tuscon Sentinel
Q: Are Obama's early records "sealed"?
A: No. Many records that presidential candidates don't ordinarily release do remain confidential, but they are not "sealed" by a court. The 16 claims in a widely distributed graphic are mostly false or distorted.
This is an example of mostly old baloney in a new casing. It mainly recycles years-old falsehoods and insinuations, most of which we covered long ago, in connection with an earlier viral email.
But with President Barack Obama's reelection campaign heating up, this new graphic has appeared on countless anti-Obama websites and in viral emails like the one we've reprinted here. Very little that it contains is new, and the old falsehoods have not improved with age.