If Orly Taitz could speak now to U.S. District Court Judge Andrew J. Guilford, she'd say in her Zsa Zsa Gabor voice, "I did not lie, darling!"
I can be sure of this assertion because on Feb. 4, Taitz–the Orange County Republican dentist/attorney from the Soviet Union and a leader of the Birther movement determined to out Barack Obama as a Marxist Kenyan–complied with Guilford's terse order to explain why she should not be sanctioned for lying in a wild libel lawsuit.
According to records at the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana, Guilford has not yet announced a ruling after receiving Taitz's sassy, nine-page, typo-filled explanation: She insists the judge was duped into believing she'd lied by Philip J. Berg, a plaintiff in the libel case against her.
In January, Guilford made an official note in the court record that he'd received information that Taitz had lied to him when she'd declared a few months earlier that she had no pending ethical or disciplinary matters.
At issue is a $4,000 sanction against Taitz last year by Orange County Superior Court Judge Charles Margines in her relentless attempts to get access to Obama's student files from Occidental College in Los Angeles.
Guilford, who doesn't equate ethics violations with discovery violations, gave Taitz until Feb. 4 to explain why he shouldn't sanction her. He also ordered her to supply evidence of her assertions.
In her response, Taitz re-declared that she'd always been truthful. "There were no ethical, disciplinary or related matters," she wrote.
According to Taitz, the sanction was, indeed, for a discovery violation, and now she is demanding Guilford sanction Berg for committing an "egregious fraud" on him.
To back up her claim, she attached a sworn statement by Joseph Anthony Dolz, a Thousand Oaks resident who declared he attended a Nov. 1, 2012, hearing involving the $4,000 sanction and, although no court reporter was present, heard Margines tie the penalty to discovery.
Taitz, who lives in Laguna Niguel, is also "distressed" that her reputation was soiled by media reports of Guilford's order. She specifically names the Huffington Post as defaming her with its follow-up reporting on OC Weekly's breaking coverage of the issue on Jan. 24.
"Her character was assassinated," Taitz told Guilford while referring to herself in the third-person.
In the libel lawsuit involving Berg and Lisa Liberi, Taitz claims pro-Obama agents are secretly pressuring her to abandon her quest to unravel the president's hidden, anti-American background and that she has been falsely accused of hiring a hit man and plotting a kidnapping, according to court records.
Guilford, a 2006 lifetime appointment by President George W. Bush, proved he's more than up for the job when he skillfully presided over the corruption trial of Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona, who nowadays appropriately lives in a federal prison.