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January 25, 2018

Obama Met With Louis Farrakhan at a Congressional Black Caucus Meeting in 2005; "Journalist" Covered That Information Up, and Concealed the Picture of the Meeting, To Protect Obama's Political Career

Damn right-wing conspiracy theorists, claiming the picture was suppressed by the photographer so as to not damage Obama's political prospects.

(Here is where I garner some Toleration by my Leftist Lords by putting down other right-wingers and showing my Masters that I'm not "one of those kinds.")

Oh but wait a second, it's the photographer himself who says he suppressed the photo to protect Obama.

Oh well, in that case, to garner some "Not One Of Those Kinds" Tolerance from my Leftist Overlords, I will slightly change tacts and warn those crazy right-wingers (of whom I am not one) to not "seize" upon this or, really, even talk about it.

A journalist announced last week that he will publish a photograph of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan that he took in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting, but did not make public because he believed it would have "made a difference" to Obama's political future.

The photographer, Askia Muhammad, told the Trice Edney News Wire that he "gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy."

"But after the nomination was secured and all the way up until the inauguration; then for eight years after he was President, it was kept under cover," Muhammad said.

Asked whether he thought the photo's release would have affected Obama's presidential campaign, Muhammad said, "I insist. It absolutely would have made a difference."

Reached by TPM on Thursday, Muhammad said a "staff member" for the CBC contacted him "sort of in a panic" after he took the photo at a caucus meeting in 2005. TPM has published the photo above with Muhammad’s permission.

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