Minnesota Man Claims He Took Drugs & Had Sex with Barack Obama in 1999

Barack Obama now faces a new challenge - one that is sure to be much more scandalous than anything he's seen so far. If the allegations are to be believed, it's also a scandal that his campaign has tried to cover up. A Minnesota man has come forth, claiming that he took cocaine in 1999 with Obama, the then-Illinois legislator, and participated in homosexual acts with him.

Larry Sinclair, the man making the claims, said his story was ignored by the news media. Still not willing to let this one slip quietly under the rug, Sinclair made a YouTube video in which he made his case. It's had over half a million views already, but the story has still been largely ignored by the news media.

Sinclair's next step was to file a suit in Minnesota District Court, in which he alleges threats and intimidation by the Democratic presidential candidate's staff.

Still out to prove that he is telling the truth, Sinclair said he is willing to submit to a polygraph test. A website (WhiteHouse.com) has come forth offering him $10,000 for the right to record the polygraph test, and another $100,000 if he passes it.

Sinclair lives in Duluth, Minnesota, and in his filing, charges that his civil rights have been violated by Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. Obama, David Axelrod of AKP Message & Media in Chicago, and the Democratic National Committee have been named as defendants in the case.

Sinclair, who describes himself as gay, claims they met in an upscale Chicago lounge. They left in Sinclair's limo, where the drug use and sex allegedly took place for the first time. Sinclair says that Obama smoked crack cocaine, and that he snorted powder cocaine provided by Obama.

Sinclair, 46, says that he no longer uses drugs. He claims to be physically disabled, but says that he was not physically impaired in 1999 when they met.

Regarding the claims, Sinclair said:

"My motivation for making this public is my desire for a presidential candidate to be honest. I didn't want the sex thing to come out. But I think it is important for the candidate to be honest about his drug use as late as 1999."

Check out Larry Sinclair's YouTube Videos and his claims against Barack Obama:

There are several other videos he made in response to the first video, and other's inquiries. Check those out here.


I totally agree here, Hillary Clinton has got a negative wrap by the media. As a male independant voter, I find myself looking for a new candidate to support, my first choice did not make the cut. I have studied both of the democrats runner's plans. Sen. Clinton's agenda looks more appealing to me. Frankly, it's appears from Sen, Obama's agenda he copied hers. Other than health care issue, on that point, I would support Sen. Clinton. I do feel the every american should be covered with health care.

Tonight, I saw on the news a unfavorable story out Sen. McCain. Just today, I say the claims about Mr. Sinclair vers Sen. Obama. Why is this issue not a headline and Sen. McCains story is on breaking news.

Frankly, I think we should be asking the New York Times this question? Here again, it appears the media is playing politics with Americans.

Obama mentor identified as communist
Frank Marshall Davis 'discussed American imperialism, colonialism, exploitation'

The mysterious "Frank" cited as a friend and adviser by Democratic president contender Barack Obama while he was growing up in Hawaii has been identified as Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the old Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA.

The identification comes from Cliff Kincaid in his column, "Obama's Communist Mentor," which was made available on the Accuracy in Media website.

"Let's challenge the liberal media to report on this," he wrote in his column. "Will they have the honesty and integrity to do so?"

Kincaid, who earlier reported on Obama's pending plan to ship $845 billion overseas to battle "global poverty" as evidence of his socialist leanings, said the newly revealed connection is even more worrisome.

"Obama's communist connection adds to mounting public concern about a candidate who has come out of virtually nowhere, with a brief U.S. Senate legislative record, to become the Democratic Party frontrunner for the U.S. presidency," he wrote.

In Obama's book, "Dreams From My Father," he repeatedly refers to his friend and adviser as "Frank."

"The reason is apparent: Davis was a known communist who belonged to a party subservient to the Soviet Union. In fact, the 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified him as a CPUSA member. What's more, anti-communist congressional committees, including the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), accused Davis of involvement in several Communist front organizations," Kincaid said.

Kincaid noted Obama has admitted attending "social conferences" and seeing Marxist literature. "But he ridicules the charge of being a 'hard-core academic Marxist,' which was made by his colorful and outspoken 2004 U.S. Senate opponent, Republican Alan Keyes."

He described the link as "ominous."

"Decades ago, the CPUSA had tens of thousands of members, some of them covert agents who had penetrated the U.S. government. It received secret subsidies from the old Soviet Union," Kincaid wrote.

He noted even Obama describes "Frank" has having "some modest notoriety once."

Kincaid notes that a history professor in Houston reported that Davis "befriended" a family whose son was named Barack Obama, "who retracing the steps of Davis eventually decamped to Chicago."

"It was in Chicago that Obama became a 'community organizer' and came into contact with more far-left political forces, including the Democratic Socialists of America…," Kincaid wrote. "The SDS laid siege to college campuses across America in the 1960s, mostly in order to protest the Vietnam War, and spawned the terrorist Weather Underground organization."

He also reported Kathryn Takara, a professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, confirmed that Davis is the "Frank" in Obama's book.

She did her dissertation on Davis, and wrote that he brought, "an acute sense of race relations and class struggle throughout America and the world" and that he openly discussed subjects such as American imperialism, colonialism and exploitation, according to AIM.

Obama's campaign also, for the third straight day, declined to respond to WND requests for comment on the report of a Minnesota man who alleges he shared cocaine with Obama when Obama was a state lawmaker in Illinois.

WND has reported on claims made by Larry Sinclair, who claims he took cocaine in 1999 with Obama, and participated in homosexual acts with him.

Sinclair said his story was ignored by the news media, so he made his case last month in a YouTube video, which has now been viewed about 350,000 times.

When it still was ignored, Sinclair said, he filled a lawsuit in Minnesota District Court, alleging threats and intimidation by Obama's staff.

The real shame about Senator Obama is willing to disenfranchise millions of voters (Michigan and Florida - those voters will not forget it in a the general election) for his own political gain! Otherwise, Senator Clinton would be ahead Senator Obama is proposing millions be left uninsured under his proposal. By saying that Senator Clinton's will
garnish wages…


read hers for yourself - get informed. Senator Obama is misrepresenting her proposed policy! Senator Obama has personalities like Oprah stomping for him with comments like 'he is one of us' thereby creating a divisive Democratic Party. Senator
Obama does not represent the policies of the Democratic Party, but his personal self- interest for power! If he wins, I am jumping to the other side, I am so turned off now by this race.

I used to have a lot of respect for Oprah, until she endorsed Senator Obama. With all her power and media influence she should of keep her personal opinions to herself.

Cleveland Leader: Thank you for posting this story. It is dispiriting and shameful for Sarah-Jane living in La La land to accuse Larry Sinclair of lying when you know, Ms. SJ, that Obama is a liar, has an addiction problem, and he will ultimately be forced to deal with this issue.


Exactly like how the NYTimes did the hit piece on McCain... Same garbage right?

I would not call it a hit piece. I am sure there is alot more to McCain story that has not come to light. I do not think the NYT has released all their information. After all, McCain lawyers went to the NYT's in december, got the story delayed.

Lets not loose site of the fact, the NYT is one of the most reputable news papers in the country. Who endorsed Senator John McCain!

The man offered to take a polygraph test will obama?


Wherever Obama was on 11/4/99 he was not at the Senate assembly in Springfield, IL.!

This is what the transcript says about Obama for that assembly............

From 91st General Assembly transcript:

President Philip: Senator Demuzio, for what purpose do you rise?

Senator Demuzio: Hello, Mr. -- hello, Mr. President. Wish to reflect that Senator Obama is absent today due to personal business.

President Philip: Okay. The record will so indicate Senator Obama is absent with good cause.

Me too! Me too! Larry Craig and John McCain had a three-way in the restroom at a Georgetown Denny's, while Dick Cheney videotaped the whole thing and sold copies of the tape to Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh so they could anally masturbate with GI Joe dolls while watching it. Who else had sex with somebody?

I see this responder didn't have any comment on the McCain story. Maybe he/she felt that was justified. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.


You realize that this guy is hardly credible at all, right? For starters, his polygraph is apparently sponsored by "Whitehouse.COM" (note the .com). If you went through high school ever, they would tell you not to go to that website, because it's a porn site. Secondly, he's reading off cards. You can tell because of the stuterring and corrections in his speech. Who would use a pornsite as a sponsor if they seeked to leak credible information, honestly?

Sara Jane: Where did you see the articles you mentioned about Clinton, Edwards? Add to that the recent article by NEW YORK TIMES about McCain affair, no proof there, just accusations but didn't stop the main stream press from running with the articles. Why does the press write with no guilt, stories about Clinton, Edwards, McCain stories that have no evidence and yet refuse to write anything bad whatsoever about Obama? That is the real question not whether any of these stories are true? Are they trying to get a cerian outcome in the presidential race. Wouldn't be a problem with me if they said this upfront, in the first line of each article. I AM CAMPAIGNING FOR OBAMA.

What the truth hurts. Go McCain.

The story is stupid..

This story is a non-story. If there was a story here, you bet it would have come out when Obama ran for the U.S. Senate. This guy is trying to make a quick buck on a made-up story. There's no evidence whatsoever other than this guy's word. I could say that I had drugged up sex with Hillary Clinton...would you print that? Go write for the National Enquirer. This story is more their style.

Once Mr. Sinclair filed suit in Minnesota, this became public record and is very much fodder for the media. The fact that they've managed to suppress it for so long is what's amazing.

Cleaveland Leader: You should be ashamed for giving ANY legitimacy to this nonsense. ANY crackpot can make a YouTube video -- are you going to give coverage to anyone who gets a certain number of hits on that site? Disgusting...

The reason that I come to this site every day is because Cleveland Leader covers stories that the MSM is too afraid to even touch, or won't touch for their own misguided, manipulative reasons. The public deserves to hear everything - rumors and all - about the presidential candidates, and any other member of political office.

Before you go making wild accusations yourself, do some research. I know off the top of my head that CL covered the Edwards rumor as well, which you can view here: http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/4205

A quick search using the Google bar up top also reveals that they covered the Clinton lesbian rumors. Read that here: http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/3089

And before you go thinking that they simply bash the Dems, do some more research and you'll find some juicy GOP gossip as well.

Well it's about time some mainstream media outlet pick the up. this has been the talk in dc since last october. I think the mainstream media is scared to approach this because anything to do with obama will look racist. Which is a shame, bec the reps are not going to give a darn about the race issue when they attact obama. Obama is a swift boats dream!

The kool aid drinkers are already lining up. Their messiah is possibly a fraud...at the least a mortal man. Drug use? Homosexual sex? Plagiarized speeches? No real plans just rhetoric? Possibly staged fainting's at campaign stump speeches? What are they going to do? The fraud is being exposed, although I doubt the kool aid drinkers will pay heed. Looking for hope and change in the wrong places guys.

I agree....

Unbelievable any respectable newspaper would run this trash. Even the tabloids have not touched it. This moron is after money and/or fame. You should be ashamed Cleveland Ledger.

Everybody talks about Larry wanting money and fame, get real, this man has received death threats and constant harrasment and people have figured out where he lives. People think before you speak your mind. If this was about any other candidate this would have been out in the MSM much sooner and everybody knows it..

Good Job

Karl Rove's master plan is to have republicans donate money to Obama and vote for him. Obama is the weakest candidate to become the democratic nominee. The republicans feel confident that they can win
the general election. Republicans think they can mop the floor with Obama. If they don't then they think that Obama will be the sacraficial lamb (much like Jimmy Carter). After 4 years, we will be under republican rule for the next 30 years because the assumption is that Obama will screw up things so badly that our country will be worse off.

The swift boat is named: "yes we did"!

Tabloids have started touching it.... The Globe has it out today> HOORAY!!!
It is only a matter of time before MSNBC,CNN, AND THE MAINSTREAM WILL PUT IT OUT THERE.
isn't it about time folks?
Don't worry i'm sure there is still enough kool-aid to go around and Obama will say it was a long time ago, and copy some one else's speach

You Obama people are something else. You need to get a way thicker skin. Do you remember when Clinton was in office and they said he was the worlds biggest drug runner and had been killed people in his day? The advert, which was done by Jerry Faldwell, used to run all the time. Barack Obama supporters=cry babies who will never be able to win an election because they will start to cry when they are suppose to be voting.

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard the words “Obama” and “Messiah” used in the same sentence. To liberals, Barack Obama is a spotless god-like figure who will save America from the scourge of neo-conservatism. I’m totally sick of hearing and reading your hero-worshiping crap, folks. Let’s face reality: like so many other powerful politicians in this country, Barack Obama sucks!

1. The Race Card: Whether it be in suggesting that anyone who doesn’t vote for him because he is black is probably a republican, or in blaming Bush administration racism on a slow response to Hurricane Katrina, Obama is quite comfortable playing the race card.

2. Anti-Indian: After the Obama campaign released a paper disparaging other candidates for their ties to the Indian-American community, the chairman of the bipartisan US India Political Action Committee, Sanjay Puri, stated that the Obama Campaign was “engaging in the worst kind of anti-Indian American stereotyping.” Of course, Obama denied any hand in the racist document put out by his campaign.

3. Corrupt Buddies: Tony Rezko, a long time friend and fund-raiser for Obama, was indicted last fall on federal charges that accuse him of demanding kickbacks from companies seeking state business. When asked about his friend, Obama said, “I’ve never done any favors for him.” This turned out to be a lie, as evidence turned up proving that Obama had written letters to city and state officials praising Rezko’s business practices.

4. Wal-Mart Ties: While bashing of Wal-Mart’s labor practices in public, Obama has been profiting from their business through the money his wife made as a member of the board of directors for a company that produces food for the mega-corporation.

5. Religious Ties: Is Obama a Muslim? Is he a Christian? Nobody is 100% sure, but it is true that Obama was raised in a Muslim family and at one time attended an Islamic school. He currently claims to be a convert to Christianity, but some are concerned about his Muslim upbringing.

6. Anti-Second Amendment: Obama is one of the most anti-Second Amendment legislators in the country. He supports a ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.

7. Gas-guzzler: Obama might attack American automakers for not making enough environmental friendly automobiles, but when he goes home he drives a gas-guzzling V-8 hemi-powered Chrysler 300.

How absurd, to give credibility to a man who is obviously suffering from mental illness.

I am offended by your lack of balanced weighing up of evidence preparatory to making a decision. As a nurse, how absurd for you to pass judgement on someone you do not know personally or ever met. You have no idea what this person's mental status is or is not. For you to make a randon judgement about someone's mental ability, calls in question yours own.

I hope that these claims are false given that it could personally be damaging to Michelle and the children.

However, the public has the right to know Obama and his past. So, why shouldn't the Cleveland Leader report?

If the press can investigate the matter, potentially the person who is making the claims can be discredited; as well as, maybe we'll find out who's behind the story.

If the accusations are true, it's not the end of the world. We'll know a little bit more about his past, and we will all have to process the information and decide what's best for the country.

If the accusations are not true, Obama will prove that he can weather anything that comes at him. This prepares him for the Republican attack machine in the general election. . .he can combat the swift-boating.

This is politics people. If you're running for the top job, you're constantly under a lens and should be.

Plain and simple!

Hmmm, maybe for the same reason that the woman in Texas who claimed Bush raped her, got her pregnant, and forced her to get an abortion was not reported.

Because the claimant in each case was MENTALLY ILL!

I am not taking the claimant's side. However, the press has a right to inform. If this is true and it comes out after the nominee is selected, wouldn't you feel deceived?

I think we want a Democrat in the White House. If this is true, don't you think the Republicans will take the ball and run with it.

Just restating this man's outlandish claims without doing a single bit of footwork, fact-checking, etc., is just totally unprofessional and irresponsible. It is not journalism, it is just gossip-mongering.

Cleveland did NO fact checking whatsoever. All they did was READ on the internet and put the story together.

This is the WORST journalism I have ever seen. Do ur RESEARCH first. I'm not even joking this is so B.S..and you all will lose credibility JUST like fox who went on a RANT about Obama with NO credibile source.

I can't believe this..

Either this is a Hillary ploy or BAD JOURNALISM!!
I hope you all get SUED badly and LOSE ALL CREDIBILITY.

NO RESEARCH???????????


I would never accept this bad judgment regardless of whether it is Obama or Hillary. This is BAD journalism and should be thoroughly investigated before revealing.. ESPECIALLY during these times wher u can get sued for promoting slander!

THe truth here is, if this had been any other candidate, ie: clinton, edwards, mccain, paul etc, this story was about them. It would have already hit the MSM wires and world news. But because this is about Barrack Obama, the media is giving him a free ride, special treatment, because he's African American. If they give him special treatment with this, what else will they cover up about him? That's what bothers me! If the story is true or not, a lawsuit against a public person running for president is a news worth story!

I am sure his wife and children will have heard worse about Obama. This is a part of being in public office, have your life exposed on the table. Sooner of later, the issue will be exposed. I am much more concerned about the Tony Resko dealings. Who cares who Obama may or may not have had sex with, thats for his wife to be concerned about. The drug issue, which this guy Larry Sinclair is addressing, is a big concern of mine as well. I just spoke with a friend of mine in Chicago, he told me this story has been rumoring there since last summer. Why has this not been covered in the press before now. From looking at numerous blogs, they have known about this issue as far back as November. My guess here, if this was any onther candidate, than Obama, it would have already been headline news.

This trash is something unbelievable for a reputable newspaper. Oh wait-Hillary is in a jam and her Ohian surrogates have to sink to an all time low-National Enquirer smut. Well, why don't they publish that Hillary has been a lesbian with an inside staffer for years and why don't they print the case being held in California on Thursday regarding Peter Paul.vs. the Clintons regarding the biggest campaign funding fraud in History-at least those are the facts.

This is not about Hillary being in a jam! This story is not new. This story has been talked about in private circles and on Capitol Hill as far back as September of last year. This story is coming to light because the gentleman here is sueing Sen Obama now. Lets not be pointing fingers at the Clinton fund raising via Peter Paul. Obama has his own problems with fund raising with his good friend and supporter Tony Resko, who remains in fed jail without bond. Which Sen. Obama lied about in a debate with Sen Clinton. Google it!

The Cleveland Leader now joins the ranks of the NY Post, & Washington Times as a right wing rag....What utter garbage, printing a story from some absolute loser just seeking attention...Hell, this Sinclair character might be on your payroll...

How about doing a story on that bitter old man John McCain who made a stupid comment about Chelsea Clinton...He said "why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly..Because her father is Janet Reno". (link below)

What's next, are you going to publish that degenerate Ann Coulter's column...

I absolutely hate your paper, go to hell...


Do you get stripped of your title as a legit news agency for posting this or did you lose that a long time ago?

I work for the government. Before I got
hired, I had to pass numerous test, get a drug test, take a polygraph, and went through numerous evoluations, background and financial checks. Additionally, I am required to pass a random drug test every year. If I have to go
through all this for my job. THE PRESIDENT, should have to a pass the same before the keys to the united states is handed to him. What's fair for the people working in government is fair for the people who running our government!

Actually if you listen to the Rense interview with Sinclair and other interviews, this story is highly credible. There is more known about it by most news sources than they are letting on even in this story.

Don't get too far out on a limb for your messiah, Obamabots. You'll be embarrassed.

This man is scheduled to take a polygraph administered by two, world-renowned polygraph experts. And, now, the limosine driver, an alleged friend of Obama, will receive the cover he needs for the personal safety of him and his family.


This man challenged Obama to take a polygraph but Obama will not take one. Why not? Because Obama will not pass. But why is it that the Obama supporters are trying to hide the truth? They will not change their minds even if a bluef dress appears. They do not care if Obama is a bi crackhead. It's only sex and the drug use was ten years ago.

You're an idiot. This dude is drug ravaged, mentally unstable and paranoid. I'm sure he thinks he's telling the truth. He could probably pass a lie detector about his alien abduction and meeting Jesus too.

No candidate should take a lie detector every time some nut comes out with a YouTube video. Nuts are a dime a dozen. If he's got proof, then you've got something.

Otherwise, it's just more internet bull.