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.


That guy is obviously disturbed. And yes, if people like that think they tell the truth, they will pass a lie detector test.
Does he look like he has a limo or the means to go to an
upscale restaurant? Come on, gimme a break!!

this guy hit the nail on the head...
its his personal life.. no need to scrutinize...
Obamma is a family guy and ALL family guys do crack,
and have sex with gay partners...
when they are married with 2 kids...
Obamma BELIEVERS (coolaide drinkers) wont change their minds.. on this guy.. but maybe the ones who voted for him once might think twice with this guy
as president..

Larry was a mental patient in Texas when he claims he was with Obama in Chicago.


Absolutely pathetic that a newspaper wouldn't even do the most cursory research into something before printing it.


I invite everyone to look at the YouTube on this link. They assert that Sinclair gets the dates wrong and that there is nothing to support his story. WRONG The Naval School has graduations every week. Also, Sinclair has reciepts from the lounge, the hotel and the limo service. Obama's supporters are so desperate that their candidate is now being scrutinized and can't tell the truth. Besides, Obama has known about this story since September of last year and still has not denied it, I wonder why.
Good job Cleveland Leader. Please do follow-up on this.

It is interesting you say the it has been confirmed that I was a mental patient in Texas at this time since you can't name the alleged mental facility.

Actually my speeding tickets in Bent County Colorado, my phone, gas and light bills from my residence at the time in Colorado show you to be a complete liar, as do the hotel stays in Alamosa Colorado on ov. 1, 1999, as well as in Chicago from 11-3 thru 11-8-99, but you say you did basic research, where on google?

I am shocked that the major media and the Obama camp has been silent about this. If in fact it is a lie I would expect that the aggrieved party would DENY and be outraged. But the SILENCE from Obama is creepy...."SILENCE IS AFFIRMATION".To Larry Sinclair:is there any chance that the limo driver would testify in court?
Cleveland Leader: This is my first time reading your paper. I am impressed that you have the courage to report this very painful story..let the facts fall where it will..people need to know..

The Obama camp is not going ot say anything until they have too! Until this story gets national attention on the networks, the Obama camp will say nothing! After all they have known about it, had time to prepare a sharp media package against the issue in the media since last September. The truth is Obama will come out, deny it, make a few high profile appearance and it's over. Or, he will try to blame it on one of the other camps. Polictics as usual... no ownership!

The Patients Bill of Rights prevents anyone from obtaining medical records and information about any patient without their written consent. What makes anyone believe that you will simlpy find this out online? Sounds like the Obama camp is on spin mode already. Check YOUR facts!

David Axelrod has the bloggers out in force! They are spinning this on all the blogs... they are so easy to notice! If you really stop and listen to them, its' scary. They are talking about Obama as if he is Jesus, or the next Jim Jones.

There is no merit to you clain whats so ever.

Filed: 2/26/08

Gordon Barland, a respected polygraph expert, has finished reviewing the Ed Gelb-produced polygraph test administered recently on Larry Sinclair, the Minnesota man who claims he used drugs and had a sexual encounter with Sen. Barack Obama in 1999.

Big Head DC (bigheaddc.com, has reviewed Barland’s report, which WhiteHouse.com originally commissioned yet failed to post, and Barland indicates there were technical flaws in procedure (including unnecessary interruptions), irregularities in the way the polygraph device was hooked up to Sinclair’s arm, and “uncommon” recording abnormalities involving Sinclair’s truthfulness about Obama’s alleged cocaine use.

While Barland’s review agrees with Gelb’s “deception” analysis of Sinclair’s sex claims, Barland’s findings regarding Sinclair’s alleged cocaine use with Obama were more murky. In fact, a computer algorithm called PolyScore found “no deception indicated” regarding Sinclair’s claim that Obama used drugs with him in the late 1990s. Ultimately, Barland said he agreed with Gelb’s analysis, despite the divergent PolyScore result.

Sinclair’s conclusion after reading the report is that he may be partially vindicated, and he says he believes the earlier “deception” result might be attributable to the poor testing conditions provided by WhiteHouse.com.

“I think the manner in which this exam was done is questionable,” Sinclair told Big Head DC upon reviewing the results on Tuesday afternoon. “I feel that knowing my medical history, Gelb intentionally prolonged the interview process that he claimed was necessary to form a list of questions, when in fact he already had the list of question printed and sitting on his desk. They knew I cannot sit, stand, walk, or lie down for extended periods of time, and I do believe this was intentional.”

Sinclair also said that “all of my treating doctors will confirm my normal blood pressure always runs on the low side as does my breathing.” Polygraph manuals note that people with medical issues like those of Sinclair can be difficult to test accurately via a lie detector.


File: Gordon Barland Report

Judging by the Obama Cult comments, it almost seems understandable why MSM has avoided telling this story. This man seems very sincere and credible, and the American people need to know. The last thing we need in the Whitehouse is a crack smoking liar. Maybe Obama should be drug tested, just the same as the rest of America's work force.
Thank you Cleveland LEADER.

No, we do not need ANOTHER lying druggie in the White House since we'll finally be getting rid of the one we have there now, but I don't believe Sinclair. Obama isn't my candidate of choice but that doesn't mean I'll fall hook line and sinker for the claim of every lunatic with access to You Tube. Geez, people, have a little self respect! You're letting your hatred for Obama (or Democrats in general) make fools of you.

Listen to this mans radio interviews, and you too will agree that there is truth to this story.
This is only one of his interviews, but he has done
others. rensedotcom


I agree... Sinclair's story, true or not, has the right to be heard and vetted. Obama remains innocent until proven otherwise. There has been no mention in the mainstream media networks about this lawsuit. Ok, the youtube video is one thing, but the fact that nothing has been mentioned about the lawsuit filing, speaks to how the networks are manipulating what's the viewers. This story is featured on various blogs, dating back to fall of 2007, that I know about. My sense here is, if Barrack Obama was white, reporters from CNN would on him like seagulls on a fresh loaf of bread!

Sometimes the truth is ugly. People need to find out it is true or not. Thousand times of a lie make the lie truth. Thousand times of ignoring a truth make the truth a lie.

Aside from this little story Larry has come forward with about Obama - for which he has no proof, Larry has divulged an interesting history about himself. In the various radio interviews he has given to places like the Rense and RightPerspective, Larry has said he had anger issues as a child - which he received treatment for. He put this down to having ADHD - yet Larry is 46 years old and this was not a diagnosable condition in 1969. It is most likely that Larry was showing signs of Conduct Disorder, a common precursor to Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD - otherwise known as Pyschopathy). Both ADHD and Conduct Disorder children can show anger, but it is more extreme in Conduct Disorder. Larry also recounts that some neighbours of his blamed him for getting their son hooked on drugs, which Larry said 'isn't true'. Larry said that while he had problems as a youth he didn't have them as an adult. However, he said that he could afford to rent a limo in Chicago in 1999 (two nights in a row) and meet someone like the Senator because he had lots of money because he was a drug runner at the time, earning $200,000 to $300,000 a month from running drugs. However, Larry also chose to stay, by his claims - as yet unverified - in a $50 a night motel while hiring a limo.

Larry would have been 37 years old in 1999, so I guess he doesn't consider making money off running drugs as something that means he still had issues as an adult. Larry also said he could not give details of the conversation he had with Mr Obama because he generally wasn't too interested in deeper level conversation. One wonders if Larry has ever been able to develop and maintain a long-term intimate relationship in his life (lack of is another APD sign).

On the Whitehouse blogs there is also a claim that Larry said he had been done for Fraud in the past. If this is true, it indicates a different threshold of dishonesty than seen in most people. Further, other symptoms of APD include poor impulse control and - while having a lack of empathy for others - highly emotional reactions to perceived slights against themselves. For the APD person, the only person that matters is themselves. Larry has gone around most, if not all, of the sites online that have discussed his allegations and continues to post comments on them, threatening people with legal action. Indeed, the story was discussed and rejected on a blog at the DNC and this is why the DNC is on the legal papers he filed. Within his legal papers he also insists that Mr Obama tell all of his supporters (I guess that would be millions) to stop saying stuff about Larry, while on the other hand railing against the mainstream papers for not entertaining him, thus limiting his freedom of speech. He also makes claims that against Axelrod based only on a hearsay conversation he has with a reporter.

As to the story itself, there are a couple of inconsistencies I have noted. Larry said he had told the limo driver the first night he was out with him that he was looking to score some cocaine. Then on the second night he said he wanted to meet someone who could show him around town and suggests that the limo driver called Mr Obama, who met him at an upscale lounge (the name of which escapes Larry) and then Larry said he must of felt comfortable with him because he asked Obama to get him some cocaine. Now why insinuate the limo driver might have taken him to Obama for that purpose, and the provide an explanation of why he felt comfortable to bring it up?

Further - Larry provided a rationale for why he wanted to take cocaine - because he had been on the road for four days before flying to Chicago and was tired and wanted a pick up. Why would someone who makes a living out of running drugs need to come up with an excuse to want some?

Perhaps the most telling inconsistency is this. I believe it was in the Rense interview, he was asked if he would be able to describe Mr Obama's 'apparatus', and he replied that he had to be honest that he could not provide a high level of detail because the limo was dark and he was drunk. However, he then said that Mr Obama turned up to his motel the next day for a quickie (later saying he was there for 1 1/2 to 2 hours), at which time Larry says he performed the same act on Obama again. So what was his excuse for not being able to provide a high level of detail as a result of that incident?

In sum, Mr Sinclairs claims and his character suggest that he lacks credibility.

There are alot of things that has been said in numerous blogs thats not true. Most of it comes from Sen Obama campaign hiring bloggers to spin this story. Google the facts.

I have noticed a lot of Obama's bloggers ALL OVER THE INTERNET TODAY. This man is scary. He will do and say anything to win the nomination. All of you idiots supporting this anti-christ figure needs to be locked up because none of you are sane enough to walk the streets. Your candidate will be held accountable for all of his Lies.

This information as any other deserve further investigation…hopefully sooner than later……. to avoid an Obamination ….no candidate should be given a free pass & all of them should be scrutinized

Sinclair is a hero. For those calling him a mental patient that is an Obama cult follower that has blogged all over the net. Murray has 20 plus screen names spouting lie after lie. He will meet his punishment when the poly results come out & he has to admit he has falsely accused a person all over the internet with being a mental patient that is under a federal slander law.
This paper is to be applauded for this article as the American people deserve the right to know and make thier own decisions.
Please,forgive and help America!

If you listen to the Rense interview you actually hear a lot of consistencies that undermine his credibility.

Larry Sinclair LIVES in a HUD facility in MN. He was never a rich man. This is a Man seeking attention, and the only attention he needs is PSY. Attention. I guess every presidential candidate need at least ONE crazy rumor.... Ladies and Gentleman Meet Larry, Obama's Homosexual Lover

What is really funny is that there is NO evidence... Bill Clinton scandal had evidence, Mark Foley had hard evidence (Emails,) Ted Hagger had evidence (Voicemails,) Sen. Craig had Evidence (Police undercover sting), and Obama has NO EVIDENCE... This is another crazy Looney Toon.

Sorry to hear the CLEVELAND LEADER had to report this Garbage...

You should not be judging someone by thier zip code, as to where they are telling the truth or not. You have no evidence of case. Therefore you should not be judging someone because they may or may not have means. BEING LOW INCOME or working class, does not make you a liar!

How is this at all newsworthy? The guy is not a liar simply because of where he lives, but he wouldn't have a limo and be at an upscale lounge if he lives in a trailer park. Obama does not need to prove his innocence. This man is making the claims so HE needs to prove it. Focus on ACTUAL news.

This is preposterous. Are you kidding me...why come forward now? Why hasn't this guy come forward on day one when Obama mentioned his candidacy. How convenient to come forward when Obama is kicking the ***t outta of Hillary.It's the same old school politics games. This is the reason Obama will be the democratic nominee. Get over it, the past is history.

I am 39, gay, Clinton supporter, but I will gladly support Obama if he wins the nomination.

After following the story closely for the last few days, my thought is that Sinclair's story is quite credible. And I am very upset, because this is not good news for November if Obama is to become the nominee.

For Obama supports, please be patient, rational, and stop attacking (Sinclair and Cleveland Leader etc). We need the truth to select the truly stronger candidate for November.

If proven false, it will make Obama stronger, and that is not a bad thing for the long run.

So this is Cleveland's excuse for news. Good luck with that.

Mr. Sinclair has stated he tried for six (6) months to get Mr. Obama to address this issue prior to the video. So all of the nay sayers need to ask Obama for an answer instead of killng the Messenger because they don't like the Message. This reporter & this news paper are to be appaluded for having the intelligence to realize that all Ameicans need to know in order to make their own decision.
Amazing that the cult followers have no problem spouting off lies about every other candidate. Rather amazing since it is supposed to be the "educated" crowd that is following the cult. Especially since the wife is just now thankful for America since we the tax payers educated both of them and ......

You can't use "this newspaper" and "intelligent" in the same sentence. Sorry.

Did you print this one Cleveland Loser?

I will continue reading your paper from now on! Great Job! Thank you for reporting this news!

You know, the thing that gets me is the lack of proof. I talked to one of the reporters from a reputable newspaper that interviewed Larry recently, and he said Larry was not able to provide any proof, in the form of other witnesses, written records from the time period, pictures, etc. So this does not mean for sure that he is lying, but certainly he has
not been able to pass the standard of proof or believability which would enable any reputable journalist to publish this. This standard is much lower than would be required in a court of law. The
fact that Mr. Sinclair is a convicted felon and that the crimes he has served time for include fraud do not help his credibility either.
Again, this does not mean that he is lying, only that without any hard proof, the reputable media is less likely to see him as a credible source.
So without hard evidence, it seems best to reserve judgement until some form of corroboration or proof is presented. Until then, it is hearsay or rumor, and should be treated accordingly by any reputable news source.


I have seen you over at the whitehouse.com blog talking trash and saying unfounded smack. I do not know if Sinclair is telling the truth or not. But I do know this, it should be investigated. This story is news in China, Iraq and Iran.

1. You do not know Larry Sinclair personally.
2. Sinclair said himself, on the radio, he was awaiting his bank (believe Citibank) to generate credit card statments from 1999.
3. I can confirm, Fox News has evidence/records that Sinclair was in Chicago on the dates he stated.
4. Where is your proof that Sinclair is a convicted felon? That doesnt mean anything these day, the guy that lives next door to me is one too. He is muli-million with is own company. People make mistakes.
5. You are correct, this issue needs to be investigated in detail. But the fact that Sinclair is taking a polygraph is action, and just not WORDS.

Just like that other religious nut - job and shrewd, mendacious cult leader, L. Ron Hubbard, the Lies of WND’s editor Joseph Farah become ever more cynical and preposterous. Farah’s latest canard regards publishing a story alleging that Barack Obama is gay.

Fortunately, this sleaze charge, to use WND's own words, is soundly opposed by this website:


*as in cyber-terrorist

Cleveland Leader - thank you for having the courage to run this story. I've been very, very disappointed that the main stream media has been so biased towards Obama, and never investigating if he has the character people can look up to. This story regarding Sinclair needs to be investigated. I look forward to seeing the results of the lie detector test. Let's just hope people have this information to consider before it's too late. We have a qualified, respected and competent candidate the democrats and independents can believe in, yet the Obamatons are ready to throw that away for a liar and a fraud.

Thank you Cleveland Leader for having the balls to bring this out of the obama bloggersphere where people have continued, as some of there comments are showing up here, making false claims about my being in mental hopsitals etc.....

I do not have any mental illness, I have documented I was in fact in Chicago from 11-3 thru 11-8-99 but because I have refused to post these documents on the web where they can be cut/pasted/edited I am called a liar.

There will be an announcement in the very near future of retaining very capable legal counsel who has not been scared off by the attacks and threats. I believe this announcement will shut up some of these Obama bloggers slanderous and libelouse satements considerably.

Again, than you for having balls.

Hey Cleveland "Leader"....
Ever hear of verifying a story before you put it in print?
Do you intend to print any and all allegations from nutbags and losers regardless of their character?
Any idiot can make wild accusations. It's up to the Fourth Estate to prove or disprove the allegations before publication. In that respect, you've failed miserably at your responsibilities. You guys are dispicable.

Chirs Wolf,

The story has been verified, Mr. Sinclair has filed. See documentation link below. Therefore, this makes the story News. With regards to whom is telling the truth, that's for to the courts to ponder!


May I calmly recommend, perhaps considering some anger management classes. It's visually clear you have a serious problem with anger related issues from your authoritative condescending arrogant comments.

You may find this service of help: Mental Health Services (216) 623-2134.

Sincere best wishes!

Oh Cleveland Leader.... so pathetic. Are you going to report on UFO, Nessy and Big Foot sightings too? Why would give any attention to this poor, pathetic mental patient?
Oh and for Mike up here in the comments....I accuse you of raping my cat. I challenge you to take a polygraph test to prove you are not lying when you deny my charges.
What? You refuse to subject yourself to that kind of ridiculousness? Well, of course you would. Any normal person would brush off this insainity.

The MSM...of which I THOUGHT this paper was one...has not touched this story. They have deduced that it is an orchestrated smear campaign from some Ron Paul racists and decided not to go with the story. Even FOX NOISE has not reprted this story and its been out about a month! What does that tell you?

I heard all Larry Sinclairs interviews. I think Larry Sinclair is honest in all this. He comes off a little weird but honest. Also he is taking a POLYGRAPH test next week.

Nobody believed Monica Lewinsky. Clintons blamed the Republicans for her.

I am curious why the media has been quiet on the issue. If it were about Hillary, I bet you that she wouldn't be able to stay in the race due to the media bias. I'm happy that the Cleveland Leader has finally rung the bell on this issue. But I'm not sure how far it can go. I think America is not really democratic due to the media swing.

Larry has been on several live radio interviews that are posted online. He has interviewed with The Right Perspective, Jeff Rense, and The Jim Sumpter Show. He is scheduled for the polygraph that will be given/reviewed by two renowned polygraph administators. It is my understanding that these results will be able to be reviewed by the public on whitehouse.com soon after the test is administered.

It has been said that Larry has met with reporters that have investigated his claims. He has gathered several documents such as credit card reciepts, hotel receipts, and the limo reciepts, etc. The limo driver has been identified and has reportedly prepared to come forward at the appropriate time.

We will definitely hear more about this very soon. How much it will effect the Obama campaign is not known, but it could possibly be damning to his presidential nomination efforts.

I a Obama supporter, but I want the truth! So, let the truth be known!

Okay, I didn't want to admit it, but this story has given me the bravery to come forward. I also had drug-fueled "sexual relations" with of the Presidential candidate kind. Senator John McCain, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and I had a really scorching three-way back in the late 90's, just before Hillary's husband Bill left office. It was in the back of one of one of the Senate coatrooms, and I'm pretty sure McCain left some stains on Hillary's mauve pantsuit, which is why you never see her wearing that one anymore. If THAT isn't proof, I don't know what is. I will pass any lie detector test anyone wants to give me as proof also, especially if you offer me $110,000 to do so.

What? You don't believe me? WHY NOT?

...Is it because they're not black?

Actually, I beleive you. "Thats Hot!"

Is this an actual newspaper or a blog?

Wikipedia says the Cleveland Leader newspaper merged with the Plain Dealer in 1917??

I commend Cleveland Leader for your courage to run this story. I've been following this for several months. Larry Sinclair has had several interviews and based on his knowledge and details of what happened in those two days with Obama, I tend to believe what he is saying to be true. I find it shameful that the obama followers don't want to know the truth about this. This is a huge story and it will soon get out in the MSM and OBAMA will have to answer to these claims. Next Tuesday is a big day for Larry, he will be taking a LDT and those results I believe will show he is telling the truth. Then the Limo driver will come out and back him up with the story to comfirm that this did take place.
Stayed tuned, this could get very crazy in the next couple of weeks

people in this country make it sound as if Obama is some kind of savior! He is not
GOD! "We the People" are not victims, waiting to be saved! What we
need in a government that provides leadership for all American and
not just the few! Yes, Obama delivers a speech well.. to bad it's not
his own material. Obama is presenting speeches used by other people
in government, as if they were his own. That's not leadership! That's
cheating from your friends homework! Obama has a repeated pattern of
doing the same. Obama votes identical to Clinton on almost every
bill. Obama is not a leader, he is a follower, with a talent to
deliver as used message... THAT IS NOT LEADERSHIP