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07/08/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Anderson Cooper Slams 'Birther' Army Officer For Hiding Behind His Lawyer During Interview (VIDEO)

On his show last night Anderson Cooper tried to grill the now infamous Terry Lakin, a U.S. Army officer who refuses to follow President Obama's orders because he doesn't believe Obama was born in America, but Lakin appeared with his lawyer, who interrupted to answer most of the questions.

A visibly frustrated Cooper accused Lakin of hiding behind his lawyer. "Can the Colonel not talk for himself? The guy's an adult." He also challenged Lakin's assertion that there is "significant evidence" that Obama was born outside the U.S., calling it "just false."

The Army is set to court-martial Lakin for his refusal to deploy to Afghanistan.

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