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NSA/CIA Whistleblower Dennis Montgomery: Trump, Chief Justice, and 156 Judges were spied on

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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:39 AM
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Here we go folks! Let the wailing and gnashing of teeth begin!!!

What we have here is a letter dated March 21, 2017 from Larry Klayman at Freedom Watch USA to the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Devin Nunes.

Unasked Questions About Whistleblower Dennis Montgomery at Committee Hearings on Surveillance, Leaks and Alleged Russian Involvement in 2016 Presidential Elections

This ain't Klayman's first rodeo:


You may recall that I won landmark decisions before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia before the Honorable Richard Leon preliminarily enjoining the illegal, warrantless, and massive surveillance of U.S. citizens and lawful residents within the domestic United States. See Klayman v. Obama et al[/I], 957 F. Supp. 1 (D.D.C. 2013); [I]Klayman v. Obama, et al, 142 F. Supp. 3d 172 (D.D.C. 2015).


Addressing the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in general and Chairman Nunes specifically, Klayman states:

I petitioned this Committee to have Chairman Devin Nunes and the Committee question Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") Director James Comey about apparent illegal and unconstitutional surveillance of prominent Americans, such as the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, prominent businessmen, and others such as President Donald Trump. I incorporate by reference an article I wrote which appeared in Newsmax on Sunday, March 19, 2017, explaining my efforts to have the Committee question FBI Director Comey about what is supposed to be an on-going investigation of materials and testimony provided by whistleblower Dennis Montgomery ("Montgomery"), a former NSA and Central Intelligence Agency ("CIA") contractor.

Regrettably, neither Chairman Nunes nor anyone else on the Committee raised the serious questions I suggested be posed to FBI Director Comey at the hearing on March 20, 2017.


And this despite the request for such information by the Chairman:


Indeed, Chairman Nunes has asked that persons with important and relevant information come forward. That is exactly what whistleblower Dennis Montgomery has done, through me, his undersigned counsel.

In this regard, on March 20, 2017, Chairman Devin Nunes opened the hearing by saying: "To that end, we encourage anyone who has information about these topics to come forward and speak to the House Intelligence Committee." Spoken at time 3:15 to 3:30.


According to Klayman's letter:


There is a myriad of evidence, direct and circumstantial, of the illegal and unconstitutional surveillance disclosed to the FBI by Montgomery, and I do not need to belabor all of it here because it is currently contained in FBI files. However, former NSA and CIA contractor Montgomery holds much of the roadmap to "draining the swamp" of this corruption of our democracy.


The pertinent points in the letter:
  • Montgomery left the NSA and CIA with 47 hard drives and over 600 million pages of information; legally sought whistleblower status to expose systematic illegal surveillance by intel agencies -- including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, and prominent businessmen such as Donald Trump.
  • Montgomery worked closely with James Clapper and John Brennan and personally witnessed this intrusion.
  • Clapper lied in Congressional testimony.
  • Montgomery's efforts were "blown off" by various congress critters, including Sen Charles Grassley
  • With the aid of the Honorable Royce C. Lambert of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and under grants of immunity, Montgomery produced the hard drives and was interviewed under oath in a secure room at the FBI Field Office in the District of Columbia, laying out his information/evidence of illegal spying by Obama's administration.
  • Mongomery claims these spy agencies tampered with the vote in Florida '08, helping Obama "win" the election.
  • This interview with the FBI took place almost two years ago, with no apparent action taken.
  • Appears FBI investigation was "buried."
  • Such surveillance has been ruled a gross violation of the Fourth Amendment.
  • Information/evidence subsequently provided to Chairman Bob Goodlatte of the House Judiciary Committee with no response.
  • Klayman next met with and briefed one of Devin Nunes' committee lawyers, Allen R. Sourza, about Montgomery and the FBI's apparent cover-up, and asking Souza to inform Nunes before the current hearings.


Klayman claims to have warned Souza that if Comey was not questioned about these issues at the current hearings, that Klayman would go public:


My expressed purpose: to have Chairman Nunes of the House Intelligence Committee ask Comey, under oath, why he and his FBI have seemingly not moved forward with the Montgomery investigation while, on the other hand, the FBI Director recently claimed publicly, I believe falsely, that there is "no evidence" of surveillance on President Trump and those around him by the Obama administration. Indeed, there is.


The letter closes with the demand for a response by "close of business March 24, 2017," (which is tomorrow as I write this), and he then throws down the gauntlet:


Please respond to my letter by close of business March 24, 2017, in order that the American people, and Mr. Montgomery may know where you and the other members of your Committee stand. Do you intend to get at and investigate the full truth, or as has regrettably been for case for many years in government, sweep the truth under the carpet?


Hang on, folks. I have a feeling this is gonna be a bumpy ride!!!
edit on 23-3-2017 by Boadicea because: Fixed link




posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea

You link doesn't work.


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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:42 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea

All this under the Obama admin? Say it isn't so.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:43 AM
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This is big, huge. I hope that the President has the strength to follow through on this and drain the swamp!

a reply to: Boadicea


edit on 23-3-2017 by whywhynot because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Boadicea

You link doesn't work.


Thank you -- and my apologies. Fixed now!



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:48 AM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Boadicea

All this under the Obama admin? Say it isn't so.


Haha! Not me!


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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:48 AM
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Put them all in Gitmo.

High Crimes and misdemeanors my a$$.

These are multiple felonies. Lock all of them up.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:49 AM
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Link is working for me,I have read this on a dozen sites today,it exists.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:49 AM
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originally posted by: whywhynot
Link says item not found

a reply to: Boadicea


Yes -- thank you and my apologies. It's fixed now



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:50 AM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Boadicea

All this under the Obama admin? Say it isn't so.


President Obama is from Chicago, where wiretapping/surveillance goes WAY BACK.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:52 AM
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Any other sources beside freedom watch, a right wing lobbying group?

Freedom's Watch was a Washington D.C. based 501(c)(4) lobbying organization. Freedom's Watch was supportive of the Bush administration's positions in the War on Terror and of Republican Congressional candidates. The group was run and supported, in part, by several former officials of the Bush administration

en.m.wikipedia.org...'s_Watch

Just another example of people from the Trump party trying to rationalize and explain the lies of the Trump administration.

ETA: It'd be interesting to see how much money they've donated to Trump and his associates.

edit on 23-3-2017 by underwerks because: (no reason given)


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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:53 AM
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This is trouble.
This would explain the reported cooperation from the nsa and the reported non cooperation from the fbi.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:53 AM
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What kind of game is Comey playing?

Why did he Come out with info on Hillary during the election?

I can't follow.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:56 AM
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I hope his data has been copied, protected and accessible by other responsible people. This smells of government coverup.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:56 AM
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originally posted by: Boadicea

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Boadicea

You link doesn't work.


Thank you -- and my apologies. Fixed now!

Just FYI, Dennis Montgomery was the dude who got caught scamming the Pentagon with a fake software to expose terrorists. That guy has zero credibility.

Check this out. Even Flynn thinks so:

Montgomery's former lawyer Michael J. Flynn called him a "con artist" and "habitual liar

edit on 23-3-2017 by Krazysh0t because: (no reason given)


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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:56 AM
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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea

Well this is interesting. Why not go straight to the White House with the information? I'm sure if he has something that will vindicate Trump, the administration will be more than happy to make use of it.

It seems however that there is good reason to be skeptical of Mr. Montgomery.

NYT (2011) - Hiding Details of Dubious Deal, U.S. Invokes National Security



Interviews with more than two dozen current and former officials and business associates and a review of documents show that Mr. Montgomery and his associates received more than $20 million in government contracts by claiming that software he had developed could help stop Al Qaeda’s next attack on the United States. But the technology appears to have been a hoax, and a series of government agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the Air Force, repeatedly missed the warning signs, the records and interviews show.

Mr. Montgomery’s former lawyer, Michael Flynn — who now describes Mr. Montgomery as a “con man” — says he believes that the administration has been shutting off scrutiny of Mr. Montgomery’s business for fear of revealing that the government has been duped.

“The Justice Department is trying to cover this up,” Mr. Flynn said. “If this unravels, all of the evidence, all of the phony terror alerts and all the embarrassment comes up publicly, too. The government knew this technology was bogus, but these guys got paid millions for it.”

Justice Department officials declined to discuss the government’s dealings with Mr. Montgomery, 57, who is in bankruptcy and living outside Palm Springs, Calif. Mr. Montgomery is about to go on trial in Las Vegas on unrelated charges of trying to pass $1.8 million in bad checks at casinos, but he has not been charged with wrongdoing in the federal contracts, nor has the government tried to get back any of the money it paid. He and his current lawyer declined to comment.


PBS (2014) - How a Reno casino con man duped the CIA and pulled one of the ‘most dangerous hoaxes’ in American history


In the winter of 2003, the CIA received a disturbing bit of information. Al-Qaida, the intelligence said, was planning to strike the U.S. by hijacking a specific list of incoming international flights from France and other nations.

The agency shared the information with the White House. They had flight numbers, schedules and possible coordinates for the attacks. After speaking with the French government, President Bush issued an order to ground certain flights worldwide, severely disrupting holiday travel.

But it turns out the intelligence was flawed. In fact, no such plot existed to crash Air France 747s in the U.S., nor was there any credible intelligence that al-Qaida was planning a Christmas attack. Few knew exactly from where the bad information had originated, thanks to silos inside the intelligence sphere. The information had come from Dennis Montgomery, a little-known government contractor who claimed he had the ability to decode secret al-Qaida messages embedded in Al Jazeera broadcasts. After the groundings, French officials demanded access to Montgomery’s software, and handed it over to a team of French engineers to analyze.

The French engineers concluded Montgomery’s claims were an elaborate hoax. There were too few pixels in an Al Jazeera broadcast image to contain hidden messages.


Wikipedia -Dennis L. Montgomery


During the run-up to the 2006 gubernatorial election, Dennis Montgomery accused gubernatorial candidate Jim Gibbons of accepting bribes while serving as a Member of Congress to help Montgomery's company eTreppid Technologies secure military contracts for his terrorist software. In court papers associated with a lawsuit between Montgomery and former business partner Warren Trepp, Montgomery accused Gibbons of accepting casino chips and $100,000 in cash from Trepp during a Caribbean cruise. Montgomery provided copies of what he said were Trepp's personal e-mails that he accessed while working at eTreppid Technologies.[13] Gibbons' lawyers claimed they had evidence Montgomery fabricated the emails[14] and presented computer expert evidence in trial that challenged the authenticity of Montgomery's alleged evidence.[15] An 18-month FBI investigation resulted in no charges and Gibbons being "cleared" of all charges by the Department of Justice. Similar reviews by the Nevada State Ethics Commission and U.S. House Ethics Committee also cleared Gibbons.

In June 2014, reporter Stephen Lemons of the Phoenix New Times wrote that Montgomery had been hired by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office as a confidential informant.[16] Lemons, citing an anonymous source in the Sheriff's Office, said that Montgomery had claimed that, using data he had obtained while working for the CIA, he could prove there was a conspiracy against Arpaio between the U.S. Department of Justice and G. Murray Snow, the federal judge presiding over a racial-profiling lawsuit filed against Maricopa County. In April 2015, Arpaio confirmed the confidential informant relationship in testimony before Judge Snow.[17] Arpaio later characterized the result of Montgomery's investigation as "junk".[18] In May 2015, Montgomery attempted to intervene in the contempt proceedings against Joe Arpaio that had stemmed from the racial-profiling lawsuit.[19] Montgomery, through his counsel Larry Klayman, asked Judge Snow to recuse himself; Montgomery also asked the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to replace the judge, but the court declined to do so.[20]



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 11:21 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea


Please respond to my letter by close of business March 24, 2017, in order that the American people, and Mr. Montgomery may know where you and the other members of your Committee stand.


I guess we'll find out if he really has anything on them on March 25th then. Though I do get tired of these dates we always seem to get with nothing ever really coming out.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 11:24 AM
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obamagate

OBAMAGATE

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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Boadicea
Why not go straight to the White House with the information?


Perhaps they have -- I don't know that they didn't. Perhaps because their efforts are longstanding and ongoing and focused on spying by intelligence agencies in general, not Trump in particular.


I'm sure if he has something that will vindicate Trump, the administration will be more than happy to make use of it.


No doubt! Perhaps his purpose isn't to vindicate Trump, but to implicate the others. It's not necessarily one or the other.


It seems however that there is good reason to be skeptical of Mr. Montgomery.


Indeed! But I'm also quite skeptical of the others!!!



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