“HE WAS TELLING THE TRUTH”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Dec. 12, 2015) — “Freedom Friday” host Carl Gallups provided an update on Friday night on the testimony of Maricopa County, AZ Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo in the civil case Melendres, et al v. Arpaio, et al.
In a 20-minute segment, Gallups told his audience that “deep, dark” information was being cultivated with a confidential informant to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), Dennis Montgomery, while many people might have suspected that nothing was happening in the investigation of Obama’s long-form birth certificate.
On March 1, 2012, Zullo and Arpaio gave the first of two press conferences in which they announced that the posse’s six-month investigation found that the birth certificate image posted on the White House website on April 27, 2011 is a “computer-generated forgery.”
Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form, received by this writer and others through FOIA requests, was also declared fraudulent.
“Freedom Friday” contributor Mike Shoesmith co-hosted the segment during which Gallups quoted from The Post & Email’s article published on Friday titled “What Did Mike Zullo Say in Court on November 12?” The article was also posted at Gallups’ sister news website, PPSimmons.
Between November 10 and 13, 2015, Zullo was compelled to testify as a witness in Melendres resulting from his role as an uncompensated member of a small team tasked with eliciting hard evidence, if it existed, of government data breaches of Maricopa County residents from Montgomery. In an official court transcript from the November 12 session wherein Zullo began answering questions after having previously invoked his Fifth Amendment right, Zullo is observed responding to questions from plaintiffs’ attorney, Stanley Young, pointedly asking if the personal information of Melendres judge G. Murray Snow were being collected and used in any way.
Despite Zullo’s insistence that Snow’s information, while it appeared in Montgomery’s database, was not the subject of scrutiny by the team, Young continued to ask how Snow’s name arose.
Between late October and early November, Zullo filed several motions with the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona as well as an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals protesting Snow’s intention to enforce plaintiffs’ subpoenas for him to testify after he discovered that the legal representation he believed he had did not exist.
Zullo had requested that 87 exhibits already turned over to Arpaio’s legal team be withheld, a request Snow denied.
Snow denied all of Zullo’s motions, and the Ninth Circuit has not yet ruled on Zullo’s appeal. On December 2, Atty. Larry Klayman filed a request for an expedited review of Zullo’s appeal, citing the prospect of impending “criminal prosecution” and Snow’s disregard for Zullo’s constitutional rights.
In 2010, Snow presided over another civil lawsuit filed against Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio in 2010 by the U.S. Department of Justice. The assignment of judges is reportedly by “random draw.” The case was ultimately settled out of court.
In May, Snow permitted the DOJ to intervene in Melendres while denying Montgomery’s request to do the same. An attorney representing the DOJ, Raphael Gomez, who is acquainted with Montgomery and was reportedly involved in a 2006 raid on Montgomery’s home, has attended all of the hearings Snow ordered which diverted from the underlying civil contempt case against Arpaio to focus on the “Seattle operation” involving Montgomery.
Reading portions of the November 12 transcript, Gallups recapped Zullo’s testimony during which he described how Zullo conceived of a “plan” to have Montgomery provide the information he possessed concerning data collection on citizens to a federal judge.
The “birth certificate” investigation became intertwined with Melendres when Young asked questions about Montgomery’s work in that area without revealing the Cold Case Posse’s findings or the person who claimed the forgery as his own, Barack Hussein Obama.
Gallups referred to Zullo’s 2013 statement that “universe-shattering information” would be forthcoming in a future press conference if circumstances warranted, stating that while many had criticized both men for allegedly “lying,” much was occurring that could not be made public.
At 7:10, Gallups said of Zullo, “He was telling the truth.”
Arizona and national media provided virtually no coverage of Zullo’s November 12 testimony, and none interviewed him afterward. Local media has expressed no curiosity about whose bank account information was breached and whether or not they or anyone they know could be a victim, as Zullo asserted Snow was.
Paraphrasing from the transcript, Gallups stated that Zullo had testified that “I was praying to God that this was not true” regarding information Montgomery provided about government activity.
Beginning at 13:30, Gallups said, “The court has sealed many of Montgomery’s records, statements and his tapes…much of what Montgomery has they’ve locked it up.” [sic]
Zullo told The Post & Email following his testimony that recordings played during the hearings were only “snippets” of longer segments. The transcripts show Young directing recordings to be started and stopped at selected places.
Regarding the 600 million records Montgomery reportedly provided to U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth with Klayman’s assistance, Gallups said, “Very important people had their data mined. And a lot of people have speculated that that might explain why there have been various court decisions and legal decisions and congressional decisions or indecisions about very important things that people just scratch their head and say, ‘What are our leaders thinking?'”
Gallups mentioned that his name appears in the transcript by reference to a “Freedom Friday” interview Zullo provided in July of this year.
Klayman will be Gallups’ guest next Friday, December 18.
A former government prosecutor, Klayman represents Arpaio in a challenge to Obama’s executive actions on illegal aliens now filed at the U.S. Supreme Court. Melendres accused Arpaio of having used racial profiling in attempting to identify illegal aliens in Maricopa County.
In December 2013, Snow ruled in favor of the plaintiffs and ordered remedial measures against the MCSO. The civil contempt matter resulted from Arpaio’s admission early this year to having failed to follow Snow’s orders to the letter.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.