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“MONTGOMERY DID HAVE SOME THINGS“
by Sharon Rondeau
(May 30, 2016) — On Monday, Atty. Larry Klayman posted a second press release reporting that he will give a press conference outside of an Arizona courthouse following a civil contempt hearing in Phoenix on Tuesday morning.
The hearing commences at 9:00 a.m. local time and was scheduled as a result of a finding of civil contempt against Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio for reportedly violated a federal judge’s temporary injunction arising from an underlying lawsuit, Melendres, et al v. Arpaio, et al.
On Saturday, Klayman reported that he filed an emergency petition to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of his client, Dennis Montgomery, who worked for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) as a confidential informant for approximately 15 months.
Montgomery is a former CIA and NSA contractor for whom Klayman obtained immunity in two FBI agreements in August and November 2015 as “a material witness for the government concerning a criminal investigation under 50 U.S.C. § 1809.”
In a 162-page opinion issued on May 13 finding Arpaio and several staffers in contempt, U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow implicated Montgomery in allegedly committing “a fraud” on the sheriff’s office by producing valueless information while being paid as a confidential informant.
On page 64 of the opinion, Snow wrote, “Mr. Montgomery committed a fraud on the MCSO.” In paragraph 361 of the same page, Snow claimed, “…Sheriff Arpaio and Mr. Montgomery shared the same attorney and had shared this attorney since at least November 2014.”
On page 65, Snow said there is “overwhelming evidence of Montgomery’s fraud” which he alleged motivated Arpaio not to hand over 50 hard drives produced by Montgomery when Snow ordered it last year.
While Klayman represents Arpaio in a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court brought by 26 states challenging Obama’s executive actions on illegal aliens, he does not represent Arpaio in Melendres. Last summer, Klayman filed a petition requesting intervenor status for Montgomery in Melendres which Snow denied.
Montgomery claims that Snow “has spread groundless criminal allegations against Montgomery and others while blocking him from exposing how they are false. Snow is using those falsehoods to concoct a case against Sheriff Arpaio.”
According to sworn testimony by Michael Zullo in the civil contempt hearings last fall, Montgomery had said that data which he possessed, once organized, would show that approximately 150,000 Maricopa County residents were victims of data breaches by a government entity. Montgomery reportedly told Zullo, who was assisting in overseeing the project, that Snow and Arpaio were among the victims.
Klayman’s second announcement issued on Monday, while reiterating his objections to Snow’s implicating of Montgomery in “a fraud,” also reveals that “Montgomery worked on many different projects with MCSO, including a forensic analysis of Barack Obama’s birth certificate.”
For nearly five years, Zullo has led an investigation begun into the authenticity of Barack Hussein Obama’s long-form birth certificate posted on the White House website on April 27, 2011, commissioned by Arpaio at the request of more than 200 constituents after experts reported that the image was fraudulent.
In September 2011, Arpaio delegated his Cold Case Posse, one of many volunteer posses associated with the MCSO, to analyze the image. After several days of investigation, Zullo informed Arpaio that the image could not have emanated from a paper document.
The posse’s investigation continued, with Zullo and Arpaio declaring at a March 1, 2012 presser that probable cause existed that both the long-form birth certificate and Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form are “computer-generated forgeries.”
A second press conference on July 17 of that year revealed more details as to how the posse’s conclusions had been reached and stated that the bar of probable cause had been surpassed in regard to the forgery of the birth certificate.
Klayman has long contended that Obama is a Muslim hailing from Kenya, not Hawaii, as Obama has claimed. Obama, his wife, surrogates and the Associated Press have related differing life narratives of his life, and other news reports have said he was born in Kenya or Indonesia.
Arpaio and the posse have not yet revealed what the motive might have been in the White House’s release of a forgery bearing Obama’s name nor the Selective Service System’s release of a fraudulent registration form to various citizens placing FOIA requests beginning in 2008.
Zullo’s November testimony mentioned the “birth certificate” investigation in connection with Montgomery’s work for the MCSO, although it was not the focus of intense questioning posed by Atty. Stanley Young, who represents the plaintiffs in Melendres.
Following that testimony, Zullo told this publication that some of the information Montgomery produced for the MCSO was found to have value. “Montgomery did have some things,” Zullo told us on December 3.
Klayman said that the Ninth Circuit will review Montgomery’s emergency petition “at its next calendar in case no. 15-16440,” although a date is not provided.
The Post & Email contacted Klayman’s media representative with questions but did not receive a response prior to publication.