“THEY WORK TOGETHER”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 19, 2016) — On Thursday, a former Justice Department prosecutor and current attorney for former NSA and CIA contractor Dennis Montgomery issued a video in conjunction with an article on his website in which Klayman stated that the communications of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts were “harvested” by at least two U.S. intelligence agencies.
On his Freedom Watch website, Klayman posited that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper committed perjury when he testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2013 and that Montgomery’s revelations, made to U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth and the FBI last year, played a part in Clapper’s to submit his resignation on Wednesday night.
Klayman said that “hundreds of millions of Americans” were spied on by the NSA with Clapper’s knowledge, which was revealed by Edward Snowden prior to Montgomery’s revealing the information he claimed to have.
As a result of Snowden’s disclosures, Klayman filed a lawsuit claiming Fourth Amendment violations on the part of the government and specifically, the NSA. In December 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Richard C. Leon ruled that the NSA’s collection of telephone metadata without a warrant through telephone providers was “likely unconstitutional.”
Klayman said in the video that he also has a pending lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for the same reason.
At 5:22, Klayman declared that “Even the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Roberts, was harvested by these intelligence agencies.” He then speculated, “Does this help explain some of his rather bizarre but aberrant majority opinions in the last few years involving Obamacare, involving gay rights or whatever the case may be? It may; we don’t know.”
Klayman characterized Montgomery’s information as even more significant than Snowden’s.
In late 2013, Montgomery had contacted the Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) claiming that more than 150,000 county residents had had their bank account information compromised, a matter which became the focus of intense questioning by U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow during civil contempt hearings against the sheriff, Joseph Arpaio, and three of his deputies last year. Snow did not appear curious when he was said to have been one of the victims of intrusive spying by a government entity.
At 6:53, Klayman said that the CIA and NSA were “used by people like President Obama and others to effect what they want to get, and they work together.”
As DNI, Clapper has overseen the work of 17 intelligence agencies. Although his resignation reportedly takes effect January 20, 2017, Klayman described him as “gone.”
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.