UNDER “PROJECT DRAGNET”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Mar. 19, 2017) — Dr. Jerome Corsi of Infowars is reporting that “records” obtained from former Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joseph Arpaio and former Cold Case Posse leader Mike Zullo show that Donald Trump, a number of his employees and one of his ex-wives, and Infowars radio show host Alex Jones were “targets of electronic surveillance from 2004” to 2010.
The report comes one day before the Department of Justice is expected to provide documents to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on allegations Trump made on Twitter on March 4 that he had been “wiretapped” in some way by the Obama regime.
At a joint press conference on Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump said, with a smile, that he and Merkel might have something in common, alluding to the surveillance known to have been conducted on foreign leaders by the Obama regime, including Merkel.
“Sheriff Arpaio and Chief Investigator Zullo have validated through law enforcement channels the validity of the name, address, and telephone numbers for the dates that appear in the Project Dragnet database,” Corsi reported. “Sheriff Arpaio and Chief Investigator Zullo are prepared to share relevant information with appropriate federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, as well as the Department of Justice, Homeland Security Department, the White House, and members of Congress the Project Dragnet Database in whole, or in part, as it pertains to NSA electronic surveillance of Donald J. Trump and his various employee.” [sic]
Zullo and Arpaio reportedly were provided the documentation from former NSA and CIA contractor Dennis Montgomery, who worked as a confidential informant to Arpaio for approximately a year. In April 2015, U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow ordered his work product turned over to, effectively ending the ongoing investigation for Arpaio, Zullo previously told The Post & Email.
Corsi included what he reported to be an abstract of the Project Dragnet database, which he later in the article termed “Operation Dragnet” on one occasion.
“Sheriff Arpaio and Chief Investigator Zullo also show up in the database, listed as being under both phone and financial surveillance,” Corsi additionally wrote.
In June 2013, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden left the United States and told reporters from The Guardian of massive surveillance programs used by the NSA on average citizens not suspected of involvement with criminal activity. Snowden reported that the email and telephone communications of virtually all Americans all the time were collected by the U.S. intelligence community.
While Montgomery has been described as a questionably credible source, Zullo has told The Post & Email that he “did have some things” as a result of his work for Arpaio.