LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST FORMER FBI DIRECTOR, OBAMA, ET AL
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 6, 2017) — At 10:13 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Fox News host Sean Hannity spoke with Circa’s John Solomon and Sara Carter, who reported that former CIA and NSA contractor Dennis Montgomery filed a lawsuit against former FBI Director James Comey for allegedly jettisoning an investigation of his report of massive government surveillance of private citizens made two years ago.
Solomon and Carter reported that they interviewed Montgomery in person and that he claimed that the personal information of up to 20 million Americans was collected at some point by government agencies without a warrant.
As The Post & Email has reported, in 2013 Montgomery approached then-Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio with the claim that approximately 150,000 county citizens’ banking information was stolen by a government entity.
Subsequently, Arpaio hired Montgomery to work as a confidential informant to assemble the information he claimed to have about Maricopa County residents. In April 2015, Montgomery’s name arose during civil-contempt hearings in which Arpaio was a named defendant.
After hearing about Montgomery’s work, U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow ordered the collection of the hard drives and other documentation Montgomery was said to possess.
Circa noted that Montgomery is represented in the suit by Atty. Larry Klayman, who assisted Montgomery to bring the information he claimed to have on government surveillance to U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth more than two years ago. Klayman said that he arranged for Montgomery to testify to two FBI agents in a 3+-hour session with the understanding that Montgomery’s claims would be investigated.
Klayman has accused Comey and the FBI of having stonewalled the investigation and in March attempted unsuccessfully to speak with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, who was reportedly investigating President Trump’s claim of having been “wiretapped” by the Obama regime.
Klayman has reported that his personal information was among that which was harvested by the government.
Solomon and Carter mentioned the “47 hard drives” and “600 million” records Klayman has reported Montgomery claims to have in his possession. A portion of their report published on Tuesday states:
Documents obtained by Circa outside of the lawsuit show that the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington in 2015 approved a grant of limited immunity for Montgomery so he could explain how he managed to walk out of his contract work for several U.S. intelligence agencies with 47 hard drives of highly classified documents — a security breach potentially larger than Edward Snowden’s leak.
The documents show FBI agents interviewed Montgomery on videotape for several hours and collected the 47 hard drives.
Barack Obama, his CIA Director John Brennan, and NSA Director Mike Rogers are reported as additional defendants in Montgomery’s lawsuit.
Former detective Mike Zullo, who was overseeing Montgomery’s confidential-informant activity for Arpaio between 2014 and 2015, has reported that Montgomery was granted two immunity agreements by the FBI: one for production and the other for testimony.
Zullo conducted a five-year investigation into the long-form birth certificate image posted at whitehouse.gov in April 2011 purported to represent Barack Hussein Obama’s original birth record from Hawaii, declaring it a “computer-generated forgery” on March 1, 2012. During testimony in the civil-contempt matter in November 2015, Zullo said that Montgomery, who has developed software for the government, performed a forensic analysis of the birth certificate image.
Klayman has said that Montgomery found the image to be “not genuine.”
The birth certificate issue was not raised by Hannity or his guests.