SAYS ASSANGE ARREST “JUST ANOTHER COVER”
by Sharon Rondeau
The topic of the government’s apparent impact on the news cycle prompted Zullo to turn to the “media blackout” which ensued after he and then-Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, in the course of what would become a 5+-year criminal probe, declared the image purported to be Barack Hussein Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate uploaded to whitehouse.gov fraudulent.
Segueing from his comments on the CIA, Zullo marveled at the results of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “collusion” investigation based on its duration of “675 days,” its issuance of 2,800 subpoenas, “13 evidence requests from foreign governments,” and its more than 500 witness interviews, among other investigative actions.
The total cost of the investigation, Zullo said, is reported at $25 million, although some sources say it will be declared higher in a final accounting. “You’ve got all of that, and there is no evidence of collusion,” Zullo said, referring to Mueller’s conclusion that no one in the Trump campaign, nor any American, conspired with Russia to affect the outcome of the 2016 election.
Zullo then contended that “Democrats” are attempting to “keep this thing going” to “cover up their own sins” with a new investigative effort focused on “obstruction” as evidenced by pledges from prominent House committee leaders to launch new investigations into Trump’s financial dealings when he was a businessman and to build upon Mueller’s indecisive conclusion as to whether or not Trump obstructed justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey or afterward.
“If you can’t determine it, it didn’t happen,” the former detective said of the accusations against Trump which Mueller was unable to confirm.
At 53:22, Gallups, a former deputy sheriff, rejoined that “the real criminals” are now under investigation, including “the Democrats,” Hillary Clinton, Comey, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and former CIA Director John Brennan. “They know that there was real collusion among them,” Gallups said, which he said “goes all the way to Obama.” “These next couple of years, Mike, are going to be like a roller-coaster ride, I think. What do you think?”
Zullo agreed and opined that it would take “one guy or gal to flip. One guy turns, it’s going to topple like dominoes, because everybody’s going to be out to save themselves. And if you want to talk about obstruction of justice…the poster-child for that is Hillary Clinton and her email server fiasco. That’s absolute obstruction.”
On July 5, 2016, Comey read a long list of Clinton’s transgressions in handling classified information on her private, unauthorized server but then declined to recommend her for criminal prosecution.
At the 56:00 mark, Zullo compared Clinton’s exoneration to the Mueller investigation, which he said used “cherry-picked” information to suggest Trump committed “obstruction of justice” in the absence of a finding of “collusion.”
“This is game-time,” Zullo commented at the end of the segment. Gallups commented that Zullo had uttered certain “names” heretofore unmentioned, referring to the earlier part of the interview in which Zullo identified a guest host from The Rush Limbaugh Show and a canceled appearance on MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell’s show in 2012 following the initial birth-certificate presser.
Gallups opened the new segment by stating that the silencing of the media is “still happening,” such as with “the birth certificate investigation.”
Citing a report published Thursday at TalkingPointsMemo in response to the release the Mueller report, Gallups read “Point #4,” which states (although unnumbered):
In an alarming detail, the redacted report confirms that Russian hackers successfully broke into the Illinois State Board of Elections’ network and “extracted” the information of thousands of voters before the hack was detected.
The FBI believes — though the special counsel did not independently verify— that the hackers also got into a Florida county government’s database.
Outside the governments themselves, hackers targeted private companies involved in administering elections and providing voting technology.
Against that backdrop, Gallups asked Zullo about revelations made to him some years ago by former NSA/CIA contractor Dennis Montgomery involving what could have been government-directed voter fraud. Montgomery constructed software programs which “harvested data surreptitiously,” Zullo said, and was asked by the CIA to “breach the Florida voter rolls and download the entire database.”
“It wasn’t the first time he was asked to download things,” Zullo said, but reported that Montgomery said it was the first time he was “asked to upload the contents of a drive back into the Florida voter rolls, and that was done by him.”
Zullo said the software Montgomery designed allows the user to “make it appear it comes from anywhere in the globe and make you believe through your analysis that it’s a foreign entity.”
The Mueller report states that “Russians” stole DNC and Clinton campaign emails, then released them to WikiLeaks, which released them prior to the 2016 election. WikiLeaks, whose founder, Julian Assange, is now in a London jail, has claimed that “no state party” nor “Russians” provided the emails to his organization.
Zullo also referenced former NSA software developer William Binney, who retired from the agency after he saw what he believed to be Fourth-Amendment violations against Americans following the 9/11 attacks. “I verified that very claim with him,” Zullo said. He said Binney studied the emails stolen from the DNC and Clinton campaign in 2016. In regard to “stolen emails that they’re still trying to say Russia stole and hacked the Clinton emails and WikiLeaks is part of that, that didn’t happen,” Zullo said.
He said that Binney determined that “the download speed” of the DNC/Clinton server breaches “did not come from anywhere like that; the download speed went from the computer system of the DNC to a thumb drive or a hard drive. There was nothing anywhere else. That’s going to take the WikiLeaks thing off the table.”
Zullo drew a connection between the downfall of the “Russia collusion” theory with Assange’s April 12 arrest at London’s Ecuadorian embassy, terming it “just another cover.”
“They’re covering their own dirty deeds,” Gallups said, with which Zullo agreed as the segment ended.