WAS IT “THE DEEP STATE”?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 17, 2019) — On Friday, Infowars host Alex Jones declared a $1,000,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the individual who allegedly “planted” illegal material on his server.
The relevant part of the broadcast can be viewed here. [Editor’s Note: Strong language; not suitable for children. Some viewers will find Jones’s comments highly offensive.]
Jones, who has been sued by an FBI agent and family members of five victims of the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, was ordered by a Connecticut Superior Court judge in January to produce all of his marketing materials and emails to determine if he profited from his characterization that the mass shooting was a hoax.
As a result, Jones hired prominent New Haven criminal defense attorney Norm Pattis, who said on Friday’s show that “he was notified a few weeks ago by the company that is reviewing all of the emails Infowars receives that there were 12 suspicious ones that appeared to be threats against Jones but actually contained child pornography,” according to The Hartford Courant.
Pattis represented Lucian Wintrich in a matter arising from an address Wintrich gave at the University of Connecticut at Storrs in November 2017. A charge of disorderly conduct brought against Wintrich for confronting the woman who removed his speech notes from the stage as he spoke was dismissed, Pattis announced the following month.
“The law permits the use of reasonable force to retrieve stolen property…What happened at UConn the other night was shameful and they will be hearing more from us in the not too distant future,” Pattis said following Wintrich’s court hearing.
A report Monday in The Connecticut Post states that an attorney representing the Connecticut Sandy Hook plaintiffs, Chris Mattei of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder PC, accused Jones of sending the pornographic material to him and contacted the FBI. Pattis claimed Friday that “a private company screening InfoWars’ metadata on behalf of plaintiffs in a Sandy Hook lawsuit discovered at least one email with embedded child pornography. The company turned over the metadata to the FBI, which conducted an investigation for several weeks.”
MSN reported Saturday that “According to Pattis, the FBI found 12 emails that contained PDFs or images embedded in emails with child porn. Pattis said some of the emails were directed to Jones and ‘were very hostile.’ He said that none of the attachments were opened or downloaded, and the FBI is treating Jones as a victim.”
On Monday The Post & Email spoke with Obama birth certificate lead investigator Mike Zullo about Jones’s claims regarding the illicit material found on his server. As the birth certificate probe was ongoing, Zullo interacted extensively with a confidential informant to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), Dennis Montgomery, between early 2014 and early 2015.
A former NSA and CIA contractor, in late 2013, Montgomery approached then-Sheriff Joseph Arpaio to say that he possessed evidence showing that the bank accounts of approximately 150,000 Maricopa County residents had been compromised by a government agency. Arpaio responded by hiring Montgomery to organize the data he claimed to have so as to determine whether or not a crime or crimes had been committed against his constituents.
Eventually, Zullo played a major role in convincing Montgomery to inform a federal judge of the evidence he had accumulated and later, the FBI. Represented by Atty. Larry Klayman, Montgomery testified to Judge Royce C. Lamberth, who then headed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) tasked with granting or denying government requests to conduct surveillance on American citizens, as in the more recent case of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Zullo said that Montgomery’s evidence showed that a number of prominent Americans, including Donald Trump, Alex Jones, the judge overseeing Arpaio’s trial and more than 150 other federal judges were the subjects of government surveillance conducted between 2001 and 2010 without a search warrant.
Through transcripts of closed-door interviews in connection with the Trump-Russia “collusion” investigation released in recent weeks, the public has learned that at least some members of Congress are aware of Montgomery’s having provided the material to the FBI.
In a number of interviews with Carl Gallups of “Freedom Friday” dating back several years, Zullo said that the FBI “deep-sixxed” Montgomery’s information, about which Montgomery had testified twice under DOJ-granted production and testimonial immunity.
On Monday, Zullo told The Post & Email exclusively:
If you go back, Carl Gallups and I reported that a confidential informant to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Dennis Montgomery, is on an audio recording made, I believe, at the end of 2013. It was released during the 2015 federal proceeding against the sheriff and made public (which never should have been). On the recording, Montgomery was describing to me what an individual can do who possessed the technology and the information he has, and the direct response from Montgomery was that they would send an email and embed links to child pornography.
In a conversation that ensued after the taped interview, Montgomery actually did tell me that the way they do it is they send an email; that email opens up to embedded links that have other embedded links to them and creates a trail that makes it look as if your computer keystrokes were looking for those pictures and you were actively engaged in viewing them.
That is something that the government could do; so could any other individual who was in that part of the government that no longer works for the government who would have retained the knowledge and know-how to embed those emails. In Alex Jones’s case, it was just a matter of time before somebody tried to do this.
I am cautiously optimistic that the FBI will pursue this with a moral law-enforcement standard, although I am not too hopeful because of the Deep State operatives who are still embedded in these agencies. The other thing is that it was Montgomery who also verified to me by three other NSA sources, William Binney being one of them, that our government has the ability to breach a computer system anywhere in the world and make it look as if another country did it. So this whole thing with Russia “hacking” is still extremely suspect.
If you recall, in 2016 the state of Georgia’s voter rolls were breached and there was no camouflage at that point; it went right back to our intelligence agencies. While it appeared to be DHS, it could have been DIA, NSA, or anybody doing it using that IP address. So this stuff is diabolical; it is a threat to national security and national sovereignty, because you can’t be a sovereign nation when everybody knows your business.
The controversy around Montgomery was the documentation he provided. In my federal testimony under oath, under penalty of perjury, I actually came out and said that not all of his info was garbage; some of it was creditable. These were some of the things I was referring to in that trial. No one dug any deeper, so I wasn’t going to volunteer anything.
The Post & Email asked Zullo why then-Sheriff Joseph Arpaio had characterized Montgomery’s material as “junk” during the trial, to which Zullo responded, “The sheriff knows only what he was briefed. Senior-level investigators were conducting that investigation and for six months, I was not part of it. I came back in later. Upon my review of the information to send it under subpoena to the federal court, I discovered information provided to us by Dennis Montgomery that actually was verifiable. And I did verify it.
“So what the sheriff was referring to as ‘junk’ for purposes of the identity theft portion of Montgomery’s information, he was told that, but the truth is it wasn’t junk. If you knew what you were looking at, you could make the determination that there’s credibility to some level on this information he provided.
“The sheriff knows only what he was told. Had I been there during that part, he would have gotten a different story. There were identities stolen of Maricopa County residents.”
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.