by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 12, 2020) — In an interview published in our November 11 article titled, “Why is ‘The Hammer’ Resurfacing Now?”, former Obama birth-certificate investigator Mike Zullo predicted that former CIA and NSA contractor Dennis Montgomery would attempt to “monetize” his recent claim that a government super-computer dubbed “The Hammer” and its purported software, SCORECARD, are responsible for votes having been changed in more than a half-dozen states in the November 3 presidential election.
On Wednesday, unbeknownst to Zullo and this writer, a GoFundMe campaign “organized” by “Dennis Montgomery” was launched with the stated purpose of “Raise the necessary funds to expose the deep state, that does exist, and is involved in illegal surveillance of millions of innocent Americans without probable cause and their tampering with and changing election results to fit their political desires for America, which is socialism. Your privacy and constitutional rights have been violated like never before in the history of our country.”
The fundraiser is connected to a website purporting to expose alleged corruption on the part of Blxware, a company with which Montgomery was once associated and is now dissolved, and specifically, its “work in illegal FBI/CIA/NSA domestic surveillance programs to be exposed to the public.”
Additional claims concerning “The Hammer” attributed to Montgomery were made in an October 31, 2020 article at The American Report by Mary Fanning and Alan Jones titled, “Biden Using SCORECARD and THE HAMMER to Steal Another U.S. Presidential Election — Just Like Obama And Biden Did in 2012.”
Montgomery’s claims and performance during his five years or less in government service proved damaging to his reputation in a 2010 article in Playboy Magazine terming him, “The Man Who Conned the Pentagon.” His 2007 accusation of bribery against then-Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons resulted in an FBI investigation which found the allegation unsubstantiated.
For approximately a year between 2013 and 2014, Zullo supervised Montgomery’s work as a confidential informant to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office wherein Montgomery pledged to organize the data he claimed to have of government intrusions into more than 150,000 bank accounts of Maricopa County residents.
Initial evidence Montgomery provided the sheriff’s office in late 2013 appeared worthy of further investigation, then-Sehriff Joseph Arpaio wrote in his recently-released memoir, “Sheriff Joe Arpaio: An American Legend.” However, the data Montgomery turned over on 47 hard drives was ultimately deemed to have no value and, in the words of two former high-level NSA analysts, constituted “an outright and fraudulent con perpetuated on the government for personal gain and cover.”
Thomas Drake and J. Kirk Wiebe’s three-page report prepared for Arpaio in November 2014 was produced after Zullo and a sheriff’s office detective transported the drives from Arizona to Maryland for the former analysts’ analysis of their contents. If classified information had been identified, Zullo said, he and Detective Brian Mackiewicz would have taken them immediately to the FBI.
A complaint Montgomery filed in 2015 with the MCSO Internal Affairs division alleging Zullo threatened him in a text message was investigated and resulted in no disciplinary action.
On Montgomery’s latest claims concerning “The Hammer,” which Montgomery allegedly built for the U.S. government in 2009, Zullo told us on Wednesday:
Based on my dealings with Montgomery, the modus operandi is always the same. Montgomery has no credibility; he seeks to attach himself to people of good reputation and interject himself in a crisis: the Sheriff Arpaio civil trial, the Gen. Flynn case, and now the presidential election and Sidney Powell, all with claims of government tampering and surveillance using his creation but never having evidence as proof. At some point he will try to monetize his efforts and string you along. The story is always the same, and at the center of it all is Dennis Montgomery and the tale of a 12-year-old computer, The Hammer, that Montgomery only operated for less than a year. The Hammer was created in 2009 and Montgomery was out of government contracting in 2010.
In addition to Fanning and Jones, the current iteration of “The Hammer” is being promoted by Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney (Ret); radio host Dr. Dave Janda, Wiebe, and numerous other websites. On Sunday, Wiebe told this writer that Montgomery was awaiting government authorization to release the information he claims to have on “The Hammer” and SCORECARD’s alleged altering of votes on November 3.
In an article published Thursday, Fanning and Jones reported, citing Montgomery:
As Fanning and Jones note in their article, well-known attorney Sidney Powell, who is now working on behalf of the Trump campaign to investigate the reported results of the election, mentioned “The Hammer” and SCORECARD in an interview with Lou Dobbs of Fox Business last week, but within the context of a long litany of indicators she believed merited Justice Department investigation pointing to irregularities in the voting process and outcome.
Since that time, Trump campaign attorneys appear to be focusing on alleged wrongdoing involving Dominion Voting Systems software and fraudulent paper ballots for which they say they have compelling evidence.
Montgomery remains under criminal indictment on five charges in Clark County, NV from a case arising in 2008, with the next hearing scheduled for March of next year, the Clark County District Attorney’s office told The Post & Email last Thursday. A current screenshot of the docket shows the charges as “Theft (Felony)”; “Non Sufficient Funds/Checks”; “Obtain money under false pretenses”; and others.
Under the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, all defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
As of press time at 7:00 p.m. EST, the GoFundMe page has raised more than $14,000.
According to DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs on Sunday, “The Hammer” and SCORECARD” played no role in the 2020 elections.