by Sharon Rondeau
The American Report is published by Mary Fanning and Alan Jones, who claim to be “investigative journalists” and have promoted for more than four years the unsubstantiated claims of former government subcontractor Dennis L. Montgomery, most recently about the 2020 presidential election.
Their claims, made not only on their own website but also on national broadcasts and other forums, include that China orchestrated a massive “cyberwarfare” attack on the election, successfully changing millions of votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. That claim became the basis of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s “cyber symposium” held in August and for Lindell’s request to the state of Idaho to conduct an audit of its election results last month.
A recount of three small counties, which were included in Lindell’s claims of under counts for Trump, did not support Lindell’s figures, which were supplied through Fanning from Montgomery. As a result, Idaho Chief Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck has said his office plans to bill Lindell for the costs of the effort.
In the course of their meandering writings, Fanning and Jones have claimed on multiple occasions that Zullo was affiliated with Woolsey without providing any evidence. On October 2, they wrote, “Zullo previously stated that he worked under the direction of James Woolsey, and has also demonstrated non-public knowledge of Woolsey’s activities.”
In response to their connection of him to Woolsey, Zullo told The Post & Email in February:
This is so deranged I almost hesitate to even give it the dignity of a response. I don’t know James Woolsey. I don’t know where this came from, but it is another attempt to injure my credibility. Think about this logically, trying to draw some type of inference that I work with the CIA or take direction from them. She wants you to believe that I would tell this to Jones and her. That would make me a terrible covert operative, wouldn’t you agree? Like I would just tell this to these two meatballs. Why go to such lengths to discredit me? To falsely accuse? What is she so afraid of?
Fanning has dedicated a full chapter to defaming me with falsehood after falsehood. The day is coming where she is going to have to back up all this garbage with true facts. The truth is not on her side.
The question needs to be asked: Why would someone go to such lengths and expose themselves to legal jeopardy as she and Jones have? Just who are they working for? What do they have to gain?
On Saturday this writer reached out to Fanning and Jones requesting evidence of their claim as to Zullo’s affiliation with Woolsey but received no response.
Since last November, shortly after issuing their initial claim that an alleged government supercomputer, “The Hammer,” and software Montgomery allegedly invented, “Scorecard,” changed the election results, Fanning and Jones have been frequent guests of Brannon Howse’s WVW-TV, which provided their connection to Lindell. Since 2017 and more frequently of late, they have been appearing on John B. Wells’s “Caravan to Midnight.”
In recent interviews Fanning and Jones have again altered their narrative that China was responsible for the election outcome to include local ballot fraud as having contributed significantly to the “stealing” of the election.
Prior to their move to Howse, Fanning appeared frequently with Dave Janda of “Operation Freedom.”
A lawsuit filed in February by Dominion Voting Systems and its affiliates against Lindell alleging defamation dedicates an extensive section to Montgomery’s history of unsubstantiated claims and Fanning and Jones’s backgrounds lacking in “cybersecurity or intelligence” (p. 35).
Information The Post & Email has received from a highly reliable source indicates that Fanning herself may be a former CIA operative. When conducting interviews, she declines to show her face.