The Fox News channel has been covering the wiretapping/surveillance issue ever since Rep. Devin Nunes’ somewhat shocking (and brief) news report that there is evidence (provided via whistleblower Dennis Montgomery, but his name has not been revealed, AFAIK, at the FNC TV station yet) that the former Obama administration had been spying on then President-Elect Trump and the people associated with his campaign; as well as his transition team.
While reading a post at Kingsjester’s Blog this morning, the author included a link and excerpt from a Newsmax article that gives us much more information!
People!! This is EXPLOSIVE news and after reading that article, I can understand why any news organization would stay tight-lipped about this information! Perhaps proper procedure needs to be followed in order to “get it right.” However, with so many people likely to be exposed for their nefarious (and illegal!) behavior, we can see why many in the swampland of Washington DC politics would rather have this all swept under the rug.
Larry Klayman, the Founder of Freedom Watch and Judicial Watch, posted the following article on Newsmax.com yesterday…
The old expression about Washington, D.C., is that if you want a friend, get a dog! In the case of President Donald Trump, this is a lesson he has undoubtedly learned in his thus far short tenure as the commander in chief. Nowhere is this seen more than over the current controversy concerning the president’s claims that he was wiretapped, that is, illegally spied upon, by his predecessor’s administration, former President Barack Obama.
As I have written in this Newsmax blog and elsewhere particularly of late, my client, former NSA and CIA contractor Dennis Montgomery, holds the keys to disproving the false claims of those representatives and senators on the House and Senate intelligence committees, reportedly as well as FBI Director James Comey, that there is no evidence that the president and his men were wiretapped.
Montgomery left the NSA and CIA with 47 hard drives and over 600 million pages of information, much of which is classified, and sought to come forward legally as a whistleblower to appropriate government entities, including congressional intelligence committees, to expose that the spy agencies were engaged for years in systematic illegal surveillance on prominent Americans, including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, prominent businessmen such as Donald Trump, and even yours truly. Working side by side with Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence (DIA), James Clapper, and Obama’s former Director of the CIA, John Brennan, Montgomery witnessed “up close and personal” this “Orwellian Big Brother” intrusion on privacy, likely for potential coercion, blackmail or other nefarious purposes.
But when Montgomery came forward as a whistleblower to congressional intelligence committees and various other congressmen and senators, including Senator Charles Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who, like Comey, once had a reputation for integrity, he was “blown off;” no one wanted to even hear what he had to say. The reason, I suspect, is that Montgomery’s allegations were either too hot to handle, or the congressional intelligence and judiciary committees already knew that this unconstitutional surveillance was being undertaken. Moreover, given the power of the NSA, CIA, and DNI, for congressional committee heads to take action to legitimately and seriously investigate and if necessary recommend prosecution of officials like Clapper and Brennan could, given the way Washington works, result in the spy agencies disclosing and leaking (as occurred recently with General Michael Flynn), the details of their mass surveillance, ruining the careers if not personal lives of any politician who would take them on.
After Montgomery was turned away as a whistleblower, he came to me at Freedom Watch. With the aid of the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, who I had come to respect and trust over the years of my public interest advocacy, we brought Montgomery forward to FBI Director James Comey, through his General Counsel James Baker. Under grants of immunity, which I obtained through Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah Curtis, Montgomery produced the hard drives and later was interviewed under oath in a secure room at the FBI Field Office in the District of Columbia. There he laid out how persons like then-businessman Donald Trump were illegally spied upon by Clapper, Brennan, and the spy agencies of the Obama administration. He even claimed that these spy agencies had manipulated voting in Florida during the 2008 presidential election, which illegal tampering resulted in helping Obama to win the White House.
This interview, conducted and videoed by Special FBI Agents Walter Giardina and William Barnett, occurred almost two years ago, and nothing that I know of has happened since. It would appear that the FBI’s investigation was buried by Comey, perhaps because the FBI itself collaborates with the spy agencies to conduct illegal surveillance. In landmark court cases which I filed after the revelations of Edward Snowden, the Honorable Richard Leon, a colleague of Judge Lamberth, had ruled that this type of surveillance constituted a gross violation of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. (See http://www.freedomwatchusa.org for more information.)
A few months ago, given FBI’s seeming inaction in conducting a bona fide timely investigation of the treasure trove of information Montgomery had produced and testified to, I went to Chairman Bob Goodlatte of the House Judiciary Committee, as I had done earlier with Senator Grassley, since Montgomery had revealed that judges had been spied upon, and asked his staff to inquire of Director Comey the status of the investigation. I have heard nothing back from Goodlatte or his staff and they have not responded to recent calls and emails.
So last Thursday, I traveled to Capital Hill to personally meet with Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Ca.) of the House Intelligence Committee and, when his scheduler claimed that he was “unavailable,” forcefully pushed for a meeting with one of his committee lawyers, Allen R. Souza, and fully briefed him about Montgomery and the FBI’s apparent cover-up. I told this staff intel lawyer to inform Chairman Nunes of the facts behind this apparent cover-up before the committee holds its hearing on the alleged Trump wiretaps and questions Comey this Monday, March 20, in open session. My expressed purpose: to have Chairman Nunes of the House Intelligence Committee ask Comey, under oath, why he and his FBI have seemingly not moved forward with the Montgomery investigation.
During my meeting with House Intelligence Committee counsel Allen R. Sousa I politely warned him that if Chairman Nunes, who himself had that same day undercut President Trump by also claiming that there is no evidence of surveillance by the Obama administration, I would go public with what would appear to be the House Intelligence Committee’s complicity in keeping the truth from the American people and allowing the FBI to continue its apparent cover-up of the Montgomery “investigation.”
And, that is where it stands today. The big question: will House Intelligence Committee Chairman Nunes do his job and hold FBI Director Comey’s feet to the fire about the Montgomery investigation?
Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, is known for his strong public interest advocacy in furtherance of ethics in government and individual freedoms and liberties. To read more of his reports, Go Here Now.
Readers, I am almost speechless about this! Apparently, “lawmakers” (what a joke that title is!) who are deemed (and appear to be) on the “up and up” and respected by colleagues, voters and maybe even the general public, are willing to swim along with the crocodiles in the swamplands of D.C. corruption. I shake my head in disbelief this morning!
I agree with Kingsjester’s points:
Wow. That’s not just a smoking gun, that’s a reenactment of “The Charge of the Light Brigade”.
It all of this is true, Obama made Nixon look like an amateur.
I have written a lot of blogs detailing just how petty and vindictive a person that Barack Hussein Obama is, but, even I had no idea the extent to which “Chicago Politics” had invaded the inner workings of our Federal Government under Petulant President Pantywaist.
Be sure to read Kingsjester’s post in its entirety. The additional details are quite disturbing!
The above link is a radio interview of Larry Klayman done by Brett Winterble.
Update on 3/26/17:
I read on some blogs that the Montgomery story was supposed to be on Fox News’ “Judge Jeannine” show last night. However, it was apparently “pulled at the last minute.” Why? Maybe because the topic turned towards Paul Ryan’s failure to get the House votes to repeal and replace Obamacare? Who knows? Apparently, the Freedom Caucus knew that the bill was “Obamacare lite,” and would have just continued the Federal Government takeover of health care. That is NOT what the majority of the TEA Party Patriots wanted! So, it appears that Obamacare will just have to implode upon itself in the near future. Perhaps, at that time, the now joyous dems will need to change course and cede that it’s not working! It’s a shame that many people will suffer under this route to disaster, but so be it. The Dems will NEVER negotiate a better deal because they hate President Trump.
Back to the Montgomery story. I did see an article over at WND that give background information on Rep. David Nunes.
Meet Devin Nunes – man at center of snooping storm
‘He reads like one of the true sons of the Reagan Revolution’
Yes! There ARE some Reagan conservative politicians in California! Thank you, Rep. Nunes, for sharing some conservative wisdom on how to fix the mess that the lunatic Democrats have gotten us into over the past 30 years!