President Donald Trump’s phone calls during his time as a private citizen were routinely spied on by a complex surveillance system overseen by Obama administration CIA director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, according to claims made by real estate mogul Timothy Blixseth in an audiotaped conversation released by a federal judge in Arizona.
Timothy Blixseth claims that he saw records from a government contractor proving that Obama CIA director John Brennan oversaw repeated spying on the phone calls of President Donald Trump and millions of other private American citizens. An audiotape of an interview Blixseth gave –released by Federal Judge G. Murray Snow as part of a civil case — is presented below.
In the audiotaped interview — conducted before Trump ever ran for president — Blixseth spoke to former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and detective Mike Zullo. The audio was released in connection with a civil contempt case that the Department of Justice filed against Arpaio. The audio of this conversation appears to only be preserved in one location on the Internet, on a whistleblower Soundcloud page.
“This guy showed me 900 million phone calls. And I see myself in there. I see people I know. I see Donald Trump in there a zillion times, and Bloomberg is in there,” Blixseth said on the tape, referring to information that a whistleblower named Dennis Montgomery allegedly showed him.
Dennis Montgomery is a computer expert, former CIA and NSA contractor and whistleblower who is represented by attorney Larry Klayman. Klayman urges House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes to call Montgomery to testify about his work on the alleged secret program.
Blixseth became involved with Montgomery through his ex-wife, who allegedly financed a private business operation that employed Montgomery, according to a source. Montgomery was cited in the press in 2009 for his involvement in an effort to decode terrorist signals in the Al Jazeera television network. Intelligence from Montgomery’s firm eTreppid reportedly caused President Bush to raise the terror alert level for Christmas 2003. Montgomery, Blixseth’s ex-wife Edra Blixseth, and eTreppid reached a 2008 settlement concerning ownership of software that had been developed during their working relationship.
“He’s a very genius computer guy,” Blixseth said of Montgomery. “What they did is, they were actually working for the CIA. And they mask it as — I’m sure you’ll remember this — the contracts with the CIA, of which I had many copies, said that they were decoding Al-Jazeera television, said that there was broadcast embedded, remember that? Owned by Gore? Al Gore’s got part of it now. But it was all bullshit. That was bullshit. That was a front by the CIA. And this guy [Montgomery] worked for Brennan and Clapper. Those were the two guys running it,” Timothy Blixseth told Arpaio and Zullo on the tape.
“He started out in 2004 with another partner in Reno, Nevada, called eTreppid. They collected about $40 million from the CIA. Top security clearance. All kinds of letters…In 2006 they started a new company that [my ex-wife] owns, and they started doing the same business for the government. What it really turns out they were doing is they were hacking into all of America.”
Big League Politics called the listed number for eTreppid Technologies, but we were told that Montgomery no longer works there. “That company closed down years ago, sir,” a representative said of eTreppid Technologies. When asked what the company is called now, the representative said, “I’m sorry, I can’t discuss any more with you.”
Blixseth claimed in his conversation with Zullo and Arpaio that Brennan and Clapper were running the operation.
“Everything they said they didn’t do, that Brennan said recently, mainly Clapper. It’s all bullshit. And I’ve got it right here,” Blixseth said.
“[Montgomery] said, ‘What I really did as a government subcontractor was, I hacked into all of America for Brennan and Clapper.’ And I said, wow, that’s pretty heavy stuff. Can you prove it?…Finally, he starts giving more evidence, more evidence. And it just, it just blew me away. So I call Fox News. And Carl Cameron, you know the reporter? Carl’s been there 27 years and I trust Carl. Carl came flying out with his film crew and they filmed for a week.
“He’s pissed off at the administration. He got a death threat in writing last week,” Blixseth said of Montgomery.
“He said, ‘Snowden is a punk, he doesn’t have any information like I’ve got.’ So he starts showing me what he has. And I’m going, holy shit. He’s got 900 million phone calls recorded.,,what date, what time of day…on a government computer, paid for by the government, in Fort Washington Maryland. Riverview Road, in Fort Washington.”
“Then he’s got bank accounts with the passwords and the usernames that the government got. Just randomly, all over the country. 153,000 in this county alone. 153,000 people were hacked in by Brennan and Clapper,” Blixseth said.
“Time goes by, and Brennan is now CIA. About three or four months ago, this guy showed me 900 million phone calls. And I see myself in there. I see people I know. I see Donald Trump in there a zillion times, and Bloomberg is in there,” Blixseth said.
Brennan became President Obama’s CIA director after conducting these surveillance activities on Trump and others, according to Blixseth.
Big League Politics asked Senator Marco Rubio if he has read or listened to any statements by Dennis Montgomery, after Rubio criticized the claims made by Congressman Devin Nunes that Donald Trump was the subject of surveillance. Rubio did not answer the question.
Attorney Larry Klayman wrote a letter to Nunes asking the congressman to call Montgomery to testify. Klayman identified Montgomery as a former CIA and NSA contractor.
Blixseth, who served 14 months in prison on financial charges after giving his interview to Arpaio and Zullo, did not return a request for comment for this report. We will update this story as more developments become available.