Whistleblower’s Lawyer: Comey Should Be Indicted For Obstruction of Justice For Covering Up ‘The Hammer’ Surveillance Program
WASHINGTON — Freedom Watch president and Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman has written an open letter calling for fired FBI director James Comey to be indicted for obstruction of justice for burying evidence from his whistleblower client that could confirm President Trump’s claims of being surveilled by Obama administration intelligence officials.
Information from a WikiLeaks release also confirms the existence of the program used to spy on Trump, according to a national security insider close to the story.
Klayman represents former NSA and CIA contractor Dennis Montgomery. Leaked audiotapes from a civil case in Arizona show Montgomery telling Sherriff Joe Arpaio and investigator Mike Zullo about his work for a covert surveillance program. Real estate mogul Timothy Blixseth — whose wife is a former associate of Montgomery — said that Montgomery compiled evidence proving that Obama administration officials John Brennan and James Clapper oversaw surveillance of Trump. Big League Politics featured those audiotapes, courtesy of a whistleblower Soundcloud page, Friday.
“We don’t have any comment,” the FBI told Big League Politics.
Klayman delivered “47 hard drives and over 600 million pages of information” to then-FBI director James Comey’s general counsel James Baker. But Comey sat on the information, prompting Klayman to call for an obstruction of justice charge.
Klayman wrote: “As I explained in the below embedded radio appearance at www.raffradio.com, where I exchanged views with the talented host, Franklin Raff, it is Comey himself, along with his staff, that deep-sixed their claimed investigation of Dennis Montgomery, a NSA/CIA whistleblower who came forward over two years ago, under grant of immunity, with 47 hard drives and over 600 million pages of information and then provided sworn testimony to FBI Agents Walter Giardina and William Barnett, showing that the intelligence agencies had not only “wiretapped,” in the form of unconstitutional surveillance, Trump, his associates and his family, but also other prominent Americans such as the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges and persons like myself who challenge or even criticize government misconduct and illegality. In short, the president’s firing of Comey was long overdue. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who recommended the former FBI director’s termination, should now empanel a grand jury to investigate Comey for having covered up and subverted this would-be FBI investigation of mass illegal surveillance in violation of the Fourth Amendment.”
Klayman also wrote a March 21 letter to House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes asking him to call Montgomery to testify, at just the moment when Trump first made the public aware via Twitter that he was allegedly the subject of a surveillance effort.
Montgomery was embroiled in controversy during his time at the Nevada-based firm eTreppid Technologies, where Blixseth claims Montgomery was working on the surveillance program under the oversight of Brennan and Clapper. eTreppid’s technology — which was purportedly supposed to track terrorist signals in Al-Jazeera broadcasts — caused President Bush to raise the terror threat alert over Christmas 2003. This spawned a Playboy hit piece on Montgomery and eTreppid. But Blixseth says in the audiotape conversation that eTreppid was not actually working on the Al-Jazeera mission. It was just a front for the alleged surveillance operation. Regardless of whatever evidence eTreppid found that compelled Bush to raise the terror alert, the mainstream media made Montgomery the fall guy for it back then.
Enthusiasm for Congress to call Montgomery to testify — and for the FBI to disclose information given to them by Montgomery and Klayman — is building
Wikileaks’ Vault 7 release of CIA information also includes information about a program colloquially known to insiders as “The Hammer,” or HAMR. A well-sourced computer expert matches the program exposed by Assange to the program allegedly worked on by Montgomery.