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By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones  |  September 27, 2019

The assault on President Trump by a partisan CIA operative and whistleblower who was placed in the White House to spy on the President is unparalleled in American history. While obstructionists roll out their latest hoax, the real whistleblower story has not been told. President Obama and his yet to be indicted, corrupt Praetorian Guard led by John Brennan and James Clapper, spied on all of America in order to deliver a death blow to the U.S. Constitution and steal our freedoms. Obama’s top intelligence officials spied on America for the purpose of blackmail and leverage with a secret super surveillance system called “THE HAMMER.” Former U.S. military officials told The American Report that the foreign surveillance system known as “The Hammer,” built by CIA contractor-turned whistleblower Dennis L. Montgomery, saved the lives of U.S. troops engaged in the War on Terror. “THE HAMMER” kept Americans safe after 9/11, according to those military sources. Those sources further stated that “THE HAMMER” was a foreign surveillance tool with multiple echelons of safeguards and sign-offs that logged the identities of all U.S. personnel who accessed the super-surveillance system, up to and including the President. Those safeguards were put in place to ensure that “THE HAMMER” was never misused and turned into a domestic surveillance system to spy on the American people, obliterating their Fourth Amendment constitutional rights. In February 2009, under newly-elected President Barack Obama, John Brennan and James Clapper commandeered and repurposed “THE HAMMER” by expanding and transforming it from a foreign surveillance system into a private, parallel platform domestic surveillance system. That system was illegal. Brennan and Clapper moved “THE HAMMER” to a new secret location less than twenty miles from the Obama White House, where they scaled it up and covertly operated it to spy on all of America. Dennis Montgomery designed and built “THE HAMMER” to protect Americans, not to spy on them. What Brennan and Clapper were doing was in direct opposition to the original mission of “THE HAMMER.” Brennan and Clapper were doing exactly what the multiple echelons of safeguards and sign-offs were designed to stop. Some conflate  “THE HAMMER” with “HAMR.” According to Montgomery, “THE HAMMER” is the supercomputer operating system and the “HAMR” is the software exploit that runs off of “THE HAMMER.” Montgomery was a prolific software designer and inventor. He not only developed and built “THE HAMMER,” but also developed technology for analyzing surveillance video from U.S. Air Force Predator drones remotely piloted from Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Montgomery had also been the Chief Technology Officer, and Executive Vice President at Reno, Nevada-based defense contractor eTreppid Technologies LLC. Montgomery established eTreppid with his then-business partner Warren Trepp.  ETreppid completed several successful years of lucrative defense contracts. Eventually, Trepp and Montgomery went their separate ways and reached a legal agreement on the terms of their separation.

Mueller’s FBI Supplied Computers For “The Hammer” Then Illegally Raided Montgomery And Seized His Property, Prompting Two Judges To Admonish The FBI; On Cue, The Mockingbird Media Swooped In To Destroy Montgomery’s Reputation

The absurdity of Montgomery’s career is that by the time certain elements inside the intelligence community teamed up with the Mockingbird Media in 2009 to paint Montgomery as a fraud who sold “hoax” technology to the CIA and the U.S. military, Montgomery was already back working as a government contractor for Brennan and Clapper. 


Obama was in office and “THE HAMMER” was already underway.


Under FBI Director Robert Mueller’s direction, the FBI in 2006 had raided Montgomery’s Nevada home and storage units. According to U.S. Magistrate Judge Valerie Cooke, Mueller’s FBI used illegally-obtained search warrants to raid Montgomery’s premises.

Painting Montgomery as a hoax in 2009 was nothing short of an insurance policy. Should Montgomery decided to talk, the intelligence community’s allies in the Mockingbird Media had already painted Montgomery as a fraud and put his veracity in question.


If Mueller’s use of illegally-obtained search warrants to go after Montgomery sounds reminiscent of the Obama administration’s illegal acquisition of FISA warrants in order to build the hoax FBI Trump Russian collusion case, that’s because it is.


The Mockingbird Media attacks on Montgomery began well after Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte had invoked the State Secrets Privilege (SSP) against Montgomery, which left Montgomery without the right to speak out on his own behalf. The SSP is essentially a government gag order and is typically invoked in order to protect state secrets, including national security secrets.


Montgomery remains under the SSP to this day, leaving him unable to defend himself and his reputation. And those who would continue to have at it knowing that Montgomery is muzzled.


The Mockingbird Media attacks against Montgomery began in 2009, not long after President Obama assumed office. 


Also beginning in 2009, establishment media outlets such as Playboy magazine and Wired magazine, followed by the New York Times, attempted to paint Montgomery as a fraud.


 “They (the intelligence agencies) leaked false information about me in 2009 and 2011 to the press to discredit me in case their domestic surveillance programs ever became public,” Montgomery stated. “Somebody leaked my name to (New York Times reporter James Risen) saying that my work for the government didn’t work and so forth, which is ridiculous. My work saved lives…”


The last thing the Obama administration wanted was a bonafide American hero blowing the whistle on their illegal and unconstitutional domestic surveillance and blackmail activities.


Although John Brennan was involved with “THE HAMMER” in the early days of the project when it was still being used for foreign surveillance in Reno, Nevada, Brennan and James Clapper fully commandeered “THE HAMMER” in February 2009, relocating the system to Fort Washington, Maryland, just a hop, skip and a jump from the White House. 


Brennan and Clapper fully weaponized “THE HAMMER” for illegal surveillance against Americans. 


According to whistleblower Montgomery, Brennan and Clapper utilized “THE HAMMER” for “blackmail” and “leverage.” That is correct — blackmail and leverage — in the United States of America.

Zullo:  “The Whistleblower Tapes” “Were Never Supposed To Be Released To The Public” 

Audiotapes surreptitiously recorded by Mike Zullo of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona became widely known as the “The Whistleblower Tapes.” 


Although “The Whistleblower Tapes” were “never supposed to be released to the public,” they were inexplicably leaked in November 2015 from a federal court case presided over by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow.


 Former Maricopa County Cold Case Posse investigator Mike Zullo said in 2019 that “back in, I guess it was 2015 or 16, whenever the audiotapes of Montgomery or Blixseth surfaced and they were erroneously released by the ACLU and publicized, they were never supposed to be released to the public…”  


Tim Blixseth, another of Montgomery’s former business partners, can be heard on “The Whistleblower Tapes” revealing that “THE HAMMER” wiretapped Donald Trump “a zillion times.” 

Montgomery: There Has Been A Wiretap On Donald Trump For Years 

Dennis Montgomery says that there has been a wiretap on Donald Trump “for years.”


“THE HAMMER,” according to “The Whistleblower Tapes,” also collected surveillance data on 156 Article III judges, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Roberts, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the FISA Court, including former presiding FISA Court Judge Reggie Walton, members of Congress, and business leaders. 


Montgomery recounted during a 2017 radio interview with his then-attorney Larry Klayman:


I provided to the FBI seventeen businesses of Donald Trump, including the Trump Tower, the Trump leasing programs, all of these different programs, and including Trump himself and the various family members that had been wiretapped under these programs. There has been a wiretap on Trump for years…


I was a CIA contractor both under John Brennan and under James Clapper and these individuals were running domestic surveillance programs in the United States collecting information on Americans…they collected everything they could find. Bank accounts, phone numbers, chats, emails, and they collected a massive amount of it under the Obama administration.


Again, according to Montgomery, Brennan and Clapper were utilizing “THE HAMMER” for domestic surveillance for the purposes of “blackmail” and “leverage.” Consider that, according to Montgomery, Brennan and Clapper were collecting Americans’ “bank accounts, phone number, chats, and emails” for use in the illegal surveillance state that they were creating. 


Before President Obama appointed John Brennan as his CIA Director, Brennan worked in the Obama White House as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security. The CIA’s charter prohibits the spy agency from conducting operations inside the United States. 


The Obama administration, under Brennan and Clapper, turned the powerful illegal super-surveillance technology of “THE HAMMER” against the American people, turning the United States into a Soviet-style police state worthy of the Stasi or the KGB. 


Brennan voted for Communist Party USA (CPUSA) candidate Gus Hall in the 1976 presidential election, less than one year after the Vietnam War.


Brennan and Clapper were using “THE HAMMER” for blackmail and leverage to ensure a desired outcome. 


Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ last-minute support for the Affordable Care Act and his eleventh-hour position reversal on the U.S. citizenship question on the U.S. Census also call into question the use of “THE HAMMER” for leverage to effect an outcome. “The Whistleblower Tapes” particularly cite Supreme Court Justice John Roberts as being under surveillance by “THE HAMMER.” 


FBI Supplied Computers For “THE HAMMER”: Yet Another Chapter In The Ongoing Saga Of Robert Mueller

Montgomery developed “THE HAMMER” foreign surveillance tool in 2003. He operated “THE HAMMER” from eTreppid in Reno, Nevada using $1 million in computer equipment supplied by Robert Mueller’s FBI.


In addition to FBI Director Robert Mueller, three additional U.S. intelligence officials were named by Montgomery as being involved in the earliest days of the foreign surveillance tool “THE HAMMER”:  John Brennan, CIA Director George Tenet, and Donald Kerr, the National Reconnaissance Office Director who became Deputy Director of National Intelligence.


Montgomery On “THE HAMMER”:  “John Brennan Was There From The Beginning”

Brennan and Clapper transformed “THE HAMMER,” from a powerful, legal foreign surveillance tool, where it was being utilized to keep America safe after 9/11, into an even more powerful yet draconian tool for illegal domestic surveillance. 


“John Brennan was there from the beginning,” Montgomery states.


“THE HAMMER,” in Reno, Nevada, was “off the grid and far from Congressional oversight,” Montgomery says. 


Under Brennan’s direction, “THE HAMMER” system in Reno was rebuilt from a foreign surveillance system to one conducting illegal domestic surveillance.


In 2009, when “THE HAMMER” was relocated to Fort Washington, Maryland, under the auspices of Brennan and Clapper, FBI agents working for Robert Mueller were posted inside the Fort Washington Facility where “THE HAMMER” was operating. Mueller’s FBI not only provided the computers to rebuild “THE HAMMER” but also had FBI agents inside the Fort Washington facility where “THE HAMMER” was located. 


While “THE HAMMER” at eTreppid ran on a $1 million computer system, the “THE HAMMER” set up in 2009 in Fort Washington at the start of President Obama’s first term ran on a $5 million supercomputer system that was twenty to thirty times more powerful than the original “Hammer” at eTreppid, according to Montgomery.


U.S. Magistrate Judge Cooke Admonished FBI For Using Deceptive Tactics To Obtain Search Warrant For FBI Raids On Montgomery Home And Storage Units, Orders FBI To Return Montgomery’s Property

Several years after Mueller’s FBI supplied the computers for “THE HAMMER” that Montgomery built, the FBI would begin a dogged pursuit of Montgomery for things Montgomery had that the FBI wanted – such as his computer source code. 


The FBI was willing to cross the line into illegal activities in order to get from Montgomery what it wanted for itself.


U.S. Magistrate Judge Valerie P. Cooke initially approved the 2006 FBI search warrants that allowed FBI agents to raid Montgomery’s home and storage units in Reno, Nevada, under the direction of then-FBI Director Robert Mueller.


FBI Special Agent Michael West not only filed falsified applications and falsified affidavits to search Montgomery’s Reno locations in 2006 but took the additional step of asking that the search warrants be sealed.


However, Judge Cooke later realized that FBI Special Agent West misled her with inaccurate warrant affidavits. Judge Cooke excoriated West and the FBI for violating Montgomery’s rights and demanded that the FBI return Montgomery’s seized property.


The evidence before this court compels the conclusion that SA West acted with callous disregard of Montgomery’s constitutional rights, which resulted in the improper search of Montgomery’s home and storage units, and the improper seizure of his property…


… he [FBI Special Agent West] prepared search warrant affidavits that are riddled with incorrect statements, edited documents, and uncorroborated conclusions, which caused this court to exercise its formidable power to authorize the government to search Montgomery’s home and storage units…


 …IT IS ORDERED that Montgomery’s motion to unseal the search warrant affidavits (#21) is GRANTED, and Montgomery’s motion for the return of property pursuant to Fed.R.Crim.P. 4l(g) (#21) is GRANTED. Montgomery’s motion for the segregation and sealing of all attorney-client and trade secret material (#21) is DENIED AS MOOT, since the court has ordered the return of all seized property.


Federal Magistrate Judge Valerie Cooke, who had authorized the warrant, later reprimanded the FBI, and in particular FBI Special Agent Michael West, for misleading her and for violating Montgomery’s Fourth Amendment rights.


In the 2006 court order concerning the FBI’s search of Montgomery’s home and the seizure of his belongings, U.S. Magistrate Judge Valerie Cooke wrote:

Had the court been apprised of the civil litigation between Trepp and Montgomery and the disputed facts summarized herein, it would have concluded- as the court does now- that there was no probable cause to issue a search warrant based upon the allegation of theft of trade secrets.


When FBI agents raided Montgomery’s Reno home, they handcuffed Montgomery to a tree. The FBI threatened Montgomery and his family.


According to Montgomery, FBI Special Agent West showed up at his house with 10 agents who had their guns drawn. Those very same tactics are becoming all too familiar in America  – as Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, William Binney, and Kirk Wiebe can attest.


U.S. District Judge Philip Pro later upheld Judge Cook’s order. 


Montgomery The Whistleblower 

In 2013, Montgomery decided to become a whistleblower. 

Montgomery’s transition from CIA/FBI/NSA contractor to national security whistleblower took a physical toll on his health, ultimately leading to a stroke, according to Montgomery.


On the “Whistleblower Tapes,” which were recorded in approximately 2013, Tim Blixseth, one of Montgomery’s former business partners, can be heard stating:


He [Montgomery] filed eighteen whistleblower complaints with the inspector general of the Air Force, inspector general of the CIA, inspector general of the United States, (Attorney General Eric) Holder. He sent an actual letter to Obama, and to his private fax number, and how the hell he got it I don’t know … So, he got rejected 18 times.


Montgomery confirms that Blixseth’s account of the eighteen whistleblower complaints is correct.


Montgomery Goes To D.C. And Testifies To DOJ’s Deborah Curtis Regarding 47 Hard Drives Of “THE HAMMER” Evidence That Comey Buried — Why Has DOJ’s Curtis Not Spoken Out?

On August 1, 2014, Dennis Montgomery and his then-attorney Larry Klayman met with Senior U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia Royce C. Lamberth in Washington D.C. at the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse. Judge Lamberth formerly served as the Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA Court).


Also in attendance during the meeting were Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) “Cold Case Posse” volunteer Mike Zullo and MCSO detective Brian Mackiewicz, as well as Montgomery’s son-in-law who, according to Dennis Montgomery, escorted him on his trip to Washington D.C.


Montgomery presented Judge Lamberth with a 200-page document and one data disc.


Judge Lamberth immediately recognized some of the information Montgomery presented in the document as information that had previously come before him as a judge at the FISA court.


Judge Lamberth then confirmed Montgomery’s TS/SCI security clearance, 

Montgomery says. 


Montgomery further states that Judge Lamberth accorded protection to Dennis Montgomery at the August 1, 2014 meeting.


Subsequently, Judge Lamberth proceeded to facilitate two limited immunity agreements for Montgomery. The agreements were struck in 2015 among Montgomery’s then-attorney Larry E. Klayman, Department of Justice Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah Curtis, and FBI General Counsel James Baker.


Montgomery’s two limited immunity agreements were for production and testimony, respectively. 


The production part of the partial immunity agreement consisted of Montgomery turning over 47 hard drives of information illicitly collected by “THE HAMMER” to the FBI’s Miami Field Office in Miramar, Florida on August 19, 2015. The 47 hard drives had been encrypted, though Montgomery turned them over to the FBI after they had been decrypted.


I produced 600 million pages. If you printed out each page it would be thirty miles high stacked one on top of another. The information is very sensitive information. They collected google searches, credit cards, phone records, images, pictures, anything and everything, and they did it for one reason: leverage. They didn’t know when, but they knew sooner or later they would need that information to use for those leverage against a person … The amount of information is mind-boggling, and I gave all of that to FBI Director Comey’s office.

The limited immunity agreement for testimony was offered in exchange for Montgomery being debriefed under oath by Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah Curtis and FBI officials in an FBI Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF). Those FBI officials included Special Agents Walter Giardina and William Barnett.

After the hard drives were verified, Montgomery received greater immunity and testified under oath in December of 2015 to DOJ Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah Curtis. Montgomery testified at the FBI Washington DC Field Office where he was debriefed by U.S. Assistant Attorney Deborah Curtis while being videotaped for over three hours. Also in attendance were Director James Comey’s top “right-hand men,” FBI Special Agents Barnett and Giardina.


“THE HAMMER” IS THE KEY TO THE COUP: Montgomery’s Handover Of Evidence And Testimony Leads Directly To Robert Mueller’s Trumped-Up Russian Collusion Investigation Team, The Prosecution Of General Flynn, — And To The Invisible Hands Of Strzok And Page


Interestingly, U.S. Assistant Attorney Deborah Curtis and FBI Special Agents William Barnett and Walter Giardina, three of the officials who conducted a 2015 classified debriefing of Montgomery after the FBI verified the 47 hard drives Montgomery had turned over to the FBI, went on to join Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump Russian collusion hoax investigation team.

According to Montgomery, ninety percent of those individuals targeted by the Mueller team had their information harvested by “THE HAMMER.” That information, including “Hammer” surveillance data collected on Roger Stone and General Michael Flynn, was stored in the 47 hard drives turned over to the FBI under Montgomery’s limited immunity agreements.


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