By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones | August 08, 2019

The American Report sent a tweet to President Trump on March 4, 2017, in response to the President’s own tweet three hours earlier that accused President Obama of wiretapping him at Trump Tower. 

The American Report was the first and only news organization to connect President Trump’s tweet to whistleblower claims made by former CIA contractor Dennis L. Montgomery, to “The Hammer” surveillance system that Montgomery built and that John Brennan and James Clapper ran, and to “The Whistleblower Tapes.” 

On Saturday, March 4,  2017, at 6:35 am, President Trump, via Twitter, accused President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower just prior to the 2016 presidential election.

“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” President Trump tweeted. 

The American Report tweeted its response to President Trump’s wiretapping accusation tweet at 9:59 am.


The American Report’s tweet was an effort to alert President Trump to the existence of Brennan’s and Clapper’s secret illegal surveillance system known as “The Hammer.”  

Additionally, the tweet was an effort to alert the President to the existence of “The Whistleblower Tapes.”

On March 4, 2017, in further response to President Trump’s tweet, The American Report posted information about “The Hammer” wiretapping Donald Trump “a zillion times” to The American Report’s official Facebook page.


This is the story of treason, sedition and the coup d’etat that ensued in order to cover up the Obama administration’s illegal use of “The Hammer” to spy on Trump. 

This is far beyond the NSA’s 702 protocol failures. 

This was the dismantling of America and her founding documents.

“Tactical Deception”: General McInerney And Admiral Lyons: This Is A Coup, Trump Russian Collusion Fake Narrative Is Coverup For “The Hammer”


During his last days on earth, Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons (Ret.), former commander of the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet, seemed less worried about dying than about stopping the coup against President Trump.

The coup, Admiral Lyons was convinced, was launched to cover up “The Hammer.”

“The Whistleblower Tapes,” though ignored by the mainstream media, exposed explosive secrets, including the existence of a powerful surveillance system known as “The Hammer.” 

The Hammer was directed by John Brennan and James Clapper, according to Montgomery.

“The Hammer,” according to “The Whistleblower Tapes,” was used to spy on Trump “a zillion times.”

Admiral Lyons dedicated a lifetime to defending the United States and he spent decades facing down the Soviet Navy. Admiral Lyons recognized that “The Hammer” presented a grave threat to American freedom.

Admiral Lyons recognized that President Obama’s administration was secretly using “The Hammer” in order to transform the United States into a Soviet-style totalitarian police state, the very communist system that Admiral Lyons had challenged while leading the world’s largest military command.

“Hammer stunned me. Hammer stunned me” Lt. General Thomas McInerney (Ret.), formerly the number three Air Force official at the Pentagon said during a March 20, 2017 interview with Dr. Dave Janda, after learning about The Hammer from Admiral Lyons. “This is a very serious thing. Everything about the Russians stealing the election is tactical deception.”

General McInerney’s words were soon proven true. 

Despite an ongoing smear campaign against the President, Special Counsel Robert Mueller conceded in his final report that indeed, there was no Trump Russian collusion. 

“The Hammer” scandal, according to General McInerney, is “worse than Watergate.” 

General McInerney arrived at the same conclusion as Admiral Lyons:  the coup against President Trump was a cover-up operation launched in order to conceal “The Hammer.”

Clapper told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in July 2018 that “If it weren’t for President Obama, we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set off a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today, notably, special counsel Mueller’s investigation.”

“Operation Freedom” radio show host Dr. Dave Janda, who, like General McInerney and like Mary Fanning of The American Report, maintained close communication with Admiral Lyons, recently recounted what the Admiral had repeatedly told him about “The Hammer.”

Dr. Janda invited General McInerney back to Operation Freedom for a followup interview on The Hammer, that aired on July 7, 2019.

At the heart of this coup, he [Admiral Lyons] kept telling me, was this illegal surveillance program that was illegally getting information on individuals which could then be used to turn people on other people and in particular the President.

And what he told me was that he thought that this whole Russian collusion narrative was cover for what occurred with this Hammer platform, this illegal surveillance platform.

Despite those safeguards, “The Hammer” surveillance system that was being run under Brennan and Clapper illegally spied on, according to “The Whistleblower Tapes, presiding judge of the FISA court U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia,159 Article III judges, members of the United States Congress, business leaders, millions of innocent Americans, and Donald J. Trump.

During a May 3, 2017 radio interview, Montgomery spoke of “Massive domestic surveillance, specifically of Article III judges, which seemed to be a primary target of the domestic surveillance because they were looking for information on judges to be able to use it against them as leverage.”

A totalitarian spy system such as The Hammer, Admiral Lyons understood, presented every bit as much a threat to America’s freedoms as the Soviet nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines against which Admiral Lyons had played a dangerous game of cat and mouse. 

Military Sources: “The Hammer” Was A Tool For Foreign Surveillance

Military sources revealed exclusively to The American Report that “The Hammer” was a powerful foreign surveillance tool that helped keep America safe after 9/11. 

According to those military sources, Montgomery’s foreign surveillance system not only worked at targeting terrorists but also saved American lives.

“The Hammer,” those sources further revealed, incorporated multiple echelons of safeguards designed to prevent U.S. officials and government contractors from turning the herculean foreign surveillance system against the American people. 

Those sources say that sign-off procedures, including FISA court sign-offs, were put in place to document all access to “The Hammer” foreign surveillance system, leaving behind the fingerprints and footprints, so to speak, of any personnel who accessed “The Hammer” platform, up to and including the President.

The CIA, under the agency’s charter, is tasked with foreign intelligence collection and is explicitly prohibited from engaging in domestic surveillance.

However, that is exactly what happened under the Obama administration, where Brennan and Clapper harnessed the powerful surveillance tool “The Hammer.” 

Military sources told The American Report that Brennan and Clapper basically stole the “keys to the kingdom” when they privatized “The Hammer.”

The use of this powerful domestic spying apparatus was turning America into a police state. The Hammer was being used to overthrow a duly-elected U.S. President in a coup. 

The Hammer, Brennan, and Clapper, had to be stopped.

General McInerney spoke with Admiral Lyons about the coup against Trump and about “The Hammer” just two days before the Admiral passed away in December 2018.

Dr. Janda and General McInerney said during the July 7, 2019 broadcast of Operation Freedom:

Dr. Dave Janda:

You came forward on March 19, 2017 with information that you had, along with Admiral Lyons, and you presented information stating that, in addition to what was happening in these NSA platforms, there was another platform called The Hammer, a parallel platform, that essentially became a privatized illegal surveillance program run through the Obama administration, Obama himself, along with Brennan and Clapper, that monitored millions of Americans’ phone calls, emails, financial transactions, texts. 

This was done as a means of getting leverage and blackmail.

Simple question, Tom. 

Do you stand behind what you said on March 19, 2017?

General Tom McInerney:

Absolutely Dave. Even more so

I mean, the fact is, that was over two years ago, two and a half years ago now, almost.

And, it was really the unwinding that we have later started to see, the parsing, of what was going on in the Obama administration.

What you said was, you talked about different platforms. NSA platforms. But this was a CIA platform.

The CIA is not by law supposed to be monitoring inside the Continental United States . . .

. . . But, this was a perverted parallel platform, as you say, by the Obama administration, that frankly had to be approved by President Obama himself, clearly Jim Clapper as the DNI, Brennan as the CIA Director . . .

. . . I stand by it even more so having reviewed it just yesterday and what I said on the 19th of March 2017, that that was absolutely spot on.

I thank Admiral Lyons for tuning me into that. As you may remember, I found out about thirty minutes before I went on the air with you, from Admiral Lyons …

Dr. Dave Janda:

. . . Is there anything he ever said to you that made, that you thought he changed his mind on that because you talked to him up until I think the day before he passed?

General Thomas McInerney:

That’s correct. I went down to see him on a Saturday afternoon. He passed away Monday morning. 

The fact is, we talked about this particular subject …

And this is the worst piece of corruption in the history of America. It will soon be out. It will soon break, and it goes right into the [President Barack Obama] Oval Office.

Because the direct reports, John Brennan, Jim Clapper, Susan Rice, all these people that were involved, Comey and the FBI, Loretta Lynch, and DOJ.

All of these key aspects of our intelligence and our law enforcement were corrupted at the very top. And they were going after, and even after President Trump was elected, they were trying to create a soft coup and to this day they are still trying to do it.

WikiLeaks Confirmed The Existence Of “The Hammer” (HAMR)

On March 7, 2017, just three days after the tweets from President Trump and The American Report, WikiLeaks dumped CIA Vault 7, confirming the existence of “The Hammer” (HAMR).

“The American People would like to know more about Brennan and Clapper’s computer system “THE HAMMER” said the November 18, 2015 post to The American Report’s Facebook page. 

The American Report Facebook post featured a link to a November 16, 2015 article by Sharon Rondeau at the Post and Email. Rondeau made no mention of “The Hammer,” Donald Trump, or of revelations that Donald Trump had been under surveillance. 

In the comment section of the American Report’s March 4, 2017 Facebook post about “The Hammer,” the American Report, responding to a commenter who wrote “I read a long long article about a year ago on Montgomery, Snow and The Hammer,” replied on March 4, 2017 “Yes, I transcribed the audio tapes and wrote on ‘The Hammer’ then.”

Fourteen months earlier, The American Report published its exclusive list of nine “bullet points” summarizing the contents of the “Whistleblower Tapes” in a December 20, 2015 post at The American Report’s official Facebook page: 

We learned:

(1) Trump is being tapped a “zillion times” (consider the implications of that)

(2) “Al Jazeera is a CIA operation”

(3) “The Hammer” a Secret computer system

(4) Tapping of the FISA Court

(5) Tapping of the Supreme Court –specifically Chief Justice John Roberts.

(6) Lockheed visit interests–use of Lockheed’s super speed computers to collate packets of collected info

(7) Brennan and Clapper ran The Hammer computer system ( at whose direction?)

(8) Florida voter registration disk removed and new disk inserted for redistricting via “The HAMMER” computer system in Fort Washington Maryland–via Navy Intel cover…(they stole the election via re-districting in Florida? How many other states did Brennan and Clapper do this? )

(9) Crypto-keys via “The Hammer” to all banking and secure information

“The Whistleblower Tapes” Revealed: Obama’s Intelligence Officials Wiretapped Trump “A Zillion Times”

The illicitly-recorded “Whistleblower Tapes” were released from U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow’s courtroom in November 2015.

On November 20, 2015, Mary Fanning of The American Report called into an internet radio program to find out what, if anything,  Sharon Rondeau of The Post & Email knew about “The Hammer.” 

Rondeau, who was a featured guest on the program, was discussing the tapes, which she referred to as the “confidential informant” tapes. During her interview, Rondeau made no mention of “The Hammer.” Furthermore, Rondeau made no mention during her interview of the shocking revelation contained within those tapes that President Obama’s intelligence officials Brennan and Clapper ran “The Hammer” and that “The Hammer” was used to spy on Donald Trump “a zillion times.”

MARY FANNING:  I wondered if you had looked further into ‘The Hammer.’ In those tapes they reveal that James Clapper and Mr. Brennan were using a secret computer system called ‘The Hammer.’ Were you able to find any other information on that?

SHARON RONDEAU:  Not yet. Not yet, I have to confess.  I listened to the tapes carefully . . . I have not investigated that as of yet . . . I haven’t verified really anything that was in those tapes . . . But no, so I don’t have any additional information about what “The Hammer” is or when it was built or how it worked or anything, assuming that that is accurate.

Not only did Rondeau confess during the November 20, 2015 radio program that she had “not investigated [The Hammer],” she also published a November 16, 2015 article at the Post & Email about the “confidential informant” tapes. Rondeau made no mention of “The Hammer” or that Brennan and Clapper were running “The Hammer” or that “The Hammer” was used to spy on Donald Trump “a zillion times.”

Rondeau had told Fanning in a 2015 phone conversation that Mike Zullo of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, who recorded the “Whistleblower Tapes,” warned Rondeau not to discuss John Brennan and “The Hammer.”

The American Report, after sending a tweet to President Trump about Dennis Montgomery, followed up by publishing the first and only full-length news media report to connect President Trump’s accusations of illegal wiretapping to Dennis Montgomery’s whistleblower claims, to “The Whistleblower Tapes,” to “The Hammer,” and to Obama’s intelligence officials who ran “The hammer”: John Brennan and James Clapper.

The American Report exposé, titled “Whistleblower Tapes: Trump Wiretapped “A Zillion Times” By ‘The Hammer,’ Brennan’s and Clapper’s Secret Computer System,” was published on March 17, 2017. The article included embedded audio of the “Whistleblower Tapes” from the American Report’s Soundcloud account.

March 19, 2017:  Admiral Lyons And General McInerney Break The American Report’s “Whistleblower Tapes” Exposé Onto America’s Airwaves 

Two weeks after The American Report sent its March 4, 2017 tweet to President Trump, and two days after The American Report published its March 17, 2017 follow-up exposé, General McInerney and Admiral Lyons, men of sterling character and reputation, presented over America’s radio airwaves the American Report’s blockbuster story connecting Trump’s wiretapping tweet to “The Hammer.” 

It is not often that a General and an Admiral bring an earth-shattering story of treason and sedition to the American people. These two storied patriots, who had dedicated their lives to defending America, felt compelled to do exactly that. They took their oath to the U.S. Constitution seriously. That oath did not end with their retirement.

General McInerney’s March 19, 2017 interview on “Operation Freedom,” broadcast on WAAM 1600, attracted immediate attention from top-level FBI officials. 

General McInerney’s March 19, 2017 Radio Interview About “The Hammer” Attracted Immediate Attention From Purported “Lovers” Peter Strzok And Lisa Page Of The FBI

The American Report found within the cache of text messages released by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz that the putative paramours, FBI Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page, exchanged a text about CIA Whistleblower Dennis Montgomery and Montgomery’s attorney Larry Klayman following General McInerney’s on-air discussion of “The Hammer.”

On that same Sunday evening, March 19, 2017, Strzok and Page exchanged a text message regarding the same two individuals, Montgomery and Klayman, that General McInerney had just spoken of only a few hours earlier.

After Strzok and Page exchanged a text message mentioning Montgomery and his attorney, they later went on to join Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump Russian collusion investigation team.

In fact, many of those involved in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump Russia collusion investigation team were also involved in the handling of Montgomery’s whistleblower case at the FBI and DOJ.

The very next morning, March 20, 2017, one day after General McInerney presented the American Report’s findings on “The Hammer” and “The Whistleblower Tapes” and Strzok and Page reacted by exchanged a text message about Montgomery, FBI Director James Comey announced that the FBI had opened a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump’s connections to the Kremlin. The Russian Collusion investigation was born.

FBI Director Comey told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on March 20, 2017:

I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts. As with any counterintelligence investigation, this will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.

Strzok, as Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division, likely oversaw the Trump Russian collusion investigation.

Of particular interest is that Comey’s “friend,” Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the man chosen to lead the Russian collusion investigation, was Director of the FBI when the FBI supplied the computers for “The Hammer,” according to Montgomery.

Montgomery stated:

This is very, very, very powerful technology, and it was created under Robert Mueller’s watch. The last person I would think that should be investigating Donald Trump is Robert Mueller, who was collecting information on Donald Trump ten years ago … Mueller has a huge conflict of interest, a huge conflict of interest.

“The Hammer” was originally located at eTreppid Technologies in Reno, Nevada before being relocated to Fort Washington, Maryland in 2009, where Brennan and Clapper ran the secret surveillance system.

Now that President Trump’s Attorney General William Barr has appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate the origins of the Trump Russia Collusion hoax investigation, the American people could soon learn what happened to Dennis Montgomery’s evidence — 47 computer hard drives, last known to be in the custody of the James Comey’s FBI. 

That evidence, according to Montgomery, holds the proof of many crimes — including the absolute proof that President Obama’s administration illegally spied on Donald Trump.

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