How Was The CIA Allowed To Operate US Domestic Surveillance Programs That Target Americans, Including US Attorney John Bash?

By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones | October 17, 2020

A new claim by a CIA contractor who became a whistleblower presents the possibility that the U.S. attorney who recently concluded an investigation into the ‘unmasking’ of General Michael Flynn without filing any charges or even issuing a report on that investigation had been under illegal U.S. government domestic surveillance

CIA contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis Montgomery claims that former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas John Bash was targeted by illegal CIA and FBI  U.S. domestic surveillance programs while he and his wife Zina Bash attended Harvard College (Class of 2003)  and Harvard Law School (Class of 2006), and while he and Zina were living in Austin, Texas.

A list of targets can be found here.

Montgomery further claims that Bash’s wife Zina Bash (née Gelman), who met John Bash while they attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School together, was also under illegal domestic surveillance along with thousands of other Harvard students and Harvard professors.

In 2018, Zina Gelman Bash briefly worked in the office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

President Trump has proclaimed that he is running against big media and against big tech.

In the spring of 2020, Attorney General William Barr tasked U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas John Bash with investigating the 2016 ‘unmasking’ of General Michael Flynn during the hoax Trump Russian collusion investigation. Bash’s investigation apparently went nowhere. No report was issued by U.S. Attorney John Bash. FBI Director Wray held back evidence on the Biden family. Vice President Biden was among the Obama officials who unmasked General Flynn.

General Flynn was considered a threat to the Intelligence Community because he knew his way around the ins and outs of the Intelligence Community.

Montgomery handed over to former FBI Director James Comey 47 computer hard drives of evidence that Montgomery says prove that Robert Mueller, John Brennan, and James Clapper were engaged in illegal domestic surveillance with THE HAMMER.

FBI Director Wray has never mentioned THE HAMMER or the 47 hard drives of illegal surveillance evidence that “dirty cop” former Director James Comey had in his possession.

FBI General Counsel James Baker, FBI Special Agent William Barnett, and Dennis Montgomery’s Whistleblower Case

Former FBI General Counsel James Baker entered into two immunity agreements with Dennis Montgomery. Baker dispatched FBI Director James Comey’s two right-hand men, Special Agents William Barnett and Walter Giardina, to Florida, along with Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah Curtis, to pick up Montgomery’s 47 harddrives of evidence.

Special Agent Barnett believed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian collusion investigation was dominated by an overwhelming desire to “get Trump,” according to an FBI 302 summary of a September 21, 2020 interview of Barnett, conducted by Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri Jeffrey Jensen.

After Barnett helped to retrieve Montgomery’s 47 hard drives and debriefed Montgomery in December 2015, Barnett went on to join the Russia collusion investigation team and the team prosecuting General Flynn, led by Assistant U. S. Attorney Deborah Curtis. This was a stunning turn of events considering that Curtis, Barnett, and Giardina were already aware of the ‘Fruit of the Poisonous Tree’ information that THE HAMMER was being used to spy on General Flynn. They learned that information in the FBI Washington DC Field Office SCIF in December of 2015.

After Montgomery’s evidence was verified and after Montgomery testified to Special Agents Barnett and Giardina and to Assistant U.S. Attorney Curtis while under oath and while being videotaped in the FBI Washington DC Field office inside a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF), Montgomery received two immunity agreements. This confirms the importance the FBI and DOJ placed on Montgomery’s information regarding THE HAMMER.

Former FBI General Counsel Baker testified on October 18, 2018 before a joint congressional committee, his second day of testimony. Baker amended his first day of testimony, stating:

Can I just — I’m turning to the bureau to describe this. So his client was an individual named Dennis Montgomery, who I believe, to the best of my recollection, he said that he had been a U. S. Government contractor and, in the course of that work, had come across evidence of unlawful surveillance by the government of Americans — and including Government officials — and wanted to give that information to the Bureau, which eventually did take place.

The U.S. government has relentlessly attempted to silence whistleblower Montgomery with lawsuits, and by invoking the State Secrets Privilege (SSP) and a Government Protective Order among other Orwellian tactics.

US Attorney John Bash’s ‘Investigation’ Apparently Died Without Even A Whimper, Much Less A Bang

The Washington Post reported on October 13, 2020  that U.S. Attorney Bash “concluded his review without criminal charges or any public report.”

The previous week, Bash had on October 5, 2020 abruptly resigned from the U.S. Justice Department and reentered private practice

Surveillance, coupled with “blackmail and leverage,” has been the Obama Administration’s strong arm tactic to transform America into a police state, much like the Stasi and the Nazis before them had transformed Germany into a police state.

Acting DNI Richard Grenell Declassified The List Of Obama Administration Officials Who Requested NSA Unmasking Of General Michael Flynn 

Notably, Vice President Joe Biden is on the declassified list of officials who requested the unmasking of General Michael Flynn.

Other notable officials on the list are Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, FBI Director James Comey, Treasury Secretary Jacob ‘Jack’ Lew, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Deputy Treasury Secretary Sara Raskin (wife of Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power (wife of Cass Sunstein.)

By date, the last two officials to request NSA unmasking of General Michael Flynn were Vice President Joe Biden and Treasury Secretary Jacob ‘Jack’ Lew on January 12, 2017.

Secretary Lew had also previously requested the NSA unmasking of General Michael Flynn on December 14, 2016.

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