Attacks On Dennis Montgomery, HAMMER And SCORECARD, ‘Absolute Proof,’ Have CIA Connections

By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones | February 14, 2021

Larry Johnson, writing at the Gateway Pundit, attacked “Absolute Proof” and former CIA contractor Dennis Montgomery. Joe Hoft, referring to Montgomery in another recent Gateway Pundit article, wrote “We don’t know who’s paying him.”

Conversely, the question should be asked, who is paying Larry Johnson and The Gateway Pundit to put out disinformation about CIA whistleblower Dennis Montgomery and to bury the story about Barack Obama’s intelligence chiefs John Brennan and James Clapper who illegally commandeered THE HAMMER to spy on Donald Trump and millions of other innocent Americans.

Dennis Montgomery’s one-time attorney Michael Flynn stated yesterday during an exclusive interview with The American Report that Montgomery is the real deal.

The characterization of CIA contractor turned whistleblower Dennis Montgomery that Montgomery’s former attorney Michael Flynn provided to The American Report stands in direct opposition to the false narrative that ex-CIA operative Larry Johnson, along with Joe Hoft and The Gateway Pundit are attempting to sell to the public.

Johnson’s false version of reality that The Gateway Pundit has chosen to publish is a blatant attempt to discredit CIA whistleblower Dennis Montgomery and “Absolute Proof,” the documentary about the 2020 election fraud. Why would they attempt to obfuscate the truth to the American people?

Attorney Flynn explained that he was shown Montomgomery’s top security clearance by the U.S. Department of Justice Assistant Director, Civil Litigation, Carlotta Wells and United States Justice Department counsel Raphael Gomez. The DOJ verified Montgomery’s top security clearance to attorney Michael Flynn. Montgomery’s TS/SCI security clearance with access to SAP allows Montgomery access to the highest level of intelligence information.

Attorney Michael Flynn stated that he met with DOJ attorneys Wells and Gomez to discuss Dennis Montgomery’s State Secret Privilege (SSP) and Government Protective Order (GPO). The SSP and the GPO had been invoked against Montgomery as a government muzzle. The government did not want the American people to know what Dennis Montgomery had to say about the super surveillance system known as THE HAMMER or about its vote theft application SCORECARD.

The CIA holds no charter to spy on the American people. The CIA utilizing THE HAMMER to spy on the American people is grossly outside the U.S. Constitution and well beyond the rule of  law.

The attacks now being propagated against Dennis Montgomery are based upon old, recycled disinformation and outright lies. Some of those individuals propagating that false information are well aware of what they are doing.

Montgomery’s Former Attorney Michael Flynn Says State Secrets Privilege and Government Protective Order Were Illegally Invoked Against Montgomery; “Montgomery couldn’t tell the truth because he was being threatened by Brennan … A Truly Evil Man”

Attorney Michael Flynn said the government lifetime muzzle on Montgomery was illegal. According to Flynn and Montgomery, U.S. government attorney Raphael Gomez stated that if the State Secrets Privilege (SSP) and the Government Protective Order (GPO) were invoked to cover up government malfeasance then both the SSP and the GPO are illegal.

Flynn stated that if Dennis Montgomery had not initially been completely transparent, he believed it was because Montgomery was being threatened by John Brennan. Flynn said that “Brennan was truly an evil man.”

CIA Director John Brennan

“Montgomery couldn’t tell the whole truth because he was being threatened by Brennan,” attorney Flynn stated.

U.S. Army Colonel Phil Waldron (Ret.) pondered the dubious nature of the U.S. government’s October 26, 2020 response, a week before the 2020 election, to Dennis Montgomery’s request to file a Bivens claim. Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Addington responded that Montgomery was still under the SSP and the GPO which Montgomery has been under for a mere 5,089 days. It is no small matter that the U.S. government reminded Montgomery one week before the election that he remained under a government muzzle.

Another Attack Dog — The “Inherently Duplicitous” Mike Zullo

Attorney Michael Flynn also mentioned another one of the attack dogs going after Dennis Montgomery — Mike Zullo. Flynn said that “Mike Zullo was inherently duplicitous” and that he has told others “never to trust Mike Zullo.”

Purported detective Mike Zullo is the individual who covertly recorded Dennis Montgomery and Tim Blixseth in what we dubbed “The Whistleblower Tapes.”

Zullo has stated that those audio recordings were never supposed to have been made public. Those recordings, that were somehow released from U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow’s courtroom, also revealed the existence of THE HAMMER.

Tim Blixseth, the now-ex-husband of Montgomery’s one-time business partner Edra Blixseth, can be heard on The Whistleblower Tapes stating:

About three or four months ago, this guy [Montgomery] is showing me 900 million phone calls. And I see myself in there. I see people I know, I mean I see Donald Trump in there a zillion times …

… Montgomery was such a brilliant computer guy, he figured out, it started in 2004, they built this supercomputer in Reno, Nevada, long, far away from CIA headquarters but they were a contractor … Then, in 2009, the CIA came back to my ex-wife [Edra Blixseth] and to Montgomery and said “look, we want to do this the right way. What will it take?” He [Montgomery] says it’s gonna take about five million dollars worth of computers. They said “O.K. We’ve got a place called Fort Washington, Maryland. It’s disguised as a naval research center, but it’s the CIA cyber headquarters of the world.” So they said, “you’ve got to come back there and build it. You’ve got to be there for a year.” So Montgomery goes back there and he builds what they call “The Hammer.” And that’s what the government nicknamed it, “The Hammer.” And it’s so god damned powerful it, it does a billion combinations a minute of passwords.

Blixseth ended up in solitary confinement in prison for a year after being put into involuntary bankruptcy with his $1.6 billion fortune greatly impacted. Others, however, benefited. Blixseth points to Lanny Breuer, partner and comrade to Eric Holder.

Attorney Flynn names Lanny Breuer as “another evil government insider.” Breuer worked closely with Eric Holder. Both are attorneys at Covington & Burling. Those who gained from Blixseth’s fortune were connected to government insiders.

The U.S. government has been running a campaign to discredit Dennis Montgomery in order to cover up their own bad behavior. As far as HAMMER goes, they don’t want to admit its existence because it was supposed to be a foreign surveillance tool but was instead turned illegally on America.

WikiLeaks published the CIA Hacking Tools in their Vault 7 release. Those tools included The Hammer.

The CIA stole the keys to the kingdom — and they want to keep the weapon.

Former CIA Officer Larry Johnson, At The Gateway Pundit, Rehashes False Narrative That HAMMER Does Not Exist And Dennis Montgomery Defrauded The CIA

Larry Johnson

Former CIA analyst Larry Johnson, who was not read into the SAP program HAMMER, has made spurious claims at The Gateway Pundit that the super surveillance system HAMMER does not exist.

Johnson is attempting to sell his narrative about Dennis Montgomery while simultaneously neglecting to disclose the existence and content of his relatively recent phone conversation with Montgomery.

Following a particularly odd phone conversation with one of these reporters during which ex-CIA analyst Larry Johnson lost his cool and began screaming, Dennis Montgomery phoned Johnson to offer clarity to the confused and seemingly upset former CIA agent.

Larry Johnson told Montgomery that Johnson’s CIA contact had confirmed to him that HAMMER does not exist — though few intelligence personnel have ever been read into the HAMMER Special Access Program (SAP).

Johnson told Montgomery that he had a CIA guy who could confirm his assertions that HAMMER did not exist. Montgomery responded, “put him on a three-way call now.”

Montgomery offered to put his own guy who was read into the HAMMER SAP program in touch with Johnson’s supposed CIA contact. Johnson quickly reneged and then claimed that his man had “now retired.”

According to Montgomery, Montgomery said “I’ve got a hundred guys. Where are your contacts in CIA, DIA, U.S. Air Force, Special Operations Command, DoD, Homeland Security? Why is it Larry, that it is the CIA who you seem to be representing?”

That is when Johnson demurred and hung up the phone.

Johnson now vacillates between saying that HAMMER does not exist to claiming that HAMMER does exist but that Montgomery did not build HAMMER. Robert Mueller’s FBI provided the computers for THE HAMMER.

It does not appear that Larry Johnson was ever seeking confirmation or real knowledge about Dennis Montgomery and THE HAMMER, which brings to mind an old adage, “Once CIA — Always CIA.”  This suggests that Johnson was simply sent in to discredit Montgomery, the same way by which reporters at Playboy and the New York Times had previously been sent in to discredit Montgomery.

However, CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen’s September 10, 2020 National Geographic television special “Bin Laden’s Hard Drives” confirmed that everything Montgomery had said was right, and that Playboy and the New York Times were dead wrong.

Montgomery’s Testimony To The FBI And DOJ

Dennis Montgomery gave sworn and videotaped testimony to the FBI and the DOJ on December 3, 2015, under immunity, about THE HAMMER and SCORECARD.

Montgomery stated:

I had to produce ten years of financial records, including banks, credit cards, checking accounts, tax records for me and any company I owned as part of my immunity to the FBI … they sure know where I got my money from. They told me my records were accurate.

I had to produce ten years of the same records for my 1991 IPO [NASDAQ Initial Public Offering]. I had to produce 20 years for my TS/SCI agreements.

Look at this microscope I have had to live under and not one entity found one mistake in any of them.

Montgomery states he also passed two polygraph tests — one for the CIA and the other for the DoD.

The American Report previously reported:

Military sources told The American Report that “THE HAMMER” features multiple echelons of safeguards and sign-offs to prevent intelligence personnel, up to and including the President of the United States, from using the system for unlawful domestic surveillance.

Brennan and Clapper bypassed those safeguards, setting up an even more powerful HAMMER system in Fort Washington [Maryland] and illegally re-purposed the foreign surveillance tool for domestic surveillance, turning America into a Stasi-style police state.

Montgomery built THE HAMMER with computers supplied by Robert Mueller’s FBI and the DoD.

However, according to whistleblower Montgomery, The HAMMER  was illegally commandeered by Brennan and Clapper in February 2009 under the Obama administration and illegally turned against the American people.

Admiral Lyons And General McInerney Brought The American Report’s Exposé On THE HAMMER To America’s Radio Airwaves

Four-Star U.S. Navy Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons (Ret.) and U.S. Air Force Lt. General Thomas McInerney (Ret.) brought our exposé on THE HAMMER to Operation Freedom radio with host Dr. Dave Janda on March 19, 2017. The following day, March 20, 2017, FBI Director James Comey launched the hoax Trump Russian collusion investigation.

Admiral Lyons, onetime Command-in-Chief of the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet, passed away in December 2019. As he lay on his deathbed, Admiral Lyons reached over to his old friend General McInerney and said “Tom, THE HAMMER is the key to the coup.”

Admiral Lyons had confirmed HAMMER with his own military intelligence sources. Admiral Lyons served on the advisory board to the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), where THE HAMMER resided and was used as a foreign surveillance tool to track terrorists and foreign adversaries. Admiral Lyons was key in the development of the U.S. Navy’s Red Cell, an elite team of U.S. Navy SEALs that tests the vulnerabilities of Navy bases to terror attacks.

Former DIA Director General Michael Flynn Agreed With Cybersecurity Expert Whom The New York Times Refers To As “The Smartest Man In The Room” About THE HAMMER

Others have weighed in on the efficacy of THE HAMMER, including the onetime Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the highly-decorated general who received a pardon of innocence from President Trump. The Deep State attempted to muzzle U.S. Army Lt. General Michael Flynn (Ret.) for four long years, in their outrageous coup d’état scheme, the hoax Russian collusion investigation run by bad actors in the DOJ and the FBI.

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn

General Michael Flynn, one-time Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), stated that he agreed with Dr. Navid Nasharev-Nia’s sworn affidavit regarding the 2020 U.S. election.

Dr. Navid Nasharev-Nia

Dr. Navid Keshavarz-Nia, who the New York Times said is known as “the smartest man in the room,” stated in his sworn affidavit, signed November 25, 2020:

I have advanced training from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), DHS Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)…

…I am employed by a large defense contractor as a chief cyber security engineer…my expertise spans 35 years of performing technical assessment, mathematical modeling, cyber-attack pattern analysis, and security counterintelligence linked to FIS [foreign intelligence service] operators, including China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia. I have worked as a consultant and subject-matter expert supporting the Department of Defense, FBI and US Intelligence Community (USIC) agencies such as the DIA, CIA, NSA, NGA, and the DHS I&A supporting counterintelligence, including supporting law enforcement investigations.

The USIC has developed the Hammer and Scorecard tools, which were released by WikiLeaks and independently confirmed by Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney (USAF, retired), Kirk Wiebe, former NSA official, and Dennis Montgomery, former CIA [contractor]…The Hammer and Scorecard are capabilities are tradecrafts used by US intelligence analysts to conduct MITM [Man-in-the-Middle] attacks on foreign voting systems, including the Dominion Voting Systems (DVS) Democracy Suite and [Election] Systems and Software (ES&S) voting machines without leaving an electronic fingerprint…

In my expert opinion, I conclude the following:

…I conclude that FIS [foreign intelligence services] and other operators were involved to influence the outcome of the 2020 election.

A Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) cyber attack was carried out by covert operators using sophisticated tools, such as Hammer and Scorecard…

…I conclude with high confidence that the election 2020 data were altered in all battleground states resulting in hundreds of thousands of votes that were cast for President Trump to be transferred to Vice President Biden.

Terry Turchie, who served as the first Deputy Assistant Director of the newly-created Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, says that the FBI and the DOJ have been corrupted.

The American Report previously reported:

FBI General Counsel James Baker, testifying under oath before a joint Congressional committee, stated that he took possession of Dennis Montgomery’s evidence. Baker dispatched FBI Special Agents Walter Giardina and William Barnett to the FBI Miami Field Office in August 2015 to pick up Montgomery’s computer hard drives.

Former FBI General Counsel James Baker

Baker testified before Congress in October 2018:

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.

Baker confirmed that Montgomery had provided his FBI agents with evidence that government officials were conducting unlawful domestic surveillance of Americans, including other government officials.

The American Report also previously reported:

Irvin Charles “Chuck” McCullough III, who served as the Intelligence Community Inspector General from 2010 to 2018, received the 47 computer hard drives and sworn testimony that Dennis Montgomery provided to the FBI in 2015 under immunity agreements.

According to a March 3, 2018 opinion by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon in the case DENNIS MONTGOMERY, et al., Plaintiffs, v. JAMES COMEY, Defendants:

At the status conference in this case, counsel for the Government defendants represented to this Court that the “hard drives are in a secure facility with the [I]ntelligence [C]ommunity’s Office of Inspector General” and that there was “no risk” that they were “going to be destroyed anytime soon…

…Plaintiffs’ primary argument on this point is that, without preservation of the hard drives and the interview tapes, they “will lose the material evidence in this case.” Pls.’ Mot. 18. But as I have already explained, the Government has represented to this Court that there is a litigation hold preventing the destruction of either the hard drives or the interview tapes.

Judge Richard Leon’s opinion where he references Montgomery’s hard drives runs counter to the false claims of others that there were no hard drives.

FBI Receipt For Computer Hard Drives That Dennis Montgomery Turned Over To The FBI In 2015

The Gateway Pundit Falsely Presented This Palatial Home As Belonging To Dennis Montgomery

Screenshot From ‘The Gateway Pundit’

Just a cursory look at real estate records would have proven to the Gateway Pundit that Montgomery has not lived in this home for over seven years. The new owners put several million dollars of improvements into the home. The Gateway Pundit presenting this as Montgomery’s home is at the very least dishonest.

The Gateway Pundit’s Supposed Expert Yaacov Apelbaum Weighs In About THE HAMMER and ‘Absolute Proof’ Without Proof

On February 8, 2021, The Gateway Pundit published a dubious article by Larry Johnson titled “A Closer Look at the Hammer and Scorecard.” Johnson relies on someone named Yaacov Apelbaum in an attempt to discredit forensic evidence that The American Report published and that Mary Fanning presented in “Absolute Proof” showing that China and other foreign adversaries conducted a cyberwarfare attack against the 2020 U.S. Election.

According to Johnson’s article, Apelbaum stated:

The values in the fields titled “SOURCE ID” and “TARGET ID”, which have a MAC address format were most likely created with a random number generator. A sampling of these MAC addresses yielded no results of known network card manufacturers.

By definition, however, all MAC addresses are random — none repeat.

Yaacov Apelbaum, the self-described cybersecurity expert challenging the credentials of CIA contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis Montgomery and The American Report’s exclusive exposés on HAMMER and SCORECARD, purportedly co-founded a private ‘facial recognition’ company called XRVision with Guy Ron, a former research and development lead at the Israeli Ministry of Defense, based upon reviews of the LinkedIn profiles of Apelbaum and Ron.

Apelbaum and Ron’s company XRVision is headquartered in Singapore, a notorious surveillance police state that maintains close ties with communist China.

According to’s OneZero:

XRVision’s claims are implausible and nearly impossible to verify, as the company does not seem to have any relationship to the facial recognition industry or academia. Unlike many other companies operating in the space, it has not published research publicly, it has not seemed to appear at recent academic conferences, it does not appear to have public federal government contracts, and it does not list any information about clients or its technology online.

Montgomery actually has government contracts which prove that he provided facial recognition software to the U.S. military.

Montgomery’s company eTreppid Technologies provided facial recognition software to U.S. Special Operations Command.

Ron studied information systems and engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and received an MBA from Rutgers.

Guy Ron

Apelbaum’s LinkedIn profile shows him belonging to the following LinkedIn groups: Association of Former Intelligence Officers, Intelligence and National Security Alliance, Information Security, The Intelligence Community. There is no evidence, however, that Apelbaum has ever worked for any U.S. intelligence agency.

Apelbaum’s XRVision Connected Through Luxembourg-Based Boundary Holding To Italian Defense Contractor Leonardo

XRVision was funded between 2016 and 2018 with startup money from several investors including Boundary Holding, a Luxembourg-based fund invested in artificial intelligence, and an organization called the Mekong Business Initiative, according to private equity and venture capital data published by Seattle-based Pitchbook Data Inc, a unit of Morningstar.

The founder of Boundary Holding is Rajat Khare, and the president is Ms. Shweta Khare. Both Khares were educated in India, according to their biographies.

One of Boundary Holding’s co-investors is MBDA Missile Systems, according to Pitchbook. MBDA is a joint venture owned by BAE, Italy’s Leonardo, and Airbus.

Apelbaum’s attacks on Montgomery are being promoted at the Gateway Pundit by Joe Hoft, twin brother of Jim Hoft. Joe Hoft has spent time working in Singapore, where XRVision is headquartered.

“Joe’s career positions have involved attending and presenting at corporate and not-for-profit board meetings and audit committee meetings at locations around the world (including the US, the UK, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Bermuda),” according to a biography on his website

Joe Hoft, who spent nearly a decade living in Hong Kong, worked as (Vice President) Head of Asia Pacific Global Audit Services, Reinsurance Group of America. Reinsurance Group of America’s Asia Pacific operations include branches in Shanghai and Beijing, China.

Montgomery Has Plenty Of Bonafides; Why Would Johnson, Apelbaum, And The Gateway Pundit Be Motivated To Claim Otherwise?

Montgomery and his work is a ““known known,” and has been confirmed by multiple cybersecurity experts, former NSA officials, multiple federal judges, the former general counsel of the FBI, and former U.S. military intelligence officials.

It is not clear what former CIA officer Larry Johnson, Yaacov Apelbaum of Singapore’s XRVision, and The Gateway Pundit are up to when they deny an obvious truth, that Montgomery is the real deal. Or, perhaps, considering the CIA’s involvement, it is perfectly clear.




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