James Baker’s Bonanza Of Crime: General McInerney Calls For Former CIA Contractor Dennis Montgomery To Testify Under Oath Before Congress

By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones | February 10, 2023

U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney (Ret.) is calling for CIA contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis Montgomery to testify before U.S. congress, while under oath, about HAMMER, SCORECARD, and former FBI General Counsel James Baker.

Baker was a key player in the hoax Trump Russian collusion operation, alongside FBI Director James Comey, FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok, FBI attorney Lisa Page, and attorney Michael Sussmann.

Sussmann was a partner at Perkins Coie, the Seattle law firm hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign and by the DNC.

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives investigated DOJ documents showing that Baker, during the run up to the 2016 presidential election, was in touch with Mother Jones reporter David Corn, the first journalist to write about the existence of Steele Dossier. Predictably, “Corn denied that Baker was a source for his story on the dossier,” Politico reported.

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, husband of Mary Jacoby (previously of the Rose Law Firm, the same Little Rock, Arkansas practice that employed Hillary Clinton), helped Baker, Comey, Strzok, and Page orchestrate the Russian Collusion operation to take down President Trump in a failed attempted coup.

The American Report previously reported in a January 2, 2019 article titled “Coup D’état: DOJ, FBI Officials On Mueller’s Russia Team In Cover Up Of Mueller’s, Clapper’s, And Brennan’s Surveillance ‘HAMMER’ That Spied On Trump, Strzok-Page Text Shows”:

Senior FBI and DOJ officials involved in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian collusion investigation were also previously assigned to investigate whistleblower Dennis Montgomery’s claim that Obama administration officials John Brennan and James Clapper spied on Donald Trump.

Montgomery asserts that the FBI, under FBI Director Mueller, supplied the computers used to create a private, illegal, unconstitutional, super surveillance system that President Obama’s intelligence chiefs used to spy on Trump. 

FBI Director James B. Comey, FBI General Counsel James A. Baker, and five of Mueller’s hand-picked recruits to his Russian collusion investigation team, including Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, were involved in the “buried” FBI investigation into CIA/DNI/NSA whistleblower Dennis L. Montgomery’s claims.

Montgomery specifically alleges that President Obama’s intelligence chiefs, CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, with computers supplied by Robert Mueller, used their newly-created illegal surveillance system to spy on Trump, Trump’s associates, Supreme Court justices, and millions of innocent Americans.

Hours After General McInerney Read Over America’s Radio Airwaves The American Report’s March 17, 2017 Exposé About Montgomery And THE HAMMER, Baker’s Fellow FBI Trump Russian Collusion Hoaxsters Strzok And Page Exchanged A Text Message That Specifically Referred To Montgomery   

On Sunday, March 19, 2017, Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons and General McInerney brought to America’s terrestrial radio airwaves the American Report’s March 17, 2017 exposé “Whistleblower Tapes: Trump Wiretapped ‘A Zillion Times’ By ]THE HAMMER,’ Brennan’s and Clapper’s Secret Computer System.” General McInerney read The American Report article verbatim on air.

Within hours of General McInerney launching over the airwaves The American Report’s exposé about Dennis Montgomery and THE HAMMER, Strzok and Page exchanged a text message that specifically mentioned Montgomery:

“I’m not going to respond to the whole group. The Klayman/Montgomery stuff in the email Jim just sent is utter BS. Best to say nothing and brief later if necessary.” – March 19, 2017 Strzok/Page text message sent hours after Lt. General Thomas McInerney went on air to discuss Brennan’s and Clapper’s secret surveillance system “The Hammer”

Baker, after leaving the FBI and joining the Brookings Institution, became Twitter’s deputy general counsel. Baker was eventually “exited” from the social media giant by new Twitter CEO Elon Musk in the wake of the Twitter Files scandal.

Strzok was never questioned under oath by Members of Congress about the text message he exchanged with Lisa Page that referenced Montgomery.

While Baker Was Censoring Content At Twitter, The FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF) Forwarded To Twitter Executives The American Report’s October 31, 2020 Exposé “Biden Using SCORECARD And THE HAMMER To Steal Another U.S. Presidential Election — Just Like Obama And Biden Did In 2012” 

According to“Twitter Files” drop 8 by reporter Matt Taibbi, “THREAD: The Twitter Files TWITTER AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.”The FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF) forwarded to Twitter executives The American Report’s October 31, 2020 exposé “Biden Using SCORECARD And THE HAMMER To Steal Another U.S. Presidential Election — Just Like Obama And Biden Did In 2012.”


In the immediate wake of Taibbi’s disclosure that the FBI and Twitter censored The American Report’s HAMMER and SCORECARD reporting, a Twitter Spaces live conversation amongst Twitter influencers, including internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, ensued.

“If the U.S. government wants this to be removed there’s probably some truth to it. I mean, why else would they want to censor something that looks conspiratorial? … I’m going to do some reading about THE HAMMER,” Kim Dotcom stated during the Twitter Spaces conversation.

“FBI Director James Comey demanded that the FBI be given the source code to SCORECARD, the election-hacking application that operates on THE HAMMER surveillance supercomputer platform, as a condition of  CIA contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis L. Montgomery’s 2015 FBI and DOJ immunity agreements, according to Montgomery,” The American Report previously reported.

Montgomery claims that he implanted a unique digital signature within the SCORECARD source code, that the same source code embedded with the unique digital signature subsequently emerged in China, and that China used SCORECARD in a cyberwarfare attack on the 2020 U.S. election.

Baker Claimed “Attorney-Client Privilege,” Refused To Answer Questions During February 8, 2023 House Oversight And Accountability Committee Hearing Into Twitter’s Censorship Of Hunter Biden Laptop Story

Baker, testifying under oath before the House Oversight and Accountability Committee on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 about Twitter blocking access to an October 2020 “New York Post” article about Hunter Biden’s so-called “laptop from hell,” said during his opening statement that “As the committee is aware, however, based on the advice of counsel, I believe in good faith that I am constrained today by my legal and ethical obligations as a former lawyer for Twitter, as well as by certain nondisclosure agreements.”

Later into the hearing, Baker responded to a question from U.S. Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) by stating “Unfortunately, sir, I think I’m constrained from answering that question any more fully than in my testimony because of attorney-client privilege.”

Representative Jordan is well aware that James Baker possesses extensive first-hand knowledge about Dennis Montgomery’s claims that the U.S. government engaged in illegal domestic surveillance. Jordan also knows that Baker dispatched FBI special agents to the FBI Miami Field Office to take possession of 47 computer hard drives because James Baker testified before Representative Jordan while under oath that he was in receipt of testimony and data from Dennis Montgomery that “government officials had other government officials and Americans under illegal surveillance.”

The February 8, 2023 Twitter hearing was a perfect opportunity for Representative Jordan to ask Baker, under oath, about THE HAMMER, Dennis Montgomery, and Twitter’s suppression of The American Report’s October 31, 2020 article about HAMMER and SCORECARD. Yet, Jordan failed to seize on this rare opportunity to interrogate Baker about Montgomery and THE HAMMER on live television.

The American Report previously reported in a May 29, 2019 article titled “HAMMERTIME: Baker Buried Whistleblower Montgomery’s Trump no Surveillance Evidence Then Suddenly “Remembered” FBI Had It”:

Former FBI counsel Baker, who was interviewed by a joint committee of the U.S. House of Representatives just weeks before the 2018 midterm election, stated during day one of his interview, conducted on October 3, 2018, that the FBI and the DOJ did not “infiltrate or surveil” the Trump campaign for “political purposes.”

Baker simultaneously denied on day one that Obama administration officials made “demands or requests” of the FBI and the DOJ to “infiltrate or surveil” the Trump campaign.

At the beginning of  Baker’s day two testimony, conducted on October 18, 2018, Baker interrupted Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) stating he wanted to amend the record of his day one testimony, thereby sidestepping a potential perjury charge.

Between day one of his interview two weeks earlier and day two,  Baker suddenly “remembered” that U.S. government contractor Dennis Montgomery had turned over to the FBI evidence in 2015 in the form of digital storage devices that, Montgomery asserted, proved that the U.S. government illegally surveilled American citizens and government officials.

Baker either lied or misspoke about which year Montgomery turned over evidence to the FBI, when he told the joint committee that Montgomery provided the evidence to the FBI in 2016, when in fact Montgomery had turned over the evidence in 2015, one full year earlier, before the 2016 presidential election.

Baker carefully stated: “To the best of my recollection, it’s in the late summer, early fall 2016.”  Baker misstated the year the FBI took possession of Montgomery’s evidence during day two of his interview. By carefully reciting that it was to the “best of his recollection” Baker neatly sidestepped a potential perjury charge.

Baker’s two-day interview, carried out on October 3 and October 18, 2018, was “part of a joint investigation by the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform into decisions made and not made by the DOJ and the FBI regarding the 2016 Presidential election.”

Former FBI General Counsel James A. Baker buried evidence provided to his office in 2015 by CIA/NSA whistleblower Dennis Montgomery. Montgomery turned over 47 hard drives of evidence of domestic surveillance that prove the Obama administration illegally surveilled innocent Americans including Donald Trump for years.

The  FBI first granted limited immunity in August 2015, and then greater immunity in December of 2015 once Montgomery’s domestic surveillance information had been verified.

FBI General Counsel James Baker himself and DOJ Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah Curtis struck Montgomery’s limited immunity agreements and then his greater immunity agreement, once the FBI had verified Montgomery’s information.

Baker was intimately involved in Montgomery’s whistleblower case…


Mr. Baker. So I recalled after — just actually a few days ago — that another incident when a — this time an attorney on behalf of a client came to me and wanted — came specifically to me and wanted to make information available to the FBI in the form of electronic media that he wanted to get into the —

Mr. Jordan. Different case or same case?

Mr. Baker. Different case.

Mr. Jordan. Okay.

Mr. Baker. Well, a completely different case. Different attorney, different client, but insistent on meeting only with me or the Director. And then he did not have the material with him at the time. We had to actually dispatch FBI agents to go to a — from a field office to go collect this material. It was in the — to the best of my recollection, it was roughly in the late summer, fall of 2016 timeframe.

Mr. Jordan. Can you tell us the case?

Mr. Baker. It was Larry —

Mr. [REDACTED]  Mr. Baker, please do answer the question, but if it’s in a — if it’s a matter that’s totally unrelated to what’s being discussed here, I’d ask you not to discuss any specific investigative details. Can you answer the question?

Mr. Baker. Can I give the name of the attorney?

Mr. [REDACTED] The name of the — absolutely. Yes, sir.

Mr. Baker. Okay. The name of the attorney was Larry Klayman, and he also brought one of his associates with him whose name I don’t recall at this point in time, and it was on behalf of a particular client. Anyway, that’s what I recalled. And we were talking about that last time, and I did not remember that incident. Now I do.

Mr. Jordan. Okay. Thank you. Let’s go back to Mr. McCabe, Ms. Page, and —

Mr. Breitenbach. I’m sorry, Mr. Jordan. Can I just follow up?

Mr. Jordan. Sure.

Mr. Breitenbach. With regard to Mr. Klayman coming to visit you, was it with regard at all to surveillance concerns that he had concerning the general fact pattern that we’re here to discuss today?

Mr. Baker. Well, it had to do with surveillance. It had to do with an allegation about unlawful surveillance, but it was — I believe it was different from any fact pattern that we talked about last time here.

Mr. Breitenbach. Unlawful surveillance of whom?

Mr. Baker. Of Americans, including government officials. Yeah. I can go — I mean —

Mr. Jordan. Who was his client?

Mr. Baker. 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.

Mr. Jordan. And was this — I’m sorry. Go ahead.

Mr. Sommers. During what time period?

Mr. Jordan. Yeah. That’s what I was going to ask.

Mr. Baker. To the best of my recollection, it’s in the late summer, early fall 2016.

Mr. Sommers. And the surveillance, what time period was that?

Mr. Baker. I’m not entirely sure what the timeframe was. It was a significant — it was — one of the issues in the case was it was a large amount of data that he had that he wanted to provide, that these — these disks or other media had a lot of data on them about this, allegedly.

Mr. Sommers. Surveillance by whom?

Mr. Baker. By the U.S. Government itself of Americans, unlawfully.

Mr. Jordan. Interesting. All right. Thank you. All right. Let’s go back to the McCabe-Page-Rosenstein meeting. When did you talk to Lisa Page and Andy McCabe about the meeting they had with Mr. Rosenstein?

US District Judge Richard Leon: ICIG Took Custody Of Montgomery Hard Drives And Testimony 

The American Report also previously reported in a December 18, 2020 article titled “STEALING AMERICA: ‘Former’ Communist Comey Got SCORECARD Election Hacking Source Code And Knew SolarWinds Was Not Secure: US District Court Judge Richard Leon Confirmed That ICIG Had Possession Of Montgomery’s Recorded Testimony And Hard Drives”:

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.

The Intelligence Community Inspector General from 2010 to 2018 was former FBI agent Irvin Charles “Chuck” McCullough III. McCullough, in that role, reported directly to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. McCullough was also previously employed by the NSA Inspector General’s office.

“I enjoyed a very good relationship with Jim Clapper. We got along famously” McCullough told The Hill during a December 2018 interview. McCullough initially handled the Hillary Clinton email case before he handed it over to the FBI, where the case was handled by Peter Strzok.

This is the same James Clapper whom Montgomery claims illegally commandeered THE HAMMER, with John Brennan, and turned it against Barack Obama’s political enemies and the American people.

Maria Bartiromo, on the December 11, 2022 broadcast of her FOX News program Sunday Morning Futures, asked former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe about James Baker’s transition from FBI general counsel to Twitter deputy general counsel:

Jim Baker is someone you followed closely when he was the general counsel at the FBI. Walk us through what Jim Baker has been doing, and is it any coincidence at all after pushing his Russia collusion lie he gets the top general counsel job, or the deputy general counsel job, at Twitter, after being pushed out of the FBI?

Ratcliffe replied, “Well, I don’t think that’s a coincidence at all…I don’t think that Twitter just happened to, you know, find his resume on Monster.com.”

According to a January 17, 2021 report from The Epoch Times, subsequently covered by The Federalist Papers:

Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe assessed that China interfered in the 2020 federal elections, according to a letter transmitted to Congress.

In the letter (pdf), Ratcliffe alleges that intelligence about China’s election interference was suppressed by management at the CIA, which pressured analysts to withdraw their support for the view.

Does James Baker really have the right to claim attorney-client privilege while testifying under oath before Congress, after exploiting his position as deputy general counsel at Twitter to act as a deity? To destroy evidence?  To give orders to violate the U. S. Constitution?  To censor American citizens?  To censure journalists? Who does James Baker think he is?  And who exactly is James Baker?




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