Former FBI director James Comey may be enjoying his time in the spotlight — and his supposed $10 million book deal, but he’s not out of the woods yet. Not by a long shot.
A former government contractor named Dennis Montgomery is blowing the whistle on Comey and the FBI, claiming the agency has secretly been surveilling millions of American citizens, including politicians and judges. If true, the severity of Montgomery’s disclosures would dwarf those of Edward Snowden. And he’s going to sue.
The lawsuit stems from a March letter to the House Intelligence Committee on Montgomery’s behalf by the watchdog organization, FreedomWatch. The letter highlighted the volume and kind of information turned over to the FBI wile Comey was its head and informed the committee that said information was either being suppressed or ignored.
“A former U.S. intelligence contractor tells Circa he walked away with more than 600 million classified documents on 47 hard drives from the National Security Agency and the CIA, a haul potentially larger than Edward Snowden’s now infamous breach.
And now he is suing former FBI Director James Comey and other government figures, alleging the bureau has covered up evidence he provided them showing widespread spying on Americans that violated civil liberties.
The suit, filed late Monday night by Dennis Montgomery, was assigned to the same federal judge who has already ruled that some of the NSA’s collection of data on Americans violates the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, setting up an intriguing legal proceeding in the nation’s capital this summer.
Montgomery says the evidence he gave to the FBI chronicle the warrantless collection of phone, financial and personal data and the unmasking of identities in spy data about millions of Americans.
“This domestic surveillance was all being done on computers supplied by the FBI,” Montgomery told Circa in an interview. “So these supercomputers, which are FBI computers, the CIA is using them to do domestic surveillance.”
Montgomery alleges that more than 20 million American identities were illegally unmasked – credit reports, emails, phone conversations and Internet traffic, were some of the items the NSA and CIA collected.
He said he returned the hard drives to the FBI, a fact confirmed in government documents reviewed by Circa.
Montgomery divulged to the FBI a ”pattern and practice of conducting illegal, unconstitutional surveillance against millions of Americans, including prominent Americans such as the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, prominent businessmen, and others such as Donald J. Trump, as well as Plaintiffs themselves,” Montgomery and Klayman alleged in their suit.
Plaintiffs were assured that the FBI, under Defendant Comey, would conduct a full investigation into the grave instances of illegal and unconstitutional activity set forth by Montgomery. However, the FBI, on Defendant Comey’s orders, buried the FBI’s investigation because the FBI itself is involved in an ongoing conspiracy to not only conduct the aforementioned illegal, unconstitutional surveillance, but to cover it up as well,” the suit added.”
Its enough to make you wonder about Maxine Waters’ 2012 reveal of “the President’s database.” Anyone remember this?
Montgomery has turned over a total of 47 hard drives containing over 600 million classified documents according to the suit. Meaning it’s entirely possible that legislators on Capital Hill and American citizens looking in could once again be treated to the opportunity of hearing testimony from James Comey.
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]