The non-stop power play between the Trump White House and Comey/Rogers “Intelligence Community” has become a cross between a tug-of-war and the Wack-A-Mole game. Analogies aside, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
The NSA, FBI, CIA, their subsidiaries, agents, and myrmidons represent the most powerful entity in the United States. The technical ability and presumed authority to surveil every avenue of communication between individuals, with or without their knowledge or permission from a legally empanelled court represent the ultimate danger to individual freedom and liberty in history.
Consider this report from Larry Klayman, Chairman, FreedomWatch, concerning NSA/CIA Whistleblower Dennis Montgomery:
When Montgomery attempted to deliver this information through the appropriate channels two years ago, the former CIA and NSA contractor wasn't given the time of day.
Under grants of immunity, which I obtained through Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah Curtis, Montgomery produced the hard drives and later was interviewed under oath in a secure room at the FBI Field Office in the District of Columbia. There he laid out how persons like then-businessman Donald Trump were illegally spied upon by Clapper, Brennan, and the spy agencies of the Obama administration.
Montgomery left the NSA and CIA with 47 hard drives and over 600 million pages of information, much of which is classified, and sought to come forward legally as a whistleblower to appropriate government entities, including congressional intelligence committees, to expose that the spy agencies were engaged for years in systematic illegal surveillance on prominent Americans, including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, prominent businessmen such as Donald Trump... Working side by side with Obama's former Director of National Intelligence (DIA), James Clapper, and Obama's former Director of the CIA, John Brennan, Montgomery witnessed “up close and personal” this “Orwellian Big Brother” intrusion on privacy, likely for potential coercion, blackmail or other nefarious purposes.
He even claimed that these spy agencies had manipulated voting in Florida during the 2008 presidential election, which illegal tampering resulted in helping Obama to win the White House.
Since the FBI had held Montgomery's testimony and evidence for over two years, Klayman attempted to meet with Committee Chairman Devin Nunes at his DC office. The goal: to implore Nunes to ask FBI Director Comey why the FBI hadn't pursued Montgomery's evidence. Nunes chose to ignore Klayman’s visit, however, Klayman was able to share the information with Allen Souza, the committee attorney. According to Klayman:
During my meeting with House Intelligence Committee counsel Allen R. Sousa I politely warned him that if Chairman Nunes, who himself had that same day undercut President Trump by also claiming that there is no evidence of surveillance by the Obama administration, I would go public with what would appear to be the House Intelligence Committee’s complicity in keeping the truth from the American people and allowing the FBI to continue its apparent cover-up of the Montgomery “investigation.”
That is where the issue stands today. Will Chairman Nunes do his job and demand FBI Director Comey come forward regarding the Montgomery information? More importantly, in the context of the Rule of Law and the integrity of our government, what if he doesn’t?
FOX News Senior Judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano discusses this and other ramifications in Judging Freedom.