Larry Klayman Releases Proof of FBI Director Jim Comey Massive Cover Up-Unproven!

Larry Klayman Releases Proof of FBI Director Jim Comey Massive Cover Up-Unproven!

Summary of eRumor:
Conservative attorney Larry Klayman has released 600 million pages of information from a whistleblower about NSA wiretapping that proves FBI Director James Comey engaged in a massive coverup involving President Trump’s claims that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign.
The Truth:
Larry Klayman claims that he has information proving that FBI Director James Comey has engaged in a “massive cover up” by testifying that there’s no evidence that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign — but no proof has emerged to backup those claims.
Klayman, a former federal prosecutor and the founder of Judicial Watch, was referring to a trove of NSA surveillance intelligence that was provided to him by an intelligence community whistleblower named Dennis Montgomery. Klayman hasn’t provided specific evidence to prove that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. Rather, Klayman argues in a Newsmax op-ed that whistleblower documents prove that President Trump and other private citizens were in fact wiretapped under President Obama’s watch:

As I have written in this Newsmax blog and elsewhere particularly of late, my client, former NSA and CIA contractor Dennis Montgomery, holds the keys to disproving the false claims of those representatives and senators on the House and Senate intelligence committees, reportedly as well as FBI Director James Comey, that there is no evidence that the president and his men were wiretapped.

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, and even yours truly. 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.  

As it turns out, Dennis Montgomery never worked directly for the CIA or the NSA. He was awarded Department of Defense (DOD) contracts worth millions of dollars during the Bush Administration, and he also managed to work on government contracts well into the Obama Administration despite serious questions about his credibility dating back to 2003. A “culture of secrecy and a lack of accountability” in the intelligence community enabled Montgomery to “bounce from agency to agency, collecting contracts for years,” PBS reported in 2014:

In the winter of 2003, the CIA received a disturbing bit of information. Al-Qaida, the intelligence said, was planning to strike the U.S. by hijacking a specific list of incoming international flights from France and other nations.

The agency shared the information with the White House. They had flight numbers, schedules and possible coordinates for the attacks. After speaking with the French government, President Bush issued an order to ground certain flights worldwide, severely disrupting holiday travel.

But it turns out the intelligence was flawed. In fact, no such plot existed to crash Air France 747s in the U.S., nor was there any credible intelligence that al-Qaida was planning a Christmas attack. Few knew exactly from where the bad information had originated, thanks to silos inside the intelligence sphere. The information had come from Dennis Montgomery, a little-known government contractor who claimed he had the ability to decode secret al-Qaida messages embedded in Al Jazeera broadcasts. After the groundings, French officials demanded access to Montgomery’s software, and handed it over to a team of French engineers to analyze.

Just a few years before the phony holiday terror plot, Montgomery had been a frequent presence in a Reno, Nevada casino, where he gambled compulsively and claimed to have designed software that could analyze security video to recognize betting patterns and catch cheaters—or count cards into an eight-deck blackjack game.

It’s not clear what’s in the information 600 pages of information that Montgomery provided to Klayman, but reports about Montgomery’s past raise questions about his credibility.

Also, it’s important to note that President Trump specifically accused President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign:

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President Trump’s tweeted that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election.

Comey testified before a Senate committee that he had seen no information to support that claim. The idea that Comey engaged in a “massive coverup” in doing so doesn’t appear to be backed up by Klyman’s trove of documents. After all, Trump’s claims about wiretapping were specific to the 2016 election and Klyman’s whistleblower documents appear to date back to 2014 and earlier.