Former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before Congress on Thursday, and now it appears as if he’s going to be answering more questions than whether or not President Trump suggested he go easy on Michael Flynn.
Former intelligence contractor Dennis Montgomery has officially filed a lawsuit against Comey after he alleges to have provided overwhelming evidence to the FBI about illegal spying on Americans. We previously reported that Montgomery had come forward with the bombshell revelations and at the time he accused Comey of burying the evidence, but he’s apparently become fed up with the lack of media coverage so he took matters into his own hands.
Circa News, whose broken several major stories surrounding the Obama administration’s illegal spying on American citizens, reports that Montgomery filed suit against Comey and several other U.S. officials he alleges covered up the information he revealed. In even worse news for Comey, the suit has been filed in the same court that has already ruled the NSA overstepped its authority with its data collection policies.
This should be interesting.
From Circa [emphasis added]:
A former U.S. intelligence contractor has sued fired FBI Director James Comey and other current and ex-government officials, alleging the bureau has covered up evidence provided to agents showing widespread illegal spying on Americans.
The suit, filed late Monday night by Dennis Montgomery, was assigned to the same federal judge who has already ruled that some of the National Security Agency’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.
Documents obtained by Circa outside of the lawsuit show that the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington in 2015 approved a grant of limited immunity for Montgomery so he could explain how he managed to walk out of his contract work for several U.S. intelligence agencies with 47 hard drives of highly classified documents — a security breach potentially larger than Edward Snowden’s leak.
The documents show FBI agents interviewed Montgomery on videotape for several hours and collected the 47 hard drives.
Montgomery’s lawsuit, which included his lawyer, the well-known conservative activist Larry Klayman, alleges Montgomery provided extensive evidence to the FBI of illegal spying on Americans ranging from judges to businessman like the future President Donald Trump.
So this should be interesting. It will be even more interesting to see if anybody in Congress has the intestinal fortitude to ask Comey what he knows about the lawsuit and the allegations within it.
Regardless, if Montgomery’s allegations are true, and we have no reason to believe otherwise considering he still has copies of the information he handed over to the FBI, then there’s been an active effort to cover-up highly illegal activities from the previous administration, which would make Watergate look like petty larceny compared to someone stealing a superyacht.