Former FBI Director James Comey outed himself as a political hack during the 2016 Presidential Election and then subsequent Congressional testimonies after, and now a major lawsuit seeks to hold him accountable for his actions.
We’ve been reporting about the suit filed by Dennis Montgomery, a former government contractor with gigabytes worth of files proving illegal government surveillance, which alleges Comey obstructed justice by ignoring and/or burying the information given to him by Montgomery. On Monday, Montgomery’s attorney, Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, filed a request for a temporary restraining order to immediately halt the government’s surveillance activities, and the judge in the case acted swiftly to schedule a hearing to review the evidence.
If the request is granted, Comey could find himself in serious hot water.
From World Net Daily:
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has acted quickly in a case alleging fired FBI chief James Comey obstructed justice by burying an investigation into the mass surveillance of Americans by their government.
As WND reported, whistleblower Dennis Montgomery – who worked as a contractor for the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency and the director of national intelligence – and his lawyer, Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, filed a request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction late Monday.
By late Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon scheduled a status conference for Friday afternoon in his Washington courtroom.
The lawsuit seeks to stop the nation’s “intelligence agencies” from continuing their “illegal and unconstitutional surveillance.”
Those actions, according to Klayman, were confirmed again recently in a report by Circa News.
Klayman said the “speed with which Judge Leon set this hearing is commendable, as each day that the government continues to conduct unconstitutional spying on Americans without probable cause creates grave harm to not just the victims, but our republic.”
“Judge Leon previously preliminarily enjoined the NSA on two previous occasions from what he ruled was an ‘almost Orwellian’ invasion of privacy, and the defendants ignored his rulings,” he continued. “I cannot believe he will be pleased about their brazen disregard for the law and the Constitution yet again. As for Comey, he was encharged with investigating this illegal conduct, when Montgomery came forward with proof years ago, and he allegedly buried the investigation because, as the FISC court revealed, the FBI was also conducting illegal surveillance under his direction. Plaintiffs are also asking the court to preserve this evidence, which Montgomery provided, with his testimony under oath, to the FBI and Comey.”
While you likely won’t hear about this in the news, it’s a big deal, folks. Montgomery had 47 hard drives full of data that proved the Obama administration was spying on “the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, President Trump and his associates before he became president, and other prominent persons,” and then Comey actively buried the investigation after forcing Montgomery to turn over the evidence.
Now, Montgomery fears that Comey’s allies in government will destroy whatever evidence he turned over, so along with an immediate stop to illegal spying, he’s asking the judge for a protection order on the information he turned over to the feds. If he’s successful, there’s no telling how many former Obama officials will find themselves in serious hot water, including Comey himself.
Let’s just hope the judge is sympathetic to his cause…