Wednesday, June 7, 2017

"Did the FBI have evidence of a breach larger than Snowden?"

Via InstapunditA 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."

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 and the buildings he worked in with the classified material.

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8 comments:

ndspinelli said...

Well!!

ndspinelli said...

At what point to the liberals AND CONSERVATIVES who trust govt. come to realize that the NSA needs to be disbanded and the govt. cut in half..to start!

edutcher said...

NSA is the gatherer of electronic intel; they're not going to be disbanded.

Pissy undoubtedly packed them with his own people (as he did everywhere else) and let them run wild. What's needed is someone with the authority to fire any and everyone who broke the law.

It's like Trump's first EO, from now on, you just enforce the law as written.

Lem said...

The biggest story the media is choosing to ignore.

ndspinelli said...

Our IRS agent and big govt. lover is no better than "Pissy's" people. In many cases worse than them. DISBAND THE NSA.

ndspinelli said...

Lem, The MSM ignores Sharryl Attkisson being hacked by the NSA for her reporting on Fast and Furious. She's one of their own! The MSM loves big govt. just like our tax collector.

ampersand said...

Anyone , quick. Name the 17 US intelligence agencies.

ampersand said...

1. Office of the Director of National Intelligence
2.Central Intelligence Agency
3. National Security Agency
4. Defense Intelligence Agency
5. Federal Bureau of Investigation
6. Department of State – Bureau of Intelligence and Research
7. Department of Homeland Security – Office of Intelligence and Analysis
8. Drug Enforcement Administration – Office of National Security Intelligence
9. Department of the Treasury – Office of Intelligence and Analysis
10. Department of Energy – Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
11. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
12. National Reconnaissance Office
13. Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
14. Army Military Intelligence
15. Office of Naval Intelligence
16. Marine Corps Intelligence
17. Coast Guard Intelligence


Number 10 is a hoot. Established with the Manhattan project. Leaked like a sieve. Stalin was on to everything.

The rest of them probably prioritize spying on each other's budget.