Now that we have the Senate Intelligence Committee deciding on a bipartisan conclusion that there is no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, perhaps it’s time to bring down The Hammer.
For those unaware, The Hammer was an alleged Obama administration spying operation run by CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
According to whistleblower Dennis Montgomery, who designed system to spy on Donald Trump before he even declared he would run for president.
Larry Klayman, lawyer for former NSA and CIA contractor and whistleblower Montgomery, states he delivered to then-FBI Director James Comey 47 hard drives and data amounting to more than 600 million pages of documentation on the surveillance scheme along with a sworn deposition by Montgomery’s on his dealings with the Obama White House on The Hammer program.
Other notables spied upon were Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Judge Reginald (Reggie) Walton who at the time was the presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and Lt. General Michael Flynn and thousands of American citizens.
In March 2017, Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant General, broke the news about this operation.
We have two sources of collaboration on the existence of this operation.
In text messages unearthed by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz we find this exchange between FBI investigator Peter Strzok and his gal pal FBI lawyer Lisa Page a few hours after McInerney broke the news.
“Say nothing, I’m not going to respond to the whole group. The Klayman, Montgomery stuff Jim (Comey?) just sent us is utter BS. Yes, best to say nothing and debrief later if necessary.”
The existence of this surveillance program was also included in Wikileaks’ “Vault 7” release.
Remember this operation was running almost two years before the false Russian collusion charges were levied against President Trump and a FISA warrant was issued against Carter Page.
So it appears that the collusion charges and the “legal” spying through FISA court may have been concocted as a mechanism to somehow cover up or codify The Hammer operation with a veil of legality.