Skip to comments.Attacks On Dennis Montgomery, HAMMER And SCORECARD, ‘Absolute Proof,’ Have CIA Connections: Mike Lindell's Witness, Mary Fanning Responds to The Gateway Pundit
Posted on 02/24/2021 8:00:29 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Larry Johnson, writing at the Gateway Pundit, attacked “Absolute Proof” and former CIA contractor Dennis Montgomery. Joe Hoft, referring to Montgomery in another recent Gateway Pundit article, wrote “We don’t know who’s paying him.”
Conversely, the question should be asked, who is paying Larry Johnson and The Gateway Pundit to put out disinformation about CIA whistleblower Dennis Montgomery and to bury the story about Barack Obama’s intelligence chiefs John Brennan and James Clapper who illegally commandeered THE HAMMER to spy on Donald Trump and millions of other innocent Americans.
Dennis Montgomery’s one-time attorney Michael Flynn stated yesterday during an exclusive interview with The American Report that Montgomery is the real deal.
The characterization of CIA contractor turned whistleblower Dennis Montgomery that Montgomery’s former attorney Michael Flynn provided to The American Report stands in direct opposition to the false narrative that ex-CIA operative Larry Johnson, along with Joe Hoft and The Gateway Pundit are attempting to sell to the public.
Johnson’s false version of reality that The Gateway Pundit has chosen to publish is a blatant attempt to discredit CIA whistleblower Dennis Montgomery and “Absolute Proof,” the documentary about the 2020 election fraud. Why would they attempt to obfuscate the truth to the American people?
Attorney Flynn explained that he was shown Montomgomery’s top security clearance by the U.S. Department of Justice Assistant Director, Civil Litigation, Carlotta Wells and United States Justice Department counsel Rafael Gomez. The DOJ verified Montgomery’s top security clearance to attorney Michael Flynn. Montgomery’s TS/SCI security clearance with access to SAP allows Montgomery access to the highest level of intelligence information.
Attorney Michael Flynn stated that he met with DOJ attorneys Wells and Gomez to discuss Dennis Montgomery’s State Secret Privilege (SSP) and Government Protective Order (GPO). The SSP and the GPO had been invoked against Montgomery as a government muzzle. The government did not want the American people to know what Dennis Montgomery had to say about the super surveillance system known as THE HAMMER or about its vote theft application SCORECARD.
The CIA holds no charter to spy on the American people. The CIA utilizing THE HAMMER to spy on the American people is grossly outside the U.S. Constitution and well beyond the rule of law.
The attacks now being propagated against Dennis Montgomery are based upon old, recycled disinformation and outright lies. Some of those individuals propagating that false information are well aware of what they are doing. Montgomery’s Former Attorney Michael Flynn Says State Secrets Privilege and Government Protective Order Were Illegally Invoked Against Montgomery; “Montgomery couldn’t tell the truth because he was being threatened by Brennan … A Truly Evil Man”
Attorney Michael Flynn said the government lifetime muzzle on Montgomery was illegal. According to Flynn and Montgomery, U.S. government attorney Rafael Gomez stated that if the State Secrets Privilege (SSP) and the Government Protective Order (GPO) were invoked to cover up government malfeasance then both the SSP and the GPO are illegal.
Flynn stated that if Dennis Montgomery had not initially been completely transparent, he believed it was because Montgomery was being threatened by John Brennan. Flynn said that “Brennan was truly an evil man.”
CIA Director John Brennan
“Montgomery couldn’t tell the whole truth because he was being threatened by Brennan,” attorney Flynn stated.
U.S. Army Colonel Phil Waldron (Ret.) pondered the dubious nature of the U.S. government’s October 26, 2020 response, a week before the 2020 election, to Dennis Montgomery’s request to file a Bivens claim. Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Addington responded that Montgomery was still under the SSP and the GPO which Montgomery has been under for a mere 5,089 days. It is no small matter that the U.S. government reminded Montgomery one week before the election that he remained under a government muzzle. Another Attack Dog — The “Inherently Duplicitous” Mike Zullo Attorney Michael Flynn also mentioned another one of the attack dogs going after Dennis Montgomery — Mike Zullo. Flynn said that “Mike Zullo was inherently duplicitous” and that he has told others “never to trust Mike Zullo.”
Purported detective Mike Zullo is the individual who covertly recorded Dennis Montgomery and Tim Blixseth in what we dubbed “The Whistleblower Tapes.”
Zullo has stated that those audio recordings were never supposed to have been made public. Those recordings, that were somehow released from U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow’s courtroom, also revealed the existence of THE HAMMER.
Tim Blixseth, the now-ex-husband of Montgomery’s one-time business partner Edra Blixseth, can be heard on The Whistleblower Tapes stating:
About three or four months ago, this guy [Montgomery] is showing me 900 million phone calls. And I see myself in there. I see people I know, I mean I see Donald Trump in there a zillion times …
… Montgomery was such a brilliant computer guy, he figured out, it started in 2004, they built this supercomputer in Reno, Nevada, long, far away from CIA headquarters but they were a contractor … Then, in 2009, the CIA came back to my ex-wife [Edra Blixseth] and to Montgomery and said “look, we want to do this the right way. What will it take?” He [Montgomery] says it’s gonna take about five million dollars worth of computers. They said “O.K. We’ve got a place called Fort Washington, Maryland. It’s disguised as a naval research center, but it’s the CIA cyber headquarters of the world.” So they said, “you’ve got to come back there and build it. You’ve got to be there for a year.” So Montgomery goes back there and he builds what they call “The Hammer.” And that’s what the government nicknamed it, “The Hammer.” And it’s so god damned powerful it, it does a billion combinations a minute of passwords.
Blixseth ended up in solitary confinement in prison for a year after being put into involuntary bankruptcy with his $1.6 billion fortune greatly impacted. Others, however, benefited. Blixseth points to Lanny Breuer, partner and comrade to Eric Holder.
Attorney Flynn names Lanny Breuer as “another evil government insider.” Breuer worked closely with Eric Holder. Both are attorneys at Covington & Burling. Those who gained from Blixseth’s fortune were connected to government insiders.
The U.S. government has been running a campaign to discredit Dennis Montgomery in order to cover up their own bad behavior. As far as HAMMER goes, they don’t want to admit its existence because it was supposed to be a foreign surveillance tool but was instead turned illegally on America.
WikiLeaks published the CIA Hacking Tools in their Vault 7 release. Those tools included The Hammer.
The CIA stole the keys to the kingdom — and they want to keep the weapon.
Former CIA Officer Larry Johnson, At The Gateway Pundit, Rehashes False Narrative That HAMMER Does Not Exist And Dennis Montgomery Defrauded The CIA
Former CIA analyst Larry Johnson, who was not read into the SAP program HAMMER, has made spurious claims at The Gateway Pundit that the super surveillance system HAMMER does not exist.
Johnson is attempting to sell his narrative about Dennis Montgomery while simultaneously neglecting to disclose the existence and content of his relatively recent phone conversation with Montgomery.
Following a particularly odd phone conversation with one of these reporters during which ex-CIA analyst Larry Johnson lost his cool and began screaming, Dennis Montgomery phoned Johnson to offer clarity to the confused and seemingly upset former CIA agent.
Larry Johnson told Montgomery that Johnson’s CIA contact had confirmed to him that HAMMER does not exist — though few intelligence personnel have ever been read into the HAMMER Special Access Program (SAP).
Johnson told Montgomery that he had a CIA guy who could confirm his assertions that HAMMER did not exist. Montgomery responded, “put him on a three-way call now.”
Montgomery offered to put his own guy who was read into the HAMMER SAP program in touch with Johnson’s supposed CIA contact. Johnson quickly reneged and then claimed that his man had “now retired.”
According to Montgomery, Montgomery said “I’ve got a hundred guys. Where are your contacts in CIA, DIA, U.S. Air Force, Special Operations Command, DoD, Homeland Security? Why is it Larry, that it is the CIA who you seem to be representing?”
That is when Johnson demurred and hung up the phone.
Johnson now vacillates between saying that HAMMER does not exist to claiming that HAMMER does exist but that Montgomery did not build HAMMER. Robert Mueller’s FBI provided the computers for THE HAMMER.
It does not appear that Larry Johnson was ever seeking confirmation or real knowledge about Dennis Montgomery and THE HAMMER, which brings to mind an old adage, “Once CIA — Always CIA.” This suggests that Johnson was simply sent in to discredit Montgomery, the same way by which reporters at Playboy and the New York Times had previously been sent in to discredit Montgomery.
However, CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen’s September 10, 2020 National Geographic television special “Bin Laden’s Hard Drives” confirmed that everything Montgomery had said was right, and that Playboy and the New York Times were dead wrong. Montgomery’s Testimony To The FBI And DOJ
Dennis Montgomery gave sworn and videotaped testimony to the FBI and the DOJ on December 3, 2015, under immunity, about THE HAMMER and SCORECARD.
I had to produce ten years of financial records, including banks, credit cards, checking accounts, tax records for me and any company I owned as part of my immunity to the FBI … they sure know where I got my money from. They told me my records were accurate.
I had to produce ten years of the same records for my 1991 IPO [NASDAQ Initial Public Offering]. I had to produce 20 years for my TS/SCI agreements.
Look at this microscope I have had to live under and not one entity found one mistake in any of them.
Montgomery states he also passed two polygraph tests — one for the CIA and the other for the DoD.
The American Report previously reported:
Military sources told The American Report that “THE HAMMER” features multiple echelons of safeguards and sign-offs to prevent intelligence personnel, up to and including the President of the United States, from using the system for unlawful domestic surveillance. Brennan and Clapper bypassed those safeguards, setting up an even more powerful HAMMER system in Fort Washington [Maryland] and illegally re-purposed the foreign surveillance tool for domestic surveillance, turning America into a Stasi-style police state. Montgomery built THE HAMMER with computers supplied by Robert Mueller’s FBI and the DoD.
However, according to whistleblower Montgomery, The HAMMER was illegally commandeered by Brennan and Clapper in February 2009 under the Obama administration and illegally turned against the American people.
Admiral Lyons And General McInerney Brought The American Report’s Exposé On THE HAMMER To America’s Radio Airwaves
Four-Star U.S. Navy Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons (Ret.) and U.S. Air Force Lt. General Thomas McInerney (Ret.) brought our exposé on THE HAMMER to Operation Freedom radio with host Dr. Dave Janda on March 19, 2017. The following day, March 20, 2017, FBI Director James Comey launched the hoax Trump Russian collusion investigation.
Admiral Lyons, onetime Command-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, passed away in December 2019. As he lay on his deathbed, Admiral Lyons reached over to his old friend General McInerney and said “Tom, THE HAMMER is the key to the coup.”
Admiral Lyons had confirmed HAMMER with his own military intelligence sources. Admiral Lyons served on the advisory board to the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), where THE HAMMER resided and was used as a foreign surveillance tool to track terrorists and foreign adversaries. Admiral Lyons was key in the development of the U.S. Navy’s Red Cell, an elite team of U.S. Navy SEALs that tests the vulnerabilities of Navy bases to terror attacks. Former DIA Director General Michael Flynn Agreed With Cybersecurity Expert Whom The New York Times Refers To As “The Smartest Man In The Room” About THE HAMMER
Others have weighed in on the efficacy of THE HAMMER, including the onetime Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the highly-decorated general who received a pardon of innocence from President Trump. The Deep State attempted to muzzle U.S. Army Lt. General Michael Flynn (Ret.) for four long years, in their outrageous coup d’état scheme, the hoax Russian collusion investigation run by bad actors in the DOJ and the FBI.
General Michael Flynn, one-time Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), stated that he agreed with Dr. Navid Nasharev-Nia’s sworn affidavit regarding the 2020 U.S. election.
Dr. Navid Keshavarz-Nia, who the New York Times said is known as “the smartest man in the room,” stated in his sworn affidavit, signed November 25, 2020:
I have advanced training from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), DHS Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)...
...I am employed by a large defense contractor as a chief cyber security engineer...my expertise spans 35 years of performing technical assessment, mathematical modeling, cyber-attack pattern analysis, and security counterintelligence linked to FIS [foreign intelligence service] operators, including China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia. I have worked as a consultant and subject-matter expert supporting the Department of Defense, FBI and US Intelligence Community (USIC) agencies such as the DIA, CIA, NSA, NGA, and the DHS I&A supporting counterintelligence, including supporting law enforcement investigations.
The USIC has developed the Hammer and Scorecard tools, which were released by WikiLeaks and independently confirmed by Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney (USAF, retired), Kirk Wiebe, former NSA official, and Dennis Montgomery, former CIA [contractor]...The Hammer and Scorecard are capabilities are tradecrafts used by US intelligence analysts to conduct MITM [Man-in-the-Middle] attacks on foreign voting systems, including the Dominion Voting Systems (DVS) Democracy Suite and [Election] Systems and Software (ES&S) voting machines without leaving an electronic fingerprint…
In my expert opinion, I conclude the following:
...I conclude that FIS [foreign intelligence services] and other operators were involved to influence the outcome of the 2020 election.
A Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) cyber attack was carried out by covert operators using sophisticated tools, such as Hammer and Scorecard…
...I conclude with high confidence that the election 2020 data were altered in all battleground states resulting in hundreds of thousands of votes that were cast for President Trump to be transferred to Vice President Biden.
Terry Turchie, who served as the first Deputy Assistant Director of the newly-created Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, says that the FBI and the DOJ have been corrupted.
The American Report previously reported:
FBI General Counsel James Baker, testifying under oath before a joint Congressional committee, stated that he took possession of Dennis Montgomery’s evidence. Baker dispatched FBI Special Agents Walter Giardina and William Barnett to the FBI Miami Field Office in August 2015 to pick up Montgomery’s computer hard drives.
James Baker Baker testified before Congress in October 2018: Can I just — I’m turning to the Bureau to describe this. So his client was an individual named Dennis Montgomery, who I believe, to the best of my recollection, he said that he had been a U.S. Government contractor and, in the course of that work, had come across evidence of unlawful surveillance by the government of Americans — and including government officials — and wanted to give that information to the Bureau, which eventually did take place. Baker confirmed that Montgomery had provided his FBI agents with evidence that government officials were conducting unlawful domestic surveillance of Americans, including other government officials. The American Report also previously reported:
Irvin Charles “Chuck” McCullough III, who served as the Intelligence Community Inspector General from 2010 to 2018, received the 47 computer hard drives and sworn testimony that Dennis Montgomery provided to the FBI in 2015 under immunity agreements.
According to a March 3, 2018 opinion by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon in the case DENNIS MONTGOMERY, et al., Plaintiffs, v. JAMES COMEY, Defendants:
At the status conference in this case, counsel for the Government defendants represented to this Court that the “hard drives are in a secure facility with the [I]ntelligence [C]ommunity’s Office of Inspector General” and that there was “no risk” that they were “going to be destroyed anytime soon…
...Plaintiffs’ primary argument on this point is that, without preservation of the hard drives and the interview tapes, they “will lose the material evidence in this case.” Pls.’ Mot. 18. But as I have already explained, the Government has represented to this Court that there is a litigation hold preventing the destruction of either the hard drives or the interview tapes.
Judge Richard Leon’s opinion where he references Montgomery’s hard drives runs counter to the false claims of others that there were no hard drives.
The Gateway Pundit Falsely Presented This Palatial Home As Belonging To Dennis Montgomery
Screenshot from The Gateway Pundit
Just a cursory look at real estate records would have proven to the Gateway Pundit that Montgomery has not lived in this home for over seven years. The new owners put several million dollars of improvements into the home. The Gateway Pundit presenting this as Montgomery’s home is at the very least dishonest. The Gateway Pundit’s Supposed Expert Yaacov Apelbaum Weighs In About THE HAMMER and ‘Absolute Proof’ Without Proof
On February 8, 2021, The Gateway Pundit published a dubious article by Larry Johnson titled “A Closer Look at the Hammer and Scorecard.” Johnson relies on someone named Yaacov Apelbaum in an attempt to discredit forensic evidence that The American Report published and that Mary Fanning presented in “Absolute Proof” showing that China and other foreign adversaries conducted a cyberwarfare attack against the 2020 U.S. Election.
According to Johnson’s article, Apelbaum stated:
The values in the fields titled “SOURCE ID” and “TARGET ID”, which have a MAC address format were most likely created with a random number generator. A sampling of these MAC addresses yielded no results of known network card manufacturers
By definition, all MAC addresses are random — none repeat.
Yaacov Apelbaum, the self-described cybersecurity expert challenging the credentials of CIA contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis Montgomery and The American Report’s exclusive exposés on HAMMER and SCORECARD, purportedly co-founded a private ‘facial recognition’ company called XRVision with Guy Ron, a former research and development lead at the Israeli Ministry of Defense, based upon reviews of the LinkedIn profiles of Apelbaum and Ron.
Apelbaum and Ron’s company XRVision is headquartered in Singapore, a notorious surveillance police state that maintains close ties with communist China.
According to Medium.com’s OneZero:
XRVision’s claims are implausible and nearly impossible to verify, as the company does not seem to have any relationship to the facial recognition industry or academia. Unlike many other companies operating in the space, it has not published research publicly, it has not seemed to appear at recent academic conferences, it does not appear to have public federal government contracts, and it does not list any information about clients or its technology online.
Montgomery actually has government contracts which prove that he provided facial recognition software to the U.S. military.
Montgomery’s company eTreppid Technologies provided facial recognition software to U.S. Special Operations Command.
Ron studied information systems and engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and received an MBA from Rutgers.
Apelbaum’s LinkedIn profile shows him belonging to the following LinkedIn groups: Association of Former Intelligence Officers, Intelligence and National Security Alliance, Information Security, The Intelligence Community. There is no evidence, however, that Apelbaum has ever worked for any U.S. intelligence agency. Apelbaum’s XRVision Connected Through Luxembourg-Based Boundary Holding To Italian Defense Contractor Leonardo XRVision was funded between 2016 and 2018 with startup money from several investors including Boundary Holding, a Luxembourg-based fund invested in artificial intelligence, and an organization called the Mekong Business Initiative, according to private equity and venture capital data published by Seattle-based Pitchbook Data Inc, a unit of Morningstar.
The founder of Boundary Holding is Rajat Khare, and the president is Ms. Shweta Khare. Both Khares were educated in India, according to their biographies.
One of Boundary Holding’s co-investors is MBDA Missile Systems, according to Pitchbook. MBDA is a joint venture owned by BAE, Italy’s Leonardo, and Airbus.
Apelbaum’s attacks on Montgomery are being promoted at the Gateway Pundit by Joe Hoft, twin brother of Jim Hoft. Joe Hoft has spent time working in Singapore, where XRVision is headquartered.
“Joe’s career positions have involved attending and presenting at corporate and not-for-profit board meetings and audit committee meetings at locations around the world (including the US, the UK, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Bermuda),” according to a biography on his website www.joehoft.com.
Joe Hoft, who spent nearly a decade living in Hong Kong, worked as (Vice President) Head of Asia Pacific Global Audit Services, Reinsurance Group of America. Reinsurance Group of America’s Asia Pacific operations include branches in Shanghai and Beijing, China.
Montgomery Has Plenty Of Bonafides; Why Would Johnson, Apelbaum, And The Gateway Pundit Be Motivated To Claim Otherwise? Montgomery and his work is a ““known known,” and has been confirmed by multiple cybersecurity experts, former NSA officials, multiple federal judges, the former general counsel of the FBI, and former U.S. military intelligence officials.
It is not clear what former CIA officer Larry Johnson, Yaakov Apelbaum of Singapore’s XRVision, and The Gateway Pundit are up to when they deny an obvious truth, that Montgomery is the real deal. Or, perhaps, considering the CIAs involvement, it is perfectly clear.
This was the article from Gateway Pundit entitled:
UNCOVERED: Conman With Long History of Deceit, Dennis Montgomery, Inserted False Information Into Election Fraud Investigation, Who’s Paying Him?
The article claims that false information on the 2020 election fraud from an individual named Dennis Montgomery was deliberately inserted in the narrative to sidetrack and defraud the effort to uncover the 2020 election fraud.
With this, one of the key witnesses in Mike Lindell's film - ABSOLUTE PROOF, Mary Fanning and the data she presented that purports to show foreign election intrusion via the timestamped source IP Address and Target IP Address became suspect.
Now in this rebuttal, Mary Fanning responds to the allegation.
I look forward to the Dominion Voting machine lawsuit against Mike Lindell where his lawyers will be issuing discovery motions for the original source of the “Absolute Proof” log data. If the government fights this on national security issues it will confirm the validity of the data. If they claim it doesn’t exist it will require issuing subpoenas for all the NSA and CIA people who Montgomery worked with right up to and including John Brennen.
My bet is that Dominion never actually serves Lindell on the suit because they just wanted to freeze him from talking about it like they did with the networks. Mike is not someone who can be silenced.
When I read the GP article I thought it sounded real fishy.
The writing is such an incoherent mishmash. While it attempts to state various facts, it’s like reading computer spaghetti code. It all might be in there, but it needs to be organized and put in a clear and concise manner.
The writing is such an incoherent mishmash. While it attempts to state various facts, it’s like reading computer spaghetti code. It all might be in there, but it needs to be organized and put in a clear and concise manner.
The writing is as squirrelly as Montgomery. It’s hard to know what to make of it all, but you can be assured that Brennan is at the bottom it all. My take is that Obozo had access to an intelligence system that he used to blackmail his ‘enemies.’ How much, if anything, Montgomery had to do with it is questionable. Now it’s just a bunch of static.
IPv6 has IP addresses, referring to iNet location, that has format very similar to MAC Ids. So no wonder they didn't match, but looked like something from a random number generator. Apelbaum is incompetent to testify.
So any explanation of how Mike Lindell's report was created still remains unpresented. Until the data elements of all the types of data packets sent around the world that ended up in the report are defined, we have no clue how valuable that report from Hammer and / or Scorecard truly is.
Sadly, all the proof in the world will not change what is now the zeitgeist. The man who had opportunity to deal with this demonic deception turned his planning into a bluff, which was quickly defeated and the great coup was successful, so we the people now pay the devastating price for the failure.
Well, Mary should learn how to write in a manner where she can be followed and understood. This isn’t it.
The article posted to FreeRepublic is difficult to read. Several linefeeds are missing, no links, etc.
Fortunately, I could read the original source at The American Report.
I have read it completely, and also followed the background articles, documents, soundtracks, etc. that go with it.
Gateway Pundit has taken a real confidence hit in my eyes. They will lose this gun battle with American Report. The best they can do is retreat and restore their credibility. We need sources that we can trust.
Going forward, I’ll now go back and work through all the other many files at American Report, not just those relevant to this topic.
A good article to start with would be https://theamericanreport.org/category/home/the-hammer/
Thanks to SeekAndFind for pointing out this article.
Johnson and Montgomery are both highly questionable, but it’s interesting they’re at odds over this.
Risen Cleared on Labeling CIA Contractor a ‘Con Artist’
July 18, 2016ADAM KLASFELD
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Risen reported that two of Montgomery’s once-trusted associates denounced the man in public documents.
One was Montgomery’s former lawyer Michael Flynn, whom the ruling quotes calling his ex-client a “hacker,” “fraud” and “con man.”
Another was Montgomery’s financial backer Warren Trepp, who told the FBI that his business partner puffed up his computer expertise, according to the ruling.
Incidentally, his lawyer’s name is Michael J. Flynn (not to be confused with the better-known Michael Thomas Flynn).
FBI sniffing around Gibbons: Nevada governor facing FBI probe of classified federal contracts
February 15, 2007
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Gibbons had asked the House ethics committee in November for an opinion about whether he improperly reported private jet flights and a Caribbean cruise paid for by Trepp, whose company has millions of dollars worth of classified federal software contracts from the Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command and the CIA.
The Journal reported new evidence had emerged in a federal lawsuit in Reno involving Trepp and Dennis Montgomery, his former technology chief at eTreppid. The two are involved in litigation related to the copyrights of the company’s video surveillance technology, which reportedly is used with unmanned aircraft to identify terrorism suspects.
The evidence cited includes e-mails to Trepp discussing a payment or gifts to then-Rep. Gibbons. The e-mails also show Gibbons using his congressional office to help the company seek classified military and civilian contracts, the newspaper said.
“Please don’t forget to bring the money you promised Jim and Dawn,” Trepp’s wife, Jale Trepp, said in a March 22, 2005, e-mail days before Trepp and his wife embarked on the Caribbean cruise with Jim Gibbons and his wife, Dawn, a former Nevada state assemblywoman.
According to the Journal, Trepp responded minutes later saying: “Don’t you ever send this kind of message to me! Erase this message from your computer right now!”
Gibbons said he knew nothing about the e-mails.
Gibbons did not disclose the cruise and travel on Trepp’s leased private jet, as required by House ethics rules. He later asked the House Ethics Committee for an exemption, but left office before any action was taken.
Trepp’s attorney, Stephen Peek, told the Journal that Trepp “has had no inquires or questions from any federal officials about his relationship with Jim Gibbons.”
Tom Collins, the state Democratic Party chairman who has sought access to the Reno court records because they may show “potential improper conduct,” renewed his criticism of the governor.
“Gov. Gibbons already has made a mockery of his office in more ways than one, and now we learn the FBI is investigating him for political corruption,” he said. “This governor has embarrassed the state, and lost most of his effectiveness and respect. And we’re not even two months into his term.”
Trepp has sued Collins for defamation.
Also from that last article:
Calling this article “incoherent mishmash” is an insult to “incoherent” and “mishmash” — which in the real world are lucid and orderly by comparison to what is found in this word salad of nonsense.
You are right. I was being too kind.
It almost makes you think that written English composition was not the “native” written language of the writer, though by that I DO NOT mean it is “Russian disinformation”.
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