The Dark Intelligence State and the Judiciary
Larry Klayman sounds alarm over government spying on nation's judges
By Larry Klayman
March 10, 2017
This morning I turned on Fox News only to watch Rep. Peter King of New York trash some in the Republican Party and the so-called "far right," undoubtedly meaning yours truly, over our outrage over the apparent misuse of the nation's intelligence agencies to not only wiretap President Trump and his associates, like Gen. Michael Flynn, but also to conduct surveillance on the populace as a whole. Apparently, King has spent too much time in the boudoirs of Washington, D.C., where an "anything goes" attitude prevails if one is a member of the establishment club. Let me reiterate the dangers of this attitude and approach to governance.
Years ago, I had the occasion to meet a former NSA/CIA contractor, Dennis Montgomery, who was then serving as a consultant for Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County in Arizona. Montgomery revealed to me, as he had to Arpaio's investigators, that these intelligence agencies, then run primarily by James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and John Brennan, the former director of the CIA, had been for years "harvesting" the confidential information of scores of prominent Americans, such as the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, prominent businessmen such as Donald Trump, and even me. Indeed, anyone who was in the public eye or an activist was within the sights of the intelligence agencies.