By Wanda Carruthers
President Donald Trump was right to fire former FBI Director James Comey, said Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, but it shouldn’t stop there, suggesting he should be “called into a grand jury and possibly prosecuted for criminal obstruction of justice.”
Klayman told Newsmax TV’s “America Talks Live” on Friday that while Comey focused the agency’s attention on Russia possibly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a NSA and CIA contractor had provided information detailing illegal surveillance of government officials, but the FBI “buried it” for two years.
“We represent a whistleblower by the name of Dennis Montgomery. He was an NSA, CIA contractor. He came forward with 47 hard drives, over 600 pages of information showing that President Trump, the Supreme Court justices, the chief justice himself, 156 judges, prominent businessmen and even yours truly have been subject to illegal surveillance,” Klayman said.
“They have sat on this investigation. For two years they buried it. They have obstructed justice,” he added. “It’s very serious and Comey has covered it up.”
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Klayman said he had approached both the House and Senate Judiciary Committees about the issue, but called them a “sham” because of lawmakers’ own fears about what information intelligence agencies might have collected about them.
“They don’t want to push on the intelligence agencies because the intelligence agencies have dug up dirt on virtually everybody, and these politicians don’t want to risk exposing their boyfriends, girlfriends, whatever to any kind of ridicule,” he said. “It may have exposed crimes by these people.”
It also placed the intelligence community in the highest position of power, he claimed.
“There’s a total government-wide cover-up of the misuse of the intelligence agencies which are now more powerful than the president of the United States himself,” Klayman maintained.
Klayman called his claims of illegal surveillance a “nonpartisan” issue and said Freedom Watch currently had two preliminary injunctions “which says that now this information, at least in terms of telephonic metadata, has to stay in hands of the telephone providers like Verizon, Sprint and AT&T.”