Former FBI Director James Comey is being sued by a former U.S. intelligence contractor who says he walked away with more than 600 million classified documents on 47 hard drives from the National Security Agency and the CIA.
Circa reported that whistleblower Dennis Montgomery is suing both Comey claiming that the bureau has covered up evidence he provided them showing widespread spying on Americans that violated civil liberties. He said that 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 said. “So these supercomputers, which are FBI computers, the CIA is using them to do domestic surveillance.”
He added that more than 20 million American identities were illegally unmasked – credit reports, emails, phone conversations and Internet traffic, were some of the items the NSA and CIA collected. Montgomery said he later returned the hard drives to the FBI, a fact confirmed in government documents.
“They’re doing this domestic surveillance on Americans, running a project on U.S. soil,” Montgomery alleged. “Can you imagine what someone can do with the information they were collecting on Americans, can you imagine that kind of power.”
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