CIA's Updated Exec Order 12333 Attorney General Guidelines JAN 18, 2017 - THE AMERICAN REPORT

By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones | The American Report | February 12, 2022

On January 18, 2017, just two days before President Donald Trump’s inauguration, President Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan suddenly issued the CIA’s Updated Executive Order 12333 Attorney General Guidelines. Executive Order 12333 was initially issued in 1981.

The CIA’s Updated Executive Order 12333 Attorney General Guidelines were brought into focus on Thursday, February 10, 2022 when the Associated Press reported that U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) of the Senate Intelligence Committee wrote a classified April 13, 2021 letter to senior Biden Administration intelligence officials requesting declassification of the Deep Dive II report on illegal CIA bulk collection surveillance data about Americans.

According to CIA contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis Montgomery, Obama’s intelligence officials John Brennan and James Comey commandeered the powerful foreign surveillance system known as THE HAMMER, originally intended for overseas espionage to spy on terrorists and other U.S. adversaries operating overseas, and instead turned THE HAMMER against the American people, turning the United States into a communist Stasi-style surveillance police state.

New York University’s Just Security wrote on January 18, 2017:

In acknowledgment of the mass scale of modern electronic intelligence collection, the Central Intelligence Agency today released newly updated guidelines governing how it treats Americans’ data that are swept up in the agency’s overseas espionage efforts conducted under Executive Order 12333.

The requirements, set to go into effect on March 18, 2017, are designed to deal with the fact that so much of everyone’s life is spent in the digital space, that the sheer volume of data collected in 21st Century espionage means that Americans’ data will be collected by the agency — in a way that couldn’t be imagined when the previous guidelines were released decades ago.

The new guidelines (full text below), dubbed the Attorney General Guidelines, were developed by the offices of US Attorney General, Loretta Lynch and CIA Director, John Brennan, and they replace a heavily redacted set of predecessor rules that were implemented in 1982. While much of the new regulations are a consolidation of the 1982 documents — and subsequent CIA policy updates for handling Americans’ data that were developed in the years since — the rules announced today lay out several new requirements to deal with the fact that “inherently, there’s going to be more incidental collection” of Americans’ data, CIA Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer Ben Huebner said today during a small press briefing at CIA headquarters in Virginia.

The classified Deep Dive II report was issued by an obscure federal agency called the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. The part of the Deep Dive II report outlining the CIA’s bulk collection of surveillance data about American citizens remains classified.

In what amounts to a devastating one-two-punch at the Deep State communists this week, on the very next day, Friday, February 11, 2022, Special Counsel John Durham filed an explosive motion alleging that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign paid ‘Tech Executive-1’ and associates to infiltrate the computer servers Trump Tower and the White House to create the false and contrived narrative that Donald Trump was working with Kremlin forces.

Durham’s filing on Friday “definitely showed the Hillary Clinton campaign directly funded and ordered its lawyers at Perkins Coie to orchestrate a criminal enterprise to fabricate a connection between President Trump and Russia,” said Kash Patel, former chief investigator in the campaign by Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) at the House Intelligence Committee to discredit the hoax Trump-Russia investigation, according to Fox News.

Kash Patel stated that Durham’s filing “shows that the Hillary Clinton campaign directly funded and ordered its lawyers at Perkins Coie to orchestrate a criminal enterprise to fabricate a connection between President Trump and Russia,” according to the Washington Examiner.

Joe Biden senior 2020 campaign advisor Anita Dunn, a fan of Chinese communist dictator Mao Zedong, is the wife of Perkins Coie partner Robert Bauer.

Robert Bauer previously served as general counsel for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and as President Obama’s White House Counsel.

Robert Bauer’s father, Austrian-born Robert Albert Bauer, worked as an announcer for the Voice of America and as a diplomat. Senator Joseph McCarthy’s prosecutor Roy Cohn questioned Robert Albert Bauer after Bauer fell under suspicion of involvement with subversive communist activities related to Voice of America’s programming in Latin America.

Was the Loretta Lynch – John Brennan January 2017 operation to issue the CIA’s Updated Executive Order 12333 Attorney General Guidelines only two days before President Trump’s inauguration an effort to provide a cover story for the illegal domestic surveillance that was being conducted by Brennan’s CIA and James Comey’s FBI that spied on President Trump via THE HAMMER?

THE HAMMER is the Key to the Coup “The Political Crime of the Century”: How Obama, Brennan, Clapper, and the CIA spied on President Trump, General Flynn … and everyone else

CIA contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis Montgomery testified under oath in the FBI’s Washington DC Field Office Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) in December 2015 to just that.

Four years before Senators Wyden and Heinrich wrote their letter asking for a declassification of Deep Dive II, The American Report had already broken the story of THE HAMMER surveillance system, showing that the CIA had been illegally spying on Americans, including Donald Trump. 

The CIA holds no charter to spy on Americans.

According to CIA contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis Montgomery, Obama, Brennan, and Clapper were spying not only on Donald Trump, but were also spying on U.S. Supreme Court Justices and other high profile Americans — for the purpose of “blackmail and leverage.”

Why did Brennan and Lynch, only 48 hours before Donald Trump took office, suddenly update the attorney general’s guidelines on a Reagan-era executive order issued 36 years earlier that addresses CIA domestic surveillance?

Once again, the CIA holds no charter to spy on Americans.

Special Counsel John Durham’s February 11, 2022 motion reportedly states that the Hillary Clinton campaign paid ‘Tech Executive-1’ and associates to infiltrate Trump Tower and White House servers to create the narrative that Trump was working with Russia.

President Trump, on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 6:35 am via Twitter, accused President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower just before the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” President Trump tweeted.

The American Report tweeted its response to President Trump’s wiretapping accusation tweet at 9:59 am.

The Washington Examiner reported in a February 12, 2022 article titled “Durham says Democrat-allied tech executive spied on Trump’s White House office”:

Durham revealed in a Friday court filing that he has evidence that [Michael] Sussmann’s other client (dubbed “Technology Executive-1” but known to be former Neustar Senior Vice President Rodney Joffe) “exploited” domain name system internet traffic at “a particular health care provider” (which was likely Spectrum Health), Trump Tower, Trump’s Central Park West apartment building, and “the Executive Office of the President of the United States.”

South African-Born Rodney Joffe Of Neustar

Rodney Joffe (Image: Joi Ito / Creative Commons)

Rodney Joffe was born in South Africa in 1954.

Joffe is Senior Vice President, Security CTO and Fellow at Neustar.

What exactly does Nuestar do? Foreign Policy explained in January 2014:

President Obama announced on Friday that a huge database of all Americans’ phone records will be moved out of the National Security Agency, where it’s currently stored, and kept either with phone companies or a third party. “This will not be simple,” Obama warned. The approach could be more expensive and legally ambiguous than if the government held the records, and it could raise a host of new privacy concerns, the president said.

Who would want, or even be capable of such a job?

Meet Neustar, Inc., a company most people have probably never heard of but have almost certainly dealt with in some form, even if they didn’t know it. If you’ve ever changed cell phone carriers and wanted to keep your old phone number, Neustar “ported” it over for you from one carrier to another. To do that, it keeps a record of all cell phone numbers in the United States. The company also acts as a kind of middleman between law enforcement agencies serving surveillance warrants on telephone companies, ensuring that the companies only give over the amount of information they’re legally required to disclose. 

Who else besides Obama, Brennan, Clapper and James Comey were involved with using THE HAMMER to cook up a false narrative that Russia ‘colluded’ with Trump and interfered in the 2020 election? The Hillary Clinton campaign? Mark Elias? Perkins Coie? The CCP? Peter Strzok? Lisa Page?

According to CIA contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis Montgomery, Brennan and Clapper illegally commandeered THE HAMMER and relocated it to Fort Washington, Maryland. In addition, a VPN with access to THE HAMMER was set up inside the Obama White House, according to Montgomery.

Did Loretta Lynch have access to THE HAMMER?

Was Loretta Lynch involved in cleaning up and / or covering up THE HAMMER?

What role did FBI General Counsel James Baker play, and how much did he know?

Montgomery turned over 47 computer hard drives of evidence to the FBI in 2015, and received two limited immunity agreements from the FBI and DOJ. After the FBI verified that data on the hard drives, Montgomery provided sworn testimony to FBI and DOJ officials inside a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) at the FBI’s Washington DC Field Office in December, 2015.

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, Montgomery’s hard drives and sworn testimony were turned over to Irvin Charles “Chuck” McCullough III, who served as the Intelligence Community Inspector General from 2010 to 2018.

Is The Durham Investigation Moving In On THE HAMMER?

Is John Durham taking the entire investigation toward THE HAMMER?

While the information revealed from Senators Wyden and Heinrich is stunning, large swaths of their letter to U.S. intelligence officials are redacted and blacked out. This lack of information indicated that large amounts of detailed information regarding CIA bulk collection programs targeting American citizens has still not been revealed.

The America Report’s series of stories on THE HAMMER covered the statements of CIA contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis Montgomery, who exposed that in the February 2009 Barack Obama’s intelligence officials John Brennan and James Clapper illegally commandeered and illegally employed a powerful foreign surveillance tool known as THE HAMMER and turned it on the American People for the purpose of “blackmail and leverage.”

According to Montgomery, FBI Director Robert Mueller provided the computers for the powerful HAMMER super surveillance system.

Obama, Brennan, and Clapper relocated THE HAMMER in February 2009 to a secret facility where they expanded the super surveillance system, making it even more powerful, according to Montgomery.

Montgomery holds a TS/SCI security clearance with access to case-specific SAP (Special Access Program) information. Only a few need-to-know TS/SCI clearance holders are ever read into or even made aware of the existence of a Special Access Program (SAP).

Has Durham’s team approached the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) to secure the 47 computer hard drives and the sworn testimony of Dennis Montgomery?

Are Obama and Biden hoping to slow down Durham’s investigation by ushering in a full-blown hot war between the U.S. and Russia, originating along Ukraine’s borders with Russia and Belarus and the surrounding seas?

The stakes could not be higher.

“Whistleblower Tapes: Trump Wiretapped ‘A Zillion Times’ By ‘THE HAMMER,’ Brennan And Clapper’s Secret Computer System”

On March 20, 2017, less than 24 hours after General Thomas McInerney read verbatim over America’s airwaves The American Report’s exposé, titled “Whistleblower Tapes: Trump Wiretapped “A Zillion Times” By ‘The Hammer,’ Brennan’s and Clapper’s Secret Computer System,” FBI Director Comey, during testimony on Capitol Hill concerning “Russian Interference in the 2020 Election,” not only launched the hoax Trump Russian Collusion investigation, but he also mentioned Executive Order 12333:

I do want to specifically mention that among the collection and authorities that we have to target foreign actors in foreign spaces, FISA Section 702 and Executive Order 12333 have been instrumental in our ability to produce the intelligence made available to the committee and others in gathering the SIGINT facts of foreign activity in this election cycle.

The American Report connected President Trump’s March 4, 2017 tweet to whistleblower claims made by CIA contractor-turned-whistelblower Dennis L. Montgomery and to “THE HAMMER” surveillance system that Montgomery had built and that John Brennan and James Clapper had illegally commandeered and utilized.

The American Report also published “The Whistleblower Tapes.”

The Whistleblower Tapes first emerged from U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow’s courtroom. According to the individual who recorded those audio tapes, the recordings were never supposed to have been made available to the public or to have been heard by the American people.

Montgomery and other individuals whose voices were captured on those  audio recordings stated that the recordings were made without their permission and without their knowledge.

The American Report sent a March 4, 2017 tweet to President Trump notifying the president that he was being spied upon “a zillion times” by Brennan and Clapper, according to CIA contractor-turned whistleblower Dennis Montgomery.

The American Report followed up by publishing the first full length news media report to connect President Trump’s accusations of illegal wiretapping to Dennis Montgomery’s whistleblower claims that Obama’s intelligence officials John Brennan and James Clapper were spying on Trump via THE HAMMER.

The American Report exposé, titled “Whistleblower Tapes: Trump Wiretapped “A Zillion Times” By ‘The Hammer,’ Brennan’s and Clapper’s Secret Computer System,” was first published on March 4, 2017 and again on March 17, 2017 after website was recovered following a major cyber hacking attack.

The American Report’s HAMMER exposé included embedded audio of the “Whistleblower Tapes” from the American Report’s Soundcloud account.

The American Report Uncovered “THE HAMMER VAULT Secret Data Repository” Long Before The Associated Press Reported on February 10, 2022 That “The CIA has a secret, undisclosed data repository that includes information collected about Americans, two Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee said”

“The CIA has a secret, undisclosed data repository that includes information collected about Americans, two Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday,” the Associated Press just reported.

The American Report Previously Reported “THE HAMMER VAULT is a secret data center repository where valuable illegally-collected surveillance data vacuumed up by THE HAMMER, including corporate and military intellectual property and U.S. defense secrets, were securely stored and made accessible only to Obama team insiders”

We previously wrote at The American Report:

The Obama White House provided 1200 preloaded BlackBerry devices to trusted Obama team insiders, including Hunter Biden, according to Montgomery. Those 1200 BlackBerry phones were preloaded with a special digital ‘Rolodex…’

Each of those 1200 White House-provided BlackBerry devices was set up with the capability to access THE HAMMER VAULT and the secrets it held, according to  Montgomery.

THE HAMMER VAULT is a secret data center repository where valuable illegally-collected surveillance data vacuumed up by THE HAMMER, including corporate and military intellectual property and U.S. defense secrets, were securely stored and made accessible only to Obama team insiders.

The American Report also previously reported that “Sensitive information stored in THE HAMMER VAULT was subsequently passed to U.S. adversaries including China and Russia. The DOJ and the FBI are in receipt of that evidence.”

According to a February 10, 2022 press release issued by Senator Wyden’s office:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., both members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, called for new transparency about bulk surveillance conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency, following the release of documents that revealed a secret bulk collection program and problems with how the agency searches and handles Americans’ information.

Wyden and Heinrich requested the declassification of a report by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board on a CIA bulk collection program, in a letter sent April 13, 2021. The letter, which was declassified and made public today reveals that “the CIA has secretly conducted its own bulk program,” authorized under Executive Order 12333, rather than the laws passed by Congress.

The letter notes that the program was “entirely outside the statutory framework that Congress and the public believe govern this collection, and without any of the judicial, congressional or even executive branch oversight that comes from [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] collection.”

“Brennan Concocted Trump-Russia Intelligence ‘Fusion Center’ Narrative As A Cover Story Because Brennan And Clapper Had Illegally Commandeered ‘THE HAMMER’ For Illegal Domestic Surveillance And For Wiretapping Trump, In Violation Of The CIA’s Charter,” we reported in our October 27, 2019 article “Brennan’s “Fusion Center” Fable Is Coverup For “THE HAMMER” Surveillance System  Brennan And Clapper Used To Spy On Trump; Coup Went Into Overdrive March 17, 2017.”

U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer: Destroy Evidence Of Illegal Domestic Surveillance Collected On And Before March 17, 2017


Senior U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer, Presiding Judge of the U.S. Foreign Surveillance Court, on April 26, 2017, ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to destroy evidence of illegal domestic surveillance collected on and before March 17, 2017, the exact date on which “The American Report” published the first full-length report revealing John Brennan and James Clapper’s use of “THE HAMMER” to wiretap Donald Trump,

the American Reported revealed on December 24, 2019.

Reminiscent of the suspicious timing of Obama’s ‘Depopulation’ Science Czar John P. Holdren’s January 9, 2017 “Recommended Policy Guidance for Potential Pandemic Pathogen Care and Oversight,” a reckless recommendation that federal agencies lift the prohibition of funding of dangerous gain-of-function research that was issued released only 11 days before President Trump’s inauguration, Lynch and Brennan’s Updated Executive Order 12333 Attorney General Guidelines was issued a mere 48 hours before President Trump took power.