By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones | February 19, 2022

‘Former’ CIA officer Larry Johnson has been waging an all-out propaganda war to discredit CIA contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis Montgomery and The American Report’s exposés on HAMMER and SCORECARD.

Politico reported on March 18, 2017:

The former CIA analyst who helped launch the claim that the U.K. spied on Donald Trump is a longtime critic of U.S. intelligence and defender of Russia…

…Larry Johnson, a former CIA analyst and blogger, acknowledges he was one of the sources for Fox News commentator Andrew Napolitano’s claim — later repeated by the White House — that British intelligence services spied on Trump during the election…

…Johnson, a key source for the report that was roundly denied by U.K. and U.S. officials, told POLITICO on Saturday that he received his initial tip from a Democrat who is not in the intelligence community but has ties there…

…He called his original source someone “with a history of having access to national security information.”

So right off the bat, after The American Report on March 17 reported that THE HAMMER, John Brennan and James Clapper spied on President Trump a ‘zillion times,’ Larry Johnson, claiming to have relied as his source a Democrat with ties to the intelligence community, put out the story that it was British GCHQ spying on Trump. And who does Johnson “leak” this supposed information to? Fox News Trump critic Judge Andrew Napolitano who, according to Business Insider, claimed “there is ‘ample and uncontradicted’ evidence that Trump should be removed from office.”

British news outlet The Independent reported on Sunday, March 19, 2017, the very same day that U.S. Navy Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons (Ret.) and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney (Ret.) took to America’s terrestrial radio airwaves with The American Report’s March 17, 2017 exposé “Whistleblower Tapes: Trump Wiretapped ‘A Zillion Times’ By ‘The Hammer,’ Brennan’s And Clapper’s Secret Computer System”:

The apparent source for Donald Trump’s claims that the UK and Barack Obama illegally wiretapped Trump Tower before the election told CNN that people should “not take [his] word” for it.

Larry C Johnson, the former CIA official turned conspiracy theorist, was discovered to be the person who told Fox analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano that the US President had been subject to illegal surveillance techniques.

He said he had been told the information in January by “two people within the intelligence community”, not directly, but from people who “were in a position to know”…

…He added: “Trump shouldn’t have used the word ‘wiretap’. But clearly, I have seen, there is an information, what I call an information operation, that’s been directed, I believe, directed against President Trump and people like [former Director of the CIA] John Brennan and [former US Director of National Intelligence] Jim Clapper”…

…The day after Mr Trump tweeted the allegations in early March, Mr Johnson was interviewed on Russia Today, where he threw further fuel on the fire about operations to undermine the President.

He was asked this week on CNN why a former US official would agree to talk about the subject on a “Kremlin propaganda network”.

“It’s not a Kremlin propaganda network,” he responded.

Oh, OK.

Larry Johnson: “Sidney [Blumenthal] was the conduit who fed damaging material to me”

Johnson, according to his own admissions, has connections to Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime Hillary Clinton operative.

The Washington Post reported in a September 19, 2016 article titled “Digging deep on the latest Clintonworld birtherism story”:

Blumenthal’s unhelpful surrogate work for Clinton has been exposed many times since, most infamously in emails revealed during the various Freedom of Information Act requests of Clinton’s State Department. But in eight years, the only suggestion that Blumenthal pushed the “birther” story came this weekend. After Asher’s tweets went up, the former pro-Clinton blogger Larry Johnson published his own take, insisting that “Sidney was the conduit who fed damaging material to me” and that “in writing or through a verbal briefing,” Blumenthal had passed on allegations about Obama’s citizenship.

Larry Johnson’s connection to Hillary Clinton operative Blumenthal is even more interesting following the latest actions by Special Counsel John Durham.

Why is Larry Johnson so determined to discredit Dennis Montgomery? Johnson has already admitted that he was fed disinformation from Hillary Clinton operative Sidney Blumenthal.