Lacking any direct statement from Mike Zullo, we must resort to inference as to what his “universe-shattering” information was.
Mike Zullo’s de facto spokesperson Carl Gallups Tweeted on November 22, 2013, “BREAKING! BREAKING! BREAKING! ANNOUNCED TODAY – Zullo: We have universe-shattering information PLUS: Arpaio is [‘fully engaged’ and was going to make something happen on this matter very soon.]” This is the month after Zullo and Arpaio met with Tim Blixseth and learned about Dennis Montgomery, and the month when Montgomery went onto the MCSO confidential informant payroll.
Gallups more recently said on his Freedom Friday program May 15, 2015:
And so read the article and please remember this: these CIA documents that are being spoken of in this investigation, this court case, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office didn’t make this stuff up. This stuff was uncovered through investigation, and you remember all this started with the birth certificate investigation. OK. That’s why Zullo some time back was talking about how this thing, why this thing was going deep and dark and why there were some legal loopholes and hurdles they had to jump over and earth shattering information and evidence coming forth. Well you’re starting to wade around the edges of it now. The edges of it. Go read that article. Read between the lines. Hear what I’m saying. Remember what Zullo said. So folks this is what we were trying to tell you a long time ago. This is dark, and it gets deep and it’s gonna get deeper and probably darker, so you’re going to want to pay attention to this. Whatever we can tell you, we will as we move along.
The article he refers to is a report on ABC 15 TV in Arizona about Arpaio and confidential informant Dennis Montgomery.
Mike Zullo downplays what Gallups knows and conclusions that might be drawn, saying to Sharon Rondeau who runs the Post & Email site:
People need to slow down. You don’t have every audiotape or videotape that was ever produced. You do not have the full story in context. The only people who are going to know what transpired as far as this certificate is concerned is going to be me and Montgomery. Nobody else can speak to this, and they shouldn’t.
Nevertheless, we know from emails made public as part of the Melendres v. Arpaio lawsuit that Dennis Montgomery was working on the Birth Certificate for Mike Zullo, and that Zullo’s Cold Case Posse had purchased an expensive video card for Montgomery and paid him $10,000 for something. We also know that Montgomery was excusing delays in delivering the birth certificate information because of something to do with three versions of Adobe software that had to be used.
Most recently, a March 27, 2014, list from MCSO Detective Brian Mackiewicz of demands from the Arpaio team to Dennis Montgomery has appeared in court documents. (March of 2014 was also the month Zullo had talked about for the never-delivered “March reveal” that birthers looked forward to with such great expectations.) Mackiewicz said that this list contained items Montgomery promised to provide pursuant to his “Free Talk Agreement” with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
The list references birth-certificate-related items: “Birth Certificate analysis for fraud,” “prove three different software versions were used on BC,” “provide proof CIA watermarks are contained in BC doc” and “provide other known CIA unrelated docs that contain same watermarks.”
On October 28, 2015, Mackiewicz testified that Montgomery never did provide any of this material. Zullo never revealed his universe-shattering information. Arpaio and his NSA consultants said the Montgomery information that was provided was
‘junk”and a total fraud. Zullo never backed down in his public pronouncements, attributing the delays to “legal hurdles,” and he remained, apparently, a true believer to the end, writing to Dennis Montgomery May 22, 2015:
Dennis I want you to know that I do believe you have what you say and if I ever have to testify that is exactly what I’m going to say.
Look, what is that dark mass rushing across the highway?
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