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Behind the curtain at the Cold Case Posse

For years now Mike Zullo has appeared on the Carl Gallups Freedom Friday radio program giving vague remarks about the Cold Case Posse investigation, about deep, dark things they were finding, and of course lengthy rambling discussions about the Obots, even though they said Obots were unimportant. I think identifying Obots was taken to be a mark of competence for the Posse, setting them apart and showing that they could do things beyond what the civilian birther on the Internet could do. What follows isn’t new, but it puts together two things I have previously reported on now together to give a peek behind the curtain of the Cold Case Posse investigation. The following is from Freedom Friday on February 7, 2014 (one month before the March Reveal that never happened):

Gallups: Obots, we know that there are operatives out there—Obama-loving operatives. That’s OK to love Obama; that’s fine, but these people have interjected themselves all throughout this investigation in various ways, some to the point of actually, I think, interfering with the investigation, but they’ve interjected themselves on radio and the Internet, Blogtalk Radio, my radio program and all over the blogs and web sites, but isn’t it correct, my understanding that you know who some or most of these guys are, the most important ones, I mean have you done some digging? You know who those guys are?

Zullo: We have a pretty good idea of who some of the ones who are anonymous are. One we know works in the field of artificial intelligence in projects that are funded by DARPA. That tells you a lot right there. We have traced IP addresses going directly back to the Administration.

I said back in January of 2015 when I wrote about that exchange, that the only anonymous Obot that this was likely to refer to was Reality Check. Bill (Foggy) Brian and I openly declare who we are. I certainly wondered at the time how Zullo could get anyone’s IP address, much less that of RC. But then a document revealed in evidence in the Melendres lawsuit tells what he meant.

The identification of RC as “Richard Skalsky” by IP address came from con man Dennis Montgomery. who apparently just made it all up. When Zullo said “we know,” he was lying. He didn’t know anything. Montgomery wrote “www.thefogbow.com” on his document, but it was “fogbow.com” that Skalsky registered. Stupid mistakes like that, and relying on a con man, is what passes for law enforcement investigation at the Cold Case Posse. Besides a few junkets to Hawaii and Washington State, the Cold Case Posse investigation is exactly the same as other birthers on the Internet.

Melendres document courtesy of the Phoenix New Times.

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14 Responses to Behind the curtain at the Cold Case Posse

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    Reality Check July 9, 2016 at 11:03 pm #

    I have spoken with Mr. Skalsky and made him aware of the mistake by Zullo and Montgomery. He knew nothing about the Cold Case Posse investigation and had barely heard of the Birthers.

    Montgomery and Zullo aren’t the first ones to make that mistake. Back in 2012 someone posted the same domain info on Fogbow.com at ORYR/BR. It may have also been posted at Dr. Kate’s blog according to a posting at the Fogbow but I cannot find the comment at Dr. Kate’s.

    The domain “Fogbow.com” redirects to Fogstar.com which is Mr. Skalsky’s web site. He said he registered several similar domain names to redirect to his site. Of course Foggy’s forum is thefogbow.com.

    I think this speaks volumes to the lack of investigating skills and gullibility of Mike Zullo and even Joe Arpaio.

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    realist July 10, 2016 at 7:33 am #

    Sayin Mike Zullo is lying is like saying water is wet.

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    john July 10, 2016 at 8:32 am #

    “I have spoken with Mr. Skalsky and made him aware of the mistake by Zullo and Montgomery. He knew nothing about the Cold Case Posse investigation and had barely heard of the Birthers.”

    That’s interesting….barely heard of the birthers. I think EVERYONE has heard of birthers unless you have had your head buried in the sand the last 8 years. Of course, the movement and belief has died off in recent years but EVERYONE has heard of the Obama’s contraversy. This RC must have been living in a closet.

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    Dave B. July 10, 2016 at 9:12 am #

    Some people just aren’t that into you. Get over it.

    john:
    “I have spoken with Mr. Skalsky and made him aware of the mistake by Zullo and Montgomery. He knew nothing about the Cold Case Posse investigation and had barely heard of the Birthers.”

    That’s interesting….barely heard of the birthers. I think EVERYONE has heard of birthers unless you have had your head buried in the sand the last 8 years. Of course, the movement and belief has died off in recent years but EVERYONE has heard of the Obama’s contraversy.This RC must have been living in a closet.

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    Curious George July 10, 2016 at 9:28 am #

    RC…

    “I think this speaks volumes to the lack of investigating skills and gullibility of Mike Zullo and even Joe Arpaio.”

    What is surprising to me is Zullo knew or should have known the background of Dennis Montgomery and yet, he continued to believe that he would get the truth from Montgomery. As I recall, in one of Zullo’s emails to Montgomery he was critical of Montgomery for not delivering the goods after a non-profit ( I assume Zullo’s Cold Case Posse ) gave Montgomery $10 Grand. Will Zullo try to get the non-profits money back? Saying that Zullo has a “lack of investigating skills and gullibility” is being overly generous.

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    Curious George July 10, 2016 at 9:33 am #

    realist:
    Sayin Mike Zullo is lying is like saying water is wet.

    Ah… so that’s why the Cold Case Posse is flooding. One too many lies.

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    Curious George July 10, 2016 at 9:40 am #

    John,

    ” I think EVERYONE has heard of birthers unless you have had your head buried in the sand the last 8 years. Of course, the movement and belief has died off in recent years but EVERYONE has heard of the Obama’s contraversy. This RC must have been living in a closet.”

    John, you have delusions about your importance and your impact on the world. Your Birther movement is full of delusional people who have built their houses on the sinking sand of dishonesty. A really sad legacy, John.

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    Northland10 July 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    john: That’s interesting….barely heard of the birthers. I think EVERYONE has heard of birthers unless you have had your head buried in the sand the last 8 years.

    Um.. the statement “barely heard of” means that he had heard of them but only very little. He didn’t say he hadn’t heard of them, only that he briefly had heard of them. This would be the same response you would get from much of the population. Their knowledge of birthers is probably limited to knowing that birthers had some issue with a BC or where they claimed the President was born, and that the President would sometimes make fun of birthers. That’s it.

    People from your end of the spectrum spend way to much time in the echo chamber. They only surround themselves with messages they want to here and refuse to listen to what others might be saying. They end up with a real skewed sense of what other Americans are thinking.

    Most Americans care very little for the whole birther thing. It takes valuable time away from watching Game of Thrones and cat videos. As for me, birthers and other RWNJs are proving a convenient distraction from Chicago Cubs induced depression.

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    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater July 11, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

    Curious George:
    RC…

    “I think this speaks volumes to the lack of investigating skills and gullibility of Mike Zullo and even Joe Arpaio.”

    What is surprising tome is Zullo knew or should have known the background of Dennis Montgomery and yet,he continued to believe that he would get the truth from Montgomery.As I recall, in one of Zullo’s emails to Montgomery he was critical of Montgomery for not delivering the goods after a non-profit ( I assume Zullo’s Cold Case Posse ) gave Montgomery $10 Grand.Will Zullo try to get the non-profits money back? Saying that Zullo has a “lack of investigating skills and gullibility” is being overly generous.

    Hmm i wonder if the 10 grand was the same 10 grand given to zullo by that dead birther?

  10. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy July 11, 2016 at 6:26 pm #

    This article has been updated with editorial changes to make it read better, links to sources, and attribution of the Melendres document to the Phoenix New Times.

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    Dr. Conspiracy July 11, 2016 at 10:16 pm #

    When dealing with birthers, one can afford to be generous.

    Curious George: Saying that Zullo has a “lack of investigating skills and gullibility” is being overly generous.

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    Dr. Conspiracy July 11, 2016 at 10:18 pm #

    Mr. Wolf’s $10K was for Zullo’s personal use. Not a chance it was used for the Posse. That said, there may be any number of other large sums of money from credulous birthers down the Cold Case Posse drain. I still suspect Pat Boone funded some.

    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Hmm i wonder if the 10 grand was the same 10 grand given to zullo by that dead birther?

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    The Magic M (not logged in) July 12, 2016 at 7:03 am #

    Northland10: They end up with a real skewed sense of what other Americans are thinking.

    Birthers already collectively “forgot” how they claimed the vast majority of Americans agreed with them, but then somehow Romney still lost the election, and no birther rally ever drew more than tens of people.

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    Curious George July 12, 2016 at 11:34 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Mr. Wolf’s $10K was for Zullo’s personal use. Not a chance it was used for the Posse. That said, there may be any number of other large sums of money from credulous birthers down the Cold Case Posse drain. I still suspect Pat Boone funded some.

    I think the court monitors and or independent court appointed investigators will see Zullo appear once again on their radar because of the “misconduct” of Chief Deputy Sheridan in the Seattle Operation. Maybe, posseman Zullo’s $10k gift will also be looked into as well as the finances of the CCCP. The fact Sheridan’s and Arpaio’s influence will be removed by the court leave’s Mikey without a wall of protection. Too bad, so sad.