Stephen Lemons at the Phoenix New Times reports:
The records have been entered as exhibits in the ongoing federal contempt trial of Arpaio and four of his current and former underlings. Recently they were made public by the plaintiffs in the underlying civil rights case, Melendres v. Arpaio, after federal Judge G. Murray Snow told the parties in open court that the documents could be released to the press.
Documents in Lemons’ article confirm the summer 2012 meeting between Tim Blixseth, Mike Zullo and “and other officials within the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.” We also have confirmation that Zullo previously knew Blixseth through Jerome Corsi. According to “elmers case summary”1 (“elmer” was a Dennis Montgomery code name) in an email from Brian Mackiewicz to Zullo, there had been a meeting between Zullo, Blixseth, Blixseth’s attorney Michael Flynn and Mackiewicz in April, 2012. The meeting did not cover the birth certificate investigation, but the summary adds:
From April 2012 through October 2013 Timothy Blixseth would contact Zullo on occasion to ask of there had been progress in regards to the “Birth Certificate” investigation.
According to the summary, it was in October 2013 when Zullo was first advised of the Montgomery CIA plot allegations and it was at this time that Blixseth informed Zullo that his “Whistleblower” also had information “pertaining to Zullo’s investigation regarding the Obama PDF birth certificate.” It was also at this time that Montgomery alleged that the CIA had breached MCSO servers and was listening in on attorney-client communications.
Montgomery to Zullo, December 16, 2014: “MCSO pursued sensitive information against Judge Snow and we both know it. In fact you produced some of it to the DC judge in August. … Remember I know MCSO’s long history of altering digital data before it is put into evidence. I suspect that is why you never put my drives into evidence.”
1According to the testimony of Brian Mackiewicz, he and Zullo wrote wrote “elmers summary” together.