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The ruling by U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups reveals for the first time that the CIA worked with the Department of Justice on the bombing probe, according to Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue, who requested the records under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).Twelve documents connected to the investigation were at issue, including an April 20, 1995, cable that outlines a prosecutor’s attempt to extradite an “organized crime figure from another country.” Other records include cables sent in April and May 1995 relaying information provided to a U.S. ambassador by a foreign official; information from a “foreign liason contact” that is classified as secret; and information from a foreign government about the possible identification of a suspect in the bombing.
The FBI quickly identified Timothy McVeigh as John Doe No. 1 — the man who rented the Ryder Truck used in the deadly plot. But, the FBI discounted dozens of eyewitness statements about a John Doe No. 2. And some ask why.”The government tried to tell us that there was no John Doe 2 in the truck with McVeigh,” Lawton said. “We got witnesses that saw him in the truck, saw him get out of the truck, walk across the street and get into a brown Chevrolet pickup with two more John Doe 2’s. That makes three.
“A number of eyewitnesses said they saw McVeigh with other men at a variety of locations in Oklahoma and Kansas before the attack. Some accounts put McVeigh with other men on the morning of the bombing — but the FBI has ruled them out.
Pictures made from surveillance video at the Regency Tower Apartments are the only images related to the attack that have been released to the public.Oklahoma City attorney Michael Johnston said the FBI was not given all the tapes from as many as twenty-five cameras that he says were in and around the Murrah Building.
This is precisely the fate that befell officer Terry Yeakey in May of 1996. Terry was among the first to arrive on the scene after the federal government bombed its own building in Oklahoma city and blamed it on “domestic extremists.” He singlehandedly saved many lives that day. After being recognized as a hero by the Oklahoma City Police Department because of his heroic actions on the day of the bombing, he quickly and quietly fell out of favor when he began to express skepticism of the official explanation of the OKC bombing. It became clear to Yeakey that something was very wrong with the official explanation of the bombing, based mainly on peculiarities that he witnessed at the scene, and the incriminating behavior of his superiors. It was at this point that he began collecting evidence pertaining to the mass murder in a storage bin in the nearby town of Kingfisher, and it was while returning from this location that he was murdered. His body was dragged over a mile into the woods where it was found with almost no blood at the scene, clearly indicating that this location was not the scene of his death but rather his fatal injuries occurred in his vehicle, which contained so much blood it was described as looking like someone “butchered a hog” in the front seat.
That same morning, I observed men wearing jackets with “FBI” printed on the back removing the surveillance video cameras from the exterior of the Murrah Federal Building. I thought this was part of the FBI’s evidence gathering or “chain of custody” procedures since those exterior cameras would have shown and recorded delivery of the bomb in a Ryder truck that morning as well as the person or persons who exited that truck. I knew from my training and experience as a police officer that an investigation of the bombing and prosecution of those involved would require not only preserving the videotapes of the event but also require preserving the cameras and tape decks by which those videotapes were made. Nevertheless, I did think it odd that the FBI’s removal of those cameras was taking place while many people were still trapped alive in the rubble of the Murrah Federal Building and so many of us were working desperately to find them.
But U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups said during a hearing that he wants to know more before deciding whether the FBI engaged in witness tampering.”It’s too important of an issue to leave with ambiguities,” he said. The FBI’s office of inspections disclosed the report last Friday, a day after Waddoups threatened the FBI with contempt for not finishing the tampering investigation as he had ordered.
To bolster his case, Trentadue introduced into evidence an FBI lead sheet that had been heavily redacted. It claims that the ATF and FBI had “prior knowledge of the bomb” and the agencies had attempted to set up a “sting operation and did not take the bomb threat seriously.”
The trial stems from Trentadue’s overall case against the government over the death of his brother, Kenneth. In 1995, he was picked up in Oklahoma on a parole violation. Jesse Trentadue alleges his brother was mistaken for an Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator and beaten to death during an interrogation.
The FBI insists Kenneth Trentadue hung himself in his prison cell.
Tina Brown reportedly exploded in a tirade at the staff of the news organization. The reason? The leak of the unedited story Brown refused to allow to be published as originally written on the FBI scandal involving PATCON, the Oklahoma City bombing, and Operation Fast and Furious.
The daughter of John Matthews, who provided the FBI with information that contradicted their apparent concocted story that Timothy McVeigh was the ‘lone bomber’ in the Oklahoma City bombing, was the victim of a break-in at her home during which a steel locked box containing records was stolen. And although a television, an X-box, and a gun were also taken, the burglars left behind cash, prescription pain medicine, and other valuables in plain site.
The investigation into Gunwalker has revealed a scandal involving multiple departments of the Obama Administration–Justice, FBI, ATF, ICE, DEA, DHS, and State. These connections have been verified through previously hidden emails and documents, and sworn testimony of whistleblowers.
But the FBI connection is one that could be potentially the biggest one yet, indicating that the bureau not only was involved in Gunwalker but has been up to its neck in a scandal all its own–a program called ‘PATCON,’ or ‘Patriot Conspiracy.’ A paid confidential informant enlisted under PATCON indicated a long history of the covert program spanning several decades which include such debacles as the Ruby Ridge murders, the Waco murders of a religious cult, the Oklahoma City bombing, and Project Gunwalker. Newsweek Magazine had received this information which they had planned to include in a major story today, according to citizen investigative journalist Mike Vanderboegh. But before the story went to press, the facts were gutted out of the final copy. There is no mention of PATCON or its various tyrannical operations that have resulted in countless deaths.
When citizen investigative journalist Mike Vanderboegh reported earlier this week that an article that appeared in Newsweek Magazine this week was supposed to contain explosive information damaging to the current Administration and that of Bill Clinton, he had a good idea of what was cut by editor Tina Brown due to his numerous contacts in the government. Today, however, Vanderboegh has an unedited copy of the original version of the article, complete with credible evidence of corruption that exposes Eric Holder, Janet Reno, the FBI, and two Administrations as threats not only to the truth but to the very lives of American citizens.