Skip to comments.Utah Lawyer Can Question, Videotape Terry Nichols
Posted on 09/27/2008 5:46:50 AM PDT by John W
SALT LAKE CITY - A judge ordered the government to make Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols available for a videotaped interview by a Utah lawyer who is trying to learn more about the federal investigation behind the 1995 bombing.
Jesse Trentadue also can take a deposition from convicted killer David Paul Hammer, a death-row acquaintance of bomber Timothy McVeigh for two years before McVeigh was executed in 2001.
U.S. District Judge Dale A. Kimball's decision was the second time he ordered the government to cooperate with interviews of Nichols at a maximum-security prison in Florence, Colo., and of Hammer, who is on death row in Terre Haute, Ind.
The FBI asked the judge to reconsider his order of one year ago. Kimball overruled that request on Thursday, along with the government's objection to the interviews for security reasons.
Government attorneys are "reviewing the order and considering our options," Melodie Rydalch, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Salt Lake City, said Friday.
Trentadue is looking into the death of his brother at a federal penitentiary in the frantic months after the Oklahoma City bombing. He believes that Kenneth Trentadue, a convicted bank robber who was picked up on a parole violation, was mixed up at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City for an associate of McVeigh's and killed in an interrogation gone awry.
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I don’t know much about his reasons, but based on the reliability of the Justice Department in the Clinton Years, it seems that most everything they did should be closely reviewed.
No. The man who drove the Ryder truck filled with explosives (McVeigh was a passenger), the man known as John Doe 2, was an Iraqi Republican Guard officer, a Commander al-Husseini, from Basra.
McVeigh and Nichols were “lily whites”, used as a front for the operation.
Nichols repeatedly traveled between the Phillipines and the US to learn bomb making from a cousin of Khalid Sheik Muhammed, the #3 man in Al-Qaida.
The money man who paid everyone was a Palestinian Arab and a Oklahoma City landlord with numerous businesses. He was actually a member of the PLO.
This was a terrorist operation probably funded by Saddam Hussein, supported by Al-Qaida, and crewed by Arabs from various ME countries.
See Jayna Davis’ book, The Third Terrorist.
Such a shame McVeigh got involved in some garbage in Iraq in the first Gulf War.
I guess McVeigh was always garbage (wasn't he a white supremacist?) and he found other garbage (Islamist terrorist) to associate with. Bad people always find other bad people.
The ANFO/ANNM was supposedly mixed, transported - and detonated -- in blue plastic barrels. Fragments of blue plastic were found all over the area -- including atop distant buildings.
McVeigh's sketch of the truck's contents shows the three, empty, blue steel nitromethane drums placed standing next to the back door of the truck. Blast dynamics would have sent them up the street behind the truck -- and beyond the little red car whose hood was crushed by the Ryder truck's rear axle.
Yet, there has never been any mention of those three steel drums (or fragments thereof) being found and entered into evidence.
(...just one of myriad discrepancies in the OKBOMB "evidence" -- and the FBI's handling thereof...)