Skip to comments.Memo suggests FBI had mole inside ABC News in 1990s (Oklahoma City bombing - Muslim connection)
Posted on 04/05/2011 12:54:57 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
A once-classified FBI memo reveals that the bureau treated a senior ABC News journalist as a potential confidential informant in the 1990s, pumping the reporter to ascertain the source of a sensational but uncorroborated tip that the network had obtained during its early coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing.
The journalist, whose name is not disclosed in the document labeled secret, not only cooperated but provided the identity of a confidential source, according to the FBI memo a possible breach of journalistic ethics if he or she did not have the sources permission.
The ABC employee was even assigned a number in the FBIs informant database, indicating he or she was still being vetted for suitability as a snitch after providing highly accurate and reliable information in the past and then revealing information the network had obtained in the hours just after the 1995 terrorist attack by Timothy McVeigh.
The journalist advised that a source within the Saudi Arabian Intelligence Service advised that the Oklahoma City bombing was sponsored by the Iraqi Special Services who contracted seven (7) former Afghani Freedom Fighters out of Pakistan, an April 17, 1996 FBI memo states, recounting the then-ABC journalists interview with FBI agents a year earlier on the evening of the April 19, 1995 bombing. (The Iraqi connection, of course, never materialized.)
The memo recounts multiple contacts between the FBI and the journalist over a one-year period in 1995-96 but does not name the network insider, instead using the informant number NY290000-SI-DT and a simple description as a senior official employed by ABC News for over 15 years.
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Rush was with the Iraqi Special Services? /s
I love these show biz expose’s.
Read what Jayna Davis has to say. She was part of the MSM until she got to close to the truth.
Yeah, major coverup on the part of the government. Clinton was a coward and didn’t want to restart Desert Storm.
Okbomb!: Conspiracy and Cover-Up - Paperback (May 1996) by Jim Keith
....The story should be about the possible Iraqi terrorism within the USA.
The memo suggests the ABC journalist reached out to a counterterrorism agent in New York City on his or her own the night of the bombing, in part because the information acquired suggested that there were two other bombing incidents planned soon at government offices in Houston and Los Angeles.
The journalist agreed to be interviewed by counterterrorism agents again the next day, the memo says, but refused to identify his or her source.
Nearly a year later, the network staffer was contacted by the FBI and agreed to divulge ABCs source for the uncorroborated claim: a former CIA officer named Vincent Cannistraro, who was on contract to the network as a consultant, who, in turn, had gotten the information from a Saudi general.
I recall readig somewhere that the bombers met with an Iraqi intelligence officer in about a year before in the Phillipines.
I recall reading somewhere that the bombers met with an Iraqi intelligence officer in about a year before in the Phillipines.
I recall reading somewhere that the bombers met with an Iraqi intelligence officer about a year before in the Phillipines.
I did read it, and highly recommend it to all. The Ok City bombing had Iraq feetprints all over it, as well as deliberate obfuscation, cover-up, and misdirection by the FBI.
I did read it, and highly recommend it to all. The Ok City bombing had Iraq feetprints all over it, as well as deliberate obfuscation, cover-up and misdirection by the FBI.
I had reviewed this book in my profile. I was most impressed by the meticulous research of the author, Jayna Davis. For it was not just a hastily run off piece with a few facts, but documented and many footnotes and references.
There were 7000 Iraqi "refugees" given entry to the United States. Some in Oklahoma City and openly supporting Saddam, Excuse me, as you are probably more than aware of all this, but for others it might interest them to try to read the book.
I read from Freepers, that Jayna Davis has been worn down with the frustration of trying elicit the slightest interest of the authorities. They hear nothing. Those who stand guard over the American people, I cannot think why!
journalists have been using law enforcement of all levels as informants for ever and ever and ever. But it is a breach of journalistic ethics for journalists to provide help for LE. How can this be???
I have often thought that the real reason for the Iraq war was tied to the revenge of Ok. City. I don’t have any real proof of course and don’t really investigate it further it’s just a gut instinct that we knew who was responsible all along and were going to blast them at some point.