Skip to comments.Trial over Oklahoma City bombing evidence wraps up; FBI accused of threatening witness
Posted on 08/04/2014 11:04:22 AM PDT by Theoria
The trial over evidence and conspiracy theories from the Oklahoma City bombing wrapped up in Salt Lake City, with a shocking twist.
According to KSTU, the trial is over documents and a videotape the FBI allegedly had from the 1995 bombing that killed 168 people ended on Thursday.
Jesse Trentadue, who claims his brother was killed in an interrogation by federal agents when he was mistaken for a bombing co-conspirator, is suing for the records.
The Salt Lake City man says his requests under the Freedom of Information Act for surveillance tapes from around the bomb site have not been fulfilled.
He claims there is a videotape which shows a Ryder truck pulling up to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on the morning of April 19, 1995, pulling into a stall and two people walking away from it.
Three minutes later, Trentadue claims, the bomb goes off.
It shows two people at the scene and the government says it only shows one, Trentadue said. McVeigh and one suspect. That second suspect may be one of their undercover guys.
The FBI insists the videotape simply does not exist. Today they called three retired FBI agents who worked the Oklahoma City bombing investigation to the witness stand. Each of them insisted no such tape existed.
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 Trentadues overall case against the government over the death of his brother, Kenneth.
In 1995, Kenneth 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.
However, the FBI insists Kenneth Trentadue hung himself in his prison cell.
The FBI claims they have provided Jesse Trentadue with everything he has asked for and everything they have.
During the trial, Trentadue claimed one of his witnesses had been told not to show up or else.
Trentadue said John Matthews, whom he claimed worked as an undercover government operative in the militia movement in the 1990s, had been contacted by an FBI agent and told it would be best if he didnt show up to testify.
He was told he should take a vacation and that if he did testify he should suffer from a case of the I dont remembers, Trentadue told U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups.
Trentadue told KSTU that Matthews had known convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh and had worked for the government in an operation targeting the patriot militia movement known as PATCOM.
He was part of an operation the FBI ran for a decade during the 90s where they would infiltrate, and its questionable whether they incited the right wing, he told KSTU.
FBI lawyers denied the allegation and said it was Matthews who had contacted them asking how he could get out of testifying. Lawyers told the judge Matthews could not be located to testify.
This is a serious accusation, Judge Waddoups said.
The judge ordered the FBI agent who spoke with Matthews to appear before him next month in a hearing to ferret out the truth.
The government spent 20 years and who knows how much money to cover up this ugly story, Jesse Trentadue told KSTU. And the ugly story is there is no doubt the FBI knew at least four months in advance the Murrah Building was going to be bombed and didnt stop it.
Judge Waddoups took Jesse Trentadues FOIA lawsuit under advisement. A ruling is expected by the end of the year.
Waddoups ordered the federal attorneys to look into it. On Thursday, Department of Justice attorney Kathryn Wyer said the FBI in Utah told her that Matthews reached out to the agency to ask how he could get out of testifying. Wyer called Trentadue's version of events "another wild theory" that is inaccurate.
But Waddoups said the allegation merits more attention, and he set a court date of Aug. 25 for the agent to testify.
"We can't just leave this where it is," Waddoups said. "It's too serious of an allegation. We need to get to the bottom of this."
PatCom..? I thought it was PatCon, Patriot Conspiracy, headed up by the SPLC. Yes, McVeigh was an agent and they were going to take down all the “militiamen”.
The whole time they copied those tapes the FBI had guys in there the wholetime and they NDA’ed all the contractors.
Interesting to note that our “beloved Eric Holder” has involvement in the OCB aftermath...
Read Somwhere that between 5%-20% of “Millita” Members are fed plants.....
That doesn’t surprise me at all...
Whoaaahhhh! That's the first I've heard John Doe #2 was a Fed agent.
Kinda a given on other alternative media views.
Thanks for the post.
That document in the picture seems suspect.
I would expect any document being generated by the FBI to have the FBI Seal on it...
Where is the document bottom and what is under the stuck-on label?
Exactly! This is a bunch of crap to make people on the right seem like uber-suspcious conspiracy whackadoos.
Any official FBI document would have FBI letterhead on it.
“removes all doubt” is an awfully subjective and convenient statement.
Also, since the agencies involved were uninvolved why all of the black marker?
removes all doubt+settled science....
Certainly mass murderer McVeigh must have been violently ferocious in resisting arrest.
And his getaway vehicle must have been perfectly maintained and carefully driven to avoid attracting attention.
We can determine that a Birth Certificate is INVALID...yet are supposed to miss the fact... that an FBI doc...doesnt appear to BE a FBI document
the same bozos that concoted the Obie Birf Certificate....THE LONG FORM and the short.....came up with this new “document” as well?
Previous to this article, JD#2 was the “shoe-bomber”.
I’m disappointed that Nichols’ known visits to the Philippines and contacts with al-queda linked terrorists has not been pursued by any media.
memofrom the FBI.
You can see the similarities in form. If it was suspect I'm sure the FBI would have denied it at trial.
There are plenty of other documents and such at a interesting article from Mother Jones. All interested parties about this case should read it.
Looks like that document is cropped at the top (there is handwriting in the upper right that is cut off. The logo is probably there, just cropped off.