Skip to comments.Controversy Over Alleged Islamic Ties to Oklahoma City Bombing Continues (Jayna strikes back!)
Posted on 11/04/2002 7:39:55 AM PST by TXnMA
Controversy Over Alleged Islamic Ties to Oklahoma City Bombing Continues (Jayna Davis strikes back!)
(Editor's Note: The following is a response by journalist Jayna Davis to certain assertions by Cate McCauley, an investigator appointed by the U.S. District Court to assist with the appeal of convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, which were published in the October 30 article 'McVeigh Defense Investigator questions Senator's Probe.')
"Twenty-two witness affidavits supported by 25-hundred pages of corroborative evidence is hardly a 'very small package of information,' (about the Oklahoma City bombing). McCauley is wholly unqualified to criticize the complexities of the investigative dossier because she has never reviewed it.
I interviewed nearly 80 potential witnesses, but I deemed only two-dozen to be credible because the veracity of their testimonies could be independently corroborated and their stories did not conflict with the government's timeline of the movements of the Oklahoma City bombers. All confidently identified eight specific Middle Eastern men, the majority of whom are former Iraqi soldiers, collaborating with McVeigh and Nichols during various stages of the bombing plot. They have signed sworn affidavits confirming their testimonies.
After a thorough vetting process, this investigation has earned the ringing endorsement of the lead impeachment prosecutor David Schippers, former Deputy Director of the State Department's Office of Counter Terrorism Larry Johnson, former Director of the CIA James Woolsey, former Chief of Human Intelligence for the Defense Intelligence Agency Colonel Patrick Lang, the Director of Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare Yossef Bodansky, and the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, including senior editorial writer Micah Morrison.
Former CIA analyst and Deputy Director of Counter Terrorism for the Department of State, Larry Johnson, has determined that 'without a doubt, there is a definite Middle Eastern tie to the Oklahoma City bombing.' As a Fox News consultant, he has expressed publicly his concern that the Islamic terrorist network, which assisted McVeigh and Nichols, is still operational and poses a threat to national security.
In addition to comprehensive coverage published by the Indianapolis Star and the LA Weekly, I have been invited as a guest to discuss this investigation with Lou Dobb's of CNN, Fox News (Bill O'Reilly, John Gibson, Greta Van Susteren, and John Scott). The credibility of my work has also been recognized by nationally syndicated radio show host Glenn Beck as well as numerous talk radio programs in several major markets (New York, San Fransico, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Miami, Nashville, and Richmond.)
(Regarding the civil suit brought against Davis over certain information concerning her investigation,) The court ruling in that lawsuit established I acted responsibly. When I resigned my position at KFOR, I was legally responsible to protect the recorded statements of the confidential witnesses. (Oklahoma State District Court) Judge (Brian) Dixon upheld my journalistic First Amendment pledge to the confidential witnesses to keep their statements sealed until such time that 'law enforcement officials launched a legitimate investigation into the identity of those involved in the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Murrah Building.'"
Jayna Davis Yukon, OK
Through her attorney, Tim McCoy, former KFOR reporter Davis disavowed some of the bombing conspiracy theories that have been reported.
"She also wants to make it perfectly clear that after her two-year exhaustive investigation, she has turned up no credible evidence that supports the theory that the federal government had sufficient prior warnings to prevent the bombing," McCoy said.
Judge Refuses To Bar Subpoena Of Ex-Reporter
Ed Godfrey 09/12/1997
A judge on Thursday refused to quash a subpoena requiring former KFOR-TV reporter Jayna Davis to testify before the Oklahoma County grand jury investigating the Murrah bombing.
In June 1995, Davis aired a report linking an Iraqi then living in Oklahoma City with the bombing. Al-Hussaini Hussain sued KFOR in Oklahoma County District Court, saying the station fingered him as John Doe 2.
Hussain was not named, but attorneys claimed he was identified through "innuendo." Hussain dropped the lawsuit in April.
Davis was subpoenaed to testify today . On Thursday, her attorney, A. Daniel Woska, asked Oklahoma County District Judge Bill Burkett to prevent her from appearing, based on "newsman's privilege" under state law.
Lawmaker Plans 85 to 90 More Witnesses for Grand Jury - Television Reporter Refuses to Name Sources in Bombing - Investigation
Diana Baldwin, Judy Kuhlman
State Rep. Charles Key said Monday he has the names of between 85 to 90 more people he wants to testify before the Oklahoma County grand jury investigating a larger conspiracy in the Oklahoma City bombing.
Key, R-Oklahoma City, and his Oklahoma Bombing Investigation Committee made public 24 names, the first of a three-part list he plans to turn over to the grand jury.
The grand jury has heard from 65 witnesses since the panel convened June 30.
Key presented the grand jury with the names of 39 potential witnesses when he testified July 15. So far, the grand jury has heard from all but nine of those.
On Monday, former KFOR television reporter Jayna Davis and district attorney's investigator Larry Dellinger made return appearances before the grand jury, which is scheduled to hear witnesses throughout the week. They resume work at 9 a.m. today.
Davis, testifying for the third time, said she has refused to name her sources.
She said she presented "hundreds of documents" to District Attorney Bob Macy that detailed her "two-year investigation into the bombing and the identity of" John Doe 2.
Davis said her sources are witnesses who said they saw and talked to John Doe 2.
She spent more than four hours with the jury Monday.
isn't giving false testimony to a grand jury a felony?
what is the statute of limitations on this?
The feds sure are tricksters aren't they? Thanks for the additional details Nancie Drew.
From the Grand Jury:
Some of the other claims regarding John Doe II were:
The so-called Middle Eastern connection which, based on the evidence available, we believe simply did not exist.
"However, we have not been presented with or uncovered information sufficient to indict any additional conspirators."
Wasn't Hersley the last major witness before the Grand Jury?
The title says it all. The wagthedoggers were pushing a Jihad even then. Guess, Great Britain's oil problems weren't dire enough at the time to play the Iraqi card.
Hersley was the last witness called which of course is consistent with the above statement.
FBI Agent Gives More Testimony
FBI agent Jon Hersley spent less than an hour Tuesday answering additional questions from the Oklahoma County grand jury investigating the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
Now, let me see: We have a book in manuscript form written four years before the OKC bombing whose story line involves terrorists in Oklahoma City. This part of this fictional work comes true. "
Davis, testifying for the third time, said she has refused to name her sources.
A reasonable person could conclude that Jayna Davis told Diana Baldwin and/or Judy Kuhlman that she refused to name her sources.
The witnesses voluntarily gave their names to the DAs office and the Grand Jury along with a notarized statement outlining what they knew
A reasonable person could conclude that Jayna Davis told Nancie Drew that she named her sources to the Grand Jury.
Nancie, I have never questioned your integritity or your sincerity and I am not going to start now. Having said that, do you see a pattern emerging here relative to our past correspondence? I do.
Digging around some of honways research it could be the heavy handed treatment of Grand Juror, Hoppy Heidelberg that may help us understand why other grand jurors may have been intimidated by prosecutor Macy and Judge Russell:
From a letter from Grand Juror Hoppy Heidelberg to Judge David L. Russell October 5, 1995
Judge David L. Russell 1210 Federal Court House 200 N.W. 4th Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Dear Judge Russell:
Pursuant to instructions from lead prosecutor, Joseph Hartzler, I write you this letter to express my concerns about the Oklahoma City bombing investigation. January is coming upon us fast and I am concerned that there will then be no one in authority with sufficient motivation to pursue the case.
5) All video SURVEILLANCE TAPES from cameras near the Murrah Building, including the one made by a Southwestern Bell camera which reportedly shows John Doe II getting out of the Ryder truck before McVeigh drove it to the Murrah Building
Excerpt of a December 14, 1995 interview of Hoppy Heidelberg, a Federal Grand Juror in the Oklahoma City case:
Hoppy: That's right and that's the whole point. For example, the various SURVEILLANCE VIDEOTAPES of the bombing, tapes from, say, Southwestern Bell and the Journal Record Building across the street, we don't know that they showed all the details of the bombing, including the perpetrators, but it's possible. None of this material was shown to us in the Grand Jury.
None of It?
There Is the possibility that some of that tape showed the federal building collapsing. The shape of that collapse could make it clear that the truck bomb was not the real device that caused the major damage to the building. That instead, interior charges placed on the columns did the job, because that's very easy to see. It looks like a demolition. The building collapsing in on itself. We've all seen that a hundred times on television.
The amazing response to Hoppy Heidelberg from Judge David L. Russell
David L. Russell, Chief Judge United States District Court Western District of Oklahoma 200 N.W. 4th Street Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
October 24, 1995
Mr. Hoppy Heidelberg Buffalo Creek Road Route 6, Box 164 Blanchard, OK 73010
Re: U.S.A. v. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols: Case No. CR-95-110-A; and U.S.A. v. Michael Fortier, Case No. CR-95-111-R, United States District Court-Western District of Oklahoma
Dear Mr. Heidelberg:
Effective immediately, you are dismissed from the grand jury. Your obligation of secrecy continues. Any disclosure of matters that occurred before the grand jury constitutes a contempt of court. Each violation of the obligation of secrecy may be punished cumulatively.
David L. Russell United States District Judge