PUBLIC OFFICIALS ACCESSORIES TO OKC BOMBING MURDERS
FBI documents recently obtained by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue and recent admissions by DOJ officials demonstrate that certain FBI and DOJ officials were accessories “before and after the fact” in the murders of 169 people in the OKC bombing April 19, 1995. They are accessories to murder “before the fact” because they illegally used up to 19 provocateurs including a German foreign national, Andreas Strassmeir, and US military personnel, Sean Kenny and Dave Hollaway, to encourage and help McVeigh finance, build and strategically locate his truck bomb, all while aggressively blocking a BATF raid against FBI provocateurs, a raid that would have stopped the OKC bombing.
For more in depth details please see the list of reference articles cited at the end of this article.
These same FBI and DOJ officials are accessories to murder “after the fact” because they perjured themselves, obstructed justice and withheld evidence, threatened key witnesses and lied to Congress during federal and OK state trials and at federal and OK County grand juries pertaining to the OKC bombing.
An analysis of conduct by some of Oklahoma’s US Senators, Congressmen and a former governor from OK, reveal that these men too were and continue to be accessories after the fact to the murder of the 169 people killed in the OKC bombing. They include Senator James Inhofe, Senator Tom Coburn, former Senator Don Nickles, Congressman Ernest Istook and former governor Frank Keating. They are accessories to murder “after the fact” because they learned about the criminality of the FBI and DOJ officials and their operation in the OKC bombing soon afterwards (before in the case of Istook and Keating) and intentionally have protected FBI and DOJ officials they knew were accessories to murder in OKC.
McVeigh’s Arizona neighbor Michael Fortier was sentenced to 14 years in prison for Fortier knowing about but not telling authorities in advance about the OKC bombing. If knowing about the OKC bombing in advance but not warning the public who went to the Murrah building is being an accessory to murder in OKC as in the case of Fortier, then there are also strong indications that some of these OK federal and state officials were accessories to murder in the OKC bombing “before the fact”.
Being accessories to the murders in OKC, before or after the fact, would explain why these OK Congressional officials are out right resistant to, ignoring and obstructing calls from victims and investigators to hold Congressional hearings, to have federal and state prosecutions, and to compensate injured victims. These officials’ recalcitrance and excuses come in the face of being presented overwhelming and newly released government document evidence and confessions of federal criminality.
To avoid their Constitutional responsibility and risk exposing that they too are accessories to murder, these OK Congressional officials have now stooped to hiding behind OKC victims by falsely asserting that the majority of the victims want to forget about the OKC bombing, do not want other John Does brought to justice and no longer want accountability for federal criminality.
The Daily Oklahoman newspaper has recently tried to reduce public support for OKC victims’ newest calls for Congressional hearings and prosecutions of federal officials. The Daily Oklahoman just recently published a ruthless editorial “Be alert for storm victim surge” that attacks OKC bombing victims:
“It happened here after the April 1995 bombing. While most victims and survivors went about their lives, a few became professional victims and remain that way. “
The Daily Oklahoman’s attack is particularly mean spirited because the editors know that while FBI and DOJ officials criminally involved in the OKC bombing live comfortably off their pensions, many of the OKC bombing victims still struggle economically to pay their bills and medical expenses.
Many of the OKC bombing victim family members belong to the OKC organization “Victims of Terrorism Information and Vital Exchange Services”, also known as VOTIVES, which has over 194 members.
In August 2005 VOTIVES sent letters to Oklahoma’s US Senators James Inhofe and Tom Colburn. The letters asked the Senators to request Senate Judiciary Committee hearings and a federal prosecutor for criminal conduct of FBI and DOJ officials. VOTIVES spokesman Gloria Chipman also was on an OKC KTOK radio magazine program in August 2005 with host Gwin Lippert describing the reasons for the VOTIVES request to Inhofe and Coburn.
The VOTIVES letter follows formal requests I made in writing in early August 2005 to US Senator Inhofe and US Senator Coburn for Senate Judiciary hearings and prosecutions of certain individual FBI and DOJ officials relating to the OKC bombing based on FBI and court documents and news article interviews that I sent to the Senators' offices and staff in DC. These documents are not based on some conspiracy theory, they are actual FBI documents obtained by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue referred to above that show FBI and DOJ direct criminal complicity with provocateurs in the murder of 169 people in the OKC bombing and in perjury and criminal obstruction before OK state and federal grand juries and trials.
Attorney Jesse Trentadue has been on OKC’s KTOK news radio several times in 2005 describing the FBI documents he has obtained showing what Trentadue has said in FBI criminal conduct in the OKC bombing case. Jesse Trentadue has also publicly stated on KTOK radio, that FBI documents show that former US Senator Don Nickles of OK deliberately helped the FBI cover up the OKC bombing and the death of Trentadue’s brother in OKC. US Senator Don Nickles was a close colleague of Senator James Inhofe and of Oklahoma’s US Congressmen Ernest Istook and Tom Coburn when they served in Congress at the time of the OKC bombing.
VOTIVES spokesman Gloria Chipman also told radio magazine host Gwin Lippert on KTOK radio recently that while Senator, Don Nickles had repeatedly broken promises to VOTIVES to pursue and deliver on OKC bombing victims’ requests, rights, needs and compensation in the OKC bombing.
To read a copy of the VOTIVES letter, my letter and a description of the basis for the requests to Inhofe and Coburn, see the article reference given below “OKC Bombing Victim Families Formal Request for Congressional Hearings, Prosecutions of Officials”
In March 2005, when California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher announced that he would be investigating the OKC bombing case, US Representative Ernest Istook and former OK governor Frank Keating publicly warned Rohrabacher in an AP and Tulsa World story by Jim Myers that “he would be made to look silly if he persisted in an investigation.”
The Trentadue case had helped spark Rohrabacher’s interest in holding congressional hearings into the Oklahoma City bombing. Rohbacher even sent a letter to FBI director Robert Mueller on August 19, 2005 telling Mueller to stop trying to impede federal judge Dale Kimbal’s order to turn over un-redacted FBI documents further implicating FBI officials in the OKC bombing murders. But according to an article “Rohrabacher presses FBI On Hangings” in the September 2005 issue of the ocweekly (see article reference below), Rohrabacher’s efforts may be waning because of pressure from Istook, Keating and Inhofe:
“Under withering criticism from fellow Republicans, including Sen. James Inhofe and Rep. Ernest Istook of Oklahoma—both of whom oppose new hearings into the bombing—Rohrabacher has yet to follow through. “
The ocweekly article further states that Istook’s communications director once again tried to stave off calls for an OKC bombing investigation, an investigation that would expose Istook’s foreknowledge, possible perjury and Istook’s role in the cover-up of the OKC bombing:
“but Matt Lambert, Istook’s communications director, said his boss wasn’t wild about what Rohrabacher was up to. “He thinks this incident is in the past,” Lambert said. “There’s been enough investigation, and he’s not interested in exploring this matter any further.”
Congressman Ernest Istook announced in August 2005 on OKC‘s KTOK news radio that he is seriously looking at his running for governor of OK. Some fear what will happen if another failed federal sting operation happens in OK with Istook as governor since Istook helped former OK governor and ex FBI agent Frank Keating cover up the OKC bombing. See the reference below for the article “Why Frank Keating Should Not Be A Vice President or Cabinet Official”
Istook is now on a preemptive and aggressive damage control campaign to pave the way for his running for OKC governor by trying to beat down attempts to have OKC bombing prosecutions and investigations and hearings in Congress. Istook has and is continuing to try to “rewrite“ and falsely revise history about Istook’s role as an accessory to the OKC bombing murders.
OK County Sheriff’s Hammons and Kochendorfer testified in the Fall of 1998. along with Congressman Istook before the OK County grand jury investigating the OKC bombing. According to accounts in the Daily Oklahoma and Oklahoma Gazette, Hammons and Kochendoerfer testified that Istook told them that Istook and the FBI had been told of the possible attack on the OKC Murrah federal building by April 7-9, 1995 BEFORE the bombing on April 19, 1995.
But Istook had already known much more about the OKC bombing forewarning and sting operation when Istook spoke to sheriff Kochendorefer on the night of the OKC bombing.
Sworn testimony by US prosecutor Beth Wilkinson to federal Judge Matsch in Denver in a November 1996 hearing reveals that the entire federal family (included US Marshals, FBI, US judges, Congressman Istook, etc) in OKC was officially forewarned warned of an attack on Murrah a few weeks before the bombing.
Istook told an OKC bombing victim in a taped conversation shortly after the bombing that Istook knew that the OKC bombing was an FBI staged failed sting operation that the public did not have a right or need to know about since Istook said it was a national security operation. The transcript of this conversation has been posted on the Internet and was prepared by the Pentagon terror advisor Jesse Clear.
In August 1995 Congressman Istook told me personally “there was nothing about the OKC bombing that I could tell him that he, Istook, and the FBI did not already know”. The recent FBI documents and teletypes ordered released in 2005 by Salt Lake City federal judge now further demonstrate that Istook indeed knew what he was talking about when Istook expressed his extreme expert knowledge of the bombing to me in August 1995.
See the reference below given for the article “OK Governor Candidate Congressman Istook Covers Up His Role In OKC Bombing”.
Current US Senator Tom Coburn was a US Congressman from OK at the time of the bombing who did nothing to adequately investigate even when asked by his OK constituents. Coburn’s US Senate staff is comprised of men that are very close to Congressman Istook. I personally warned Coburn and his staff about details of the Istook, Keating, FBI and DOJ cover up last year but was rebuffed by Coburn and his staff. So far, Coburn has ignored evidence presented to him of federal criminal conduct in the OKC bombing murders and Coburn has yet to respond to the formal written and public requests by VOTIVES members and me to hold Senate hearings and press for federal prosecutions.
While on the Senate Intelligence and Armed Services Committees Oklahoma’s US Senator James Inhofe directly received detailed and specific information from the Pentagon terror advisor Jesse Clear and me in 1997 through 1999 relating to the FBI cover up of the OKC bombing. See the article “DID INHOFE KNOW OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IN OKC BOMBING?” referenced below.
In January 1999 I personally informed Inhofe of reports that Inhofe’s chief of staff and closest advisor, Herb Johnson wrote a letter in September 1998 describing official criminal cover up by the FBI and DOJ of the OKC bombing. Herb Johnson wrote and that Herb Johnson was told by a close friend at the FBI command center in OKC the first week of the bombing that the FBI and DOJ agreed to actively start covering up the OKC bombing.
The day after I spoke to Inhofe in January 1999, Inhofe ordered his staff to transfer all evidence he had received from the Pentagon terror advisor, Jesse Clear, and me in 1997 and 1998 directly to the Senate Intelligence committee without Inhofe or his staff retaining any copies (I asked his staff directly about this the day it happened). Inhofe’s legal counsel, Ed Wheeler, personally told me in 1998 that Senator Inhofe and his staff had been counseled by Wheeler to not acknowledge receipt of OKC bombing evidence from the Pentagon terror, Jesse Clear, advisor or me. I complained about what Wheeler had told me when I spoke to Inhofe personally in January 1999.
I recently told Inhofe’s chief of staff, Glenn Powell that Inhofe has a constitutional duty to press for Senate hearings and prosecutions because Inhofe has received evidence of criminal conduct by FBI and DOJ officials in the OKC bombing case both in 1997-1999 from the Pentagon terror advisor, but also in the form of recently released FBI and court documents obtained by Trentadue case that I formally provided Inhofe’s office in early August 2005.
To date Senator Inhofe, like Senator Coburn, has ignored evidence presented to him of federal criminal conduct in the OKC bombing murders and Inhofe has yet to respond to the formal written and public requests by VOTIVES members and me to hold Senate hearings and press for federal prosecutions. Inhofe’s knowledge and intentional failure to act on the federal criminality of the OKC bombing case makes Inhofe an accessory to the OKC bombing murders, certainly after the fact, if not before.
More people need to realize that the statute of limitations for prosecution of murderers never expires, even for federal officials who are accessories to the OKC bombing murders (before or after the fact).
But even if Oklahomans and Americans are not able to hold their federal officials accountable, they have now been given the reasons in this article to no longer rely on failed and corrupt federal leaders. I encourage them to look out much more for and rely more on themselves and their families, friends and neighbors.
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Patrick Briley is a Navy Viet Nam era veteran who served on a Polaris ballistic missile nuclear submarine patrol in the Pacific." My Polaris submarine patrol in the Pacific was in far East Asia near China but I can not elaborate any more than that other than to say it was a very special, historically significant and exceptionally dangerous.
Briley was chosen to work under Admiral Rickover at Naval Reactors. He volunteered for Naval service from 1968 to 1976 during the Viet Nam era including being in Naval ROTC, a batallion commander of my ROTC unit and a Midshipman on board the ballistic missile submarine, SSBN 624, the Woodrow Wilson, as well as serving at Naval Reactors in DC for Admiral Rickover.
Patrick started research and investigation into terrorist attacks after the Oklahoma City bombing. Pat submitted his findings concerning the OKC bombing and the 9-11 attacks in briefings to high-level staff for the Senate Judiciary and Senate and House Intelligence committees, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, and the 9-11 Commission.
Hollway also gave McVeigh advice on how to rent a Ryder truck without detection and on where to park the explosives laden Ryder truck for optimum blast damage to Murrah.