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FBI Agent Accused of Witness Tampering Arrested as OKC Bombing Trial Continues in Federal Court in Salt Lake City

UPDATE 4/30/2015 at 5:02 p.m. Central:  According to Federal Court Order Appoint Special Master, Federal Judge Clark Waddoups “finds it appropriate and necessary to appoint Magistrate Judge Pead as a post-trial special master” to investigate allegations that at least one FBI agent engaged in witness tampering as described in the article below, published Dec. 16, 2014. The Oklahoma City Bombing trial drama continues!

FBI Agent Adam Grant Quirk was arrested over the weekend following an alleged fight with his girlfriend. Why am I interested? Because Quirk, 36, is the same agent accused of telling a key witness to take a vacation in order to avoid testifying during the little-reported Oklahoma City Bombing trial continues to make its way through federal court in Salt Lake City.

Screenshot of Trentadue's Motion 12-1-14

Screenshot of Trentadue’s Motion 12-1-14

As I reported Aug. 10, a man scheduled to testify in federal court claimed Agent Quirk had called him several times, telling him that it would be best for everyone if he did not testify, according to a document  submitted by attorney for the plaintiff in the case, Jesse C. Trentadue v. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Allegations of bad behavior on the part of FBI officials, including Quirk, resulted in Judge Clark Waddoups threatening to hold FBI officials in contempt in November and in the plaintiff’s attorney asking the judge earlier this month to appoint a Special Master to investigate allegations of FBI witness tampering.

If you didn’t know there was an Oklahoma City Bombing trial going on, you’re not alone. Thanks to me, however, you can catch up on things by reading these articles.

UPDATE 2/24/2015 at 6:45 p.m. Central: The FBI agent alleged to be involved in witness tampering has made the news again.

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Oklahoma City Bombing Trial Judge Asked to Appoint Special Master to Investigate Allegations of FBI Witness Tampering

Combined with allegations of FBI witness tampering and a federal Judge’s threat to hold FBI officials in contempt for failing to comply with his order, the latest news about a little-reported Oklahoma City Bombing trial taking place in Salt Lake City has, at a minimum, all the makings of a made-for-television movie. More importantly, it could result in attorney Jesse Trentudue learning more about the death of his brother, Kenneth, in federal custody in Oklahoma City.

Screenshot of Trentadue's Motion 12-1-14

Screenshot of Trentadue’s Motion 12-1-14

On Nov. 6, according to a motion filed Dec. 1 by Trentadue, Judge Clark Waddoups entered an order vacating the Nov. 13, evidentiary hearing into the matter of the FBI’s alleged witness tampering involving John Matthews. In place of the evidentiary hearing on witness tampering, the court also notified the parties that the subjects of the Nov. 13 hearing would be the FBI’s possible contempt for not having completed a court-ordered investigation into the witness tampering allegations and the possible appointment of United States Magistrate Judge Justin B. Pead as Special Master “to oversee the Defendant’s compliance with the court’s orders, particularly relating to the allegations of witness tampering, and with Plaintiff’s FOIA request.”

This sketch of "John Doe 2" circulated soon after the OKC Bombing, then disappeared.

This sketch of “John Doe 2” circulated soon after the OKC Bombing, then disappeared.

What is it that Trentadue hopes to obtain via his Freedom of Information Act request? Evidence the FBI has repeatedly said it does not have — namely, copies of surveillance camera videotapes recorded in downtown Oklahoma City prior to the explosion that killed 168 and injured countless others. He believes those pre-explosion videotapes show another suspect -– a man once referred to as “John Doe 2.”

For more details about the long-running court case, I suggest you watch this chilling one-hour video (above). After that, read other posts about the Oklahoma City Bombing Trial and then stay tuned for more details.

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