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Does ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Label Apply to OKC Bombing?

The narrative President Bill Clinton and his underlings want to stand for time immemorial whenever the Oklahoma City Bombing is discussed goes something like this: “It was a domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.  Timothy McVeigh is dead, Terry Nichols is locked up, and there’s nothing more to know. Case closed.” But is that narrative accurate?

On the FBI website, the Oklahoma City bombing is described as "the worst act of homegrown terrorism in the nation’s history."

On the FBI website, the Oklahoma City bombing is described as “the worst act of homegrown terrorism in the nation’s history.”

While Wikipedia, the FBI website and countless other online and offline sources adhere to that narrative, Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue wants to find answers he knows are 100 percent factual. Why? Because he thinks the answers will help him discover the truth about what happened to his brother, Kenneth, who died in federal custody Aug. 21, 1995, barely four months after the blast that left 168 people dead in downtown Oklahoma City.

In one of the earliest episodes in his epic Freedom of Information Act battle, Trentadue sent a FOIA request to the Central Intelligence Agency Dec. 19, 2006. In it, he requested “documents, information and/or records prepared and/or received by the Central Intelligence Agency (“CIA”) Office of the Inspector General relating or referring to the bombing of the Murrah Federal Bulding on April 19, 1995.” He specified that his request included, but was not limited to, “any and all report(s) by the CIA Office of the Inspector General, directly or indirectly, concerning the CIA’s prior knowledge of the planned attack [sic] upon the Murrah Building and/or the report(s) of any and all investigations into the CIA’s role, involvement with or connection to the Murrah Building Bombing whether through employees, informants, operatives or other means.”

Why did Trentadue think the CIA might know something about the Oklahoma City Bombing? Because he had heard from sources he considered reliable that at least one German individual had been connected to the conspiracy to bomb the federal building in downtown Oklahoma City.

In response to the FOIA request he had sent to the CIA, Trentadue received a letter dated May 28, 2009, from the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. For some reason, officials at the CIA FOIA Office had referred his request to the Air Force investigative agency.

Attached to the AFOSI letter was a copy of a once-secret, heavily-redacted message sent April 20, 1995, by officials at an AFOSI office in the United Kingdom and addressed to officials at a laundry list of government agencies, including the CIA.

The subject line of the message began with a redaction code, “B1” inside brackets, followed by the words, “INFORMATION IDENTIFYING POSSIBLE ACTIVE IRANIAN MILITANTS IN<OKLAHOMA>(U).” FYI: B1″ was explained in the cover letter as a code used to indicate “the withholding of national security information concerning the national defense or foreign policy that has been properly classified in accordance with substantive and procedural requirements of a presidential executive order (currently Executive Order 13292 dates March 25, 2003).” Other codes appeared as well and might warrant discussion in some future article(s).

Below the subject line were the words, “WARNING: THIS IS AN INFORMATION REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE (See Screenshot 1 of 2).”

The body of the message included large white spaces, also marked with redaction codes. The body of the message also included details about two Iranians (names redacted) described as approximately 45 and 39 years old, respectively (See Screenshot 2 of 2). Though it does not list whether the individuals were men or women, the descriptions of their height, weight and manner of dress lead me to believe they were men.

Wondering why the Air Force was involved in responding to the FOIA request Trentadue made to the CIA? According to Trentadue, the Air Force ran the spy satellite program for the CIA before the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) took over the program. Now, hold that thought for a few moments while I continue down the FOIA path.

Trentadue learned his FOIA request to the CIA had been denied when he received an undated letter received from the NGA. As was the case with AFOSI, the CIA FOIA Office had referred 26 documents to the little-known NGA for review.

Though Trentadue would lose his FOIA lawsuit against the CIA, he did learn more about the CIA’s denial of his FOIA request by reading three paragraphs of a document — a declaration signed Aug. 18, 2009, by Earl J. Chidester, NGA’s Analysis and Production Executive Committee Direct Support Officer — that became part of the court record in the case. Those paragraphs appear below:

4.    (U) The purpose of this declaration is to explain the basis for NGA’s response to the CIA’s referral of documents determined to be possibly responsive to the Plaintiff’s FOIA request of December 19, 2006. In that request Plaintiff requested records and information the CIA had related or referring to the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. During its records search in response to Plaintiff’s request, the CIA located in CIA’s files twenty-five classified documents that were originated by a predecessor organization of NGA that are responsive to Plaintiff’s FOIA request. These documents are now the responsibility of NGA. On February 23, 2009, the CIA referred these documents to NGA to determine if any of these twenty-five documents could be released to the Plaintiff.

5.    (U) As an NGA technical expert, I reviewed the referred documents to determine whether any of them are releasable. Based upon my review NGA has determined that all the referred documents have been properly classified pursuant to Exec. Orders 12951 and 12958 and, accordingly, should be withheld. None of the documents can be released, even in part, as no reasonably segregable, non-exempt portion of these documents exists.

6.    (U) The 25 referred documents are imagery intelligence products derived from imagery collected by various national technical means satellites. The materials include briefing boards, anaglyphs, and IDEX II electronic light-table prints. Release of these materials would reasonably be expected to cause serious damage to the national security as such release might reveal sources and methods used to acquire intelligence. This is because the nature of the technical output may reveal the technologies used, and the capacities of those technologies. Because these images are properly classified in their totality, it is not possible to segregate any portion of the images for release. Any portions that might possibly be segregated would convey no information as they would essentially be blank.

“My thoughts are that the CIA could only have been involved if there was some foreign connection,” Trentadue said after I asked him to explain the involvement of the intelligence agency tasked with the collection of national intelligence outside the United States.

At about the same time Trentadue filed his lawsuit against the CIA, he also filed one against the FBI. Unlike the CIA lawsuit, the FBI lawsuit continues to this day in a federal court in Salt Lake City with Trentadue appearing to have the upperhand. To learn more about it, click here.

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Judge Threatens FBI With Contempt as 2014 Oklahoma City Bombing Trial Continues in Salt Lake City Federal Court

Federal Judge Clark Waddoups used almost 550 words to spank FBI officials for failing to comply with his order and provide a required report. Now, it will be interesting to see how they respond when he puts them on the spot in his Salt Lake City courtroom Thursday.

The judge wrote an ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO VACATE EVIDENTIARY HEARING that included the following admonishments of FBI officials after they busted a Nov. 3 deadline for submitting a report about their search for copies of surveillance-camera videotapes recorded in downtown Oklahoma City moments before the Oklahoma City Bombing:

The evidentiary hearing will be postponed; however, the hearing itself will go forward on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., at which time Defendant will have occasion to argue to the court why it should not be found in contempt for failure to comply with the court’s Order to conduct this investigation and provide the required report. The court also requests the parties to be prepared to discuss why the court should not appoint a special master to oversee the Defendant’s compliance with court orders, particularly relating to the allegations of witness tampering, and with Plaintiff’s FOIA request.

If the plaintiff in the case, Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue, gets his wish, FBI officials will simply turn over copies of the videotape evidence during the Nov. 13 hearing. Of course, he doesn’t really expect them to change course so dramatically after stonewalling and obstructing his efforts for so many years already.

For a better understanding of what this means and why it should be making headlines nationwide, review my my last report about this Oklahoma City Bombing trial, watch the chilling one-hour video (above). After that, stay tuned for more details as they become available.

UPDATE 11/09/2014 at 6 p.m. Central:  Two days after I broke the news, The Salt Lake Tribune is covering the trial with this article.

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Documents Raise Serious Questions As New Oklahoma City Bombing Trial Takes Place in Federal Court in Utah

Two weeks after sharing news about allegations of witness tampering by the FBI, the defendant in an Oklahoma City Bombing trial that began July 28 in Salt Lake City, I offer an update in advance of a hearing scheduled to take place in federal court Monday.

NOTE: Before moving forward, it’s advisable to watch the video above in which Trentadue outlines his legal effort up to September 2012.

My update comes in the form of five exhibits entered into the record by attorney Jesse Trentadue, a man whose quest to find out why his brother, Kenneth Trentadue, was killed in federal custody has led him on a quest to obtain copies of surveillance camera video shot in downtown Oklahoma City during the moments before hell broke loose at 9:02 a.m. April 19, 1995.

The FBI has repeatedly said they do not have copies of videotapes recorded prior to the explosion that killed 168 and injured countless others. Trentadue, however, produced documents revealing FBI officials did, indeed, possess the tapes. Interestingly, the trial that began in federal court July 28 is, essentially, a challenge to the FBI’s failure to respond to Trentadue’s Freedom of Information Act request via which he has sought the pre-explosion videotapes he believes show another suspect–a man once referred to as “John Doe 2.”

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Rather than interpret everything in the latest trial documents I obtained, I’ll let you do some of the heavy lifting and read the documents as they are described in a reply to the FBI’s attempt to cancel an Aug. 25, 2014, hearing [FYI: While footnotes do not appear in the brief descriptions below, they do appear in the actual documents when you download them]:

Exhibit 1: FBI 302 in OKBOMB Case, dated August 13, 1996, reporting that David Michael Alexander Hollaway had flown German National Andreas Carl Strassmeir “back to Berlin, Germany after the Oklahoma City bombing.”

EXHIBIT 2: FBI 302 in OKBOMB Case, dated February 7, 1997, documenting CIA having provided the FBI with results of its review of CIA records with respect to Andreas Carl Strassmeir having “worked for or been affiliated with” the CIA.

EXHIBIT 3: FBI 302 in OKBOMB Case, dated February 25, 1997, documenting David Hollaway’s history as a former CIA pilot, and Hollaway “having spoken to TIMOTHY MC VEIGH on the telephone two days before the detonation of a truck bomb outside the Oklahoma city Federal Building.”

EXHIBIT 4: Plaintiff’s December 19, 2006, FOIA request to the CIA for records on Andreas Carl Strassmeir’s possible involvement in the bombing of the Oklahoma City Murrah Federal Building as well as records on Strassmeir’s role and/or activities as an informant, agent or operative, including working for the German government, FBI or others.

EXHIBIT 5: August 21, 2009, Declaration of Martha M. Lutz, CIA Information Review Officer, essentially denying in paragraph 21 of that Declaration Plaintiff’s FOIA request for Strassmeir’s records on the basis of National Security, and “because the existence or on-existence of a CIA clandestine intelligence interest in a specific foreign national is itself a fact that is currently and properly classified at the SECRET level.”

Stay tuned for future updates about the Oklahoma City Bombing trial in Salt Lake City as they occur.

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FBI Officials Accused of Telling Key Witness to Take Vacation to Avoid Testifying During New Oklahoma City Bombing Trial

Those familiar with my five years of reporting on Jesse Trentadue and his efforts to force the FBI to provide him copies of surveillance camera footage recorded in downtown Oklahoma City prior to the bombing at 9:02 a.m. April 19, 1995, will appreciate this update from the Oklahoma City Bombing trial that began July 28 in Salt Lake City.

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The text below is one of several filings made by Trentadue during the weeks following the four-day trial about which a federal judge is expected to issue his ruling within six months.  Though the text of the document, “PLAINTIFF’S REPLY MEMORANDUM RE: MOTION TO: STRIKE AUGUST 25, 2014: HEARING,” appears below without footnotes, you can click here or on the image at right to download a copy of the eye-opening document:


Plaintiff hereby submits this Reply Memorandum with respect to his Motion to Strike the August 25, 2014 hearing.


The following facts will show that notwithstanding Defendant’s assertions to the contrary, until he was contacted by Agents Quirk and Jarrett, John Matthews was willing to testify in this case, that Matthews had relevant evidence with respect to a possible motive by Defendants not to “find” the videotapes and documents at issue regrading the Oklahoma City Bombing, that Plaintiff has proven a prima facie case of witness tampering by Defendants, and that as presently structured, the scope of the August 25, 2014 hearing is both unnecessary and/or otherwise pointless, which is why Plaintiff respectfully submits that the scope of that hearing should be modified and/or expanded:

1. Plaintiff first met John Matthews on July 24, 2011, outside of Plaintiff’s office at 8 East Broadway, Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Matthews had telephoned Plaintiff a week or so before that date to discuss an FBI operation known as “PATCON,” which is an acronym for “Patriot Conspiracy.”2

2. Mr. Matthews contacted Plaintiff because he had seen on the internet some of the PATCON records that Plaintiff had obtained from the FBI by way of FOIA requests. Mr. Matthews told Plaintiff that he was one of the FBI’s undercover operatives in PATCON, and wanted to speak with Plaintiff in person about PATCON. Thereafter, Mr. Matthews traveled from his home in Reno, Nevada to Salt Lake City, Utah in order to meet with Plaintiff on July 24, 2011.

3. During that meeting, Mr. Matthews told Plaintiff that throughout most of the 1990’s Matthews had been employed by the FBI as an under-cover operative and assigned to PATCON. Mr. Matthews told Plaintiff that he had been told by the FBI that the purpose of PATCON was to infiltrate and to monitor the activities of extreme political right consisting of organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan and various Neo-Nazi groups, but that Matthews no longer believed what he had been told by the FBI about the purpose of PATCON.

4. Mr. Matthews told Plaintiff that based upon his experience he now believed that the FBI’s objective in PATCON had been to infiltrate and to incite these fringe groups to violence. To illustrate this point, Mr. Matthews told Plaintiff about a PATCON operation designed to promote an extremist group to carry out a plan to damage the cooling system of the Brown’s Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Alabama, and that as part of PATCON automatic weapons were being sold to right-wing extremists during the 1990’s from the Lone Wolf gun store in Arizona that was implicated in the recent Fast and Furious scandal involving the transfer of automatic weapons to members of the Mexican Drug Cartel.

5. More importantly, Mr. Matthews told Plaintiff that prior to the Oklahoma City Bombing he had seen Timothy McVeigh and a German National by the name of Andreas Strassmeir at a militia training facility near San Saba, Texas. According to Mr. Matthews, he had reported the McVeigh-Strassmeir siting to the FBI, and was told by the FBI that the Bureau was already aware of that fact, which indicated to Mr. Matthews that others within the FBI were monitoring McVeigh on his run up to the attack on the Murrah Building.

6. Ultimately, Mr. Matthews told Plaintiff that he was very ill from exposure to toxic chemicals while serving with the Third Marines in Vietnam, that he was disabled and that Matthews wanted the truth about PATCON told while he was still able to do so. Plaintiff, too, had served with the Third Marines and with the help of a friend and fellow Marine, Roger Charles, was able to put Mr. Matthews in contact with Newsweek Magazine.

7. Newsweek assigned reporter Ross Schneiderman to write the PATCON story. Mr. Schneiderman spent months confirming what Matthews had said about PATCON. The story was set to appear in Newsweek the last Monday of November in 2011. The Thursday before the story was to run, Mr. Schneiderman telephoned Plaintiff to read him part of the Matthews/PATCON story.

8. Mr. Schneiderman told Plaintiff that he had been able to confirm what Mr. Matthews had said about PATCON. But several days later, when the Newsweek story appeared in print and on-line, the focus of that story was upon Mr. Matthews’ under cover activities in a most non-specific and general nature. There was no mention of PATCON or the various PATCON operations about which Mr. Matthews had spoken. However, shortly thereafter others began to report on the story that Newsweek had refused to print.

9. Meanwhile, Mr. Matthews was upset with the Newsweek story. He expressed to Plaintiff that he felt betrayed because all Newsweek had done was to expose him to possible retribution from the various groups that he had infiltrated as part of the PATCON without exposing PATCON. Since then, both Mr. Charles and Plaintiff have remained in contact with Mr. Matthews.

10. When the instant case was set for trial, Plaintiff asked Mr. Matthews if he would be a witness. Plaintiff asked Matthews if he would testify about PATCON and, especially the McVeigh/Strassmeir San Saba, Texas event. It was Plaintiff’s belief that if the FBI had in fact been monitoring McVeigh, then the Bureau had to have known about the plot to bomb the Murrah Building, but failed to prevent that attack. It was likewise Plaintiff’s belief that had the FBI been monitoring McVeigh then the videotape of the bomb being delivered to the Murrah Building may have either revealed the identity of an FBI operative, or else it may have been made by the FBI as part of its surveillance of McVeigh and not by a security camera on a building. If either of these scenarios were true, that surely would have been a very good motive for the FBI’s supposed failure to locate the videotape and records at issue in this case.

11. Plaintiff told Mr. Matthews that because he lived in Reno, Nevada, Matthews could not be subpoena to testify at trial. Plaintiff also told Matthews that even if Plaintiff could compel Matthews’ attendance at trial by subpoena, Plaintiff would not do so. Plaintiff told Matthews that if he was going to testify about PATCON, it had to be his own choice. Plaintiff felt this way because of the possible risk to Mr. Matthews and his family in speaking out about his PATCON activities.

12. Mr. Matthews told Plaintiff that he would gladly testify. Mr. Matthews felt that it would provide him with the opportunity to tell the PATCON story that Newsweek had not told. Consequently, Plaintiff listed Mr. Matthews as a witness in the Pre-Trial Order, and identified Matthews area of testimony as PATCON.

Many questions remain 20 years after the Oklahoma City Bombing.

Many questions remain 20 years after the Oklahoma City Bombing.

13. On July 7, 2014, following the hearing on Defendants’ Motion in Limine, Plaintiff e-mailed Mr. Matthews to let him know that he was going to be able to testify. Plaintiff also spoke with Mr. Matthews by telephone, and Mr. Matthews expressed concern to Plaintiff about coming to Salt Lake City, Utah to testify. Mr. Matthews was worried about his personal safety, which is why Plaintiff moved the Court for an order allowing Matthews to testify by video- conference from an undisclosed location.

14. The Court granted that Motion on July 15, 2014, and Plaintiff immediately told Mr. Matthews by e-mail of that fact. Plaintiff likewise told Mr. Matthews that he would be the last witness, and that Plaintiff expected him to testify on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

15. On July 16, 2014, Mr. Matthews e-mailed both Mr. Charles and Plaintiff to let them know that he had suddenly lost both his home internet connection and home telephone. Matthews suspected the FBI was behind both of these events because he was going to testify in this case.

16. As the trial approached, Plaintiff continued to telephone Mr. Matthews to go over his trial testimony. However, Matthews never answered Plaintiff’s calls. Finally, on the morning of July 29, 2014, at Plaintiff’s request, Mr. Charles telephoned Mr. Matthews and spoke with him.

17. Mr. Charles informed Plaintiff that Mr. Matthews had said that he was not going to testify. Mr. Charles also informed Plaintiff that Mr. Matthews said that he had been contacted by someone within the FBI and was told to “stand down.” Mr. Matthews said, too, that he had been threatened. According to Roger Charles, the FBI had threatened to interfere with or terminate Mr. Matthews’ disability and other veteran’s benefits.

18. Plaintiff notified the Court reporter that Mr. Matthews would not be testifying. Plaintiff also reported his suspicions of witness tampering to the Court, and the Court ordered defense counsel to investigate and report upon these allegations.

19. Before trial on July 31, 2014, Plaintiff was able to speak with Mr. Matthews by telephone. Plaintiff told him that the Court had ordered defense counsel to investigate this matter, and Plaintiff ask Matthews to cooperate with defense counsel in completing that investigation. Mr. Matthews was encouraged by the fact that this was to be a Court-ordered investigation conducted by Assistant United States Attorneys. Mr. Matthews also told Plaintiff that exposing the fact that he had been threatened by the FBI would be “good insurance” against any future retaliation against him from the Bureau.

20. During that conversation, Mr. Matthews related to Plaintiff the events leading up to his refusal to testify, including the name of the FBI agent who had contacted him, Adam Quirk. Mr. Matthews told Plaintiff that he was first contacted by Agent Quirk after the Court denied defendants’ Motion in Liming designed to keep Mr. Matthews from testifying. According to Mr. Matthews, Agent Quirk had called him several times, telling him that it would be best for everyone if he did not testify. Agent Quirk told Mr. Matthews to take a vacation so that he could not be subpoenaed, and if he was subpoenaed that Mr. Matthews should answer questions put to him about PATCON with “I don’t recall.”

21. Mr. Matthews told Plaintiff that he took Agent Quirk’s comments to him as a threat and “took a vacation.” Mr. Matthews likewise told Plaintiff that Agent Quirk said that defense counsel were supposed to have notified both Plaintiff and the Court that he was not gong to testify, and that this notice was supposed to have been communicated to them the week before the start of the trial.

22. Mr. Matthews said that he would cooperate with defense counsel in their Court-ordered investigation of this matter. Consequently, Plaintiff e- mailed this information to defense counsel, and reported it to the Court. Mr. Matthews was also copied on that e-mail, and he never notified Plaintiff that the matters set forth in that e-mail to defense counsel were not true. Plaintiff likewise reported back to Mr. Matthews both by e-mail and telephone.

23. On Thursday, July 31, 2014, Plaintiff e-mailed defense counsel to complain about their failure to do a good faith investigation into the FBI’s alleged witness tampering, including the fact that they had not even bothered to speak with Mr. Matthews. Needless to say, this was not the good faith investigation that Mr. Matthews had expected. Mr. Matthews was also copied on that e-mail. Again, Mr. Matthews never notified Plaintiff that the matters set forth in that e-mail to defense counsel were not true.

24. On July 31, 2014, Plaintiff spoke with Mr. Matthews by telephone about preparing for the August 25, 2014 hearing. On August 1, 2014, Plaintiff also e-mailed both Mr. Matthews and Mr. Charles with respect to what he need them to do in order to held him get ready for the August 25, 2014 hearing.

25. Mr. Matthews was to prepare for Plaintiff a time-line of when Matthews had been contacted by Agent Quirk of the FBI, all of the threats that had been made to him, or his family, by Agent Quirk and, if possible, the telephone number from which those calls had been made to him by Agent Quirk. Mr. Charles was tasked with finding out the type of telephone calls made and calls received records that were maintained by FBI field offices so that Plaintiff could subpoena these records for the August 25, 2014 hearing.

26. On August 2, 2014, Plaintiff received and e-mail from Mr. Matthews admitting that he had spoken with his “handler,” Don Jarrett and that, based upon that conversation, he decided not to testify. In that e-mail, Mr. Matthews also said for the first time that he did not want to testify, and that neither he nor his family had never been threatened or otherwise encouraged not to testify. Plaintiff immediately forwarded that e-mail to the Court.


As it is currently structured, with only Agent Quirk scheduled to testify, there may be no need for the August 25, 2014 hearing. This is so because Plaintiff has established a prima facie case of witness tampering by the FBI. “Witness tampering” consists of using threats, intimidation, or other means to induce and/or attempt to induce a person not to testify in an official proceeding, not testify truthfully, or to avoid being served with legal process. Furthermore, even if the Court believes Mr. Matthews when he now suddenly claims that he did not want to testify and that he was not threatened, it is undisputed that Agent Quirk and Agent Jarrett suggested to Matthews that he not testify and that Matthews should “take a vacation” so as to avoid being served with a subpoena, which Matthews did. That is witness tampering, especially when those “suggestions” came from the federal government and, as in Mr. Matthews case, the witness was obviously very vulnerable to such coercion.

But there were more than these suggestions about not testifying made by Quirk and Jarrett to John Matthews. There were threats made to Matthews and instructions to “not recall” if Matthews was subpoenaed to testify. Matthews was and is Defendants’ agent and, therefore, his e-mails and statements to Plaintiff and Roger Charles are admissions chargeable to Defendants. Agent Quirk’s testimony on these matters is, therefore, no longer necessary, which brings up the issue of the August 25, 2014 hearing being pointless as it is now structured.

Admittedly, it is important to have Agent Quirk testify under oath about his calls to John Matthews, including any records made of those calls. But rather than focusing exclusively upon Agent Quirk, the focus of that hearing should be upon Matthews’ handler, Don Jarrett. More specifically, when and upon whose instructions did Jarrett speak with Matthews, what Jarrett said to Matthews and/or Agent Quirk and to whom did Jarrett report about his pre-trial contacts with Matthews. The focus of that hearing should likewise be upon defense counsel because it appears that everyone but the Court and Plaintiff knew that Matthews was not going to testify. If defense counsel did have such prior knowledge that Matthews either would not or might not testify, it would be important to know when they learned that Matthews was not going to testify or might not testify, who gave them that information and what exactly was said to them.


The August 25, 2014 hearing should go forward but not as currently structured. The focus of that hearing should now be upon Don Jarrett and defense counsel. Consequently, Defendants should also be required to produce Mr. Jarrett as a witness at that hearing and all FBI records that, directly or indirectly, reflect or report upon their agents’ contacts with John Matthews related to his testifying at the trial of this case. Defense counsel should likewise be required to report to the Court with respect to when they learned that Matthews was not going to testify or might not testify, who gave them that information and what exactly was said to them.

Dated this 8th day of August, 2014.
/s/ jesse c. trentadue Jesse C. Trentadue

Other documents:

Reply Memorandum Motion to Strike ECF

Charles Declaration Motion to Strike ECF

Stay tuned for future updates about the Oklahoma City Bombing trial in Salt Lake City as they occur.

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

UPDATE 8/10/2014 at 2:23 p.m. Central:  Below is a video from a Boston television station about the trial.

7News Boston WHDH-TV

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