UNVARNISHED UPDATE ON OKC BOMBING(S) TRIAL
John DeCamp, Pat Briley, and Tom Valentine Give a
Non-Corporate Analysis -- Surprise, Surprise: Corporate
"News" Media Has Manipulated Its Coverage of Trial
Guests on Tom Valentine's *Radio Free America* (shortwave 5.745
MHz, Sundays, approx. 9-12 pm EST) program on June 1, 1997 were
attorney John DeCamp and Pat Briley, specialist on what really
happened in Oklahoma City on 4/19/95 and its aftermath. Here are
excerpts; due to press of time I may include more info in a
subsequent issue of Conspiracy Nation.
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It seems to me, John, that you're making the most important point
(that a lawyer would make)...
The point is very simple, Tom... Here's the *most* important
thing, in my opinion. If there is a conspiracy, it doesn't end
with the government. (I know that's pretty serious talk.) Think
about it: every single step of the way, the *one* thing
prevented from examination is anything that would establish
conclusively *what* the nature of that bomb was.
Remember, I was ready to file, on behalf of the victims, the
motion that would keep the [Murrah] Building standing [after the
April 19th blast(s).] I had the world's best bomb expert, the
Kennedy Company (that had investigated the World Trade Center
bombing, etc.) ready to go in. And McVeigh's attorneys, Mr.
Jones and Company, were the ones that came to me and begged me
not to do anything -- *they* wanted to do it. I turned my bomb
expert (Kennedy and Company) over to them. I backed out; I let
them go ahead and, supposedly, file. What did they do? They let
the building come down almost immediately.
It was the single most important piece of evidence. The
single most important piece of evidence *was*, *is*, should be,
WHAT ACTUALLY CAUSED THE DESTRUCTION. The one thing that
everybody, from the defense on, seemed to prevent was an
examination of the [bombing(s)] site and what caused the damage.
So something is fishy, *but* *it* *doesn't* *end* *with* *the*
The OKC jury didn't get a lot of info in the first place; an
awful lot of info was held back. And it was relevant.
The jury does not have a complete set of facts, in order to make
their decision. A lot of facts were omitted by both the defense
and the prosecution.
The Truth does not cease to exist just because people choose
to ignore it.
Judge Matsch took the following steps to prevent evidence
being presented in this trial:
** Prevented Carol Howe (an ATF informant) from testifying.
Considered her testimony to be irrelevant. Even amongst
the anti-McVeigh stalwarts in OKC, this caused a storm of
protest; they consider Howe to be extremely relevant to
possible other "John Doe's" or conspirators. Poll taken
via radio in OKC: 80 percent considered the judge's
decision extremely wrong. Court TV and also Alan
Dershowitz and Gerry Spence have commented on this
performance by Judge Matsch and considered it very poor;
characterized the judge's behavior as capricious.
** No evidence related to any Middle Eastern connection
could be presented at the trial.
** Justice Department report on FBI crime lab not
admissable as evidence. One or two pages were allowed, but
not the entire report. Bad precedent, because a number of
cases have already been re-opened where the report was an
essential element in re-opening cases and was delivered as
** Writ of Mandamus filed by Jones. Jones outlines
evidence he has found. Writ filed 3/25/97; cost of
investigations behind the document estimated at $1 million
or more. Included Jones' investigatory work; people sent
overseas as well as throughout U.S. to come up with leads
-- e.g. government foreknowledge of bombing(s), other
conspirators, etc. Writ requests 10th Circuit to order
federal government to make available for evidence in the
trial certain government documents bearing on the case.
Writ not a "fishing expedition"; Jones shows that
government did have foreknowledge and did have knowledge of
other conspirators in this case that they had not
adequately pursued. 10th Circuit chose to reject the
appeal summarily and gave no reason for its decision.
The national news media and other news media have copies of the
Writ -- I made sure that they all got copies. They have chosen
*not* to report this, *not* to discuss the contents. And yet it
is a public document; it's a legitimate document for the defense
team. And I daresay Mr. Jones would get in a lot of trouble for
putting knowingly false statements in there. And yet the press
chose *not* to put before the American people a long document
filed in public court. It's at best a matter of extreme laziness
or incompetence on their part, and at the worst, a conspiracy of
And the press's coverage of the *details* of the trial has
been abominable. Worse than abominable. In this case, they
*don't* *report* most of the details; and when they do, they
I have a number of friends, by the way, in journalism, who
I've talked to about this. And they are shaking their heads as
There's something terribly wrong here. If we're relying on
our "wonderful" FBI and our "wonderful" press to protect us from
terrorism by presenting the truth, we're in trouble.