A Secret Service document to be entered as new evidence this week contradicts government accounts of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, indicating the existence of a videotape showing Timothy McVeigh with accomplices at the scene.
“Security video tapes from the area show the truck detonation 3 minutes and 6 seconds after the suspects exited the truck,” says the document according to the Associated Press.
The Secret Service report, six days after the bombing, was a log of agents’ activities and evidence in the investigation, the AP said.
The government, which has concluded McVeigh acted alone at the scene, contends there was no video of the blast or of the area minutes before the April 19, 1995, explosion that killed more than 160 people.
Danny Defenbaugh, the retired FBI agent who led the investigation, told the AP he had not seen the document, but if it “shows what it says, then it would be significant.”
Others who worked the case said it either could be a misconstrued accounting of investigative leads or significant evidence kept hidden for nine years.
Secret Service agents are expected to testify on the log this week at the capital murder trial of McVeigh co-defendant Terry Nichols, Secret Service spokesman Charles Bopp told the AP.
McVeigh was executed in 2001 on a separate federal conviction. Nichols was given a life sentence on federal charges and now is being tried by the state of Oklahoma.
The Secret Service log has an entry April 24 consistent with the account of a “witness to the explosion named Grossman claimed to have seen a pale yellow Mercury car with a Ryder truck behind it pulling up to the federal building and a “woman on the corner waving to the truck.”
A Secret Service agent named McNally “noted that this fact is significant due to the fact that the security video shows the Ryder truck pulling up to the Federal Building and then pausing (7 to 10 seconds) before resuming into the slot in front of the building,” the log said. “It is speculated that the woman was signaling the truck when a slot became available.”
Defenbaugh said a security video would be significant because it would corroborate the accounts of several witnesses who told the FBI two people had left the truck.
Their testimony was not introduced at trial because it lacked corroboration, the agent told the AP, noting it would have led the investigation in a new direction.
Prosecutors entered a security video at McVeigh’s trial, but it showed no passengers.
Other government documents, the AP said, report a rescued woman working in the Murrah building’s Social Security office and a driver outside the building both told the FBI they saw two men leave the truck.
Investigative reporter Jayna Davis’ new book, “The Third Terrorist: The Middle Eastern Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing,” convincingly concludes McVeigh and Terry Nichols did not act alone.
The new release by WND Books presents substantial evidence of Iraqi involvement and a refusal by federal government agents to investigate the bombing.
As WorldNetDaily reported, Davis said last week Sept. 11 Commission testimony by former FBI Director Louis Freeh lent credibility to the theory. She repeatedly has tried since 1997, without success, to convince the FBI to examine her investigation, but when asked by a commissioner to respond to assertions in her book, Freeh was careful to say he knew of no other “credible source,” instead of dismissing the premise of the book outright.
“I find it very encouraging,” she said, “because every time the FBI has been asked to officially comment in any fashion about my research, we have the same canned response that the Department of Justice is confident that all those responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing have been arrested, charged and prosecuted.”
Davis’ reporting was vetted by former CIA director James Woolsey and given credibility by the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals last April when it dismissed a lawsuit filed against her after finding “defendants did not recklessly disregard the truth” in reporting on an Iraqi soldier’s alleged involvement in the bombing.
“After eight years of oppressive litigation, the courts have vindicated my work ethic as a dedicated journalist,” Davis told WorldNetDaily at the time. “The lawsuit was obviously designed to silence a legitimate investigation into Middle Eastern complicity in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.”
In an interview with WND in October 2001, attorney David Schippers, who prosecuted the House of Representatives’ impeachment case against Bill Clinton, said his examination of the evidence Davis presented him was conclusive.
“I am thoroughly convinced that there was a dead-bang Middle Eastern connection in the Oklahoma City bombing,” he said.
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