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IntelWire: FBI Releases Redacted Informant Manuals In Response To FOIA

Kaye Beach
Nov. 1,  2012
Salt Lake City attorney, Jesse Trentadue,  has become legendary for his dogged determination to find the truth about his brother, Kenneth Trentadue’s brutal murder while in custody at the Federal Transfer Center located in Oklahoma City in 1995.
On August 18, 1995, Kenneth Trentadue was confined in the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Federal Transfer Center (“FTC”) in Oklahoma City, after being arrested for a parole violation.  Two days later he was dead. When the Bureau of Prisons ruled his death a suicide his family became alarmed, knowing Kenneth had no reason to end his life. Thus began a 17-year journey to find the truth. Read more
 Jesse Trentadue has yet to gain justice for his brother, Kenneth, but he has repeatedly shined the light on many facts about the inner workings of our government, particularly the FBI that is of great benefit to the public at large.
Here is the latest.
According to a federal lawsuit filed on Oct. 18, 2012 by Trentadue;
“FBI defendants’ disturbing practice of using private citizens as spies in the media, on defense teams, in religious organizations as well as state and federal government is designed to and does result in the circumvention of the protections guaranteed to American citizens by the Bill of Rights and the Separation of Powers Doctrine.”
You can read these documents at INTELWIRE.
Sunday, October 28, 201

FBI Releases Redacted Informant Manuals In Response To FOIA

Documents obtained by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue reveal new details about the FBI’s rules of conduct for informants.

The FBI released 147 pages of heavily redacted manuals and policies related to the use of informants, in response to a FOIA request by Trentadue, who is engaged in a years-long lawsuit with the FBI over documents related to the Oklahoma City bombing.

Read the documents here

Read more from INTELWIRE

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Jesse Trentadue exposes who the FBI uses for informants

Kaye Beach

Oct 31, 2012

Extremely interesting information uncovered by Jesse Trentadue published in the Oklahoma Gazette.

Jerry Bohnen October 31st, 2012

If Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue is right, there are journalists around the country who also happen to be informants for the FBI.

And the journalists might not be alone. FBI informants might also be found on the White House staff, in the offices of U.S. congressmen, in the courts and among the clergy

. . .

In Trentadue’s latest attempt to gather information on the bombing and its possible connection to his brother’s death, he filed a federal lawsuit Oct. 18 demanding the DOJ and the FBI surrender unredacted manuals that reveal the existence of a government program for recruiting and training informants.

Trentadue said he has proof that the manuals exist as well as government documentation on an ABC News executive identified by an FBI informant number. His lawsuit states: “FBI defendants’ disturbing practice of using private citizens as spies in the media, on defense teams, in religious organizations as well as state and federal government is designed to and does result in the circumvention of the protections guaranteed to American citizens by the Bill of Rights and the Separation of Powers Doctrine.”

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FBI explanation of missing Oklahoma City bombing tapes not credible, judge says

Kaye Beach

March 22, 2012

From Deseret News published March 21, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge on Wednesday continued to question the FBI’s explanation for not producing videotapes associated with the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that a Salt Lake lawyer has sought for nearly six years.

“It’s quite astounding that documents as important as these went missing and the FBI says, ‘Well, they’re gone,'” U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups said during a motion hearing.

At issue is whether the FBI adequately responded to Jesse Trentadue’s Freedom of Information Act request for footage of Timothy McVeigh parking a truckload of explosives at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. Specifically, the Salt Lake attorney is after a building surveillance tape and dashcam video from the Oklahoma state trooper who stopped McVeigh 90 minutes after the explosion that killed 168 people.

The FBI has submitted several declarations from its top records manager to show the agency has searched electronic databases and evidence warehouses without success. But Waddoups said the declarations lack credibility because they do not include firsthand knowledge or details about who, when, where or how the searches were conducted.

“That’s not good evidence,” he said.

Waddoups delayed ruling on the FBI’s motion to dismiss the case and allowed the agency until June 15 to provide a more complete explanation of the searches.

“This is a matter of significant public interest,” the judge said, adding it’s time for it to be resolved.

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Eric Holder, Time to Pay Your Trentadues?


 Kaye Beach

Dec 20, 2011

Attorney General Eric Holder certainly has much to answer for and it is  even possible that after so many years, the Attorney General might be close to paying his dues to the Trentadue family for his role in obstructing the investigation into the death of Kenneth Michael Trentadue back in 1995.

Right now, all eyes are on Fast and Furious, a program of the ATF that was overseen by the DOJ with Holder at the helm of  that agency.

Operation Fast and Furious

Members of Congress calling for Attorney General Eric Holder’s immediate resignation
WASHINGTON – New documents obtained by CBS News show Attorney General Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial Fast and Furious operation as far back as July 2010. That directly contradicts his statement to Congress.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20115038-10391695.html

The public is rightfully angry and they have their eyes trained on Holder so it is no surprise that a recent article posted by the American Free Press attacking Attorney General Holder caught some attention.  The problem with the article is that it was inaccurate and unsubstantiated.

It wouldn’t be worth mentioning except that the flawed information could do a real disservice to a gentleman that has been working for years to try and right a wrong and in the process has uncovered a huge amount of damning information related to the OKC bombing and been a great thorn in Eric Holder’s side to boot.

Articles like the one put out by the AFP (which has been removed as of yesterday) are a distraction from the facts which are explosive enough that they need no embellishment.

Jesse Trentadue is a Salt Lake City attorney and was recently interviewed about his ongoing efforts to obtain justice for his brother in the newly released documentary “A Noble Lie“. He has been pursuing justice for the murder of his brother, Kenneth Trentadue, since 1995.  Kenneth died while he was in federal custody at the Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center and the federal government, including Eric Holder, has blocked any investigation of Kenneth Trentadues’ death at every turn.

“Trentadue’s and Trentadon’ts” is telling verbiage used in email memos  obtained by Jesse Trentadue from the DOJ in which  the coverup is referred to as the “Trentadue Mission” and is characterize  as being like the “The Invasion of Normandy”

“Mr. Holder’s job was to cover-up my brother’s murder, basically to stop all inquiry,” said Trentadue, saying the e mails were “inflammatory,” referring as they do to “Trentadue’s and Trentadon’ts”. link

The erronous AFP article makes the allegation that Eric Holder managed an FBI operation that provided explosives to Tim Mcveigh and Terry Nichols right before the OKC bombing.  AFP attributes this information to documents produced as a result of Jesse Trentadue’s legal battles over the death of his brother.   The information revealed by Jesse Trentadue’s battle is eye opening and incredibly important but what is alleged by AFP  is not what these documents show.

Distortion of the facts produces sensational headlines like this;

AG Eric Holder was responsible for 168 deaths in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing…and more

These writers seem to have their facts mixed up which is a shame because there really is a story here that deserves to be told correctly and with the correct source documents.  Others in the blogosphere have noted the same.  Here and here

The AFP writes;

Eric Holder, current attorney general of the United States, managed an FBI operation that provided explosives to Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols just prior to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, according to official documents released during the ongoing investigation into government foreknowledge of the supposed terrorist attack.

. . . Holder had authorized the FBI to provide explosives to Nichols and McVeigh, then lost track of both the explosives and their targets

http://americanfreepress.net/?p=1885&mid=5572  (The article has been removed.)

Another inaccuracy that should be addressed is that the AFP mistakenly identifies Kenneth Trentadue as a government informant.   Kenneth Trentadue was probably  killed due to a case of mistaken identity.  The person that Kenneth was mistaken for could have been a government informant but nothing at all suggests that Kenneth himself was.

I spoke with Jesse Trentadue by phone yesterday afternoon about the AFP article and here is what he had to say about the matter;

“Mr. Holder has done a lot for which he should be impeached.  However, he did not become Deputy Attorney General until 1997, which was two years after the Oklahoma City Bombing.  Mr. Holder, therefore, obviously had no, direct or indirect, involvement in the Bombing itself.”

He doesn’t let Holder off easy though.

 “That said, I believe that the Oklahoma City Bombing was some how related to a sting operation by the FBI called “PATCON,” which was in operation throughout most of the 1990s and Mr. Holder most certainly would have known about PATCON.  I also believe that Mr. Holder, as Deputy Attorney General, helped to keep the truth about the Oklahoma City Bombing from the American people.”

PATCON   Short for “Patriot Conspiracy”, is a very interesting FBI operation that is threaded through some of the most shocking acts of violence that occurred in the 1990’s. Information regarding PATCON  has been very tough to uncover, however that may be changing.

From a Nov 21, 2011 posting by the Sipsey Street Irregulars;

I also knew from sources, living and dead, that PATCON was the worst scandal that the FBI ever perpetrated. PATCON could sink the FBI, perhaps permanently, and along with the Gunwalker Scandal, totally discredit the teflon coating that the Bureau has excreted around its corrupt core

. . .And now we know what a cabal of New York editors under pressure from a frightened FBI and nervous White House can do to the story of the greatest crime ever perpetrated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation — they can gut it, reducing it almost to innocuousness, all to protect criminals who hide behind federal badges and to shield the politicians who sent them.

. . .Sources in advance of the story said that FBI was very afraid of this article. “They don’t want PATCON mentioned,” said one source. “Not ever, by anybody. Because it leads to OKBOMB (the FBI name for the Oklahoma City bombing case), Elohim City (Oklahoma, a Christian Identity community), (German undercover agent Andreas Carl) Strassmeier, the McVeigh-Strassmeier connection, the Aryan Republican Army, the whole shebang.”

Read more-SSI EXCLUSIVE: The “Patriot Conspiracy” fix at Newsweak. Tina Brown guts a story to protect Democrats & the FBI. “PATCON will get you killed.”

Read more Here and here

I recommend keeping a close eye on the Sipsey Street Irregulars for dependable information regarding this story.  We may indeed be in the verge of a great unraveling as hinted to by SSI in their Nov 21, article;

There are many more dark corners of PATCON that have yet to be explored and Mr. Matthews will certainly be an excellent tour guide for some enterprising reporter who doesn’t work for Tina Brown and who is willing to get to the truth.

There are even links from PATCON to the Gunwalker Scandal.

. . .Future articles here at Sipsey Street will explore the details of the murder of Kenney Trentadue and Eric Holder’s role in covering them up. It will also deal with the tale of how a U.S. Attorney in Arizona made the proffer to McVeigh associate Michael Fortier in order to flesh out the “lone bomber theory” and divert attention away from Elohim City, the Aryan Republican Army and federal undercover informant Andreas Carl Strassmeier.

The name of that United States Attorney was Janet Napolitano.

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Disregard disinfo and keep pressing for the truth.  If you want to get current on the facts of the Oklahoma City Bombing, get a copy of the newly released documentary by Free Mind Films; A Noble Lie, Oklahoma City 1995.

My review of A Noble Lie

If you are not familiar with the death and cover up of Kenneth Michael Trentadue, here are some links to follow.

This  legal brief lays out what Jesse Trentadue had discovered as of 2009,  as a result of his ongoing battle with the federal government to find out what happened to his brother Kenneth and why.

2009 Court Brief

Intelwire has a library of the Trentadue and related documents available.

Fred Jordan, as chief medical examiner, vents his frustration in having his investigation stymied at every turn in this 1997 FOX25 newscast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86hZhcjZHE8

Senator Orrin Hatch follows suit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGfEkvpsKAs

Covering up murder

In a letter [dated Dec.  19 2008] to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy late last week, Trentadue charged that Eric Holder — a Deputy Attorney General during the Clinton Administration — took part in covering up the alleged murder of Trentadue’s brother, Kenneth, in August 1995. Trentadue included copies of several internal Justice Department documents which he alleges show Holder’s role in a cover-up.

Read the letter and documents

From What Really Keeps Eric Holder Awake At Night
From the Corbett Report, April 17, 2011

 Requiem for the Suicided: Kenneth Trentadue

http://www.corbettreport.com/episode182-kenneth-trentadue/

The Corbett Report also provides documentation for the issues discussed.

New Documentary ‘A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City 1995’ My Review

Kaye Beach

Dec. 4, 2011

A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City 1995

I just sat down last night with my husband to watch the new documentary,   A NOBLE LIE: Oklahoma City 1995.  I mention my husband because I purposely waited to watch the film with him, because I wanted the grounding of a relatively disinterested third party alongside me when watching the film for the first time.   My rational husband is not taken to to ascribing more sinister motivations to the unfortunate events of the day without warrant.  I, on the other hand, am close enough to this subject and the film as a project, as to perhaps,  not be so unbiased.

A Noble Lie is the debut documentary Free Mind Films and these guys exceeded even my high expectations.  My husband and I both agreed that the content of the film stuck admirably to the most damning and documentable facts bringing them them together in a fair and compelling manner that does justice to memory of the victims, survivors and independent  investigators of the OKC bombing.   I asked my husband if he would recommend this movie to his father who worked as a first responder at the scene of the tragedy, and he unhesitatingly replied “yes”.

We both appreciated the respect that the filmmakers afford to the intelligence of the viewer.  The narrative carries you through the story in a way that progresses naturally avoiding the common and off putting mistake often made by artists of this genre, of forcing the viewer further out in their conclusions than simple logic compels.  At the same time A Noble Lie also manages to touch upon some the more intriguing, less well known and more difficult to fit pieces of the puzzle without distracting from the solidity of the movie.  The film comes complete with an extensive bibliography so that you can fact check the sources and hopefully, even do some further research on your own.

Rather than compelling by sensationalizing, this film is compelling because of its clarity.   A Noble Lie never stoops-it simply presents.  Step by step, clearly and factually,  this documentary demonstrates that the story we have been asked to accept, is simply untrue adding newly uncovered information that builds upon what is already known.  If before you merely suspected that we have all been shortchanged and the deaths of those murdered that day on April 19th 1995 have not been served the  justice, after watching A Noble Lie you will be certain of it.

A Noble Lie lets us catch up with some of  those that for so many years have refused to turn away from the uncomfortable facts surrounding the Oklahoma City bombing, those who have not been deterred from seeking the truth and continue to hold our government officials to account.  It provides the basis for keeping those noble efforts alive and provides the impetuous for a new generation to keep pushing for justice.

Through interviews with those who still carry the pain and questions of the Oklahoma City bombing with them every day, we realize that what bombing survivor V.Z.  Lawton repeatedly reminds us of is absolutely true-that without truth, there is no justice.

I don’t know if justice will ever be served to all of those responsible for Oklahoma City bombing but A Noble Lie certainly does justice to those whose lives are forever changed by the tragedy.

Watch the trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqObYToGKXc

Pre-order the film A NOBLE LIE: Oklahoma City 1995

S is for Secret: Jesse Trentadue Discovers the FBI’s S Drive

Kaye Beach

June 2, 2011

Remember Jesse Trentadue?  He’s the man who has been fighting for 16 years to find out what happened to his brother Kenneth Trentadue who was murdered while in federal custody in Oklahoma City.

He’s still fighting and still uncovering secrets.

Jan 16, 2011 INTELWIRE Reports: Jesse Trentadue Presses FBI on Secret Files In OKC Bombing

Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue has filed new evidence of secret FBI filing practices in his Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the bureau seeking files related to the Oklahoma City bombing.

Trentadue this week filed exhibits pertaining to FBI procedures for filing documents while keeping them out of legal disclosure processes such as FOIA or discovery. The exhibits were provided to INTELWIRE by Trentadue.

Read more

Today, the results from iWatch News

Posted June 2, 2011

Judge orders FBI to cough up information about a previously secret computer drive

. . . On May 11, Trentadue says he was in court demanding information from the I-drive when the Department of Justice lawyer representing the FBI mentioned the existence of the S-drive — the first public mention of such a drive. Judge Clark Waddoups, a George W. Bush appointee who was presiding over the case in Utah, ordered the FBI to provide more information about the drive by the end of June.

Two days later, Waddoups issued his written order on the matter, which demanded the FBI affirm whether it had provided “incomplete or otherwise misleading information” to the court and demanded that the bureau search for anything requested by Trentadue on both the I and S drives in response to his FOIA requests.

Documents Show FBI Warned Of Murrah Bombing

Kaye Beach

Feb. 5, 2011

Jesse Trentadue’s unrelenting struggle for the truth about the death of his brother, Kenneth Trentdue, provides new revelations.

Posted Feb 5, 2011 on The McCarvile Report:

Documents Show FBI Warned Of Murrah Bombing

By Jerry Bohnen/NewsRadio 1000 KTOK ~ The federal government attempted in 2005 to reach a deal with bomber Terry Nichols to take the death penalty off the table in his Oklahoma murder trial if he admitted to making a warning phone call to the FBI the day before the 1995 bombing, according to new documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.

The documents were released to Jesse Trentadue, the Salt Lake City attorney who’s been in a 15-year fight with the federal government to prove his brother, Kenneth Trentadue, was mistakenly beaten to death during an FBI interrogation because he closely resembled a man who ran with Tim McVeigh in robbing banks.

From INTELWIRE Feb 3, 2011

FBI Lab Took Nearly Three Years To Analyze Terry Nichols Bomb Cache

The FBI Laboratory took 34 months to check for fingerprints on a cache of explosives hidden by Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, according to new documents released by the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act.

The cache of explosives was discovered in 2005 in connection with a threat that they would be used in an act of domestic terrorism and a claim that the fingerprints might point to an unindicted co-conspirator in the Oklahoma City bombing.

The documents were obtained by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue.

Read More and download the documents

Jesse Trentadue Presses FBI on Secret Files In OKC Bombing

Jan 16, 2011

INTELWIRE Reports:

Jesse Trentadue Presses FBI on Secret Files In OKC Bombing

Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue has filed new evidence of secret FBI filing practices in his Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the bureau seeking files related to the Oklahoma City bombing.

Trentadue this week filed exhibits pertaining to FBI procedures for filing documents while keeping them out of legal disclosure processes such as FOIA or discovery. The exhibits were provided to INTELWIRE by Trentadue.

Read more

What Really Keeps Eric Holder Awake at Night

Kaye Beach

Dec 22, 2010

In an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke of the ongoing fight to protect American national security and expressed his growing concern with the threat of homegrown terror – a danger which he said  “keeps me up at night.” Link

More than likely what is keeping Eric Holder up at nights is a guilty conscious.

If you are even slightly familiar with the torture/murder of Kenneth Trentadue at the OK. Federal Prison Transfer Center and the endless battle endured by the family of the slain man, you will know what I mean.

. . .on March 12, 1998, the Assistant Attorney General of Oklahoma,Patrick T. Crawley, wrote to the US Department of Justice:

“The real tragedy in this case appears to be the perversion of law through chicanery and the misuse of public trust under the guise of some aberrant form of federalism. In a succession of either illegal, negligent, or just plain stupid acts, your clients [FBI, DOJ, Bureau of Prisons] succeeded in derailing the medical examiner’s investigation and, thereby, may have obstructed justice in this case. As more and more information is revealed in this case, primarily through the efforts of Jesse Trentadue [lawyer brother of victim], it appears that your clients, and perhaps others within the Department of Justice, have been abusing the powers of their respective offices. If this is true, all Americans should be very frightened of your clients and the DOJ.”

Read more from A Coverup That Won’t Stay Covered by Paul Craig Roberts

From Intelwire:

Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue is taking aim at President Barack Obama’s nominee for Attorney General.

In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy late last week, Trentadue charged that Eric Holder — a Deputy Attorney General during the Clinton Administration — took part in covering up the alleged murder of Trentadue’s brother, Kenneth, in August 1995. Trentadue included copies of several internal Justice Department documents which he alleges show
Holder’s role in a cover-up.

Read the letter and documents

Here is a transcript of a recent interview with Jesse Trentadue

 

 

Declare Your Independence! (from Government Surveillance…)

I was a guest on Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock today. Topic; Government surveillance, Biometrics and the new documentary on the OKC bombing by Free Mind Films “A Noble Lie” (See links below for items discussed)

I’m on Hour 2 and into hour 3 (but the whole show is great!) http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Article/075291-2010-09-13-declare-your-independence-with-ernest-hancock-afternoon-september-13th-2010.htm

Envisioning the Future of the CODIS DNA Database

California Vision 2015

Jesse Trentadue, Salt Lake City Utah Attorney with a portrait of his slain brother, Kenneth Trentadue.

2009 Court Brief

“I didn’t start out to solve the bombing, I started out to find the men who killed my brother,” –Jesse Trentadue

This brief lays out what Jesse Trentadue has found to date as a result of his ongoing battle with the federal government to find out what happened to his brother Kenneth and why.

Fascination read!

More…

From OKC to Abu Ghraib: The Kenneth Trentadue Case

CIA Vaughan Index 2009

FBI surrenders documents that judge ordered
10-21-2005

J.D. Cash

More on Jesse Trentadue’s battle to find justice for his brother, Kenneth.


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