FBI Claims OKC Bombing Tapes Have Disappeared
In Salt Lake City, UT, a judge is questioning the FBI’s excuses as to why they haven’t been able to produce the videotapes of McVeigh parking the van full of explosives at the federal building that subsequently blew up. Jesse Trentadue had filed a FOIA request for the footage but the FBI responded by telling him they were lost.
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.