'The ARA was actually a front group created by the FBI in which the Bureau had embedded at least one informant...'
(Ken Silva, Headline USA) Utah attorney Jesse Trentadue sued the FBI on Friday for records about a CIA asset who helped fund the Oklahoma City bombing, as well as for records about a neo-Nazi bank-robbery gang also involved in the attackthe deadliest domestic terrorism event in U.S. history.
Trentadue has been suing the U.S. government for OKC bomb-related records for nearly 30 years, ever since his brother was murdered in a federal penitentiary. The complex story of how the death of Trentadues brother relates to the OKC bombing can be read in this Mother Jones article.
Trentadues latest lawsuit comes nearly a decade after he filed Freedom of Information Act requests for records on the CIA asset, Roger Moore (not the James Bond actor), and the bank-robbery gang, the Aryan Republican Army.
It has now been 8-1/2 years since Plaintiff submitted his FOIA Request to the FBI and he has not received a single document, he said in his lawsuit.
According to Trentadue, the FBI could be hiding one of the biggest scandals in its history.
Indeed, the FBIs interest in withholding records about Moore, who is now dead, could be because he was an FBI informant and CIA asset.
Roger Moore and the CIA According to Trentadues lawsuit, Moore was an FBI informant as part of the bureaus 1980s- and early 90s-era Operation Punchout, which was designed to identify and apprehend surplus dealers that bought and sold government property stolen from Department of Defense facilities in Utah.
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