BREAKING: Attorney Sues FBI for Records about CIA Asset Who Funded OKC Bombing

BREAKING: Attorney Sues FBI for Records about CIA Asset Who Funded OKC Bombing

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 attack—the 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 Trentadue’s brother relates to the OKC bombing can be read in this Mother Jones article. Trentadue’s latest lawsuit comes nearly a...

read more
Man Entrapped by FBI in Dubious Plot to Build ‘X-Ray Gun’ is Now in Supermax Prison

Man Entrapped by FBI in Dubious Plot to Build ‘X-Ray Gun’ is Now in Supermax Prison

The plot would be comical if not for its disturbing outcome: A man entrapped by FBI undercover agents and informants in a dubious plan to build a so-called X-ray gun is now housed in one of the most notorious prisons in the world. The inmate, Glendon Crawford, a member of the Ku Klux Klan, was initially charged by the Justice Department in 2013 for conspiring to build a “lethal radiation-emitting device.” It turned out, Crawford’s plans were almost entirely facilitated by FBI undercover informants, undercover agents and a cooperating witness from the KKK—as the DOJ admitted in its...

read more

Even American Neo-Nazis Have Abandoned Ukraine

Editor's Note: The activities of Christopher Pohlhaus were previously reported on by the Libertarian Institute's Kyle Anzalone. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, neo-Nazis in the U.S. expressed widespread support for their Ukrainian counterparts. One of the more prominent U.S. neo-Nazis, Blood Tribe leader Christopher Pohlhaus, went as far as planning a compound in Maine to train American extremists to fight for Ukraine against Russia. Pohlhaus and his colleagues also made headlines last September for their endorsement of Joe Biden for the 2024 presidential election....

read more
Militia Leader Targeted by FBI is out of Prison, Still Fighting Conviction

Militia Leader Targeted by FBI is out of Prison, Still Fighting Conviction

About a decade before the FBI infiltrated Midwest militias and fomented a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the bureau targeted Alaska’s militias as part of an apparent attempt to disrupt what was once a thriving Tea Party movement in that state. The FBI’s main target in Alaska was militia leader Shaeffer Cox, a liberty activist who was making waves in mainstream politics at the time—as evidenced by the fact that the upstart won 37% of the vote in a Republican primary for Congress in 2010. Using at least two undercover informants, the FBI concocted a case that Cox had plotted to...

read more
‘Hitman’ Recruited to Target John Bolton Was an FBI Informant

‘Hitman’ Recruited to Target John Bolton Was an FBI Informant

In August 2022, the Justice Department announced that the FBI had foiled an Iranian plot to assassinate former national security adviser John Bolton in retaliation for the U.S. killing Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps–Qods Force commander Qasem Soleimani. But the “hitman” hired to target Bolton was an FBI informant. This was reported Sunday night by 60 Minutes, which glossed over that fact and treated the Bolton-assassination plot as legitimate. “Lucky for Bolton, the assassin was an FBI informant,” the news show reported, painting the assassination plot as a legitimate threat. However, DOJ...

read more
FBI Agent Reveals Smoking-Gun Evidence of Right-Wing Entrapment Operation

FBI Agent Reveals Smoking-Gun Evidence of Right-Wing Entrapment Operation

In the 1990s, the FBI ran an operation entailing undercover agents and informants posing as right-wing extremists. Code-named Patriot Conspiracy, or PATCON, the operation was kept secret until well into the 2000s. After being made public, FBI informant John Matthews, who was involved in PATCON, claimed in 2011 that the operation was designed to provoke right-wing groups to violence. For their part, the Justice Department and FBI vehemently denied Matthews’s allegations, and court records about his claims are still sealed to this day. However, an obscure book written by FBI informant Dave...

read more
U.S. Counter-Terror Operator Vanishes after Claiming to Identify January 6 Pipe Bomber

U.S. Counter-Terror Operator Vanishes after Claiming to Identify January 6 Pipe Bomber

On June 8, 2022, a Twitter account linked to U.S. counterterrorism operator Jade Parker claimed to have identified the suspect who placed pipe bombs outside the RNC and DNC headquarters ahead of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol Hill protest-turned-riot. “I have a very good idea who the unidentified Jan 6 bomber & affiliated network [are],” stated the account linked to Parker—a credentialed terrorism analyst, who’s worked with numerous government agencies, including U.S. Joint Special Operations Command. “I haven’t given the name to anyone. I want Upchurch & her red cell to run it down &...

read more
How an FBI Informant Created One of Largest Nazi Groups in U.S. History

How an FBI Informant Created One of Largest Nazi Groups in U.S. History

An FBI informant cofounded one of the largest and oldest neo-Nazi organizations in U.S. history: the National Socialist Movement, a group connected to numerous crimes and violent events, including the deadly 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally, according to previously unpublicized records reviewed by Headline USA. The documents—a trove of FBI memos, affidavits and court records that this publication has dubbed the “Fed Files”—further indicate that the NSM allegedly had informants in prominent positions throughout much of its nearly 50-year history. Once known as the “Hollywood...

read more

Ken Silva

Ken Silva has been a reporter for more than 10 years, working in places such as the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, and the United States. His favorite writers include Annie Jacobsen and Wendy Painting, and he thinks Robert Nozick's "Anarchy, State, and Utopia" is highly underrated among libertarians today.



Podcasts

scotthortonshow logosq

coi banner sq2@0.5x

liberty weekly thumbnail

Don't Tread on Anyone Logo

313x0w (1)

313x0w (1)

Shop Our Books

Israel Winner of the 2003 Iraq Oil War

Israel Winner of the 2003 Iraq Oil War

From the Foreword by Lawrence B. Wilkerson: “[T]he debate over whether oil was a principal reason for the 2003 invasion has waxed and waned, with one camp arguing that it absolutely was, while the other argues the precise opposite.” “Mr. Vogler, himself a former...

read more