The Associated Press
February 13, 2003
WASHINGTON -- After the Oklahoma City bombing, FBI investigators gathered
evidence linking Timothy McVeigh to white supremacists who had threatened to
attack government buildings, official memos show.
Several of the documents were not provided to the Oklahoma
City bomber's defense before he was convicted. And the FBI agent in charge
of the investigation says he never received one teletype that raised the
possibility McVeigh had accomplices.
McVeigh was executed in June 2001.
"It is suspected that members of Elohim City are
involved either directly or indirectly through conspiracy," federal
agents wrote in one memo just days after McVeigh detonated a truck bomb
April 19, 1995, outside the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma
City and killed more than 160 people.
The documents also include a teletype from FBI headquarters
in August 1996 that reported McVeigh called Elohim City two weeks before his
bombing, a call to a home where members of a violent Aryan Nation bank
robbery gang were present.
McVeigh made the call April 5, 1995, moments after calling
the Ryder truck company where he rented the truck that carried his deadly
The FBI teletype said that gang members present when McVeigh
called were familiar with explosives and had made a videotape three months
before McVeigh struck vowing war against the federal government and
promising a "courthouse massacre."