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U.S. Had Clues Before Okla. City Bombing

A federal informant warns that white separatists in Oklahoma are threatening “assassinations, bombings and mass shootings.” The FBI secretly interviews a witness familiar with a plot to blow up the Alfred P. Murrah federal building. Other agents learn of a book being circulated that promotes a truck bombing of a government building. The U.S. government obtained all of this intelligence before Timothy McVeigh detonated his truck bomb in 1995, but officials did not warn federal buildings managers in Oklahoma, according to government documents that detail miscommunications similar to those in the pre-Sept. 11 intelligence failures. “It is the lack of coordination — intelligence going one way, and then going into a black hole,” said Robert Sanders, a former top law enforcement official who reviewed documents obtained by The Associated Press. Full Story

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