McVeigh defense archive shows bomber viewed blast as failure Reply

By Michael Graczyk

Associated Press

, is a note from Oklahoma City comber Timothy McVeigh to his defense team. The note, saying "This is the FBI! Do not Panic! We are currently ramming tanks into your house to inject CS gas. Send out your women and children. We know you’re in there and we know you have Bibles and a copy of the Constitution!” is on one of the millions of pages of attorney/client documents donated by attorney Stephen Jones to the center at the University of Texas. (Briscoe Center for American History via AP) © Provided by Associated Press , is a note from Oklahoma City comber Timothy McVeigh to his defense team. The note, saying “This is the FBI! Do not Panic! We are currently ramming tanks into your house to inject CS gas. Send out your women and children. We…
USTIN, Texas — Timothy McVeigh considered the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building 20 years ago somewhat of a failure, viewed himself as a “Paul Revere-type messenger” and even suggested his defense team should receive $800,000 from the government, according an archive of documents donated by the convicted bomber’s lead attorney.

The estimated 1 million pages of paper documents from Stephen Jones now fill 550 file cabinet-sized boxes at the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas, where the Enid, Oklahoma, attorney received his undergraduate degree. The trove, delivered to the school in three phases since 1998, only became fully organized late last year.

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