In Jan. 6 Case, Merrick Garland Recycles Dirty Spy Tactic Used in OKC Bomb Prosecution

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ttorney General Merrick Garland is allegedly using the same tactic he may have learned nearly 30 years ago when he helped prosecute Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh: using FBI informants to spy on defense teams.

Zachary Rehl, one of the defendants in the ongoing Proud Boys sedition conspiracy trial, filed a motion Wednesday for the DOJ to provide him with all government records about FBI informants or other witnesses that may have provided the bureau with information about the defense.

Rehl’s filing came after he said he learned that a person he planned on using as a defense witness had, in fact, been working as an FBI informant from at least April 2021 to January 2023.

“During this period of time, the [informant] has been in contact via telephone, text messaging and other electronic means, with one or more of the counsel for the defense and at least one defendant … The [informant] also participated in prayer meetings with members of one or more of the defendants’ families,” Rehl said in his motion.

“The [informant] also engaged in discussions with one of the defendant’s family members about replacing one of the defense counsels.”




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