The PATCON File, Pt. 2: Holder's Obstruction of Justice, PATCON Operations, and Enrique Tarrio
Orrin Hatch’s Willingness To Listen
Since Jesse was a Utah citizen, his senator at the time, Orrin Hatch, was willing to hear Jesse’s case. What should have been an advantage was Hatch’s position as the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. After viewing the pictures of Kenneth Trentadue’s body, Hatch believed, from the evidence presented, that someone had “covered up” what actually happened.
Perplexed that Hatch became concerned over Kenneth's death, Eric Holder created a plan to muzzle the Utah senator, sweeping him out of the way so that the Department of Justice’s misdeeds remained hidden. On several occasions, Eric Holder made visits to Orrin Hatch’s office, undoubtedly, to dissuade him from pursuing the Trentadue case any further. Not taking Holder’s bait, Hatch gave an exclusive interview to Fox News, addressing the mishandling of the Trentadue case on October 10, 1997.
I met with the Deputy Attorney General just last night on this...All of this is very, very upsetting to a lot of people, including myself. Now, we haven't had a hearing on this lately because of the ongoing federal investigation. But now that the federal people have completed their analysis of this and their investigation, I think we will hold a hearing between now and the end of the year and just see what we can do to get to the bottom of this...There is a lot wrong with this case, and I hope somebody will get to the bottom of it. But apparently the federal government hasn't been able to do so...Yep, it has the aroma of coverup...And like I say, it does look bad. Somebody has not told the truth here and some-body is, in my opinion, covering up. 1
Holder’s tactics did not work, requiring him to have an FBI delegation approach the office of Oklahoma senator, Don Nickles, who was not even a member of the judiciary committee, to obtain an assurance from this senator that the hearing surrounding Trentadue’s murder would have no Senate oversight. Nickles promised the FBI “that it would be his decision whether a Senate inquiry into this matter would be conducted...[and] he was not inclined to initiate such a review.”2 This effectively killed Jesse’s attempt at criminal litigation against the federal government.
Oklahoma City Bombing: Another PATCON Operation?
Jesse had no other recourse through civil and criminal litigation. However, his next approach proved fruitful. He began to file FOIA requests after the realization that Kenneth had been mistaken for Richard Lee Guthrie by the FBI. Deceased reporter, J.D. Cash, informed Jesse around five or six years later that Kenneth’s description matched exactly that of Guthrie’s. Guthrie was involved in robbing banks to gather funds for the purpose of committing domestic acts of violence against the federal government, hoping to overthrow it; the Oklahoma City bombing was linked to this man and his band’s operations.
At the time of Kenneth’s arrest, the largest manhunt for “John Doe II” connected with the Oklahoma City bombing was underway in America, something J.D. Cash apprised Jesse of. Twenty-four witnesses asserted that this person was with McVeigh on April 19, 1995; the FBI later disregarded these testimonies because they deemed these witnesses’ words unreliable. The description of this “John Doe” matched that of both Kenneth and Guthrie. Like Trentadue, Guthrie too supposedly committed suicide in his prison cell in Los Angeles immediately after proclaiming he was going to provided the whole truth about the Oklahoma City bombing.3 Coincidence? Did Guthrie actually work for the FBI as an informant at Elohim City, Oklahoma with Timothy McVeigh, and this is the reason why he was suicided in his cell? Was he actually the second conspirator in the plot to blow up the Murrah building that so many witnesses testified of? If this was beyond the realm of possibility, then why interrogate and torture Kenneth Trentadue, a man who looked almost identical to Guthrie, and then attempt a massive cover up after the fact?
What seems beyond coincidence concerning the histories of both Guthrie and McVeigh is that each of them supposedly washed out of special operations training: Guthrie from SEAL training and McVeigh from the Green Berets. However, relatives paint a picture that alludes to something different, meaning that they never washed out at all. According to Terry Nichols, McVeigh’s accomplice, Timothy was well versed in sabotage and other special operations tactics.4
Other PATCON Operations
As Jesse filed FOIA request, backed by a federal judge’s authority, he exhumed many dark secrets connected with PATCON operations linked directly to FBI and DOJ involvement. The government documents reveals some of the objectives behind PATCON operations: to blow up the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Alabama, to run guns out of the same gun store involved in Fast and Furious, to blackmail Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge, and to take on Christian Fundamentalists at Waco.5
It appears that only one operation was not carried out, but the latter three took place and have tarnished the government’s image. Fast and Furious is the most recent and again involved Eric Holder, who at the time was the Attorney General of the United States. To hide evidence from congressional hearings on the matter, Holder asked President Obama to invoke executive privilege on key documents surrounding the case; Holder was held in contempt of congress.6 Given Holder’s close connection with at least two PATCON operations, Waco under Janet Reno and his personal involvement with Fast and Furious, it appears that Holder’s obstruction of the Trentadue case points to the conclusion that Oklahoma City too was a PATCON operation.
Fast forward to today and more information has emerged perhaps revealing that PATCON operations have yet to cease against Americans. Following the January 6th fiasco, information has surfaced surrounding a group called the “Proud Boys” that divulges their direct involvement in inciting others to act during the capitol breach. This revelation is interesting because this posse’s ringleader, Enrique Tarrio, worked as a FBI informant and provided information to the agency’s officials undoubtedly as intel briefings on the groups activities. But he did not directly participate the January 6 events because he was arrested in what officials say was an effort “to preempt the events of January 6.” Really? In all likelihood, Tarrio’s arrest served to withdraw the FBI’s informant out of the group, giving authorities a conveniently nice alibi for shielding the FBI's involvement in the whole ordeal.7 Yet some of the “Proud Boys” will stand trial because they followed through the plan Tarrio, their trusted leader, had instructed them to do. This is not to say that Tarrio was the only informant at the capitol that day, for these operations require a great deal of logistics and manpower for ensuring their success.
So, since the government has a track record of infiltrating militia and patriot groups with agents, is it not in the realm of possibility that what we saw on January 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol is related to PATCON? This is a question the reader must decide.
Quoted by Jesse Trentadue, Letter to Senator Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Concerning the Nomination of Eric Holder as Attorney General. See this link for document.
Jesse Trentadue notes Guthrie’s statement about his knowledge of the Oklahoma City bombing in his Seattle Town Hall address post in part 1.
Jesse C. Trentadue vs. Federal Bureau of Investigations and Federal Bureau of Investigations’ Oklahoma City Field Office: Declaration of Terry Lynn Nichols. See this link for document.
Jesse provides some details about this in his Seattle Town Hall address. He notes that he received this information from a former FBI PATCON operative named John Matthews.
In 2019, this whole matter was dropped once control of the House shifted to the Democrats.
Tarrio would later be arrested and connected with the activities of January 6th. But will his association with FBI and its PATCON activities be addressed in the court hearings? Something tells me they won’t; rather, he will serve as another in a long line of government patsies. Notice how long it took the enforcement agencies to further indict this man. See this link for Tarrio’s indictment.