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Bombing Suspect’s Sister Said ‘Revolution’ Coming

Associated Press

Timothy McVeigh’s sister said at a Christmas party before the Oklahoma City bombing that “revolution” was coming and her brother would play a role, according to court documents unsealed Thursday.

An FBI agent said in the documents that two witnesses have claimed to have heard Jennifer McVeigh’s remarks at a party on Dec. 23, 1994.

Both witnesses said Jennifer McVeigh, who was studying to be a teacher at Buffalo State College, spoke repeatedly about overthrowing the government.

One witness quoted Jennifer McVeigh as saying: “There’s going to be a revolution, and you’re either going to be with us or against us. I know I’m going to be ready.”

“You’ll see in either April or May something big is going to happen with my brother,” one witness quoted Jennifer McVeigh. “I don’t know what it is, but it’s going to be big.”

FBI agent Gregory Jennings said in the affidavit the reliability of both witnesses, whom he did not identify, is “unconfirmed but unchallenged.”

Timothy McVeigh is charged with Terry Nichols in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building which killed 168 people and injured more than 500.

At the request of The Buffalo News, U.S. District Judge Leslie Foschio unsealed the FBI affidavit and a warrant he had signed three days after the bombing allowing a search of the McVeigh family home in Pendleton, N.Y.

The unsealed documents include a list of 32 items taken from the McVeigh home in the search. Among them were batteries, a flag, notes, photos and a videotape apparently about the 1993 federal raid on the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas.

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