Scott Horton Interviews David Paul Hammer
Death row inmate David Paul Hammer, author of Deadly Secrets: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing, discusses the mysterious “Major” and “Poindexter” characters that Timothy McVeigh claimed help instigate and advance the Oklahoma City bombing plot, Andreas Strassmeir’s role in leading the Aryan Republican Army’s military wing, why McVeigh believed that his execution would be faked – and therefore didn’t want an autopsy, Hammer’s claim that FBI agents offered him a life sentence in exchange for holding back his book, the strict limitations on media interviews of death row inmates despite court decisions allowing them, the FBI PATCON plan to infiltrate and discredit right-wing militia movements in the 1990s, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s connection to Elohim City informants and why John Does two and three were most likely Richard Guthrie and Michael Brescia.
MP3 here. (78:07)
David Paul Hammer is a prisoner on death row at Terre Haute prison, Indiana. During the time when Timothy McVeigh occupied a cell adjacent to his, Hammer claims McVeigh relayed numerous details about the Oklahoma City bombing.
Hammer is the author of the 2004 book Secrets Worth Dying For: Timothy James McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing and the new book Deadly Secrets: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing.