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Poll: US Split on FBI-McVeigh Incident
41-percent say foul-up, 43-percent say cover-up
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Dateline: 5/13/01

Over May 10 and 11, Newsweek Magazine called 1,056 adults asked them whether the FBI's failure to release thousands of documents related to its OKBOMB investigation of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh had been a simple error, or a cover up.

Forty-one percent (41%) felt a simple bureaucratic foul-up had occurred, while forty-three percent (43%) accused the FBI of covering up details that might further embarrass the Agency.

Whether foul-up or cover-up, fifty-six percent (56%) of the respondents said the incident had not reduced their confidence in the FBI and the American criminal justice system. Thirty-nine percent (39%) said that it had.

McVeigh's execution should still be executed, according to seventy-two percent (72%) of those called, but fifty-five percent (55%) said the incident suggests that co-conspirators besides McVeigh's army buddy, Terry Nichols, now serving a life sentence for helping to build the bomb.

On the morning of April 19, 1995, McVeigh parked a rental truck carrying the bomb outside the front doors of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Shortly after McVeigh left the scene, the bomb exploded, killing 168 men, women and children inside the building.

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