Former FBI Official in Charge of UNABOM Task Force Reveals Current AG Merrick Garland Wanted UNABOMBER Terrorist Released From Custody But Today He Targets Mothers Speaking at School Board Meetings as Terrorists


From The Team at Brannon Howse Live 

Former Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI, Terry Turchie, played a pivotal role in the investigation that led to the arrest of Theodore Kaczynski, infamously known as the UNABOMBER. Turchie's expertise and dedication as the director of the UNABOM Task Force (UTF) from 1994 to 1998 were instrumental in apprehending Kaczynski after an 18-year reign of terror. In his book "UNABOMBER—A Desire to Kill," author Robert Graysmith referred to Turchie as "the heart and spirit of the investigation." 

In an exclusive interview on Brannon Howse Live, Turchie reveals previously undisclosed details about the arrest operation and sheds light on the challenges and complexities faced by the task force due to DOJ officials such as Merrick Garland, who is at this time, the Attorney General of the United States. 

A Coordinated Nationwide Effort:

The UNABOM Task Force spearheaded an extensive and coordinated investigation to track down the UNABOMBER. Turchie describes the task force's efforts as akin to a well-orchestrated play, with agents deployed across the country on the morning of April 3, 1996. The main objective that day was to ensure the safety of the agents, the Forest Service special agent, and Theodore Kaczynski himself. With agents strategically positioned in the mountains of the Continental Divide area near Lincoln, Montana, Turchie and his team were prepared for any outcome. They were aware of Kaczynski's escape plan and took precautions to intercept him if he attempted to flee.

The FBI’s Approach Then Versus Now

The UNABOM investigation was characterized by an unconventional approach, deviating from typical Bureau operations. Turchie emphasizes that they did not rely on SWAT teams but instead opted for a low-key operation. The goal was to apprehend Kaczynski quietly, without any untoward incidents. The task force's careful planning and selection of agents ensured complete control over the operation. Turchie underlines their intention to prevent a repeat of previous events such as Ruby Ridge and Waco, which involved armed confrontations. By maintaining a discreet presence and involving non-FBI personnel like Jerry Burns, they aimed to secure a successful arrest without unnecessary risks.

A Potentially Catastrophic Bombing Attempt:

Reflecting on the UNABOMBER's chilling intentions, Turchie highlights an incident that could have caused a catastrophic loss of life. In 1979, Kaczynski targeted an American Airlines flight departing from Chicago to Washington, DC. The bomb, designed to detonate at a specific altitude, failed due to flaws in construction. The plane made an emergency landing at Dulles Airport, averting disaster. Turchie underscores the significance of this event as it provided crucial insights into the UNABOMBER's capabilities, later instrumental in building a case against him.
Contrasting Approaches: The Unabomber Case and the Capitol Riot Arrests
The Unabomber case serves as a stark contrast when examining the response to recent events, such as the DOJ and FBI’s response to what occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Turchie highlights the disparities in the way law enforcement has handled different situations involving individuals deemed as potential threats. While the Unabomber had killed three people and injured many and posed a significant threat, the approach taken by the FBI did not involve a SWAT team but rather three individuals who apprehended him peacefully at this one room cabin in the woods.

Comparatively, Turchie notes the substantial disparity in the response to the arrest of the individuals that entered the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, and whom had no history of terrorism, bombings, or inflicting harm on others. Some of the individuals taken down by FBI SWAT Teams had merely entered restricted areas without even realizing it, while others participated in a political rally. Despite the absence of a significant terrorist history, these individuals faced the full force of SWAT teams from the FBI.

Turchie further discusses the involvement of a group of attorneys within the Department of Justice (DOJ) who played a crucial role in decision-making during his time working on the Unabomber case. This committee, led by Merrick Garland, the current Attorney General of the United States, handled recommendations and approvals related to FBI actions. Turchie asserts that the attorneys displayed a lack of trust in the Unabomber investigation, as evidenced by their reluctance to approve search warrant affidavits.

He reveals that the DOJ attorneys, under Garland's leadership, were hesitant to approve a search warrant based on a word comparison between the Unabomber's manifesto and a 35-page essay he had written in 1971. Despite the substantial corroborating evidence, the attorneys were hesitant to move forward. Turchie implies that the attorneys' skepticism and their failure to trust the judgment of the FBI agents and then-Attorney General Janet Reno demonstrated a lack of confidence in the investigative team.

However, Reno's unwavering support, trust, and belief in the Unabomber investigation played a pivotal role in moving forward. Turchie recalls a historic meeting where he briefed the owners and editors of The New York Times and The Washington Post, presenting the case for publishing the Unabomber's manifesto. In response to concerns raised during the meeting, then-Attorney General Jane Reno and FBI Director Louis Freeh, without hesitation, said they would take full responsibility if further bombings occurred after the publication of the Unabomber’s manifesto, signifying their confidence in the strategy.

Turchie emphasized the contrasting approaches in dealing with the Unabomber and those at the U.S Capitol on January 6, 2021. Turchie highlights the trust and restraint displayed by Reno and Freeh, regarding the Unabomber investigation. In contrast, he questions the response to those at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, suggesting that individuals without a history of terrorism or violence received a significantly different treatment from law enforcement agencies.
The disparities in the response to these incidents raise concerns and lead to questions about the consistency and fairness of law enforcement actions and a consistent commitment to the rule of law and protection of Constitutional rights. Turchie's account sheds light on the nuanced decisions and dynamics within the DOJ, emphasizing the importance of trust, judgment, and the need for consistent and equitable treatment of potential threats, regardless of their backgrounds, religious beliefs, or political affiliations.

Legal Challenges and the Role of Merrick Garland:

Turchie reveals the legal obstacles faced by the task force during the arrest. He recounts a discussion with FBI legal counsel, Howard Shapiro, where the Department of Justice (DOJ) demanded the release of Kaczynski, citing a lack of authority to arrest him. Turchie expresses frustration with the DOJ's apparent disregard for the monumental efforts invested by exhausted agents. He discloses that Merrick Garland, then Assistant Attorney General, was involved in the discussions back then, and the DOJ was more concerned about Kaczynski's perceived rights than the safety of the agents and the public. Turchie described how he told Shapiro that the bureau’s explosive experts looked inside the cabin and that Kaczynski literally was operating a bomb factory. Turchie described how Bernie Hubley was having everything  documented and to have a hearing and and have this Kaczynski held over and charge him with possession of explosives and paraphernalia. 

Turchie explained that had Garland’s DOJ team got what they wanted and Kaczynski was released from custody, he could have slipped over the border into Canada. Turchie explained that Kaczynski had food stashed along his pre-planned escape route into Canada. Thankfully, Garland and his team were ignored by Attorney General Reno and FBI Director Louis Freeh.

Contrasting Approaches: The Unabomber Case and Civil Liberties Today

In the wake of recent events and discussions surrounding law enforcement tactics and civil liberties, a stark contrast emerges when comparing the handling of the Unabomber case to current situations. Terry Turchie highlights the differing approaches and priorities of the FBI and DOJ of today compared to when he was working on the seventh floor of the Hoover FBI building in D.C. and daily briefing the FBI Director.

Turchie's insights reveal a notable emphasis on civil liberties during the Unabomber investigation, led by Janet Reno, then-Attorney General of the United States, and a group of dedicated attorneys. 

Turchie highlights the fact that despite the Unabomber's history of violence and acts of terrorism, the law enforcement response was notably restrained. Unlike current events, where certain individuals are subjected to aggressive tactics for practising their Constitutional rights and taking part in political rallies or voicing their concerns at public school board meetings regarding mask mandating, forced covid shots, the teaching of Marxism and/or the LGBTQ agenda. The Unabomber received a much different treatment compared to what many innocent Americans are receiving today at the hands of now Attorney General Merrick Garland and his oversight of the FBI. 

Turchie reveals that the apprehension of Kaczynski involved only three individuals, rather than the overwhelming force typically seen in situations today that involve individuals with no known criminal or violent past. 

Merrick Garland's Role and the Committee at the DOJ

During the Unabomber investigation, Merrick Garland held a prominent position as a highly placed Deputy Attorney General. He led a committee of lawyers who were responsible for overseeing recommendations made by FBI agents, including Turchie's team. Despite Garland's history of boasting about his role in the Unabomber case, Turchie notes that as director of the UNABOM Task Force, he did not have direct interaction with Garland and instead worked closely with Attorney General Janet Reno. 

Turchie underscores the trust Reno placed in the investigative team, which stood in contrast to the lawyers' approach. The attorneys at the DOJ, headed by Garland, showed reluctance in approving search warrant affidavits based on a novel approach involving word comparisons between the Unabomber's manifesto and an earlier document written by Kaczynski.
Pursuit of Justice and Preservation of Civil Liberties Versus Federal Weaponization Against Political Opponents

The Unabomber case serves as a stark example of prioritizing civil liberties over aggressive law enforcement tactics. Turchie explains that Reno and Louis Freeh, then-FBI Director, demonstrated faith in the investigative team's judgment and supported the strategy of publishing the Unabomber's manifesto. This approach aimed to engage the public and potentially elicit information about the suspect. Reno and Freeh accepted responsibility for any potential consequences arising from publishing the manifesto, demonstrating a commitment to protecting civil liberties even in the pursuit of a dangerous criminal.

The Unabomber case serves as a remarkable example of law enforcement's ability to balance the pursuit of justice with the preservation of civil liberties. Janet Reno's trust in the investigative team's judgment and willingness to take responsibility for decisions made underscores the importance of protecting individual rights. 

By juxtaposing the Unabomber case with current events, it becomes evident that a different approach prevails today, with concerns about the civil liberties of innocent Americans practicing their First Amendment rights is no longer respected by the current DOJ and FBI. Yet, the arson, property damage assaults and murders that occurred during the communist instigated riots of 2020 with the encouragement of Antifa and Black Lives Matter slogans and activists received little attention or prosecution from the FBI and DOJ of today. 


Terry Turchie's firsthand account in this exclusive interview on Brannon Howse Live provides a captivating glimpse into the intricate operation that led to the arrest of the UNABOMBER. His dedication, alongside the UNABOM Task Force, was instrumental in his arrest and conviction. 

Today’s FBI is in desperate need of a complete gutting and rebuilding and our nation’s leaders should take the advice, counsel, wisdom, experience and historical understanding of men like Terry Turchie if the FBI is to be restored as a legitimate federal investigation agency. 

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