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Waco, Texas / Branch Davidians Siege / FBI Tapes #188369

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 02, 1999
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Attorney General Janet Reno's order that FBI videotapes about the siege at the Branch Davidians compound in Waco, Texas, in 1993 be seized as evidence noted.

(Washington: Bob Woodruff) The questions about the FBI assault on the Branch Davidians compound reviewed; videotape shown; exchange between special agent supervising the hostage rescue team Stephen McGavin and team commander Richard Rogers played indicating a decision to use incendiary canisters. [Former FBI negotiator Byron SAGE - says this tape would have been monitored.] [Attorney David HARDY - reacts to FBI revelations indicating earlier fabrication.] Reno's plans for a new independent investigation as soon as she finds someone to run it noted.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Dallas: Mike von Fremd) The impact of the revelations about Waco on conspiracy theorists examined. [Assistant federal prosecutor Bill JOHNSTON - says independent film producer Michael McNulty uncovered the evidence of pyrotechnic devices being used.] [MGA Films McNULTY - says now we will be taken seriously.] [Former FBI profiler Clint VAN ZANDT - says people who want to believe the government is against them have gotten new fuel.] The remnants of the Waco compound shown.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) More on the FBI tapes on Nightline noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Woodruff, Bob;
von Fremd, Mike

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