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"Gunfire called likely - Optics expert rebuts Waco standoff report" by Alan D. Fischer ("Arizona Daily Star," December 10, 2001)

"State Bar officials say no disciplinary action will be taken vs. Bill Johnston" by Tommy Witherspoon ("Waco Tribune-Herald," December 8, 2001)

"Waco inspires wayward play" by Steven Oxman ("Variety", November 6, 2001)

"Waco courthouse where Branch Davidian case was held burns during renovations" (AP, October 26, 2001)

"Branch Davidian Questions Await Reno in Waco" by Matt Pyeatt ("CNS News," September 11, 2001)

"Reno to visit Waco this week for first time since Davidian standoff" by Tyler Bridges ("Miami Herald," September 9, 2001)

"Ghosts of '93 still found at Waco" by Laurence McQuillan ("USA TODAY," August 31, 2001)

"Up close and personal in Waco" by Sam Adams ("Harrison Daily Times," August 20, 2001)

"New Evidence Shows Whitewash of FBI Role at Waco" by Wes Vernon ("News Max," August 9, 2001)

"Senators to scrutinize Waco siege evidence?" by Jon Dougherty ("World Net Daily," July 29, 2001)

"Ashcroft Orders Full FBI Review After Blunders" by Tabassum Zakaria (Reuters, June 20, 2001)

"Davidians don't like connection to McVeigh" by Jason Embry ("Waco Tribune-Herald," June 14, 2001)

"Danforth Privately Praised Reno on Waco" ("NewsMax," June 13, 2001)

"Branch Davidians Shed No Tears for McVeigh" by Sam Howe Verhovek ("The New York Times", June 12, 2001)

"Associates stand by prosecutor" by Susan Parrott ("Dallas Morning News," June 8, 2001)

"Davidian prosecutor gets two years' probation" (AP, June 7, 2001)

"Armed and Dangerous" by Jon Dougherty ("World Net Daily," June 6, 2001)

"Test results of Waco simulation called into question " ("Seattle Post-Intelligencer," June 2, 2001)

"Davidian prosecutor could face jail time, despite earlier pledge to seek probation " (AP, June 1, 2001)

"Danforth Blasts FBI Over Waco Probe" (Associated Press, June 1, 2001)

"FBI Termed Uncooperative in Waco Probe" by Dan Eggen ("Washington Post," June 1, 2001)

"Waco Case to Break Open Again? " by Wes Vernon ("Newsmax," May 31, 2001)

"'Waco' producer challenges government analysis" by Jon Dougherty ("World Net Daily," May 21, 2001)

"Reno: Danforth Told Me I Handled Waco 'Exactly Right'" ("News Max," May 20, 2001)

"Waco producer: Weapons photos falsified" by Jon Dougherty ("World Net Daily," May 18, 2001)

"Danforth spokesman refutes Waco charges " by Jon Dougherty ("World Net Daily," May 14, 2001)

"Parent still wants answers on how Davidian son died" by Tommy Witherspoon ("Waco Tribune-Herald," May 9, 2001)

"Danforth trusted FBI during Waco probe" by Jon Dougherty ("World Net Daily," May 8, 2001)

"McVeigh Considered Killing Reno" by Karen Gullo (Associated Press, April 27, 2001)

"Former AG Janet Reno plans visit to Waco" by Jason Embry ("Waco Tribune-Herald," April 27, 2001)

"Danforth Disputes New Criticism of His Waco Report" by Robin Wallace ("Fox News," April 24, 2001)

"Survivor Remembers Davidian Standoff" (UPI, April 20, 2001)

"Day of infamy" ("Washington Times," (Editorial) April 19, 2001)

"Detonating a Waco fireball" by James Bovard ("Washington Times," April 19, 2001)

"Back to Waco" by Kathryn Jean Lopez ("National Review," April 18, 2001)

"Cato Study Blasts Danforth's Branch Davidian Report " ("NewsMax," April 11, 2001)

"Right-wing groups view bomber McVeigh as a 'patsy'" by Andrew Stern (Reuters, April 4, 2001)

"Ruby Ridge's Randy Weaver says McVeigh's reason for bombing rings " ("The Indianapolis Star," March 31, 2001)

"McVeigh sees child victims as 'collateral damage'" (AP, March 30, 2001)

"McVeigh acted in revenge for Waco " by Laura Peek ("The Times," March 28, 2001)

"Plea Deal Made in Branch Davidian Probe" by Dan Eggen and David A. Vise ("Washington Post," February 7, 2001)

"Ex-prosecutor admits concealing notes in Waco case" (Reuters, February 7, 2001)

"Ex-prosecutor takes deal in Davidian case" (AP, February 5, 2001)

"Johnston hearing rescheduled again; plea deal said to be in works" by Tommy Witherspoon ("Waco Tribune-Herald," February 2, 2001)

"Pretrial hearing in Waco case rescheduled again" ("Texas News," January 30, 2001)

"Janet Reno to rest, ramble after leaving office" by Anne Gearan (AP, January 18, 2001)

"Pretrial hearing in Waco prosecutor case postponed" (AP, January 16, 2001)

"Special prosecutor: Bill Johnston should be held responsible for actions" by Tommy Witherspoon ("Waco Tribune-Herald," January 13, 2001)

"Danforth attorneys reject claim that Johnston trial is unfair" (AP, January 13, 2001)

"Ex-prosecutor charged after Waco case wants notes taken by investigators" by Tim Bryant ("St. Louis Post-Dispatch," January 11, 2001)

"Attorney to ask judge to dismiss charges against former Waco federal prosecutor" (Associated Press, January 10, 2001)

"Supporters of Bill Johnston hoping for presidential pardon" by Tommy Witherspoon ("Waco Herald-Tribune," January 7, 2001)

Full Text of the Controversial Danforth Report (July 2000) - PDF Format
"What the Waco Jury Never Heard"
by Stuart Wright



Buy this book In order to supplement the above news, we recomment the book by David Thibodeau "A Place Called Waco: A Survivor's Story" (see related article). Thibodeau, one of only nine Branch Davidian survivors of the attack, tells the story of the Branch Davidians and their dealings with federal agents. In light of subsequent government admissions, including a partial recantation in 1999 of previous denials that the tea gas used in the assault could have been incendiary, Thibodeau's detailed account of the storming of the compound and the fire that followed is still more important.

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