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89221-317-04132-9 200941 CPo
Dep':rtment of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box480
Holtsville, NY 11742-0480
90027 IRS USE ONLY SB U C 0 29
For assistance, call:
1-800-829-8374
Your CaDer!D: 059883
Noti Number: CP7IA
Date: October 26, 2009
013194.655299.0051.002 1 AT 0.357 920
Taxpayer Identification Number:
537-48-1733
11.1 11: 11 1.11 1 11.1 1 11 11.11 1.1.1.1.1
Tax Form: 1040
Tax Year: December 31, 1998
DAVID R SANNES
1750 WINONA BLVD
LOS ANGELES CA
APT 2
90027-3813
Reminder: You owe past due taxes for 1998
Why am I getting this
notice"
What should I do?
Amount Owed:
Pay by:
$266,825.69
November 9, 2009
You have a past due tax balance for 1998. By law, we must tell you each year how
much you owe. We will send you a notice for each tax year for which you still owe.
!fyou can make a payment:
I. Make your check or money order payable to the United States Treasury.
Write tax year 1998 and this Social Security Number (537-48-1733) on your
payment.
2. Compleie and detach the payment stub at the end of this notice.
3. Send the stub and your payment in the enclosed envelope.
If you can't pay the full amount owed:
1. Pay as much as you can now.
2. Review the Payment Options listed on the back of this page.
3. Call us at 1-800829-8374 if you want to discuss payment options
for the amount not paid.
Re",i"der! If you Jon'l pay ti,e alllOllll' owed by November 9, 2009, we will conti"ue
to add pellalties alld interest ""til tile amollnt is paid ill /1111.
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How We Calculated the Amount You Owe
Form Tax Vear Unpaid Balance + Penalties + Interest - Total
.
1040 1998 $151,376.62 $.00 $115,449.07 $266,825.69
Payment Options
The following payment options may be available to you. Please call us at 1-800-829-8374 to discuss these options
and payml!nt arrangements.
1. Installment agreement
2. Automatic deductions from your checking account
3. Payroll deductions
4. Credit card payments
Frequently Asked Questions
What ifI don't agree with the
amount owed?
I pre\10usly contacted t he IRS
to inform you that I couldn't
pay. Why am I getting this
notice?
What ifI'm currently working
with an IRS representative?
Will the IRS contact others
about m)' tax account?
Ifyoll don't agree with the amount shown on this statement, please call us at
1-800-829-8374, or write to us at the address listed on the payment stub. You
will need to tell us why you don't agree and you may need to send us
information to support your statement.
By law, we are required to send you a reminder notice each yearlo give you
an update ofthc currcnt amount owed.
Uyou're currently working with an IRS representative to resolve your past
due taxes, contact the person you've been working with to discuss this notice.
Generally, it is our practice to directly with a taxpayer or a taxpayer's
duly authorized representative. However, we sometimes talk with other
persons (such as a neighbor, bank, emploYi!f Of i!mployees) whi!n we need
infonnation that the taxpayer has been unable to or to verify
infonnation we have received. If we contact other persons, you have the
right to request a list of those contacted.
For tax jonus, instnJctions and illjonna/ion, visit www.irs.gov. (Access to
this site will 1I0t provide you with allY taxpayer account iJifonnatioll.)
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013185
Department of the Treasury
Intcrnal Rc\'cnue Senice
P.O. Box 4 ~ O
Holtsville, NY 11742-0480
90027 IRS USE ONLY SB U
89247-460-60035-0
C 0 29
For assistanc\!, call:
1-800-829-8374
Your Caller!D: 059883
Notice Number: CP7IA
Date: October 26, 2009
200941 CP:
013195.655299.0051.002 1 AT 0.357 920
T .. payer Identification Number:
537-48-1733
11.1 11 11 1.11 1 11.1 1 11 11.11 1.1.1.1.1
Tax Form: 1040
Ta. Year: December 3 I, 1997
DAVID R SANNES
1750 WINONA BLVD APT 2
LOS ANGELES CA 90027-3813
Reminder: You owe past due taxes for 1997
Why am I getting this
notice"
What .hould I do'!
Amuunt Owed:
Pay by:
$117,690.90
Nu\'ember 16, 2009
You have a past due lax balance for 1997. By law, we must tell you each year how
much you owe. We will send you a notice for each tax year for which you still owe.
!fyou can make a payment:
I. Make your check or money order payable to the United State. Treasury.
Write tax year 1997 and this Social Security Number (537-48-1733) on your
payment.
2. Comph:tc and detach the payment stub at the.: end of this notice.
3. Send the .tub and your payment in the enclo.ed envelope.
If you can't pay the full amount owed:
I. Pay as much as you can now.
2. Review the Payment Options listed on the back ofthi. pago.
3. Call us at 1-800-829-8374 if you want to discuss payment options
for the amount not paid.
Remi"der! /fYOII dOli" pay tl,e amOllll' owet/ by November 16, 1009, we will
co"tilllle III utld pella/ties and illterest ""ti/tlle allwlIIlt ;s paid ill filII.
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How We Calculated the Amount You Owe
Form Tax Year Unpaid Balance + Penalties + Interest - Total
1040 1997 $65,220.38 $.00 $52,470.52 $117,690.90
Payment Options
The following payment options may be available to you. Please call us at 1-800-829-8374 to discuss these options
and make payment 3trJngl!ments.
I. Installment agreement
2. Automatic deductions from your checking account
3. Payroll deductions
4. Credit card payments
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I dOll't agree with the
alllount owed'!
I Ilfeviously cOlltacted the IRS
to inform you that I couldn't
pay. Why am I getting tbis
notice'!
What if I'm currently workiug
with all IRS representath'e'!
Will the IRS cOlltact others
abont my tax account'!
If you don't agn:e with the amount shown on this statement, please call us at
1-800-829-8374, or write to us at the address listed on the payment stub. You
will need to tdlus why you don't agree and you may need to send us
infonn4Jtion to support your statement.
By law, we arc rcquin:d to send you a n:minder notice each year to give you
an update of the CUlTent amount owc!d.
Ifyoll're currently working with an IRS representative to resolve your past
due t4Jxes, contact the person you've been working with to discuss this notice.
Generally, it is our practice to deal directly with a taxpayer or a taxpayer's
duly authorized representative. However, we sometimes talk with other
persons (such as a neighbor, bank, employer or employees) when we need
infonnation that the taxpayer has been unable to provide, or to verifY
infonnation we have n .. ~ e i v e d . Ifwe contact other persons, you have the
right to request a list of those contacted.
For larjonus. illSlnJctiolls alld iJifonuutioll. visit w\Vw,irs,gov. (Access to
this site willllot pnwide you with allY larpayer account ill/onuatioll.)
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89247-424-60062-1 200941 CPo
Department of the Treasury
Internal Re,'enue Scnice
P.O. !lox 480
Holtsville, NY 11742-048U
90027 IRS USE ONLY S!l U C 0 29
For assistance, call:
1-800-829-8374
Vour CaUer!D: 059883
N olice Number: CP71 A
Dale: October 26, 2009
013193.655299.0051.002 1 AT 0.357 920
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Taxpayer Idenlificallon Number:
537-48-1733
Tax Form: 1040
Ta. Vear: Dec.mber31, 1999
DAVID R SANNES
1750 WINONA BLVD
LOS ANGELES CA
APT 2
90027-3813
Reminder: You owe past due taxes for 1999
W h ~ ' am I geUing lhis
not icc'!
Whal should I do'!
Amount Owed:
Pay by:
$163,846.76
N()\'ember 9, 2009
You have a past due tax balance for 1999, By law, we must tell you each year how
much you owe. We will send you a notice for each tax year for which you still owe.
If you can make D payment:
I, Make your check or money order payable to the United States TreasuIY.
Write tax year 1999 and this Social Security Number (537-48-1733) on your
payment.
2. Complete and detach the payment stub at the end of this nolice.
3. Send the stub and your payment in thl.! enclosed cnvelopc.
(fyou can't pay the full amount owed:
]. Pay as much as you can now.
2. Review the Payment Options listed on the back of this page.
3. Call us at 1-800-829-8374 if you want to discuss payment options
for the amount not paid.
Remillderl IIYou dO/, 't pay tl,e amo/lllt owed by November 9, 2009, we will cOlltillue
10 add pellallies alld illleresl ""li/ ti,e amOl"" is paid ill /1111.
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How We Calculated the Amount You Owe
Form Tax Year Unpaid nalance + Penalties + Interest = Total
1040 1999 $100,467.56 $.00 $63,379.20 $163,846.76
Payment Options
The following payment options may be available to you. Please call us at 1-800-829-8374 to discuss these options
and make payment arrangl!mcnts.
1. Installment agreement
2. Automatic deductions from your checking account
3. Payroll deductions
4. Credit card payments
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I don't agree with the
amount owed'!
Illre,iously contacted the IRS
to inform YOII that I couldn't
pay. Why ami gettin!: this
noticc'!
What if I'm currently working
with an IRS representative'!
Will the IRS contact others
about my tax account'!
If you don't agree with th..: amount shown on this statement, pic-as..: call us 3t
1-800-829-8374, or write to us at the address listed on the payment stub. You
will ne:cd to ltdl us why you don't agn:e and you may need to send us
infonnation to support your stakmcnl.
By law, we arc required to sl!nd you a rcmindl!f notice each year to give you
an update orlhc current amount owed.
If you're currently working with an IRS rcprcs..:ntativc to resolve your past
due taxes, contact the person you've been working with to discuss this notice.
Gcnl!rally, it is our practice to deal directly with a taxpayer or a taxpayer's
duly authorized representative. However, we sometimes talk with other
persons (such as a neighbor, bank, employer or employees) when we nel!d
information that the taxpayer has been unable to provide, or to verify
information we have rl!ccived If WI! contact other persons, you have the
right to request a list of those cont3ch:d
For tat/onus, instructions and in/ormation, visit www.irs.gov. (Access to
this site willl/ot prol'ideyou w;th allY ta'puyeruccount ;1!fonllulioll.)
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013182
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box480
Holtsville, NY 11742-0480
90027 IRS USE ONLY SB U
. 29254-672-18077-5
C 0 29
For assistance, call:
1-800-829-8374
Vour Caller 10: 059883
Notice Number: CP7IA
Date: October 26,2009
200941 CP:
013182.655299.0051.002 1 AT 0.357 920
Taxpayer Identification Number:
537-48-1733
11.1 11 11 1.11 1 11.1 1 11 11.11 1.1.1.1.1
Tax Form: 1040A
Tax V.ar: December 31,2000
DAVID R SANNES
1750 WINONA BLVD APT 2
LOS ANGELES CA 90027-3813
Reminder: You owe past due taxes for 2000
Why am I getting this
notice"
What should I do?
Amount Owed:
Pay by:
$57,535,06
November 16, 2009
You have a past due tax balance for 2000. By law, we must tell you each year how
much you owe. We will send you a notice for each tax year for which you still owe.
If you can make a payment:
I. Make your check or money order payable to the United States Treasury.
Write tax year 2000 and this Social Security Number (53?-48-1733) on your
payment.
2. Complete and detach the payment stub at the end of this notice.
3. Send the stub and your payment in the enclosed envelope.
If you can't pay the full amount owed:
I. Pay as much as you can now.
2. Review the Payment Options listed on the back oflhis page.
3. Call us al 1-800-829-8374 if you wanllo discuss paymenl oplions
fort he amount not paid.
Reminder! IIYou dall" pay tl,e a"W1l1I1 owed by November 16,2009, we wi/l
cOllti"ue to add pellalties alld interest ""till/re alllOlllll ;s paid ill /1111.
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How We Calculated the Amount You Owe
Forn. Tax Year Unpaid Balance + Penallie. + Illterest - Total
I040A 2000 $41,576.67 $.00 $15,958.39 $57,535.06
Payment Options
The following payment oplions may be available to you. Please callus at 1-800-829-8374 to discuss these options
and make payment arrangements.
1. Installment agreement
2. Automatic deductions from your checking account
3. Payroll deduclions
4. Credit card payments
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I don't agree with the
amount owed?
I pre\iou.ly contacted the IRS
to inform you that I couldn't
pay, Why am I getting this
notice?
What if I'm currently workillg
with all IRS representative'!
Will theIRS contact other.
about my tax account'!
Ifyau don't agree with the amount shown on this statement, p l ~ a s ~ call us at
1-800-829-8374, or write to us at the address listed on the payment .tub. You
will need t ~ tell us why you don't agree and you may need to send us
infonnation to support your statl!mcnt.
By law, we are required to send you a reminder notice each YC<Jf to give you
an update of the current amount owed.
If you're currently working with an IRS representative to resolve your past
due laxes, contact the person you've been working with to discuss this notice.
Generally, it is our practice to deal directly with a taxpayer or a taxpayer's
duly authorized n:pr..:sentative. How..:ver, we sometimes talk with other
persons (such as a neighbor, bank, employcr or cmployees) whcn we need
infonnation that the taxpayer has been unable to provide, or to v..:riry
infonnation we have received. Ifwe contact other persons, you have the
right to request a list of those contacted.
For lal:/onlls, iustnJctions and ill/anl/ation, visit www.irs.gov. (Access to
(/lis site will not prov;de you with any ta:rpayer account ill/ormation.)
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B072371
013181
of the Treasury
Infernul Re\'cnue Senicc
P.O. Box 480
HollS\'ille, NY 11742-0480
90027 IRS USE ONLY SB U
29254-672-18076-5
C 0 29
For assistance, call:
1-800-829-8374
Your Culler 10: 059883
Notice Number: CP7IA
Date: October 26, 2009
200941 CP:
013191.655299.0051.002 1 AT 0.357 920
Ta'payer Identilication Number:
537-48-1733
11.1 11 11 1.11 1 11.1 1 11 11.11 1.1.1.1.1
Tax Form: 1040A
Ta, Y.ar: DecemberJl,2001
DAVID R SANNES
1750 WINONA BLVD
LOS ANGELES CA
APT 2
90027-3813
Reminder: You owe past due taxes for 2001
Why um I getting this
noticc'!
What should I do?
Amount Owed:
Pay by:
$111,412,93
No\'Cmber 16, 2009
You have a past due tax balance for 2001. By law, we must tell you each year how
much you owe. We will send you a notice for each tax year for which YOli still owe.
If you can make a payment:
1. Make your check or money order payable to the United States Treasury.
Write tax year 2001 and this Social Security Number(537-48-1733) on your
payment.
2. Complete and detach the payment stub at the end of this notice.
3. Send the stub and your payment in the enclosed envelope.
lfyou can't pay the full amount owed:
1. Pay as much as you can now.
2. Review the Payment Options listed on the back of this page.
3. Call us at 1-800-829-8374 if you want to discuss payment options
for the amount not paid.
Remillder! 1/),011 dOli" pay tl.e amOl",towed by Novelllber 16, 1009, we wi/l
cOlltill"e to add pellalties alld i"terest ""til tl.e (II'IO.",t is paid ill /111/.
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How We Calculated the Amount You Owe
Form Tax Year Unpaid Balancc + Penalties + Interest = Total
104M 2001 $58,964.67 $.00 $22,448.26 $81,412.93
Payment Options
The following payment options may be available to you. Please callus at 1-800-829-8374 to discuss these options
and makt: payment arrangements.
I. Installment agreement
2. Automatic deductions from your checking account
3. Payroll deductions
4. Credit card payments
Frequently Asked Questions
What irI don't agree with the
amount owed'!
I pre,ionsl), contacted the IRS
to inforlll)'ou that I couldn't
pa),. Wh)' alii I getting this
notice'! .
What if I'm currentl), working
with an IRS representative'!
Will the IRS contact others
about m)' tax account'!
If you don't agrel! with thl! amount shown on this stalcml!nt, ph:ase call us at
1.800-829-8374, or wrile to us at the address lisled on the payment stub. You
will need to tell us why you don't agr!.!e and you may nl!l!d to send us
infonnation to support your stateml!nt.
By law, we are required to send you a reminder notice each year to give you
an update of the current amount owed.
I f you're currently working with an IRS representative to resolve your past
due taxes, contact the person you've been working with to discuss this notice.
Generally, it is our practice to deal directly with a taxpayer or a taxpayer's
duly authorized represl!ntative. However, we sometimes talk with other
persons (such as a neighoor, bank, employer or !.!mploY!.!l!s) when we n!.!\!d
infonnation that the taxpayer has bl!l!n unable to provide, or to verify
infonnation we have r ... "Ccived. Ifwe contact other persons, you have the
right to requl!st a list of those contacted.
For lax jorms, instructions ulld visit w\Vw.irs.gov. (Access to
this site willl/ot provide you with any tuxpayer account
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Following is the text of the complaint filed in this case. For a brief
background statement,
click here.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
ROGER HENRY LIPPMAN,
Plaintiff,
v.
JOHN N. MITCHELL
RICHARD G. KLEINDIENST
ELLIOT RICHARDSON
ROBERT BORK
WILLIAM SAXBE
CLYDE A. TOLSON
L. PATRICK GRAY
WILLIAM RUCKELSHAUS
CLARENCE KELLEY
GUY GOODWIN
ROBERT MARDIAN
LOUIS HARRIS
TOM CHARLES HUSTON
JOHN DOE 1 and other unknown
agents of the FBI
JOHN DOE 2 and other unknown
agents of the U.S. Department of
Justice
JOHN DOE 3 and other unknown
employees of Executive Branch and
other agencies of the U.S. government
PACIFIC NORTHWEST BELL
TELEPHONE COMPANY
ILLINOIS BELL TELEPHONE
COMPANY
JOHN DOE 4 and other unknown
employees of Pacific Northwest Bell
JOHN DOE 5 and other unknown
employees of Illinois Bell
June 13, 1974
. Civil Action No.
.C74-3428
,
COMPLAINT FOR'
I MONEY
DAMAGES and
: DECLARATORY
. and INJUNCTIVE
RELIEF
Defendants.
JURISDICTION
1. This action arises under Title 18, United States Code, 2520, 42
U.S.C. 1985(3) and 1986, 47 U.s.C. 605, and under the First,
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The
jurisdiction of this court is based upon 18 U.S.C. 2520, 28 U.S.C.
1331(a) and 1343(1), (2), and (4), and the aforementioned
Constitutional provisions. The matter in controversy, exclusive of interest
and costs, exceeds $10,000.
PARTIES
2. Plaintiff ROGER HENRY LIPPMAN is a citizen of the United States
and a resident of the State of Washington, and the City of Seattle.
During the years 1967-1970, Plaintiff was a member and leader of
Students for a Democratic Society (hereinafter SDS). During the years
1970-1973, Plaintiff was a named defendant in the Seattle 8 Conspiracy
case, U.S. v. Marshall, et ai, No. 51942, U.S. District Court, Western
District of Washington. From 1971 to the present, Plaintiff has been
involved in numerous political activities in opposition to governmental
policy. At no time did Plaintiff have any involvement with a foreign power
or its agents or agencies.
3. Defendant JOHN N. MITCHELL is former Attorney General of the
United States. He is sued in his individual and former official capacities.
4. Defendant RICHARD G. KLEINDIENST is former U.S. Attorney
General. He is sued in his individual and former official capacities.
5. Defendant ELLIOT RICHARDSON is former U.S. Attorney General.
He is sued in his individual and former official capacities.
6. Defendant ROBERT BORK is Solicitor General and former Acting
Attorney General of the U.S. He is sued in his individual and former
official capacities.
7. Defendant WILLIAM SAXBE is U.S. Attorney General. He is sued in
his individual and official capacities, and as custodian of certain records
to be mentioned below.
8. Defendant CLYDE A. TOLSON is executor of the estate of former FBI
Director J. Edgar Hoover.
9. Defendant L. PATRICK GRAY is former Acting Director of the FBI. He
is sued in his individual and former official capacities.
10. Defendant WILLIAM RUCKELSHAUS is former Acting Director of
the FBI. He is sued in his individual and former official capacities.
11. Defendant CLARENCE KELLEY is Director of the FBI. He is sued in
his individual and official capacities, and as custodian of certain records.
to be mentioned below.
12. Defendant GUY GOODWIN is a Special Prosecutor in the U.S.
Department of Justice. He is sued in his individual and official capacities.
13. Defendant ROBERT MARDIAN is a former Assistant Attorney
General. He is sued in his individual and former official capacities.
14. Defendant LOUIS HARRIS is an employee of the FBI in Seattle,
presently residing in the Western District of Washington. He is sued in
his individual and official capacities.
15. Defendant TOM CHARLES HUSTON is a former employee of the
Executive Branch of the U.S. government. He is sued in his individual
and former official capacities.
16. Defendants JOHN DOE 1 are unknown agents of the FBI. They are
sued in their individual and official capacities.
17. Defendants JOHN DOE 2 are unknown employees of the U.S.
Department of Justice. They are sued in their individual and official
capacities.
18. Defendants JOHN DOE 3 are unknown employees of the Executive
Branch and other agencies of the U.S. government. They are sued in
their individual and official capacities.
19. Defendant PACIFIC NORTHWEST BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY
is a State of Washington corporation with its principal place of business
at 1101 4th Avenue, Seattle. It is a public utility providing telephone
service for customers in the greater Seattie area, including Plaintiff.
20. Defendant ILLINOIS BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY is a State of
Illinois corporation with its principal place of business at 225 W.
Randolph, Chicago. It is a public utility providing telephone service for
customers in the Chicago area, formerly including the National Office of
SDS.
21. Defendants JOHN DOE 4 are unknown employees of Pacific
Northwest Bell Telephone Company.
22. Defendants JOHN DOE 5 are unknown employees of Illinois Bell
Telephone Company.
FACTS
A. Hoover Plan [Also, click here and here.]
: 23. On information and belief, Plaintiff alleges that sometime in
the Spring of 1968, then FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, acting
: individually and in conspiracy with other persons, caused to be
; instituted a plan (hereinafter Hoover Plan) for counter-intelligence,
: espionage, and electronic surveillance against the so-called "New
Left" in the United States. '
i 24. This operation was designed to disrupt, sabotage, and render
ineffective indigenous domestic opposition to the conduct of the
i U.S. war in Southeast Asia and to governmental policy in general.
j 27. The Hoover Plan remained in effect until the Spring of 1971,
:when it was ordered terminated by Hoover, although FBI field
'offices were permitted to request approval from FBI headquarters'
i for further counter-intelligence operations in particular instances
or cases.
28. Said Plan was instituted in bad faith, to harass, annoy, and
intimidate Plaintiff and others in the valid exercise of First
Amendment freedoms, and to destroy political opposition to
governmental policy. Said plan was in no way a legitimate
exercise of executive powers.
'29. The existence of the Hoover Plan first became known to
Plaintiff on December 7, 1973, when he read in the Seattle
Post-Intelligence that documents describing said Plan had been
released by the FBI the day before.
30. The full scope of the Hoover Plan is known only to the U.S.
i government. Defendant Clarence Kelley, present Director of the
FBI, is the custodian of the records and documents which
constitute, explain, and refer to this Plan, and which would
divulge the full scope thereof.
i 31. The initiation and execution of this Plan, inter alia, resulted in
specific violations of Plaintiff's civil and statutory rights as shall be
I set forth below.
32. Defendant Tolson, as the executor of the estate of J. Edgar
,Hoover, is civilly liable to Plaintiff for the acts of Hoover in
initiating this Plan, in that said Plan and/or its execution violated
Plaintiff's rights under the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Ninth
I amendments, and under federal statute.
,33. Defendants John Doe 1 and other unknown agents of the FBI.
: are civilly liable to Plaintiff for their actions in carrying out the
I details of the Hoover Plan, in violation of Plaintiff's rights under
'the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Ninth Amendments, and under federal,
,
statute.
'B. Huston Plan
.34. On information and belief, Plaintiff alleges that in June, 1970,
: Defendant Tom Charles Huston and others, presently unknown to
,Plaintiff, who worked in the Executive Branch of the U.S.
government, conspired to cause the formulation and
i implementation of the Huston Plan for domestic espionage.
I
,
: 35. The Huston Plan was designed to deal with the alleged
! "need" to provide greater communication and coordination
: between government agencies with responsibility for domestic
intelligence gathering and to compensate for the alleged defects
: and unsuitability of the programs of the FBI in this regard.
: 36. The means selected by the Huston Plan brought this country
i to the verge of a police state: prior restrictions on the use of
burglaries were lifted, restraints on the interception of mail were
lessened, and the practice of warrantless electronic surveillance
lof private conversations was authorized.
I
37. On information and belief, Plaintiff alleges that the Huston
I Plan was directed against domestic "radical" or "New Left"
; organizations and persons, including Plaintiff, who expressed
opposition to government policies in the war in Southeast Asia
'and at home. The initiation and execution of said Plan resulted,
inter alia, in violations of Plaintiff's civil and statutory rights.
: 38. Said Plan was initiated in bad faith to harass, annoy, and
: intimidate Plaintiff and others in the lawful exercise of First
! Amendment rights, and to destroy political opposition to
government policy. Said Plan was in no way a legitimate exercise
i of executive powers and the originators of the Plan themselves
recognized the unlawfulness of the espionage measures adopted.
139. Plaintiff is informed and believes that President Nixon's
I approval of the Plan on July 23, 1970, was not rescinded shortly
i thereafter, but, to the contrary, the unlawful objectives and illegal
,measures contained in the Plan were in fact implemented and
I executed pursuant to the Plan's scheme until at least the summer.
'of 1973, when the existence of the Plan first became known to
! Plaintiff and the American people.
:40. Defendants Huston, John Doe 3, and other unknown
'employees of the Executive Branch of the U.S. government are
; civilly liable to Plaintiff for their actions in creating and executing
! the Huston Plan in that said Plan and/or its execution violated
Plaintiff's rights under the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Ninth
I Amendments, and under federal statute.
'C. Mitchell Plan
41. On information and belief, Plaintiff alleges that between the
years 1969 and 1973, inclusive, various officials in the U.S.
Department of Justice, including but not limited to Defendants
Mitchell, Goodwin, Mardian, and John Doe 2, both by themselves
I and in conspiracy with each other and other government agents
, and agencies who were carrying out the Hoover Plan and/or the
Huston Plan, engaged in a series of activities, plans, or
operations having as their purpose the disruption, sabotage, and
destruction of domestic opposition to U.S. governmental policy in .
the war in Southeast Asia and at home. (Said Plan is hereinafter
referred to as the Mitchell Plan.)
:42. The means selected in accomplishing said goal were some or,
all of those utilized pursuant to the Hoover and Huston Plans,
: and, in addition, included the bringing of unwarranted and
baseless federal Prosecutions against the leaders of said
domestic political opposition, including Plaintiff.
43. Pursuant to said Mitchell Plan, Plaintiff and seven other
. persons were indicted on April 16, 1970, for conspiracy to cause
damage to federal property. (U.S. v. Marshall et ai, W.O. Wash.)
Said indictment was announced nationally by Defendant Mitchell
and J. Edgar Hoover. All charges in said indictment were
: dismissed three years later on the motion of the U.S. Attorney.
44. During the course of said prosecution, Defendants Mitchell,
Goodwin, Harris, Mardian, and others caused Plaintiffs rights
: under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Amendments, and
under federal statutes to be violated, and are civilly liable to
! Plaintiff therefore.
45. The Mitchell Plan itself and as executed with respect to the
prosecution of Plaintiff was instituted in bad faith for the purpose
I of harassing, annoying, and intimidating Plaintiff and others in the
valid exercise of their First Amendment rights, and to destroy
: political opposition to governmental policy. Said Plan was in no
: way a legitimate exercise of executive power.
O. Specific Allegations of Government Misconduct
SOS National Office
46. On information and belief, for a period of time presently
! unknown to Plaintiff, but including at least part of 1969 and 1970,
Defendants John Doe 1 and other unknown agents of the FBI,
'and/or John Doe 3 and other unknown agents of the Executive
i Branch of the U.S. government intercepted, overheard, disclosed,'
,
: used, and/or procured others to intercept, overhear, disclose, or
: use, without application for or issuance of a judicial warrant or
iorder, and without compliance with 18 U.S.C. 2518,
: conversations of Plaintiff conducted over the telephones of the
! National Office of SDS, located at 1608 West Madison Street,
i Chicago, Illinois.
,47. The existence of said electronic surveillance on the
'telephones at the SDS National Office first became known to
Plaintiff in June, 1973, when this information was made public
'record by the government in hearings concerning a Federal
i Grand Jury investigation in San Francisco. (See Appendix A.)
: 48. On information and belief, Plaintiff alleges that Defendants
'Illinois Bell and its unknown employees John Doe 45 assisted in
'the illegal wiretapping and/or electronic surveillance of said SDS
,National Office and participated in the interception of Plaintiffs
: telephone conversations .
SDS in Seattle
49. From June, 1968, until approximately January, 1970, Plaintiffs
: residence at 3822 Woodlawn North, Seattle, in the Western
I District of Washington, was a center for SDS activities in Seattle ..
I Plaintiff used the telephone at said residence on numerous
! occasions daily during said period, and on those occasions
communicated his political and other views privately and frankly
t in telephone conversations with other persons.
I
,
i 50. Upon information and belief, Plaintiff alleges that federal
'agents, including one or more named and unnamed defendants
! herein, intercepted, overheard, disclosed, and/or used, without
I application for or issuance of a judicial order or warrant, and
iwithout compliance with 18 U.S.C. 2518, conversations of
i Plaintiff conducted over said telephone at Plaintiffs residence.
.51. The existence of said wiretap and/or electronic surveillance at
Plaintiffs Seattle residence was first suspected by Plaintiff in
: June, 1973, when he learned of the SDS National Office wiretaps.'
: His suspicions were reinforced in December, 1973, when he
i learned of the aforesaid Hoover Plan .
Other 50S Activities
i 52. Plaintiffs activities in SDS led him to communicate on
numerous telephones in Seattle and elsewhere during the years
: 1967 to 1970. Upon information and belief, Plaintiff alleges that
'many of these telephone conversations were intercepted,
: overheard, disclosed, and/or used by federal agents, including
: one or more named or unnamed defendants herein, without
: application for or issuance of a judicial order or warrant, and
without compliance with 18 U.S.C. 2518.
53. The exact locations, dates, and extent of such other illegal
surveillance is peculiarly within the knowledge of the U.S.
'government and Defendants Saxbe and Kelley, and others in
!whose custody the files relating to said surveillance are currently
entrusted. However, Plaintiff, upon information and belief, alleges .
that numerous locations, including but not limited to the following,
: were subject to illegal electronic surveillance and/or wiretapping
, of Plaintiffs conversations as previously alleged, during the stated:
,time periods.
;a. Seattle Committee to End the War in Vietnam (1967-69) and
iDraft Resistance-Seattle (1969-70), 4126 Roosevelt Way N.E.,
!Seattle
i b. SDS New York Regional Office, 131 Prince St., New York
1(1968-69)
c. The Movement Press, 345 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA.
(1970)
: d. The Shelter Half, 5437 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma, Wash.
: (1969-72)
54. Upon information and belief, Plaintiff alleges that Defendant
: Pacific Northwest Bell and its employees, Defendants John Doe
4, assisted in the illegal wiretapping and/or electronic surveillance,
of the Seattle Committee to End the War in Vietnam, Draft
Resistance--Seattle, and the Shelter Half, and participated in the
,
interception of Plaintiff's telephone calls .
Seattle Conspiracy Trial Defense (1970-72)
.55. Upon information and belief, Plaintiff alleges that Defendants
; Mitchell, Mardian, Goodwin, Harris, John Doe 1, and John Doe 2
: individually and in conspiracy with one another and others,
;caused, in connection with the prosecution of Plaintiff and seven
I others in the Seattle 8 Conspiracy trial, Plaintiff's rights under the
i First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Amendments to be violated in
! the following respects:
:a. (Prosecution) Defendants Mitchell, Mardian, Harris, and
; Goodwin, and others unknown to Plaintiff, initiated the criminal
prosecution of Plaintiff and the Seattle 8 pursuant to the above
described Mitchell Plan in bad faith, without any justification or
; belief that Plaintiff had violated any criminal statute of the United
iStates.
b. (Burglary) Defendants Mitchell, Mardian, Harris, and
Goodwin, and others unknown to Plaintiff, caused the residences
of at least one Seattle 8 defendant and at least one of their
! attorneys to be invaded and entered surreptitiously and illegally
burglarized. Plaintiff first learned of said invasion when Newsweek'
imagazine of June 11,1973, published a story, attributed to U.S.
Senate Watergate Committee investigators, saying that
government agents had committed such burglaries in connection
; with the Seattle 8 Conspiracy trial.

IC. (Informant) Defendants Mitchell, Mardian, Harris, Goodwin,
and others caused one David Sannes, acting in conjunction with
and on the behalf of said Defendants and the U.S. Department of
Justice, to infiltrate the Seattle 8 Defense Collective, of which
Plaintiff was a member, for the purpose of spying upon said
defense effort, gathering information about the defense case, and.
advocating wild, far-out, and often violent schemes offered
: ostensibly to aid the defense but in truth designed to discredit the
Seattle 8 Defendants and their attorneys.
d. (Wiretap) Defendants Mitchell, Mardian, Harris, Goodwin, and
: others caused federal agents to intercept, overhear, disclose,
: and/or use, without application for or issuance of a judicial
,warrant or order, and without compliance with 18 U.S.C. 2518,
i conversations of Plaintiff and other Seattle 8 defendants and their
attorneys and defense staff conducted over the telephones used
in connection with the preparation of Plaintiff's defense, including
1 but not limited to the telephones at the locations below, during
the times stated:
Law offices of Chas. H. W. Talbot, 6th floor Central Building,
Seattle (1970)
! Law offices of Jeffrey Steinborn, 1500 Hoge Bldg., Seattle
'(1970-72)
I Law offices of Carl Maxey, Rookery Bldg., Spokane (1970-72)
'Law offices of Lee Holley, 5th floor Central Bldg., Seattle (1970)
Law offices of ACLU and Michaelligar, 2101 Smith Tower,
Seattle (1970-71)
i Seattle 8 Defense Collective office, 21 st floor Smith Tower,
: Seattle (1970)
Seattle 8 Defense Collective office, 3rd floor, U.S. Court House,
'Tacoma (1970)
,
,Residence of Plaintiff and others at 5218 Kensington Place North,
Seattle (1970-72)
1971 to Present
i
'56. From November 1971, until the present, Plaintiff has been
I actively engaged in political activity in opposition to government
: policies. During this time period, Defendants John Doe and other
unknown agents of the FBI, and/or John Doe 3, and other
'unknown agents of the Executive Branch of the U.S. government, .
1 intercepted, overheard, disclosed and/or used, without
I application for or issuance of a judicial order or warrant, and
,without compliance with 18 U.S.C. 2518, conversations of
I
: Plaintiff conducted over numerous telephones, including but not
: limited to the following locations, during the stated time periods:
,
,
i Residence of Plaintiff and others, 121 13 Avenue E., Seattle
,(1972-73)
,
! Prisoners support house, 314 Champion St., Steilacoom, WA.
:(1971-73)
; Residence, Steve Slatkow and others, 104 1st, Monterey, CA.
(1971-72)
i
I Law offices of Smith, Kaplan, and Withey, 2108 Smith Tower,
Seattle (1972-74)
Further Allegations of Misconduct
'57. Upon information and belief, Plaintiff alleges that Defendant
I Pacific Northwest Bell and its unknown employees, Defendants
,John Doe 4, assisted in the illegal wiretapping and/or electronic
i surveillance of each office and residence aforementioned, located:
I within the State of Washington, and participated in the
I interception of Plaintiffs telephone conversations.
i
i
158. In each and every conversation Plaintiff had on telephones
referred to in paragraphs 46 through 56 above, Plaintiff had an
expectation of privacy with respect to said conversations.
: 59. The wiretaps, electronic surveillance, and burglaries
i described above were initiated pursuant to one or more of the
: Plans described above; and the execution of said Plans and the
i various named and unnamed Defendants who knew of or were
! responsible for the formulation and execution of said Plans
i caused the deprivation of Plaintiffs rights under the First, Fourth,
Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and
,under 18 U.S.C. 2511; and said Defendants are civilly liable to '
Plaintiff therefore.
i 60. The Defendants, procurement of interception, disclosure, and:
'use, and their interception, disclosure, and use of Plaintiffs wire
,
i and oral communications during the period in question were
unreasonable and illegal, and were not made in good faith
: reliance on any judicial, legislative, or other valid authorization;
and in particular did not comply with the requirements of 18
U.S.C. 2518. Said acts were initiated and conducted by the
: responsible Defendants in bad faith for the purpose of harassing,
: annoying, and intimidating Plaintiff and others in the valid exercise!
; of their constitutional rights.
: 61. Defendants Mitchell, Kleindienst, Mardian, Goodwin, Harris,
and Huston, and others presently unknown to Plaintiff, knew that
some or all of the unlawful events described in paragraphs 46
: through 56 above were about to occur.
; 62. Said Defendants had the power to prevent or aid in the
prevention of the occurrence of the said events, but they
: neglected or refused to do so; and they further concealed the
: occurrence of the said events and thereby facilitated their
_J r e c u r r e n c e ~ . ______________________________________________________ _
CLAIMS
63. Defendants' interception and disclosure of Plaintitrs wire
communication was in violation of 47 U.S.C. 605.
64.Defendants, procurement of interception disclosure, and use, and
their interception disclosure, and use of Plaintiffs wire and oral
communications, as described herein, done after June 18, 1968, was in
violation of 18 U.S.C. 2511.
65. Defendants' procurement of interception disclosure, and use, and
their interception, disclosure, and use of Plaintitrs wire and oral
communications during the period in question, deprived Plaintiff of his
rights of free speech and association under the First Amendment, and
his right to privacy and security against unreasonable searches
guaranteed by the First, Fourth, and Ninth Amendments.
66. Defendants' procurement of interception, disclosure, and use, and
their interception, disclosure, and use of Plaintitrs wire and oral
communications, and the, wire and oral communications of his
co-defendants and attorneys and others assisting in his defense in the
Seattle 8 Conspiracy trial, further deprived Plaintiff of his rights to due
process of law and effective counsel guaranteed by the Fifth and Sixth
Amendments.
67. Defendants' prosecution of Plaintiff in the Seattle Conspiracy case
violated Plaintiff's civil and constitutional rights to due process, equal
protection, freedom of speech and association, and privacy, under the
First, Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Amendments.
68. Defendants' procurement of David Sannes to infiltrate the Seattle 8
Defense collective deprived Plaintiff of his rights guaranteed by the First,
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Amendments.
69. Defendants Mitchell, Kleindienst, Richardson, Bork, Saxbe, Gray,
Ruckelshaus, and Kelley are civilly liable to Plaintiff for the illegal acts
attributable to them as alleged herein, and are liable under the doctrine
of respondeat superior for the illegal acts as alleged herein of other
named and unnamed Defendants who committed said illegal acts in the
scope of their employment as subordinates to said Defendants.
70. Defendants, burglary and procurement of others to commit burglary
in the residences and offices of individuals involved in the Seattle 8
defense was initiated and conducted by the responsible Defendants in
bad faith and deprived Plaintiff of his rights to privacy and security
against unreasonable searches and seizures, to due process of law, and
to effective counsel, as guaranteed by the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth
Amendments.
71. By making the agreements or plans described herein and by causing
numerous acts to be done pursuant to said plans whereby Plaintiff was
and is deprived of his civil, constitutional, and statutory rights,
Defendants Mitchell, Goodwin Mardian, Harris, Huston, and others
presently unknown to Plaintiff, and the late J. Edgar Hoover, have
violated 42 U.S.C. 1985 (3), in that their plans and acts constitute
conspiracies to deprive Plaintiff of equal protection of the laws.
72. By neglecting or refusing to prevent or aid in the prevention of the
occurrence of the events described in this complaint -- although they
know the said events were about to occur and although they had the
power to prevent or aid in the prevention of their occurrence --
Defendants Mitchell, Goodwin, Mardian, Harris, Huston, and others
presently unknown to Plaintiff, and the late J. Edgar Hoover, violated 42
U.S.C. 1986.
WHEREFORE, Plaintiff prays that:
1. Plaintiff have judgment against each Defendant in the sum of $100.00
per day of interception and disclosure of Plaintiffs wire communication,
done before June 19, 1968, in violation of 47 U.S.C. 605.
2. Plaintiff have judgment:
a. Against each Defendant in the sum, of $100.00 per day of
procurement of interception, disclosure, or use, or interception
disc:losure, or use of Plaintiffs oral or wire communication, done on or
after June 19, 1968, but in any event no less than $100,000, as
liquidated damages, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 2520 (a).
b. Against Defendants jointly for punitive damages in the sum of
$200,000, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 2520 (b).
c. Against Defendants jointly for reasonable attorney's fees and other
costs reasonably incurred in connection with this action, pursuant to 18
U.S.C. 2520 (c).
3. Plaintiff have judgment against Defendants Mitchell, Goodwin,
Mardian, Harris, Huston, and Tolson jointly in the amount of $100,000 for
conspiring to deprive Plaintiff of the equal protection of the laws,
pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1985 (3).
4. Plaintiff have judgment against Defendants Mitchell, Goodwin,
Mardian, Harris, Huston, and Tolson jointly in the amount of $100,000 for
neglecting or refusing to prevent, or to aid in the prevention of, Plaintiff
being deprived of the equal protection of the laws, although said
Defendants had the power to do so, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1986.
5. Plaintiff have judgment against the Defendants jointly in the sum of
$500,000 for violation of his rights under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth,
and, Ninth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
6. This court enjoin the Defendants from any further unlawful
procurement of interception, use, and disclosure, and any further
interception, use, and disclosure of Plaintiffs oral or wire
communications.
7. Defendants Saxbe and Kelley be ordered to turn over to Plaintiff all
records and logs relating to the electronic surveillance of Plaintiff or his
attorneys.
8. This court declare the actions of defendants as herein described to be
in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2511, 42 U.S.C. 1985 (3) and 1986, and 47
U.S.C. 605, and of the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth
Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
9. This court grant such other and further relief as to it may seem just
and proper.
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DIRTY WARS
Dimly seen, furtive figures splash liquid under the exterior doors of
the Air Force R.O.T.C. Building at the University of Washington. The cloud
shrouded night explodes in flames as police and fire units respond.
II
A Seattle Police Department dispatcher receives a late-night bomb
threat against the University of Washington Administration Building.
i'
Responding Seattle police and fire units find an unexploded bomb.
III
In Longview, Washington the drizzle and mist of a soggy night
obscure bombers at a U.S. Army base. The bombing. attack blew up
military vehicles.
IV
A thin, furtive and seedy young man slips into shadows of night and
hurls two bombs into the University of Washington construction site of the
school of architecture building. The second bomb - the large one - was
designed to kill and maim responding police and fire department personnel.
The first bomb exploded. The second bomb was found.
v
The heroin addicted bomber, a few blocks from the University of
Washington, begins to shoot up and slip into a hot bath as the first bomb
reverberates through soggy Seattle neighborhoods. In increasing agitation,
Jeffrey listens for a huge second blast and a chorus of following sirens.
Jeff wanted to kill and maim a lot of responding Seattle policemen.
VA
Jeff had placed a stick of dynamite beneath a patrol car parked with two
unsuspecting cops in it. The bomb didn't go off, it was just meant to scare
the cops. Jeff's involvement got back to the police. The Seattle cops
couldn't prove a case, but they arrested Jeff as he shot heroin and put him
in a holding cell to be gang raped.
VI
At about 10:00 p.m., a week later, the University Avenue Post Office
was bombed. Jeff and three others were caught in the act. Jeff built the
bomb. A postal worker was injured in the blast. Twelve Seattle cops had
been staked out at the Post Office, which had only been selected as a
target about an hour before it was bombed. By 2:30 a.m., Jeff was
2
released without bail. The three other bombers were held In lieu of
$250,000 bail bonds.
VII
I
That next night, R aAAGii sat in a restaurant 4 blocks from the
u.s. Post Office bombing and 6 blocks from the bombed construction site.
r.
read the newspaper accounts, was disturbed by them, and decided
I
to investigate the two bombings. down the street and
examined the two sites.
VIII
The next day, Tissot, Reed, and Van Veenendaal were arraigned on
state bombing charges for the post office bombing. Jeff was hanging out
with the cops. Judge Edmond J. Quigley, confused, ordered Jeff back into
custody. The next day, Jeff was released back into federal safe houses.
VIX
At the Doghouse Restaurant, sat with : 10ng time Seattle

Policeman friend, Pat Wright. The men had worked together many
times as undercover Seattle cop and civilian police volunteer partner.
"I..
SaRRQS and Wright fenced around the subject of police and FBI
involvement with Jeff in bombings.
3
x
r
impersonating a federal lawyer upset with FBI agent screw
-e.J.
ups - cold call1 distributors of dynamite. Maud Desmond, Jeff's mother,
had signed for the dynamite, fuse, blasting caps and fuse igniters from the
Harvey Powder Co. An FBI agent was vouching for the sale to her. (It was
Louis M. Harris Jr.)
XI
"I:
At a rock concert, saw the wanted poster for "Jeff Desmond -
W''1 .:r
Police and FBI Agent." From t;Hs Seattle policeman friend, knew
that the Seattle Chief of Police Tielsch knew where the FBI had stashed
Jeff.
XII
I
At the University of Washington's Henry Suzallo Library, SORRes
researched the recent U.S. experience with politically motivated bombing
and incendiary bombing attacks.

The research reinforced Sannes'
conviction that the Seattle bombings by the FBI were part of a national
I
pattern. Agents provocateurs go back to Eve. SaRR&'6 finished research
determined to infiltrate the FBI to find out if it was carrying out a "dirty war"
against the Constitution that it was sworn to uphold.
4
XIII
S f j ~ i e S and Jill, one of ~ tarmaids at the District, a huge nightclub
r
that Re had designed and built, sit deep in discussion. Jill lived with some
of the leaders of the anti-war protest at, and partial trashing of, the U.S.
:r
Courthouse in Seattle. SanR96 forcefully expressed complete support for
the U.S. Courthouse trashing by her Seattle Liberation Front buddies;
XIV
J. Edgar Hoover and Attorney General John N. Mitchell, in a joint
White House press conference, announce the indictment of eight Seattle
Liberation Front members in connection with the February 17, 1970 attack
I
against the U.S. Court House in Seattle. Afascinated Sann9s watcheJthe
,
news accounts that two of the eight were still at large, Charles (Chip)
I
Marshall and Michael T. Justesen. eannes started to formulate a plan to
penetrate the FBI by infiltrating the S.L.F.
XV
I I
Sannes and Jill at the District discuss the arrests and what Seflflss
and the District night club could do to raise defense funds for the six
arrested anti-war protesters.
5
XVI
..L
!i>aI9MS .b.iJs a small tape At the Bon Marche Department Store,
recorder, blank tapes, and a telephone eavesdropping device.
XVII
T. s" t V't\ '1
sits in Ws car at a beach and
ej IN'1
record$ I1i5 thoughts about
federal involvement in bombing, arson, and obstruction of justice plots
designed to discredit the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War
protests movement - and what to do to find out about it, and if it
were necessary, to put a stop to violent federal crimes by the FBI and any
other federal agencies.
XVIII
April 18, 1970 -- Seattle Center - many thousands of anti-war
protesters march to a rally at the foot of the Space Needle. Chip Marshall
suddenly appears and speaks to the assembly. The FBI and local
authorities are blocked by the boisterous assembly from arresting Marshall.
XVIX
:c.
Hanging close to Jill, SiilJ:lReS out that Chip Marshall would be at
the Century Tavern at 5:00 p.m. The Jill connection was working. Jill was
m-e.
gorgeous, bright and an unconscious agent of her controller, SaRRQs.
6
xx
:c eJ
From a quiet telephone booth in downtown Seattle, SSFlFlt9S the
If Wl <:1
Seattle office of the FBI, identifies hifflself, gives Ris home address, and
'"foll r
tell6 the agent that I-,e had information that Chip Marshall would be at the
1\AA... z-
Century Tavern at 5:00 p.m. The FBI agent asked S-aAAes how knew
;r
that Marshall would be there - and 5jannes told him that one of the

bastard's roommates at the Sundance Collective worked for hTrn at the
w....t.
District night club. The FBI agent thanked San pes for the tip and asked if
would go to the Century and confirm if Marshall showed up, and then
call again. Safnes said: "Yes, sir!"
XXI
Marshall did show up as did David Dellinger of Chicago 7 fame.
:[
Sannes called the FBI. Just before an FBI assault team burst through the
:r
Century's doors, t5f1FlAQ6 sat down with a policeman friend. When the cop
T
asked SflFlAes what I'te was doing, SOI'ilPQS said "working." Then just
.r WI-'1
before all hell broke loose, whispered to R+s policeman friend, Dave
Franklin, to put his hands on the table, sit quietly, and not look around no
matter what happened. The raid established identity as an
undercover agent for the FBI - an incredible coincidence SlnPE3 exploited.
X
Sannes had the FBI hooked.
7
XXII
The national newscasts broadcast Marshall's capture - thus sparing
J. Edgar Hoover's FBI a terrible embarrassment. Hoover would care little
about the arrest, but he would care everything about the near disaster to
the FBI's public relations - of being unable to arrest this dangerous
weatherman because of his protection by the crowd.
XXIII
FBI headquarters in Seattle - several agents sit around discussing
Vietnam record with the National Security Agency. One agent
said: "He wasn't just a war hero, they say he is an expert at explosives,
incendiaries, conventional and unconventional combat. There are reports
that the bastard liked being ambushed. Recruit him."
XXIV
.T
The next morning, St'lnnes got a call from FBI Special Agent Louis M.
Harris, Jr. The Chip Marshall gambit had worked. The FBI had taken the
I
bait. was washed with waves of dread and exultation.
XXV
I
SBI" les- met FBI agent Harris. Harris thanked Sannes on behalf of
Hoover. Sannes was recruited as an undercover agent of the FBI. Sannes
8
was asked to penetrate terrorist groups and he agreed. Sannes was to
work under deep cover.
XXV "A"
Sannes started to religiously attend anti-war rallies and protest
demonstrations:
a) The scene is a crowd of many hundreds of anti-war
demonstrators marching on 4th Street, along the northern
border of the University of Washington. Suddenly the people
start onto the north and south entrances to the 1-5 freeway.
Within minutes, the freeway is blocked. Sannes leads part of
the group onto the reversible lanes. Those lanes grind to a
halt.
b) After the Kent State massacre, the throngs swell in numbers
and courage. The 1-5 is blocked again. Sannes runs toward a
line of Seattle swat team members and starts to throw stones at
them. Sannes knew that he could escape trouble by telling the
police: "Call Captain Williams." Williams was responsible for a
lot of undercover operations. But just before Sannes would
have run into that crowd of swat team members, he leaped over
the freeway side rail and slid down the slope.
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XXV"B"
Sannes utilizes his contact with the extraordinarily gorgeous District
barmaid Jill, to hold legal defense fund raisers for the Seattle 7, the Air
Force ROTC fire bombing 8, and the Longview Army Truck bombing 3
defendants. This activity got Sannes into close proximity to the defendants
and their attorneys. Sannes became accepted by the aforesaid defense
teams as being one of them.
XXV"C"
Sannes leveraged these activities into recruiting several people in an
anti-war collective boarding house to talk about planning to bomb a public
place of a federal property type. Gradually, a few of the people in the
collective were willing to talk a little more. Finally, a few meetings take
place with Sannes and one man in the house agrees to help bomb the
Evergreen Point Floating Bridge over Lake Washington.
XXVI
In a face-to-face clandestine meeting, Sannes obtained the verbal
approval of Assistant Special Agent In Charge Bert Carter to blow up the
Evergreen Point Floating Bridge across Lake Washington, if he made sure
that some participating radicals died at the site. This was nothing short of
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felony murder being approved by the FBI in order to smear the anti-war
movement around the world.
XXVII
Scene: ACLU offices at the Smith Tower, Seattle. Posing as a
radical political volunteer, Sannes managed to hold benefit concerts to
contribute money to the Seattle 7, the Air Force R.O.T.C. Building Bombing
8, and the Longview Army Truck Bombing 3 cases. Sannes reported to the
FBI on confidential client/attorney conversations, he purloined privileged
defense documents, and generally obstructed justice on behalf of the FBI.
In the case of at least 37 criminal counts of federal law, violations Sannes
obstructed justice on behalf of the FBI. It was time to come in from the
cold.
XXVIII
Sannes started going to the University of Washington Arboretum to
salt the gold mine with evidence to confound the FBI laboratory. Sannes
also started to intensify his formulation of his notional Chinese communist
espionage network. For example, Sannes recruited Chinese conspirators
by the simple expedient of going to grocery stores, buying bottles of drinks,
wiping off all fingerprints, and the carefully collecting the empty bottles after
the youths finished with them. The teenagers wouldn't have fingerprints on
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file. Sannes underlined certain words in one of his books and put it back
on a shelf. He carefully slipped a public locker key into the spine of one of
his other books. Sannes also hid his tape recorder in the flour. Trace
evidence was gathered at the U.W. arboretum and preserved for FBI
laboratory analysis. An anonymous Chinese speaking caller warned the
Seattle office of the FBI about an espionage ring centered on a Caucasian
spy.
XXIX
In a quiet tavern, Sannes sat with a member of the defense collective
for the Seattle 7 and Air Force Fire Bombing 8, a man by the name of
Thurman Fremsted. Having already involved Fremsted in a previous
conspiracy to obstruct justice in the Seattle 7 case while reporting to the
FBI, Sannes told Fremsted of his plan to be a surprise defense witness,
confessing FBI directed obstruction of justice, in the three hereinabove
cases.
XXX
Sannes wrote a book of Vietnam war and love poetry to utilize in
obtaining Seattle P.1. Managing Editor Jack Doughty's trust and help while
coming in from the cold of the counter-intelligence world. This tactic
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worked, too. Jack Doughty eagerly sought out Sannes' comments on
Vietnam and other matters.
XXXI
Sannes listened in on a Seattle police officer's walkie-talkie while a
poor sap named Larry Ward was murdered while setting a bomb at the
Leon Hardcastle Realty. Ward died as a result of a plot by FBI Agent
Stephen Travis and Alfred Burnett.
XXXII
In a wretched and tiny apartment on Highway 99, Sannes carefully
surveyed the deliberately prepared mess, put his two carefully prepared
waste baskets of garbage into one bag, and took it to the apartment
house's garbage disposal container.
XXXIII
The garbage bag would be a treasure trove for counter-intelligence
examination by FBI forensic experts that night. It would be a treasure trove
of planted forensic evidence.
XXXIV
Sannes took a bus to the law offices of Jeffrey Steinborn, a Seattle 7
defense attorney. Hoping that the notional Chinese communist espionage
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network's investigation by the FBI would buy him time before the FBI would
hire his assassination, Sannes got off the bus.
XXXV
Attorney Jeffrey Steinborn was simply stunned and horribly frightened
when Sannes told him that at all pertinent times in their acquaintance, he
was an undercover agent of the FBI assigned to obstruct justice in the
political cases. Sannes told Steinborn that he was there to swear out an
affidavit confessing obstruction of justice acts in the ROTC Fire Bombing 8
case. A nearly panicked law firm got a signed affidavit and Steinborn
headed by cab for the office of U.S. Attorney Stan Pitkin.
XXXVI
Within two hours, an excited and somewhat exultant Steinborn was
back in his law firm's offices, reporting to his law partners and Sannes.
Steinborn said that a stunned Pitkin had called J. Earl Milnes, the FBI
Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle office. Pitkin got enough
confirmation of Sannes' affidavit to dismiss the "ROTC 8" cases if approved
by the Department of Justice.
XXXVII
Later, when Sannes emerges on the downtown Seattle street upon
exiting the office building - he was confronted by a veritable swarm of at
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least twenty FBI agents. As Sannes walked toward a city bus, about 7 FBI
agents walked ahead of and behind him. The nearest FBI agents mouthed
and hand-signaled death threats - death by shooting and a slashed throat.
Sannes just appeared scared and boarded a city bus going towards his
hovel. Cars of FBI agents went ahead and behind the bus, and several FBI
agents ran onto the bus.
XXXVIII
As the bus neared Sannes' place, he got off and continued to walk
towards home. FBI agents on foot again were ahead and behind Sannes
and FBI cars kept slowing and then speeding up to take side streets. As
Sannes neared his tiny apartment along Highway 99, he rabbited.
Climbing over a fence, he sprinted across Highway 99. No FBI agent ran
after him in this wild escape. FBI agent cars were racing to find ways
across Highway 99. FBI agents ran to the trailing cars.
XXXVIX
Once across Highway 99, Sannes ran 3 blocks at a sprint, reached
into bushes and added layers of clothes to disguise himself, and walked
two more blocks and hid himself in an apartment house basement - where
he had stashed a completely different outfit.
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XL
Hours later, after FBI cars had moved on, Sannes walked the short
distance to the offices of the Hearst Corporation's Seattle Post Intelligencer
Newspaper.
XLI
Sannes went to the office of Managing Editor, Jack Doughty. Jack
was winding up a meeting to layout the newspaper's front page, etc. for
the next morning's edition. Sannes waited and then sat an astonished
Doughty down to show him the affidavit and to tell him about working for
the FBI to obstruct justice in the University of Washington Air Force ROTC
Building fire bombing legal case. A nearly speechless Doughty brought in
his best investigative reporter, Walter Wright, to start questioning Sannes
and investigating his claims.
XLII
Walter Wright and Sannes had supper and Sannes told him that he
had to have other media exclusives, so he would only talk about the ROTC
bombing obstruction of justice. Sannes told Wright at that supper about
attending client/attorney meetings with the defendants and their attorneys,
where Sannes was acting as a volunteer paralegal. Sannes explained his
contacts with FBI agents. Sannes told Wright that the proof of the pudding
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would be when and if the U.S. Justice Department filed a motion to dismiss
the 15 federal fire bombing and conspiracy charges against the eight
defendants.
XLIII
Sannes returns very late at night and carefully checks his trap. The
piece of cookie hidden under the edge of his room's carpet had been
crushed by an FBI black bag team member. The cookie had crumbled -
the FBI by then was chasing down wrong trails.
XLIV
Now Sannes had to mostly hole up in his stinking hovel and wait for
the U.S. Justice Department to act on the his affidavit of criminal
obstruction of justice in the ROTC fire-bombing case at the direction of the
Seattle office of the FBI.
XLV
Sannes takes the Greyhound to visit.his mother in case he might fall
victim to a federal assassin hired by the FBI. The FBI follows, and tries to
scare Agnes Sannes.
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XLVI
On April 8, 1971, Seattle P.I. court reporter, Maribeth Morris, picked
up a copy of a motion for dismissal, with prejudice, executed personally by
Attorney General of the United States, John N. Mitchell, as to all 15 federal
conspiracy and fire-bombing felony charges against the eight (8)
defendants in the University of Washington Air Force ROTC Building case.
The building had been burned to the ground. Attorney General John N.
Mitchell had personally aided in the cover-up of the FBI's felony crimes by
obstructing justice in the bombing case.
XLVII
After two fruitless weeks of trying to get the FBI to comment on
Sannes' affidavit, the Seattle P.I. and the Hearst newspaper chain broke
Sannes' story. The FBI's silent threats to Sannes by now numbered in the
thousands. Title 18 of the United States Criminal Code said that it was a
felony called threats or intimidation under color of a badge for a law
enforcement officer to threaten the life of anyone - punishable by a
maximum of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Everywhere Sannes
went, about twenty plus FBI agents accompanied him - in front, on the
sides, and behind him.
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XLVIII
At the 13 Coins Restaurant in Seattle, an Associated Press reporter
got an exclusive obituary story and photographs from a bemused Sannes.
The anxiousness of the A.P. newsman was palpable at the meal.
XLIX
Don Oliver, a premier NBC correspondent, interviewed Sannes about
the Sannes/FBI plot to bomb the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge. By the
end of the session, Oliver and his veteran crew were so rattled, that they
each left with pieces of the film.
L
In his place on 99, Sannes watches TV as a speech by President
Nixon segues into the NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor. Chancellor
said "Good Evening, today's top story is an extremely disturbing one from
Seattle, Washington." In a second, the silhouette of Sannes appeared on
the screen and on came the interview with Oliver. The FBI and the U.S.
Department of Justice had no comment.
LI
At Jeffrey Steinborn's office, Sannes swears out another affidavit -
this one in connection with the Seattle 7 case. In that case, word had
leaked to the prosecution that an unknown defense witness would take the
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stand and nail the FBI for obstruction of justice. The federal judge, George
Boldt, was talked into instantly ending the trial by holding all of the
defendants in contempt of court. Sannes' confession of assisting FBI
special agents Bert Carter and Louis M. Harris, Jr. in obstructing justice
was filed with the 9th District Court of Appeals as part of the motion to
dismiss the Seattle 7 case.
Lli
With Carl Maxey, an attorney working with attorney Michael Tigar
[now in 1999, better known as the attorney who handled the defense at the
trial of one of the Oklahoma City federal building bombers, who killed 93
people in 1996], Sannes swears out a third affidavit of obstruction of justice
with the FBI agents in the bombing at the U.S. Army base in Longview,
Washington. This affidavit was to support a motion to dismiss bombing and
conspiracy charges against James E. Green.
III
A conference session of attorneys and Sannes in the cases involving
the two bombings and the assault on the U.S. Courthouse is elated as
Sannes in scheduled to give open court testimony confessing, without
immunity, his roles in FBI conspiracies to obstruct justice. Sannes let the
attorneys know that he was ready to be assassinated by the federal
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government, to go to prison, or both, in order to stifle the FBI's assault on
the U.S. Constitution.
LlV
President Nixon, obviously with the advice and consultation of
Attorney General John N. Mitchell, removes the coming crisis for his
Administration by appointing U.S. District Court Judge George Boldt as
chairman of the new Pay Board. President Nixon's appointment of Boldt
was designed to obstruct justice (Nixon was either a conscious or
unconscious agent in this plot). Sannes' scheduled open court confession
to obstructing justice in conspiracy with FBI agents Harris and Carter was
stopped. James E. Green and his attorney, Michael Tigar, cut a deal on
the bombing at the Longview U.S. Army base.
LV
Early one morning, Sannes walked a downtown Seattle street with his
bodyguard, Thurman Fremsted. As the two approached the sky bridge that
connected the Olympic Hotel from its parking garage, they suddenly
sprinted for the sky bridge stairs, across the span and into the Olympic
hotel. A woman confederate had left a stair tower emergency door open.
The pair raced up the stairs and went to the room of New York Times
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political correspondent, John Kifner, who had checked into the hotel
utilizing an alias.
LVI
John Kifner questioned Sannes for many hours about his role as an
undercover agent of the FBI and his years as a counter-intelligence agent
for the National Security Agency - in Alaska and South Vietnam.
LVII
In the Olympic Hotel's restaurant after the conclusion of the interview,
Kifner, Sannes and Fremsted had supper and talked. Within minutes of
entering the restaurant, three FBI agents took separate tables close to
Kifner and his associates. As planned, before he traveled to Seattle, John
Kifner was dressed in a set of rough workman's clothes and moccasins. All
during the supper, the three FBI agents silently mouthed death threats
when Sannes looked in their directions. At the end of the meal, Kifner
stood up in front of the apparent leader and proffered his New York Times
identification. The three FBI agents bolted from the restaurant.
LVIII
The three FBI agents instantly knew, when John Kifner identified
himself, that they had been busted. For hours, a political correspondent for
the New York Times had watched them, under color of a badge, threaten
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the life of Sannes. There was a scramble outside the Olympic Hotel as FBI
agents pulled back their surveillance car and foot units. As soon as the FBI
fled the Olympic Grill, Sannes, Kifner and Fremsted ran across the street to
the parking garage and jumped into a waiting car, idling at the garage
entrance. Fremsted drove two blocks on the sidewalk against one-way
traffic to foil pursuit.
LlX
University of Washington Police Officer, David Franklin, was
interviewed for a couple of hours about his knowledge of and participation
in Sannes' clandestine activities on behalf of the FBI. Franklin confirmed
Sannes' accounts of Chip Marshall arrest, the FBI's supply of a cold 45
semi-automatic to Sannes, and the Lake WaShington bridge bombing OK
by FBI agent Carter - as well as FBI death threats against Sannes.
LX
When Kifner and Fremsted went to Sannes' tiny apartment on
Highway 99, they were dumbfounded. The entire apartment had been
systematically and completely taken apart. The carpet and linoleum had
been cut into pieces, all of Sannes' clothes had been cut up, the furniture
was all taken apart, the books were all torn apart, and the mattress was in
shreds. The cold hand of fear gripped all three men. The FBI obviously
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had tried to scare the hell out of them, and that worked. It just didn't stop
Sannes.
LXI
At Fremsted's home, which was a politically radical collective, Sannes
met his future wife, Lyda Held. Lyda and Dave talked deep into the night.
Both were in love at first sight. Sannes stayed there for many months, with
Lyda, prior to their marriage.
LXII
Meanwhile, the FBI was hunting for Sannes' notional Chinese
communist espionage ring. Sannes knew this because he had planted his
own recruited agent as a radical political informant for the Seattle office of
the FBI. At a meeting in a University of Washington district restaurant,
Sannes got that update from his planted agent inside the FBI.
LXIII
A Volkswagen pulled up to a nondescript house on Queen Ann Hill, a
Seattle neighborhood. Sannes gets out of the car and walks through the
gentle rain up to the front door. A thin, nervous Jeffrey Desmond partially
opened the door. Sannes, standing there with his right hand simulating a
gun in his raincoat, softly told Desmond to come out slowly and quietly. At
the car, a Desmond nightmare, John Van Veenendaal, slipped out of the
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car to let the two in. Walter Wright, the top P.1. investigative reporter sat
silently with his tape recorder on, as the car slipped away from Desmond's
FBI safe house. Desmond was jammed into the front between Fremsted
and Van Veenendaal.
LXIV
As the car left the neighborhood, Sannes softly told Desmond that he
wanted Jeff to start from the very beginning of his relationship with any FBI
agent, and to relate every detail of his involvement with the agency.
Sannes softly told Jeff that he wanted only the absolute truth. Sannes also
told Jeff that if he were caught telling a lie, he would never need to say
another word to them. Desmond took that as a very serious threat of
death.
LXV
Jeff, riding in the car, then detailed his recruitment as a bomber by
Bert Carter and Louis Harris. Desmond told about the FBI agents taking
him and his mother, Maude, to the Harvey Powder Company at the
Snohomish County Airport to buy dynamite, blasting caps, fuse igniters
and fuse. Maude was able to sign for the material after Harris flashed his
FBI identification. Desmond told about his bombing of the U.W.
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architecture building construction site and the Post Office. Walter Wright's
tape recorder got Jeff's confession.
LXVI
After dropping off Walter Wright, the four drove to KING TV, Seattle's
NBC affiliate. Desmond was interviewed at considerable length, by Mike
James who was a KING TV news anchorman. Again, Desmond detailed
his conspiracy with FBI agents Harris and Carter in carrying out the
bombings. After the interview was taped, Sannes called the FBI safe
house and put Desmond on the line. A very irate FBI agent on the
telephone ordered Desmond to get back to the safe house. Sannes, who
recognized the voice of the FBI agent, took the phone and told him that Jeff
COUldn't come back until he completed all of his media interviews.
LXVII
At the end of that telephone call, Sannes, Fremsted and Desmond
went underground - surfacing a couple of weeks later after the national and
local media stories about FBI bombing had aired or been published.
During the underground episode, Jeff confessed to Sannes that he had
built the bomb that was planted by Larry Ward.
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LXVIII
Sannes had been sitting with two Seattle Police Officers, very late
one night at the District, and listened in as Larry Ward was shot to death by
a Seattle Police Officer. FBI Special Agent Stephen Travis had recruited
an individual, Alfred Burnett, as an undercover operative, whose mission in
that affair was to find someone who would take a dynamite bomb and just
set it outside the Leon Hardcastle Realty office. The dynamite would have
a fuse but no blasting cap - so it would only appear to be a dangerous
bomb. Travis had set up the Seattle Police Department into having two
nervous police officers staked out in a nearby alley for nearly 8-1/2 hours.
The cops were staked out in a car that also was subject to be sneaked up
on and bombed. When the two cops spotted Larry Ward setting a package
down by the front door of the realty, they gunned the car up near Ward.
Sannes, listened as Ward was ordered to freeze, began to rabbit, turned
back to look at the cops and was shot to death at close range with a
shotgun. (Alfred Burnett later sought out Sannes to confess his role in
setting up Ward for execution by decent Seattle cops, who were also set
up by the FBI.)
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LXIX
A King County Grand Jury investigated the death of Larry Ward and
returned a verdict that his death had been the result of a criminal
conspiracy. No FBI agent was ever indicted. (It should be noted that so far
as is known, Larry Ward was not told that he would be paid by the FBI to
plant a dynamite, but inoperable, bomb).
LXX
On the night that Sannes went to the radical communal house upon
slipping out of hiding, he was seduced by Lyda Held, who lived there. The
love affair, within less than a year turned into a marriage. The pairing had
an odd twist in that Lyda's father, Dr. Edward Held, was a clandestine
scientist, who ostensibly worked for the Applied Fisheries Laboratory at the
University of Washington, but actually was one of the top managers of the
Atomic Energy Commission and later for the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission.
LXXI
N.E.T. and P.B.S.' American Dream Machine news show filmed
interviews with FBI bombing and murder plotters, Sannes, Desmond and
Burnett - all of whom had been working at the direction of the FBI. J.
Edgar Hoover and Nixon's White House intimidation, caused a one week
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delay of the 15 minute segment. A nationwide media reaction turned the
program into a two hour program, one week later.
LXXII
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the contempt
citations against the Seattle 7. U.S. Attorney Stanley Pitkin, after a decent
interval, dismissed, without explanation, all criminal charges against the
Seattle 7. Pitkin's death, shortly after his resignation, remains a mystery.
(Pitkin was the first federal official to obtain dismissals of federal felony
indictments due to FBI agent obstruction of justice.)
LXXIII
Former U.S. Attorney General, Ramsey Clark, personally financed a
speaking tour by Sannes that included a speech to an assembly of the law
students at Yale University while Bill and Hillary Clinton were students
there. In that speech, Sannes challenged the Attorney General and the
Nixon administration to indict him and bring him to trial for the dozens of
acts of obstruction of justice, done at the direction of the FBI, and for
conspiracy to commit felony murder and bombing in connection with the
Evergreen Point Floating Bridge bombing plot. The Yale Law School
teachers and students were stunned and quiet during the speech, but
cheered Sannes wildly at the end. Sannes received many offers of free
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legal defense from famous attorneys, like Frank Donner and Aryia Nieher,
the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union.
LXXIV
On the same speaking tour, Sannes spoke at Princeton University to
a conference of the Committee for Public Justice. At the first session of the
ACLU sponsored conference, Sannes happened to have been seated next
to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., the Harvard professor who had been a close
friend and consultant to John F. Kennedy. When Schlesinger
conversationally asked Sannes what had brought him to be seated at the
speakers' rostrum, Sannes casually mentioned that it was his work as a
bomb plotter for the FBI. Schlesinger physically recoiled.
LXXV
Sannes spoke at the conference about many of the criminal acts that
he had participated in at the direction of FBI special agents. Sannes,
heavily covered by the national media as he spoke, invited the federal
government to indict him on literally dozens of obstruction of justice
charges.
The conference participants were stunned at Sannes'
enumeration of participating in criminal acts, federal crimes with total
penalties calculable in hundreds of years worth of prison time.
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LXXVI
At the ACLU sponsored conference at Princeton University, there
was at least one man who knew what Sannes had done to the Nixon
administration and J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. That man was Frank Donner, a
famous attorney, who was once one of Senator Joseph McCarthy's
toughest antagonists. Donner frankly told Sannes that he knew that
Sannes had deliberately infiltrated the FBI's dirty war against the civil rights
and anti-Vietnam war movements. Donner, at a dinner meeting, told
Sannes that Sannes was the bravest man that he had never known, and an
incredible defender of the United States Constitution. Sannes told him
anyone who would go alone against 10,000 armed federal agents and the
power of the federal government was not a candidate to be a mental health
poster boy. But Sannes told him that he got kind of used to putting his life
on the line to defend our system against all enemies, foreign and domestic,
in a war called Vietnam.
LXXVII
Sannes started publicly taunting President Nixon, the Justice
Department, J. Edgar Hoover and Attorney General John Mitchell to
convene a federal grand jury to inquire into his allegations, and to either
indict him for his confessed criminal acts - or conversely, indict him for
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perjury and obstruction of justice in executing affidavits in the Seattle 7,
ROTC Fire-Bombing 8, and Longview Army Base bombing cases. Sannes,
repeatedly, publicly accused J. Edgar Hoover, Nixon and Mitchell of
running a criminal operation to discredit the civil rights and anti-Vietnam
War movements. Sannes, moreover, publicly accused Hoover, Nixon and
Mitchell of directing a criminal cover-up of the parts of this criminal
enterprise that he uncovered.
LXXVIII
Sannes sits with attorneys Sam Franklin and one of his law partners,
discussing the very long, highly detailed letter that he had written to U.S.
Senator Sam Ervin. In it, Sannes pleaded for a Senate investigation of his
charges, his own criminal acts and his confessions to them. The letter
argued that Sannes had either committed serious crimes for the FBI or had
perjured himself and obstructed justice by executing sworn affidavits that
had been used to quash 37 federal felony indictments. The Sannes letter
to Sam Ervin also detailed the public confessions of Desmond and Burnett.
LXXIX
On December 28, 1971, the nation's media detailed the seven major
changes in the leadership of the FBI in the months following Sannes' well
publicized charges of FBI criminal acts. But as of that date, no FBI agent in
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history had been indicted or convicted of a felony. It was also true that until
Sannes came in from the cold to the law offices of Jeffrey Steinborn, no
stain had ever sullied the escutcheon of the FBI.
LXXX
In March of 1972, Sannes began going to the U.S. Courthouse in
Seattle, to publicly confront federal employees and ordinary citizens with
his charges and sworn affidavits. For weeks, the federal police prevented
Sannes from getting beyond the lobby. Every day for weeks, Sannes had
wrestling matches in the lobby of the courthouse with federal policemen.
They refused to arrest him.
LXXXI
Sannes walked into the lobby of the U. S. Courthouse armed with a
five gallon pail of loose cow shit. He splattered it around the lobby and
kicked shit on two federal policemen, About 15 federal marshals and police
swarmed Sannes and pushed him outside the courthouse. The next
morning, as he arrived at the courthouse, Sannes was arrested by over 30
federal cops. The story was published widely by the news media. One
Seattle Times headline proclaimed "Messy Way to Request Hearing, in it's
article. "
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LXXXII
At his hearing, before Chief 6th District U.S. District Court Judge
William T. Beeks, Sannes got a judge to listen. Beeks ordered U.S.
Attorney Stan Pitkin to convene a special federal grand jury to hear Sannes
and to review his documentary evidence. Beeks also ordered Pitkin to
recuse himself and his office from managing the grand jury proceedings.
Sannes then pleaded guilty to littering.
LXXXIII
6/20/72 - At the federal grand jury hearing, Sannes testified without a
grant of immunity to scores of federal felonies - and detailed his direction
from FBI agents to carry out these criminal acts. The federal attorney
controlling the grand jury had a name prominently bandied about in another
legal case known as Watergate - he was one of Nixon's most faithful
servants. (It is now time that those federal grand jury records see the light
of day).
LXXXIV
At his sentencing hearing, Judge Beeks told Sannes that he could
utilize his pre-sentencing report from the court's psychiatrist as a job
reference. Judg B k t Id
e ee s 0 Sannes that normally he would sentence him
to a few days at the honor farm of the McNeil Island Fed I P . .
era eMentlary,
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but "due to his well-documented propensity to mishandle certain farm
products", he couldn't do that. Beeks then asked Sannes what sentence
that he would give himself. Sannes said he would sentence himself to 10
days in jail with time off for good behavior of 1 day. Judge Beeks said: "So
ordered."
LXXXV
Sannes reported, as agreed, to the U.S. Courthouse in Seattle to
begin serving his 10 day sentence for littering. The U.S. Marshal, Charles
"Chuck" Robinson, in Seattle, in the company of several Secret Service
agents and a couple of deputy U.S. Marshals, mocked Sannes. The
federal marshal's son had hanged himself sometime before that. As the
sneering marshal walked in front of him, Sannes asked him if his son was
still hanging around. Robinson went berserk and attempted to draw his
gun to shoot Sannes. The Secret Service agents wrestled the marshal to
the floor and dragged him away as Sannes stood a few feet away -
laughing.
LXXXVI
At the Snohomish County Jail, Sannes was booked and taken back to
maximum security. So h
meone ad gone to great lengths to have Sannes
murdered in jail. A' '1'
Jal Inmate, awaiting transportation b k t
ac 0 Deer Lodge
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Montana to finish out his multiple life sentences, had been told that Sannes
was a federal snitch. The man had previously killed two men, including the
deputy warden, at that prison, among other acts. He was told that he
would serve easy time in a federal prison if he would kill a federal snitch
gone bad for the federal government. The giant was criminally insane,
perhaps, but not stupid. He questioned Sannes and found out he was
there for flinging 5 gallons of cow shit around a federal courthouse. That hit
a note. The lifer's best friend had been beaten to death by prison guards
for "shit bucketing" one too many guards at Deer Lodge. Sannes served
his 9 days in perfect safety.
LXXXVII
Jeff Desmond met Sannes one cold rainy day at the Pike Place
Market. Desmond had been contacted by a staff attorney of the Church
Committee (which investigated the JFK and King assassinations, etc.) Jeff
wanted a safe house to stay in until he was finished testifying about FBI
crimes to a staff attorney the following week. Sannes put Jeff in a safe
house, but Jeff slipped out to phone the FBI with an extortion demand.
Jeffrey Paul Desmond was assassinated in the "safe house" by, in the
words of Seattle Chief of Police George T eilsch: "a professional hit man."
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AS CLOSING CREDITS ROLL
WHAT SANNES BEGAN, THE WATERGATE INVESTIGATION
CONTINUED. FBI INSPIRED AND DIRECTED BOMBINGS,
ASSASSINATIONS, ATTACKS ON THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT,
AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE PLOTS, WERE CHILLED. THIS
MOVIE IS DEDICATED TO THE PRINCIPLE THAT ETERNAL VIGILANCE
IS THE PRICE OF LIBERTY.
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DIRTY WARS
The memoirs of the first, and only, person in American history to carry
out an FBI sting operation, on the FBI. In his own words, this account tells
how David R. Sannes publicly exposed J. Edgar Hoover's now notorious
clandestine operations. It is now common knowledge that the FBI utilized
burglary, mail covers, blackmail, extortion, electronic eavesdropping and
wire-tapping, smear and hate campaigns, planted agents provocateurs, and
obstruction of justice, as tactics to discredit and suppress minority political
parties and organizations. This is the story of a man who helped to break the
news accounts by penetrating illegal FBI activities, participating in them, and
coming forward to reveal them to the public.
Google W. Mark Felt, a.k.a. "Deep Throat" and David Sannes, F.B.I.
find the spider web with Sannes at the center.
by
DA VID RICI-IARD SANNES
DIRTY WARS
INTRODUCTION
David R. Sannes was just a politically active, liberal, political science
student at the University of Washington, in Seattle, until the Vietnam War
came along. Then he became:
I. A scared, reluctant Army volunteer draftee in July, 1965;
2. A dedicated inductee into the National Security Agency;
3. An NSA counter-intelligence agent in Vietnam;
4. An NSA electronic eavesdropper on the CIA's "dirty wars" 111
Southeast Asia;
5. An aerospace company engineer and then a designer and builder
of nightclubs and restaurants who was an anti-war activist;
6. America's "mole" inside FBI bombing and obstruction of justice
plots;
7. The "whistle blower" who alerted the American public to the
criminal conduct of the FBI, and the cover up by the U.S.
Department of Justice headed by John Mitchell;
8. The man who forced the convening ofa federal grand jury to hear
his unimmunized testimony to FBI directed participation in
conspiracies to commit bombing, felony murder, and multiple
counts of obstruction of justice;
9. The man whose sworn affidavits were utilized in the quashing of
37 federal felony indictments;
10. And, the man who was instrumental in obtaining the public
confessions of two other men who had been bombers for the FBI.
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DJRTYWARS
(An Outline)
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GREYHOUND BUS DEPOT, SEATTLE September, 1961
The young farm boy got off the bus, collected his luggage, and started
to walk toward the nearest stop of the #7 line. He was on his way to Terry
Hall, his new home, at the University of Washington. The young freshman's
curiousity pulled him from his path before he had strolled 100 feet. It was
the oddity of the enornlOUS canvas sign, proclaiming: "Seattle Miracle
Temple," draped across the run-down front of the cavernous warehouse
building, that beguiled him. The blasting sound of a jazz band drew him
inside. A rapt congregation of over 400 sinning souls sat spellbound as
Brother AI Wyrick exhorted them to make a very special offering to purchase
a "faith ambulance," with which to gather up sick and demon afflicted folks.
The sufferers were to be delivered to the church for healing by God, working
through Brother AI. The entranced farm boy watched as about 30 believers
came forward to be healed of a potpourri of deadly diseases and devilish
possessIOns.
That did it. The young man was hooked on exploring the ideas,
customs, and motivations of those active in religious or political groups.
Three days later, a deaf-mute quadriplegic, garbed in filthy rags that bespoke
a life spent sheltered in alleys and doorways, was carried in by four of his
new college friends. After strenuous exertions, he was healed by a
flabbergasted faith healer. More astonishing, the formerly crippled wretch
leaped to his feet and began to preach. He had a Biblical knowledge and
power that induced a perfect pandemonium and an outpouring of offerings by
over 450 hysterical listeners. And so, the farm boy's first job was as a
"miracle worker's" warm-up man. He stayed only a few days, and refused
payment.
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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE
1961-1965
Throughout his college years, the young man could be found observing
political or religious groups. He attended meetings of the John Birch Society,
the Communist Party USA, the Christian Crusade, the Christian Anti-
Communist Crusade, the Republican Party, the Democrat Party, the SDS, and
a wide variety of other political groups. There was hardly an organized
religion that he did not study, and attend the services of, during this period.
SEATTLE July 27, 1965
The political science and history student's first day as a volunteer
inductee into the United States Army became a turning point in his life. He
intensely feared being sent to fight a war in Vietnam that he felt ambivalent
about. On the other hand, he strongly believed that it was his duty to
volunteer to serve in combat to fulfill his citizenship responsibilities. His
considered opinion, right or wrong, was that he had a duty to volunteer for
militaIY duty when his country went to war, or alternatively, to put his future
on the line by active political opposition to any such war.
To him, there were powerful arguments both for and against America's
growing involvement in Vietnam. He knew he did not have the wisdom or
the facts necessary to make a decision to oppose the foreign policy of his
country, so he saw himself as duty bound to support it. He had tremendous
respect for people who put their lives on the line by volunteering for combat
duty, or by defying the draft for principled reasons. (In the end, America's
deadly meddling in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia decimated whole peoples,
glorified military force as a fashionable arbiter of diplomatic disputes, and
morally corrupted a self-righteous America. David only came to this
understanding much later.)
FORT WAINWRIGHT, ALASKA
October, 1965
Basic training at Fort Ord was followed by a posting near Fairbanks.
Languishing in a transient bay, Pvt. Sannes was pleased when a parka-clad
sergeant came for him. The happiness turned to concern when his silent
guide drove up to an isolated, fortress-like concrete building, surrounded by
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security fencing. The fence was replete with "No Trespassing - Use of
Deadly. Force Authorized" signs to welcome visitors. The young soldier's
concern deepened while his escort dialed the combination locks on two steel,
bank vault type doors to gain entry to an interior office. He mused about
whether or not he was being taken to a military intelligence unit to be
questioned about his college associations. One can imagine his astonishment
when he was met by Mr. N, who told him that he had been recruited by the
National Security Agency. He began training as a cryptographic
communications security agent. His new commanding officer not only knew
about the farm boy's history of involvement with groups ranging from the
International Flat Earth Research Society to the Anti-Vivisection League; in
fact, the NSA had picked its new man partly because of that past. The NSA
unit members laughed heartily when told that the rookie had evaded transient
bay work details for the previous 13 days by assuming the guise of a mildly
retarded Gomer Pyle.
The trainee counter-intelligence agent had found his calling and his
home. There his psychological quirks and emotional bents were applauded;
they constituted prerequisite credentials for employment. He took to
instruction in weapons, explosives, and espionage tradecraft like a rainbow
trout to rapids.
The arcane world of cryptography spilled open its secrets for him. Top
secret communications traffic from around the world became his dream
library. He had grown up in a veritable war zone, now he had been chosen
for membership in a top secret organization that always operated on a war-
time basis. Gung ho would have been too mild a phrase to describe his
enthusiasm, indeed his exuberance, in carrying out his assignments. He
could hardly wait to be trained enough to volunteer for duty in Vietnam, the
veritable cockpit of the espionage world. War represented opportunities to
meet many of the ultimate challenges to the skills of a fledgling counterspy.
There was no waiting list for Vietnam volunteers; hell was not full.
QUI NHON, REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
October, 1966 - February, 1968
NSA agent David R. Sannes traveled to Saigon under secret orders
assigning him to the HQ of the Strategic Communications Command,
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Southeast Asia, in Saigon. He had volunteered for duty at the NSA's
command center, expecting to serve in a relatively safe staff position. He had
wanted to be at the war's nerve ganglion; he wanted a front row seat from
which to observe the war, but he wanted to be out of harm's reach.
Fate dealt him revised orders that sent him to Qui Nhon, a coastal city
at the edge of the central highlands. There he met a senior NSA man who
had just come from commanding the NSA operation in Berlin. Together,
they opened a branch office of the NSA in Qui Nhon, assuming responsibility
for: I) the cryptographic materials and equipment utilized by all allied forces
operating in the central third of South Vietnam; 2) the security of all
classified communications emanating from or received by our units operating
in that region; 3) the security of all communication facilities, fixed and
mobile, that had cryptographic capability within the region; and 4) the
loyalty, reliability, and security clearance of cryptographic equipment
operators, cryptanalysts, and cryptographic equipment maintenance
personnel.
As a practical matter, Mr. A ran the headquarters, and Sannes ran the
field operations. In the words of his boss, Mr. A: "Now you are going to
find out why I lived through three wars. One of us has to be out in the field,
and I am going to be staying right here." Operating under the cover of a
cryptographic code and equipment courier, Sannes made hundreds of
inspections of communications centers during his three tours of duty in
Vietnam, daily crisscrossing the central highlands by Huey helicopters, C-
130s, or trucks. When weather conditions grounded flyers during the
monsoon seasons, he often traversed hostile or disputed territory to deliver
the codes necessary to keep the communications network up. He also
commanded an air-mobile, 45 man reaction force whose mission was to
make sure that outlying communication facilities did not suffer the loss of
cryptographic materials or equipment as a result of ground attacks by Viet
Cong or North Vietnamese troops.
This elite unit's task was to drop in on crypto-centers that came under
such assaults, and to either protect the codes and equipment, or to make
certain that it was totally destroyed by thermite incendiary devices. Sannes
also had a responsibility, at the Qui Nhon Communications Center, to
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monitor the hard copies of highly classified messages for compliance with
transmission procedures. It was there, at the third largest crypto-center in
Vietnam, that he read other people's top secret mail. Sannes often read
messages to President Johnson before the White House received them.
Perusal of the top secret traffic provided epiphanies tripping over epiphanies.
Indeed it gave Sannes a ringside view of not only the military and political
aspects of the war, but also the underlying intelligence gathering and
reporting facets of the regional conflict.
This top secret message reading also laid bare to Sannes' gaze the
nature and extent of the dirty wars carried out by the administration. There
were not only the CIA's covert efforts to finance the war in Laos by muscling
in on the opium trade; there was not only the CIA run Phoenix Program to
assassinate village leaders who were less than enthusiastic about the effects
of the war on their villages; there was most disturbing of all to David, the
insane pattern of deceit and self-deception in evaluating, planning, and
executing the military and political strategies and tactics of the war.
By way of exemplification of that last point, we were winning the
hearts and minds of the Vietnamese people, as President Johnson assured our
nation. So what went wrong? Sannes saw on a daily basis what was
concealed from the American public, but was well known to those with
whom it was at war. National security too frequently meant keeping secrets
from the American people that would make them ashamed of their own
government. This was very disturbing to Sannes, but he knew that he did not
have the wisdom to judge which state secrets should be exposed and which
should not But his brain and his gut both told him that the Founding Fathers
would not have been pleased with the war.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE
1969
Dimly seen figures appear in a thickly wooded area of the campus, late
on a cloud-shrouded night. Some of them drift silently toward the Air Force
ROTC Building, while others post themselves as lookouts. Cans are
withdrawn from bulky packages carried by the furtively moving people at the
building. The acrid fumes of gasoline rise into the night as frantic splashing
of the building's entrances takes place. Fleeting glances are seen of fleeing
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shadows in the forest. A tiny line of fire reaches the building and explosively
erupts into a curtain of fire that boils up over the facility. Fire alarms and
sirens signal the coming of help. Firemen valiantly battle a fire that fully
engulfs the structure. Only the imposing stone edifice adjacent can be saved.
A caller takes credit for the terrorist act on behalf of the anti-war movement.
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A Seattle Police Departmen ispatcher takes a late-night bomb threat. Aoo<' ..... >'\-
The claimed target is the U. of . Administration Building. Police and fire .lin. no'",
units, including aid cars, are r ling before the caller abruptly terminates the hc..t fel,.,
conversation. AR llpexpl,lIle bomb is found and defused. Seattle and U. of
W. Campus Police search the campus.
QUEEN ANNE HILL AREA, SEATTLE February, 1970
A late model sedan slides up to a public telephone booth. An
unremarkable, but well trimmed and tailored, young man gets out of the car
and steps up to the telephone and dials. In a rundown home nearby, on a
battered plastic kitchen counter, a telephone rings. A groggy, long-haired
nebbish slowly staggers into the room to answer the insistent phone. A
mumbled hello is answered by a cold, commanding voice that tells Jeff
Desmond to leave his mother's house in fifteen minutes, and to walk toward a
pick-up point a few blocks away. Jeff knows that Federal Bureau of
Investigation Special Agent Louis M. Harris does not want to meet him to
discuss coffee bean futures. He follows Harris' instructions.
QUEEN ANNE HILL AREA Minutes Later
A shifty-eyed Jeff Desmond gets into an unmarked FBI car and slumps
down in the back seat, virtually out of sight to passersby. Desmond is told by
Harris and his partner that he has committed multiple violations of his 10
year parole for the interstate transportation of an automatic machine gun and
narcotics. Jeff says, he is also told that they know he is shooting heroin and
buying large amounts of codeine with forged prescriptions. The agents then
tell Jeff that they are going to overlook those serious infractions, and not send
him to the state penitentiary where they would put a snitch jacket on him, if
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he will cooperate with them. Desmond agrees to help them. Harris then
instructs Desmond, according to Desmond, to penetrate groups of anti-war
radicals, and build and supply such people with dynamite bombs.
Jeff is further told that he will encourage and help willing radicals to
detonate these bombs. Jeff tries to demur, but is told that he has to make a
choice. The FBI agents, it is safe to presume, already know that Jeff had
previously been gang-raped at the King County Jail. So, a pathetic, defeated.
Desmond agrees to the deal, is given a phone number to make regular reports
to, and is taken back near his home. The well-experienced powder monkey
then tells his mother, Maude, who had listened in on his calls from the FBI,
that she has to drive him to the Harvey Powder Co., in Snohomish, and
purchase some dynamite, fuse, caps, and fuse igniters, because he is working
for the FBI. Maude later reports these facts to Mike James of King TV in
Seattle, and to Walter Wright of the Seattle P.I. (FBI agent Louis M. Harris
never publicly comments on Desmond's charges, despite wide disclosure.)
UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE, SEATTLE February 17, 1970
An anti-war protest march through downtown Seattle, co-sponsored by the
Seattle Liberation Front, culminates in a raucous rally against the war and
Federal District Court Judge Julius Hoffinan of Chicago Conspiracy Trial
notoriety. Riot-clad police confront the large crowd of demonstrators. As
tensions mount, sticks, stones, and clubs begin to fly. The denouement is a
trashing of the front of the U.S. Courthouse and a few nearby storefronts.
The rally participants scatter in the face of charges by the police units and
their tear gas barrage.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, ARCHITECTURE BLDG.
February 20, 1970
Along one edge of the beautiful and peaceful campus, we notice the
skeletal frame of a massive building under construction. A street light faintly
illuminates a seedy-looking, straggle-haired young man as he walks slowly
along the construction site's perimeter fence. The man stops, pulls a package
from a shopping bag, yanks a fuse igniter, and hurls the sputtering bomb into
the building'S interior. Then, the youth heaves a second explosive device into
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a stack of scrap lumber near the vehicle entrance to the construction site. The
bomber then retreats slowly into the shadows of a nearby alley.
Minutes later, in a telephone booth outside a tacky, 24-hour diner,
nervous fingers dial a telephone number. The telephone is answered with a
simple hello. The caller reports that he has just planted a bomb at the
construction site to establish his cover. The caller then walks to a nearby
acquaintance's apartment, shoots up, and slips into a bathtub. Luckily, no
passersby are injured when the bomb blast rips through the site.
Responding police and fire units are crowding the bomb scene as an
investigator discovers the second bomb, concealed in a lumber scrap pile.
The site is cleared. Bomb squad experts theorize that the second bomb had
been set to go off much later than the first bomb, the better to kill or injure
emergency units responding to the first blast.
SEATTLE February 23, 1970
Seattle Police Department Sgts. R.V. Jackson and P.T. Cruse pay a
surprise visit to Jeff Desmond's home. Telling Jeff that they are extremely
upset that he had planted a second bomb, meant to kill or main cops
converging on the architecture building site, the lawmen tell him that he is
going to coordinate all his future bombings with them. Desmond realizes that
FBI Agent Harris must have told the Seattle Police about that bombing. Jeff
agrees.
UNIVERSITY DISTRICT, SEATTLE
March 3, 1970
In the early evening, John Van Veenendaal, Jan Tissot, and Michael
Reed watch a man's arrest and become infuriated by what they believe is
brutality by the arresting officers. Jeff later runs into the three men near the
Blue Moon Tavern. Jeff suggests that they carry out a retal iatory bombing at
the Wallingford Police Station. This suggestion is rejected, and the
University Way Post Office is mutually decided upon as a target. Jeff tells
the others that he could supply a dynamite bomb, if they drive him home to
pick one up. Michael Reed drives Desmond home, and while the others wait
outside in the car, Jeff makes a bomb and telephones FBI Agent Harris and
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the Seattle police. The group then drive into the alley behind the United
States Post Office; Jan Tissot gets out of the car, pulls the fuse lighter, and
throws the bomb against the building.
Twelve waiting Seattle police officers then leap from cover and arrest
the four men. Van Veenendaal then demands that the cops move them away
because the bomb is going to go off. The fleeing suspects and police officers
are ducking for cover as the bomb blast resounds throughout the district.
Angry and frightened cops beat the handcuffed four.
The Trojan stumping dynamite, the Ensign-Bickford black wax
dreadmiught fuse, and the Atlas No.6 blasting cap utilized in this bombing
are from the same lot signed for by Maude Desmond at the Harvey Powder
Company, 9721 Airport Way, Snohomish and recovered by police authorities
from the unexploded bomb at the University of Washington Architecture
Building construction site bombing on February 20, 1970. By 10:05 pm,
about 10 minutes after the bomb went off, the arrestees are on their way
downtown to the central jail. The lone federal employee on duty in the Post
Office when the bomb went off, is being treated for his injuries and for
shock.
Title I, of the United States Criminal Code, in pertinent part, defines
the bombing of a federal facility that is occupied as first degree felony
bombing. By 2:30 am on March 4, Jeff has been released from jail, is given
$500 cash and confiscated heroin by Seattle Police Assistant Chief Richard
Schoener, and is on his way to an FBI safe-house. Before noon on March 4,
1970, King County Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecuting Attorney William L.
Kinzel sends Judge William 1. Quigley a note: "O.K. to release Jeff
Desmond on P.R." Bail for the other three remained at $25,000.
A UNIVERSITY WAY RESTAURANT
March 4, 1970, 7:30 pm
David Sannes is reading the Seattle P. 1. And the Seattle Times as he
eats his supper. He has just completed the work of designing and
constructing Seattle's largest live-music and dance emporium a few blocks
away. With the eyes of an expert, he carefully studies the newspaper articles
concerning the University Way Post Office bombing. Several facets of the
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accounts disturb him. He has personal knowledge that one two-man patrol
car is the normal deployment of Seattle police officers in the district in
question. He knows that it is not normal for 12 cops to be staked out in an
alley behind the Post Office.
He knows that it is not normal for one alleged bomber who is caught-
in-the-act of bombing an occupied United States facility to be released on a
P.R. within 5 hours of arrest, while his alleged accomplices are being held on
a $25,000 bail. He is very disturbed that a postal employee had been
wounded by the blast, when obviously police officers were aware of the
potential danger to him, and wouldn't have compromised the security of the
massive stakeout by removing the worker. Sannes realizes that somebody
must have tipped the police as to the time and location of the prospective
action. The obvious candidate for the tip was the P.R.'d Desmond.
Intrigued by the mention in the newspaper articles that two bombings
had taken place within three blocks and two weeks of each other, and by the
fact that the earlier incident included a suspected booby trap, Sannes leaves
the restaurant and walks over to and examines both bombing sites. Two
bombings within a few blocks of the 700 seat tavern that he had just opened
makes him concerned that his place might be a target of bombing. As a
some-time civilian undercover Seattle police agent, Sannes has a great deal of
knowledge about their pol ice procedures. (Sannes has been working
undercover, a hayseed potential mugging victim of police targeted "whore-
less pimps," with Seattle Police Officer Patrick Wright and other vice
officers. Sannes also has been acting as a civilian police agent in prostitution
investigations at organized crime connected strip joints in Seattle.)
It stands to reason that a stretched-thin police force would not commit
12 men to any stakeout unless they received a tip that they absolutely knew to
be from a reliable source with precise information. Late into the night, David
is wondering how a bomber happened to have the status of a reliable
informant. He thinks perhaps Desmond had been given immunity for his
testimony against the other suspects; but that doesn't make sense because
there were 12 police eye-witnesses to first degree bombing of federal
facility. He decides to find out.
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KING COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SEATTLE
March 5, 1970
At the arraignment on state bombing charges, Reed, Tissot, and Van
Veenendaal are brought in wearing leg irons, handcuffs, and chains;
Desmond stands unfettered in the midst of bodyguarding lawmen. Sannes
watches the proceeding, noticing that Desmond is bumming cigarettes from
the police officers like they are chums. What is really interesting though is
the fact that Judge Quigley orders Jeff back into custody over the objections
of surprised and protesting deputy prosecutors. Desmond is obviously
surprised too.
KING COUNTY COURTHOUSE
March 6, 1970
The King County Prosecutor files an amended complaint, dropping
charges against Jeffrey Desmond, and naming him only as a material witness.
Someone posts his $1000 bail, and he is again released.
THE DOGHOUSE RESTAURANT, SEATTLE Mid-March, 1970
In an isolated booth, a Seattle cop and Sannes sit talking. The
policeman, who works as an aide to Police Chief George Tielsch, reveals to
David that the FBI had called the Seattle Police Department prior to both the
February 20, and March 3, bombings. Sannes asks why then the FBI had not
been involved in either the arrest, indictment, or arraignment of the Post
Office bombing suspects. Sannes' friend responds that the FBI had asked the
Seattle Police to provide covert police protection to Desmond as a police
infonnant.
Chief Tielsch was said to have been angry about that arrangement, but
to have reluctantly agreed. Chief Tielsch had agreed to the FBI plan even
though he knew that the plan was to vacate the state charges in favor of
federal bombing charges to be filed later against Desmond's three
accomplices. The FBI could then tell U.S. Attorney Stan Pitkin that they
could not locate Desmond for questioning by lawyers for the three
defendants.
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The FBI had supposedly told Tielsch that they needed to keep
Desmond under wraps to protect much more serious federal investigations.
The cop believes that included the fact that Desmond had carried out the
architecture building bombing. The cop only says about that that there was
some kind of funny business going on with the investigation of the earlier
bombing. He will not elaborate.
LEON HARDCASTLE REALTY, SEATTLE May 15, 1970
A coroner's jury later held that Larry Ward died by "criminal means."
There was never any doubt that the young black man was shot to death by
Seattle Police Office John Hannah. Sannes heard the shotgun blasts that blew
Larry Eugene Ward into his grave. The execution was carried live on
Hannah's walkie-talkie. The only eye-witness to the incident testified to the
King County Grand Jury that he had heard a shot, run to a window of his
home across the street from the shooting, and watched Ward being pursued
by the unmarked police car, and saw Ward fall after the final shotgun blast.
(According to his statements to newsmen as reported by Lou Corsaletti of
The Seattle Times.) King County Prosecutor Charles O. Carroll declined to
press charges against the officer because, he said, there was insufficient
evidence.
Police reported that they found an unexploded bomb near a doorway of
the Hardcastle Realty at 23rd Avenue and East Union Street. There was
never any serious dispute that ward had been placing a bomb when he was
interrupted by the squealing of tires as the staked out patrol car hurtled
towards him. (Sannes had heard the staked out Hannah report on his walkie-
talkie to the effect that a young black male was putting a bag down in front of
the realty office.)
There was never any doubt that Ward was running from the scene of
the crime when Hannah shot him from the back seat of the police car as it
closed in on Ward. The roaring engine, squealing tires, and the shotgun
blasts were transmitted over the cop's radio, as clear and unambiguous
sounds. The neighbor, Melvin Duncan, had seen it and the officers
confirmed it. The only question at the site was whether or not Ward had
turned back toward the pursuing men before the fatal shot was fired.
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The problem with the shooting really stemmed from the televised
statements by Alfred Burnett that he had been directed by FBI Agent Stephen
Travis to pay Ward for planting the bomb, the FBI's tip to the Seattle police
that the bombing, by an unknown radical, was to take place, and the fact that
the FBI did not arrest Ward earlier.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LIBRARY Late March, 1970
At a study carrel, surrounded by stacks of periodicals, David Sannes
sits examining articles on bombings, arsons, and other acts of violence linked
to the political and civil rights movement in the United States. He begins to
focus on such acts committed after the inauguration of President Richard
Nixon, with particular attention to violent acts attributed to anti-war activists
or groups. Sannes also examines the pattern of Nixon administration reports
and pro-war articles in periodicals. The review pointed to a pattern of White
House, Justice and Treasury Department positions that postulated a scenario
of Soviet influence or control of anti-war groups and their actions and
philosophies.
As a student of politics and history, Sannes knows that staging acts of
violence to justity the imposition of martial law to restore order, or utilizing
agents provocateurs to discredit political opponents, has ancient and
dishonorable traditions. He knows, as a former NSA agent, that President
Johnson had staged the Gulf of Tonkin incident in order to sway Congress to
support the war effort in South Vietnam.
History offers literally thousands of such examples, or suspected
examples. Sannes begins to think the unthinkable. Nixon, after all, had been
elected with about 44% of the popular vote; Nixon had campaigned with a
theme of having a secret plan to end the war. As of March, 1970, that plan
was still a secret from the American people. Was it possible that the Nixon
White House was encouraging or permitting right-wing elements of the FBI,
A TF, and other intelligence and police agencies to foment or encourage
bombings, etc. on American soil, in order to discredit the anti-war and civil
rights movements in the United States?
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At first blush, such thoughts seemed like so much conspiracy theory
crap. However, Sannes had electronically eavesdropped on CIA flights to
Yao villages in Laos, flights that delivered gold to the hill people, and
returned with opium paste to be refined into heroin and put into the
smuggling networks to be shipped to this country - to provide off-the-books
financing of our secret war effort in Laos.
Sannes knows that the CIA had been running a Murder Incorporated
operation in South Vietnam that had killed, to his knowledge, hundreds of
innocent village elders whose only crimes were to have objected to some act
of corruption or cruelty by the military juntas or the Thieu/Ky regime.
General Thieu he remembered for his involvement in the CIA's opium trade.
Could not people who committed such violent crimes overseas not commit
them on our soil? However unlikely, it seemed like an idea worth exploring.
VOLUNTEER PARK, SEATTLE Later in March, 1970
While attending a rock concert in order to hear rock bands that might
prove suitable for hiring to perform at either the Checkmate or District
Taverns, Sannes is handed a flyer entitled: "Jeff Desmond, Police and FBI
Agent." The Flyer claims that Jeff is wanted dead or alive for leading Tissot,
Reed, and Van Veenendaal into a trap at the University Way Post Office.
The flyer proclaims that Desmond and police agencies had entrapped the
three.
Merde! Did Jeff hold three people at gunpoint and make them help him
plant a bomb? But the thought of prosecutorial misconduct that rose to the
level of criminal obstruction certainly is a possibility to Sannes. The plain
fact is that defense attorneys were not being told by the Seattle police where
to find Desmond to question him. Sannes knows that Chief Tielsch knew
where his men had taken Jeff to at the behest of the FBI. Sannes calls to
invite a friend for supper.
SEATTLE
That Night
Over supper, Sannes shows his policeman friend a copy of the wanted
poster on Desmond. Asked about whether or not the Seattle Police were still
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keeping Jeff on ice somewhere, out of the reach of defense attorneys, the cop
responds that he doesn't even want to know, because it could be dangerous to
know. Sannes then responds that it looks like to him that the FBI had pulled
off a brilliant sting operation against the radicals.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LIBRARY Early April, 1970
In the periodical stacks, Sannes sits scanning magazine articles on acts
of violence connected to the anti-war and civil rights movements. He finds
too many questions lacking answers. The peace activists that he had been
associating with since his return from Vietnam just didn't fit the
psychological profile of a mad bomber. Explosive and incendiary devices, he
knows from very extensive observation, just plain scare the bejesus out of
ordinary people. Even combat experienced soldiers shrank from the setting
of claymore mines. Untrained people just have a visceral fear of explosives.
During the opening minutes of the Tet Offensive in Qui Nhon, he had
witnessed the desertion of all of the army guards of the 41 st Signal
Battalion's ammunition dump. He always had a healthy respect for the
dangers involved with the handling of or making of explosives. The picture
of dewy-eyed, pot-smoking peaceniks walking into powder monkey classes
to learn how to stuff waxed fuses into sticks of dynamite just didn't ring true.
The idea of federal agents provocateurs supplying explosive or
incendiary devices to mentally unbalanced radicals did seem plausible.
Why? For instance, because Sannes did learn while an NSA agent that the
FBI had recruited a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy,
George Lincoln Rockwell to found the American Nazi Party.
A bleary-eyed Sannes walks out determined to find out whether or not
the FBI was conducting a dirty war against the Constitution it was sworn to
uphold. He decides to infiltrate the FBI to find out. He fairly skips out of the
Henry Suzallo Library; he has again broken the bounds of everyday life by
finding a noble rationale for living on the edge, an addiction spawned by his
childhood. He has found a good war to fix himself.
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SUNDANCE COLLECTIVE, SEATTLE
Early April, 1970
A roughly dressed Sannes, at the collective to pick up one of his
District Tavern bannaids, quietly observes the household. This is the home
base of the Seattle Liberation Front.
SANNES' FAVORITE STEAK HOUSE, SEATTLE
April 16, 1970
J. Edgar Hoover and Attorney General John N. Mitchell, in ajoint press
conference, are shown on the TV newscasts. They are announcing the
indictments of eight Seattle Liberation Front members in connection with the
February 17, 1970 attack against the U.S. Courthouse in Seattle. A
fascinated Sannes watches as local news broadcasters confinn that six of the
eight have been arrested and that Charles (Chip) Marshall and Michael T.
Justesen were still being sought. An excited Sannes left the restaurant to go
to the District Tavern, sensing that he has an opening to penetrate the FBI by
intiltrating the SLF.
THE DISTRICT TAVERN, SEATTLE Late Evening, April 16, 1970
Sannes talks to his Sundance Collective barmaid about the indictments
and the arrests that day. She says the charges are simply a government
attempt to suppress the anti-war movement. Sannes tells her that he wants to
become more active in the anti-war effort.
BON MARCHE DEPARTMENT STORE, SEATTLE April 17, 1970
Sannes is at a counter purchasing a small tape recorder, blank tapes,
and a telephone eavesdropping device.
A PUGET SOUND BEACH, SEATTLE
April 17, 1970
Sannes sits in his car parked in a parking lot and starts talking into the
tape recorder: "It is April 17, 1970 My preliminary investigation leads me to
believe that there is a strong likelihood that the FBI has elements within it
that are fomenting violent acts within the United States. I have decided that
the refiling of federal indictments today' against Jan Tissot, John Van
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Veenendaal, and Michael Reed, by U.S. Attorney Stan Pitkin, for first degree
bombing in connection with the March 3, 1970 University District Post
Officer bombing, given the circumstances, indicates this.
Jeff Desmond has not been charged, and has been hidden from defense
attorneys by the Seattle Police at the request of the FBI, according to my
extremely reliable police source. It has also been reported to me that Jeff
Desmond called in the warning to the FBI about that bombing, and the FBI
called the Seattle Police, who had also been called by Jeff prior to the
bombing. Ergo, Jeff must have been working for the FBI and had their
permission to have carried out the bombing, or he would at least have been
given some type of immunity, or been indicted himself. He is not a material
witness, he is a witness who has been hidden to some purpose that smells like
obstruction of justice to me.
The Seattle Police evidently have been convinced by the FB[ to forget
about their belief that Desmond set two bombs, one meant to kill responding
police and fire personnel, on February 20, 1970.
[ intend to penetrate the FBI as an undercover agent infiltrating the
most radical and potentially violent elements of the anti-war movement. My
goal is to find out if the FBI has inspired, directed, or carried out alone, arson
and/or bombing attacks on America. [fthe FBI is indeed fomenting violence
across this country, then they pose an extraordinary threat to the continuation
of our system of constitutional government.
If the White House and elements of the executive branch have
embarked on the historically ancient and dishonorable strategy of setting
"Reichstag Fires" to discredit opponents of the war in Vietnam, and the civil
rights movement, then there can be no higher purpose for my life than to
dedicate it to carrying out a sting operation against the perpetrators of this
operation.
My overall plan is to: I) penetrate the Sundance Collective and the
Seattle Liberation Front, utilizing my relationship with Jill, a barmaid at the
District, who lives at the Collective, and is part of the SLF; 2) I must
demonstrate my sincerity to the SLF as an anti-war activist with a violent
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antipathy toward the government, capitalism, and the proponents of the
Vietnam War' - while noting my wartime experience with explosives and
weapons; 3) I must then convince the FBI to recruit me as an undercover
agent, but I must not seem to seek recruitment, or I will have little credibility
with them; 4) I must then become a triple agent by becoming a reporter of the
activities of anti-war activists; 5) I must then penetrate illegal operations
conducted by the FBI and become an integral part of them; 6) I must then
figure out a way to break off the activities and expose them; 7) I must find a
way to force the federal government to prosecute me for any of the criminal
acts that I commit at their direction, and thereby expose these criminal
operations of the FBI. The real trick will be to survive if my working
hypothesis proves correct.
If I am right and the FBI has implemented a "Reichstag Fire" approach
to maintaining mainstream American support for the war and racism, then I
could hope to attain the following objectives: I) a chilling of future attempts
to engage in violent criminal acts to crush political opponents - since
someone else could destroy any such plot from the inside by exposing it; 2)
the press and the people would become sensitive to the possibility of such
attacks on the Constitution; 3) the government could find that it was dealing
with a less gullible press and public in all areas of its activities.
As for me, if I am right, then I must proceed on the assumption that my
life is forfeit. I must be prepared to lie, to commit criminal acts, to lobby for
my own prosecution and conviction for these criminal acts, to spend my adult
life in prison, and/or to be assassinated by federal agents or by
revolutionaries. Even if I succeed in my efforts, I will be a pariah. One only
gets one chance to blow a whistle. You never get a chance to learn any
secrets after the first time.
If I am wrong, and if the executive branch of the federal government is
not engaged in a broad, systematic, covert attack on our Constitution by
virtue of a "dirty war" against the civil rights and anti-war movements, then
my efforts will be directed to helping the FBI ferret out bombers and bringing
them to justice. I believe in the active agitation of our society for the
purposes of ending the war and ending discrimination against women and all
ethnic or religious minorities.
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Why me? So far as I can discern the truth, it is because I love shit
disturbing, the Bill of Rights, Socrates, undercover work, Cincinatus, Nathan
Hale, equal protection under law, a free and vigilant press, and freedom from
government. I suppose also because Thomas Jefferson said: "I have sworn
eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the minds of men." I
want to live like that.
A real citizen is willing to give his life to defend the fragile notion of
this country, and to extend its benefits to the point that it lives up to its
promises to all of its citizens. These rambling ruminations constitute tape
number one of a dogface's diary of another dirty war. The tapes will be
hidden to be released upon the occasion of my demise to the press.
SEATTLE CENTER, SEATTLE April 18, 1970
Thousands of anti-war protesters, boisterous but peaceful, march
through downtown Seattle to a rally at the foot of the Space Needle.
Unexpectedly, one of the FBI's most sought fugitives, Chip Marshall,
appears, to speak at the rally. Federal and local authorities are prevented
from arresting him by a human blockage. The potential for embarrassment of
the FBI is tremendous if Marshall escapes. Sannes, at the rally with his
barmaid, sees this as a wonderful opportunity to gain the notice and
appreciation of the FBI. Slipping through the packed throng, Sannes eases up
to the crowd around Marshall. Hearing Marshall tell a friend that he would
meet him at the Century Tavern at 5:00 pm, Sannes moves away from the
mob scene.
DOWNTOWN SEATTLE April 18, 1970
In a quiet telephone booth, Sannes calls the Seattle office of the FBI,
identified himself, gives his address, and tells the agent that he has
information that Chip Marshall will be at the Century Tavern at 5:00 pm.
The FBI agent asks Sannes to repeat his name and address; then he asks how
the caller knows that Marshall will be at that location. Sannes tells him that
one of the bastard's roommates at the Sundance Collective worked for him at
the District Tavern, and he had gone down to the rally to see what the
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Commies were up to. The FBI agent politely thanks Sannes for the tip, and
asks if he will go to the tavern to see if Marshall shows up; and if Marshall
does, to call the FBI again. Sannes says: "Yes, sir!" The conversation is
then terminated.
CENTURY TAVERN, SEATTLE April 18, 1970
Marshall does show up at the Century Tavern about 4:50 pm. A staked
out Sannes casually goes into the tavern and slides into a telephone booth to
call the FBI. Minutes later, as Chip Marshall and David Dellinger of Chicago
Conspiracy trial fame sit sipping suds, a massive raid goes down. More than
twenty FBI agents and Seattle Police rush the tavern. Just before the sounds
of screaming tires, crashing doors, and shouts of "FBI. Freeze." rend the
beer joint's air, Sannes sits down in a booth with a policeman friend of his.
When the off-duty cop asks what he is doing, a smile crosses Dave's
face as he answers: "Working. Just put your hands on the table and sit
quietly, no matter what happens." The raid establishes Dave's identity as an
undercover FBI agent with his friend, David Franklin, a University of
Washington Police Officer. It is an incredible coincidence, but an
opportunity Sannes exploits. Sannes knows he has the FBI hooked.
The FBI doesn't have to suffer through network and local newscasts
showing a fugitive figuratively thumbing his nose at J. Edgar Hoover's
troops. Hoover will get a report on the circumstances of the capture. The
FBI will have to be intrigued by the transcript of the telephone tips. Hoover
will care little about the arrest, but he will care everything about the near
disaster to the FBI's public relations.
The FBI will conduct an investigation of the background of the tipster.
That search will lead to the National Security Agency and the Army. The
NSA will tell the FBI that Sannes was a genuine bemedaled counterspy, a
veteran of three combat tours of duty in Vietnam. The FBI will have to take
the bait.
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DISTRICT TA VERN, SEATTLE
Early Morning, April 27, 1970
"District Tavern," answered a telephone ring awakens David Sannes in
his tiny office/apartment above the enormous beer hall. The anonymous
voice asks if he is alone. An instantly alert Sannes answers in the
affirmative. The caller then says that he has called to thank Dave for his help
to the FBI and tells him that he wants to meet. The two thereupon arrange for
a meeting to take place an hour later, in a parking lot, miles across town from
Sannes' normal haunts.
When Sannes asks how he will recognize the caller, he is told that he
will be recognized. The "Marshall gambit" had worked - the FBI wants to
recruit him, thinks Sannes in a sweating, dIy-mouthed moment of scared
spitless dread and exultation.
A DOWNTOWN PARKING LOT, SEATTLE April 27, 1970
A composed, carefree-looking, once and future counterspy wheels his
new Pontiac into the parking lot, and quickly spots the FBI agent. As he
casually slips into the passenger seat of the waiting car, Sannes notices the
freshly trimmed, unstylishly short haircut, the intense, intelligent face, the
pinstriped and vested blue suit, and the FBI wingtip shoes. A second glance
picks up the famous white, button-down mandatory for Hoover's troops. The
identification confirms that the driver is Louis M. Harris, Special Agent of
the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
After a brief exchange of pleasantries, Harris conveys the gratitude of
Director Hoover and the FBI for Sannes' assistance in apprehending Chip
Marshall. Then Harris wants to know how Sannes had been in a position to
so help. Sannes explains that he has been monitoring the growth and the
actions of the anti-war movement since he returned from Vietnam. Sannes
further tells Harris that his opinion is that the war in Vietnam has largely
become just a convenient horse to be whipped by every grand-standing, self-
aggrandizing, America-hating anarchist and communist'dope-headed stooge
that has come down the pike.
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Sannes also unburdens himself of the fervently articulated belief that
Congress has kept up a half-heatted effort that is turning into a sell-out of the
South Vietnamese people, due to the fact that the politicians know that
Americans aren't willing to make much of a sacrifice to defend the free world
fonn an ideologically committed world communism. Sannes also notes that,
from his personal observations, all the radical leaders are really interested in
is anarchy, personal power, drugs, and groupie sex. In his nervousness, he
almost over-sells the pitch.
But Harris reels himself in by asking Sannes if he will continue to
infiltrate radical groups under the control and direction of the FBI, becoming
progressively a more violent radical. The objective is to identify, target, and
penetrate groups of radicals interested in carrying out violent attacks. Sannes
then asks why Harris thinks he could do that. Harris responds by telling
Sannes that the bureau has been making an intensive investigation of his
record and knows that Sannes has the training and experience to do the job.
Harris adds the statement that Sannes has come highly recommended
by Ft. Mead (NSA). After Sannes says he wants to help, Harris explains to
him that all contact with the bureau will be by the code name, "TJ", through a
mailbox dead drop, and a confidential telephone number. Sannes is to work
under deep cover, and will be paid $1,500 cash, per month, plus expenses.
The pay will be net, and never reported.
Sannes agrees to work for the FBI per that deal except he refuses to
take payor expense money. He tells Harris that his citizenship
responsibilities are not for sale. Harris objects by observing that he gets paid.
Sannes rejoins by noting that Harris only has one job, and that he has a
regular job designing, building, and managing taverns and restaurants.
Sannes also states that he would not put his life on the line by
becoming an undercover agent for money; he does not want his thinking
prejudiced by a salary, or his cover compromised by having almost three
times the spending money he should have. Harris reluctantly consents to this
condition. Sannes then asks about the FBI secretly authorizing him to carry a
concealed weapon and obtaining a standard Army 45 semiautomatic for him.
Harris agrees. Finally, Sannes inquires about what he could do if he was
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picked up in the performance of a credibility establishing criminal act, by the
local police authorities.
Harris instructs Sannes that his job is to not get caught, but that if that
does happen, as a last resort he is to tell the arresting officer to telephone
Capt. Williams of the Seattle Police Department, before they take him
anywhere. But Sannes is warned by Harris that any such action could blow
his cover. As a final thought, Sannes is asked to try to find out where
Michael Justeson is, and that the bureau's infonnation is that Justeson is a
Weatherman.
SEATTLE May to October 5, 1970
Sannes gradually develops his undercover role by participating in all of
the marches and rallies staged by the anti-war movement in the Seattle area
during a hot political summer. He also writes and distributes hundreds of
mimeographed copies of his seminal work: "Betty Crocker's Home
Cookbook of Explosive and Incendiary Devices." In meetings to plan
marches and actions, he becomes an idea man for more and more daring and
radical plans. But he always stays in the background. When several
thousand protestors march near the 1-5 Freeway, he personally leads them
onto the freeway. That becomes a popular tactic in Seattle.
The marches and rallies are generally peaceful but always have the
potential for violence. Sannes relishes the idea of having federal instructions
to be an agent provocateur - a free pass to throw stones at the police tactical
squads that always shadow anti-war demonstrations. Many times he has to
run from charging, riot-equipped police; once narrowly escaping capture. He
calls in to report radical plans for demonstrations on a fairly regular basis.
By dint of these efforts, Sannes is able to penetrate a radical commune
whose members are at least theoretically interested in carrying out a bombing
attack on an appropriate target. By patient cajoling and entreaty, Sannes
convinces the group to at least plan such an action. A reluctant communal
group agrees to help with the planning of such a strike. The target talked up
by Sannes is the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge. The idea is to dislodge the
Seattle end of the several mile long bridge by planting 1,700 pounds of
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explosive around the pilings at that end of the massive, floating, concrete
structure.
When the pilings attaching one end of the bridge are blown up, the
freeway bridge itself will act as a wind and wave powered lever that will rip
itself away from its moorings at the Bellevue end of the Bridge. Thus set
adrift, the bridge will be a several mile long, concrete barge, packed with
rush hour motorists, that is subject to breaking up by further wind and wave
action. The bombing will be a bombing heard around the world. Sannes
touts the idea as one that will bring the war home to America and help to
trigger an American withdrawal from Vietnam - saving thousands of lives on
both sides.
The explosive will be 100 pound bags of ammonium phosphate, a
fertilizer, fitted in oversize plastic bags with enough buoyancy to tow, barely
submerged, behind Sannes' powerboat to a point underneath the west end of
the bridge. There the bags will be tied to the pilings, and detonated by a bag
filled with ammonium phosphate mixed with fuel oil, triggered by a blasting
cap.
Sannes makes several telephone reports to Harris on his luck in
penetrating a potentially radical group. Harris encourages him to continue
his bomb attack planning, and to make more of an effort to penetrate the
defense teams in the Seattle 7, and Air Force ROTC Fire Bombing 8 cases.
The focus here is the FBI's instrllctions to get close to all of the defendants
and to the defenses.
Thrilled by the sllccess he has made in penetrating covert FBI
operations, but terrified by the prospect of blowing the whistle on elite agents
of the United States DepaJ1ment of Justice who could casually countenance
mass murder, Sannes makes arrangements to assist the FBI in a truly
repulsive assault on the rights of some American citizens to a fair trial.
Meantime, Sannes makes arrangements through his University of
Washington policeman asset to clear the bombing plot with FBI management.
He asks an unsuspecting asset to arrange a meeting for him, by means of a
request from U.W. Police ChiefShanrahan to FBI Special Agent-in-Charge J.
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Earl Milnes of the Seattle office, with Milnes to verify that he is to direct the
members of the radical commune in carrying out the bridge bombing.
Chief Shanrahan does arrange the meeting between Sannes and
Assistant Special Agent-In-Charge, of the Seattle office, Bert Carter. That
meeting takes place on October 12, 1970. Sannes' asset, officer David
Franklin, is told by Sannes that the purpose of the meeting is to have FBI
management direction in whether or not a plot to bomb the Evergreen Point
Floating Bridge should be stopped or permitted to continue to mass murder.
The cop is assured that Sannes will not let the bombing take place. He
only communicates to his boss, Shanrahan, that a nervous person wants to
talk to Milnes about an extremely sensitive matter, and is using this method
of contact to make sure he gets through to the top man. Officer Franklin is
not told that the FBI has instructed Sannes to act as an agent provocateur in
the lot.
ACLU OFFICES, SMITH TOWER, SEATTLE
October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,1970
Posing as a radical political volunteer, who wants to use the taverns he
helped manage to hold benefit concerts to contribute money to the legal
defenses of the Seattle 7, and Air Force 8, Sannes goes to these offices on a
daily basis. He participates as a volunteer to confidential client/attorney
conversations between defendants in the Seattle 7, Air Force 8, and
Longview Army Truck Bombing 3 cases and their attorneys. He purloins
confidential documents, copies them, and returns them. He helps plan benefit
concerts.
He overhears, for instance, attorney Michael Tigar ask the Longview
Bombing 3: "First of all, did you guys do it?" He hears the defendants
answer that they had. He cases the ACLU offices for a prospective break-in
and photographing, on a wholesale basis, of defense files in these and any
other cases the FBI might be interested in. He has gained the trust of the
defendants, while he is engaged in a conspiracy to deprive them of their
protection to a fair trial under the Bill of Rights.
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BALLARD DISTRICT, SEATTLE
October 12, 1970
At the specified time and place, an unmarked car picks up Sannes. The
driver is never identified, the passenger is Assistant Special Agent-In-Charge
Bert Carter, of the Seattle office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Sannes sits in the back seat with a tape recorder taped to his upper thigh.
After Carter has presented his FBI identification, and Sannes has inspected it,
Sannes makes his report on the status of the bridge bombing plot. Bert Carter
orders Sannes to carry out the bombing, and to booby trap the 1,700 pounds
of explosives so that the commune leader, who is to be with Sannes in setting
the explosive device, dies in the blast. Carter wants a radical to be found at
the site.
Sannes would then be transferred by the FBI to another area of the
country, where he would be accepted as a master terrorist, he would have
made his bones. Sannes also briefs Cm1er and his partner on what he had
found out in becoming part of the defense teams the previous week, and
volunteers to burglarize the ACLU offices and photograph everything of
significance. Carter instructs Sannes to concentrate on the Seattle 7
penetration because the case will soon be in trial, but not to worry about
doing a black bag job on the ACLU offices.
From the statement, and the tone in which it is spoken, Sannes knows
that the FBI already has an informant in the ACLU office in Seattle. Carter
said such a burglary would be too dangerous, after Sannes explained how
easy it would be for him to hid until the staff went home. Too dangerous!
When Carter has just finished ordering Sannes to carry out mass murder, and
the assassination of a bomber? It only adds up one way, the FBI is already
running a covert operation at the ACLU office. When he is dropped off,
Sannes practices counter-surveillance techniques for several hours, then takes
his tape recorder and tape to a dead drop. It is time to come out from the
belly of the beast.
It is time to activate the espionage ring that reports to spy masters in the
Peoples Republic of China. It is time to think again and again about how to
surface in public and yet survive. It is time for Sannes to fully realize that
local FBI management is willing to fight the influence of political radicals by
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carrying out, or permitting, the mass murder of innocent Americans - so why
should they stick at assassinating a traitor who exposed their criminal
methods to the public? Why not, indeed?
The stink of fear begins to cling to Sannes, like a coat he cannot ever
take off. He is no John Wayne, he knows that unless he is very good, and
very lucky, the FBI will kill him. He believes that the FBI threat to the
Constitution and its Bill of Rights is worth dying to counter, but he doesn't
want to die. But Sannes does not intend to make a fatal mistake if he can
help it, even though he is willing to risk it.
He most fears that he just has delusions of grandeur to think he can
figure out a way to force the FBI to stop its criminal operations, and stay
alive to see that day. The horror of spending his adult life in prison he deals
with by denial - it would be a quiet place to study and make a real scholar out
of himself. But death is forever.
SEATTLE October 13, 1970 - March, 1971
Sannes breaks off contact with the FBI and the radical community with
but one exception. He had cultivated contact with one brilliant member of
the defense collectives working on behalf of the Seattle 7 and the Air Force
Fire-Bombing 8, a man by the name of Thurman Fremsted. After the trial of
the Seattle 7 had started in November, in the court of U.S. District Court
Judge George Boldt, Sannes takes Fremsted out for a few drinks. Having
already involved Thurman in a plot to obstruct justice in the case, while
reporting to the FBI, Sannes feels that he could be trusted. Sannes reveals to
Fremsted that he has been an undercover FBI informant while working at the
Smith Tower, and that he has been working there at the direction of the FBI.
Sannes tells Thurman that he wants to testi ty as a surprise witness for the
defense, in the Seattle 7 case.
A stunned Fremsted agrees to, at an appropriate time, infonn one
defense attorney, Carl Maxey, of his availability. The contacts with Maxey
could only be just prior to the day of such testimony in open court. What
finally happens is that just before Sannes is to come forward in the public
trial, the word of the mystery witness is given to other defense attorneys.
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There is a leak about a mystery witness, it is speculated when Judge Boldt
holds all seven defendants in contempt for courtroom antics, and declares a
mistrial. A defeated Sannes is too afraid to work, and breaks off contact with
Fremsted. Sannes lives in an unheated basement, and works on completing a
book of war experience poetry mixed with love poetry.
The involvement of Sannes in his red Chinese espionage ring continues
while a cryptic clue to its existence is obliquely sent to the FBI. An
anonymous Chinese speaking caller warns of the espionage ring, although not
its nature or purpose, to a Chinese language translation capable FBI. When
the poetry book project reaches a suitable point, Sannes contacts the
Managing Editor of the Seattle Post Intelligence, a Hearst newspaper.
Jack Doughty, who was also a top Hearst newspaper chain authority on
Asia, reviews the poetry manuscript, and asks Sannes if he can help get it
published by Avon Books. Sannes declines, but several luncheon discussions
of the war follow between the two men. Sannes has obtained another asset.
Jack Doughty appears to have great respect for Sannes.
SEATTLE
Late March, 1971
In a wretched little apartment on Highway 99, Sannes carefully surveys
the deliberately left mess, puts his two carefully prepared waste baskets of
garbage into one bag, takes it to the apartment house disposal container, and
catches a bus downtown to the law offices of Jeffrey Steinborn, a Seattle 7
defense attorney. At his apartment, he has left an unusual scene. The
garbage carefully placed in the apartment house dumpster contains the usual
detritus of urban life, and some very unusual items. These include two
plastic bags, one smaller than the other, one clean, and one soiled by moss
and earth from across town. A burned piece of paper, with a couple of
fragments containing a series of numbers, are scattered in the same bag. In
the apartment itself, a cookie crumb has been carefully placed under a section
of carpet that has been lifted and replaced.
The cookie would crumble to testify that an intruder had stopped by.
One of the few books in the place contains a padlock key secreted in the
spine, and a few of the pages have a single word underlined. Even a rookie
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FBI bagman would notice the smell, a sour one, when he crept into the room.
Just before leaving the converted motel room, Sannes urinates on the tired old
mattress and bottom bed sheet. Empty beer and wine bottles, with many sets
of fingerprints that would not be traceable also act as props. FBI laboratory
experts would easily put the national security nightmare together when
shown photographs of the dog-eared paperback stuffed under the sodden cot.
Sannes has been preparing for this day by doing more than trying to
develop some measure of credibility with the managing editor of the Seattle
P.1. He has also been wrestling with the problem of how to prevent the FBI
from assassinating him after he crosses over. He has developed a notional
espionage network, directed by communist China, and has planted clues to its
existence. The idea is to prevent the FBI from taking violent retribution until
after public exposure made such a course unproductive. He calculates that
the FBI would quietly suffer his public denunciations of its criminal
misconduct if it could be convinced that he was the agent of a Chinese spy
ring, and if it believed that it could wrap up the operation.
The American public would countenance the FBI's commIssIon of
criminal acts if they resulted in the uncovering of foreign spies. Sannes
knows that he has an edge in this high stakes game; the FBI would not be
inclined to believe that one man, acting alone, either could or would carry out
a sting operation against them. Plotters tend to be easily convinced of plots
by others. Moreover, there would be no positive outcome for Sannes. He
would either be killed, imprisoned, or live out his life as a pariah.
The government holds most of the cards. If the FBI professionally
carries out a black bag job on Sannes' dwelling, and connects the other clues
left by him, its leadership should conclude that Sannes has been turned while
an NSA agent in Vietnam, and was being forced to cooperate with China's
intelligence service.
As Sannes rides the bus to Steinborn's office, he worries that the FBI
will not find the tape recorder in the flour, or the marked up pages oflawyers
in the telephone book. Mainly though, he just worries about sudden death at
the bloodstained hands of his own government.
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Jeffrey Steinborn is startled to hear that Sannes wishes to have a few
minutes of his time on a matter of extreme urgency. Jeff is taken aback when
Dave Sannes begins the conversation by demanding; "Do you know me
What is my name? Where have you seen me?" Jeff says: "What is this all
about?" Dave then responds: "Just bear with me for a moment and answer
my questions, please." So Jeff answers: "You are Dave Sannes. I met you at
the Smith Tower and saw you there a number of times when we were
working on the Seattle 7 case."
Sannes then asks: "Did you see me participating in what you would
consider privileged client/attorney conversations?" Jeff, now focusing
intently, answers: "Yes." Sannes then observes: "Would it surprise you to
know that I was working as an undercover agent of the FBI at that time, on
that case, and my FBI code name is TJ?" As a visibly shocked Steinborn sits
down at his desk, Sannes tells him that he is willing to make out a sworn
affidavit detailing his participation in an FBI plot to obstruct justice by
denying the Seattle 7 defendants their rights, under the 4th and 6th
amendments to the Constitution, to a fair trial.
Steinborn jumps to his feet and asks Sannes if the FBI knows that he is
at Steinborn's office. Steinborn then makes immediate preparation to have
Sannes' confession in the ROTC Air Force Annex fire-bombing case dictated
and transcribed, after being informed of Sannes' desire to make a statement
then in that case alone. Sannes tells Steinborn part of his involvement, on
behalf of the FBI, in the Seattle 7, ROTC Annex, and Longview Army Truck
Bombing cases; since those were the cases that Jeff had personal confirming
knowledge concerning.
As soon as Jeff has made copies of Dave's sworn confession in the
ROTC case, he passes out copies of it to some of his partners, and informs
them of his plan to confront the U.S. Attorney, Stan Pitkin, with it in an
attempt to gain dismissal of the 15 federal felony indictments against the 8
defendants in the fire-bombing case. Steinborn then calls Pitkin and sets up a
meeting on a one-half hour notice basis.
Jeff who had armed himself with a 38 caliber pistol during Sannes'
visit, then calls a cab to take him to Pitkin's office. He is afraid to go by
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driving his own car, he tells his secretary. Steinborn's pitch to the U.S.
Attorney is to be that Sannes has grown to feel great revulsion to the FBI's
tactics in the case, does not want to testifY in open court about his activities
on behalf of the FBI, and will go away quietly, if the federal government
dismisses the charges in the ROTC case. Steinborn believes that, but of
course the ROTC case is only step one in Sannes' plan to expose the criminal
actions of the FBI.
Within an hour of his depm1ure, an excited Steinborn is back in his
office, telling Sannes that a shaken Pitkin has called 1. Earl Milnes, the
Special Agent In Charge of the Seattle office of the FBI, and that Milnes has
confirmed that Sannes is an undercover informant, code-named TJ, has been
assigned a dead drop, and has had several contacts with FBI agents. Milnes
refused further comment. Hearing that, according to Steinborn, Pitkin has
made the deal subject to approval by the Department of Justice.
Steinborn is in a celebratory mood; for Sannes, there is a mixture of
exhilaration and numbing fear - he has crossed his Rubicon. Sannes knows
that if perchance the criminal operations of the FBI were not sanctioned by J.
Edgar Hoover and Attorney General John Mitchell, then he and several FBI
agents will soon be facing criminal charges of truly staggering proportions.
If, on the other hand, the local FBI crimes he has been involved in were
carried out with the Approval of the Nixon administration, then he is in great
personal danger. He knows that the initial reaction of the FBI will be stunned
disbelief that anyone would have the nerve to confront them in this manner.
He also knows that the FBI will respond by launching a massive investigation
of him.
They cannot afford to tenninate him until they could assess the risk to
benefit ratio. He can only hope that the FBI will have come up with a legal
or illegal entry and search of his rooms.
With a couple of his signed confessions in the ROTC case in his
pocket, Sannes takes the stairs down to the lobby. Three FBI agents trail him
as he walks outside. It is less than two hours after Steinborn met Pitkin, but
there they are. As he walks up to a bus stop, the three FBI agents gather
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around him, in a menacing manner, and mouth silent death threats. Sannes
has no trouble in acting afraid, but the mouthed death threats, and the hands
molded into the shape of firing guns tell Sannes two things. Number I, the
FBI has found the tape recorder hidden in the floor, and number 2, he is not
dealing with a rogue operation.
An unsanctioned operation would have been ducking for cover. The
FBI agents do not follow him onto the bus, they jump into cruising cars.
They have made another mistake. After transferring to his second bus which
starts onto the limited access, divided Highway 99, Sannes gets off the bus,
runs across the busy traffic lanes, and eludes the watchers by hiding until
after dark. A differently dressed Sannes slips into the offices of the Seattle
P.l.
Sannes waits until Jack Doughty is alone, then goes up to him to tell
him that he needs a few minutes to speak with him alone. An incredulous
Doughty is told the story of Sannes' help to the FBI in effecting the capture of
Chip Marshall, and of his subsequent recruitment by the feds.
Doughty is not told of the details of the reasons for Sannes' work with
the FBI, and is only told of the obstruction of justice conspiracy in the Seattle
7, ROTC, and Army truck bombing cases. Doughty brings in his top
investigative reporter, Walter Wright, who is shown a copy of the affidavit
made earlier that day. Neither the managing editor nor Wright express much
belief in what Sannes has to say about the FBI being involved in directing an
obstruction of justice conspiracy.
Sannes swears them to silence, and explains to them both that the proof
of what he had told them will be established if the Justice Department files an
executed motion for dismissal with prejudice with the 6th District Court.
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FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, SEATTLE
April 8, 1971
Seattle P.1. reporter, Maribeth Morris, picks up a copy of a motion for
dismissal with prejudice, executed personally by Attorney General of the
United States John N. Mitchell, as to all 15 federal conspiracy and fire-
bombing felony charges against the 8 defendants in the University of
Washington Air Force ROTC Building case.
SEATTLE March to November, 1971
The carpet cookie had been crumbled. The FBI took the bait. After two
weeks of attempts to investigate the story and countless fruitless attempts to
get the FBI to comment, the Seattle P.1. and the Hearst newspapers broke the
story. An AP correspondent in Seattle takes Sannes for dinner to the 13
Coins Restaurant, one of Seattle's finest, and during the meal asks for
exclusive rights to Sannes' obituary, and a photograph to be used in the event
of his untimely demise. Don Oliver of NBC films an exclusive story on the
bridge bombing plot.
Another sworn Sannes affidavit is filed with the 9th Circuit Court of
Appeals in connection with the appeal of the contempt of court citations
against the Seattle 7. A third Sannes affidavit confessing to conspiracy to
obstruct justice is filed as part of a motion for dismissal of the felony charges
against James E. Green, a defendant in the Longview Truck Bombing case.
The federal judge, George Boldt, is picked by President Nixon to head the
Pay Board a few days before Sannes is scheduled to give open court
testimony in that case.
Sannes is followed everywhere by FBI agents mouthing silent death
threats, until a disguised John Kifner, a correspondent for the New York
Times, watches this action for three hours. The FBI hunt for the notional
espionage ring. The FBI safe house where they had stashed Jeffrey Paul
Desmond proves not to be very safe. Sannes, with the assistance of political
radicals, finds Desmond. A knock on the door brings an unsuspecting
Desmond to be confronted by a grim faced Sannes who quietly tells Jeff to
come outside and walk slowly ahead of him. Desmond had been snared by
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the old finger in the raincoat trick. Desmond physically shrinks when he
approaches the waiting car and sees John Van Veenendaal standing beside it.
Jeff is politely asked to get into the front seat of the car between
Thurman Fremsted and Van Veenendaal. Sannes gets into the back seat next
to a silent Walter Wright of the Seattle P.l. When Dave asks Jeff if he wants
to have a chance for a new life, a terrified Jeff says yes. Then Sannes asks
Jeff to start at the beginning of his involvement as an informant, and to
recount his role in as much detail as he could remember. Sannes tells Jeff
that if he caught him in a lie, there will be no more questions. Desmond
confesses non-stop for two hours.
Jeff tells of his recruitment by Louis Harris, and of his work in carrying
out the bombings of the University of Washington Architecture Building and
the University Way Post Office. Jeff tells it all. Walter Wright's tape
recorder gets it all. Then Jeff is fed and taken to KING TV to be interviewed
by Mike James. When the video taped interview is concluded by the NBC
affiliate, Desmond calls back to the safe house, where the call is answered by
a very irate FBI agent who orders Jeff to get back there. Sannes, who
recognizes the voice of the FBI agent, says Jeff can't come out to play until
he has completed his media interviews.
The FBI agent breaks the connection, and Sannes, Fremsted, Van
Veenendaal, and Desmond go into the underground for the next two weeks.
After the Seattle P.l. and KING TV have run their stories, Sannes goes to a
radical house to live. He has need of new quarters due to a very unusual
incident just before he found Desmond.
That had started when John Kifner had come to Seattle to interview
Sannes for the New York Times. Kifner checked into the Olympic Hotel
under an assumed name, to await his interviewee. Sannes, accompanied by
his bodyguard (by this time, Sannes had been subjected to months of intense
FBI surveillance and literally hundreds of death threats from agents who had
taken to walking in front, in back, and on his sides, in a moving pocket),
Fremsted, had been walking along the west side of the hotel until they came
abreast of the 6 story parking garage and the entrance to its 4th floor sky
bridge .. Suddenly Fremsted and Sannes ran from the agents and raced up the
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stairway to the sky bridge. Running a few paces ahead of the nearest FBI
goon, the pair raced across the bridge and slipped into a normally locked
hotel stairwell door that had been left ajar by a confederate. They slammed
the door shut on the FBI agents and raced up to the 10th floor room occupied
by Kifner.
After 7 hours of interviewing, the 3 went down to dinner in the
Olympic Grill Restaurant, with Kifner dressed in old denims as had been
arranged before Kifner left New York. The 3 had barely been seated in the
elegant hotel restaurant before the first FBI agent walked in and spotted them.
Throughout the leisurely supper, 3 FBI agents, each alone at tables
surrounding them continued with their pattern of persistent, silent death
threats directed at Sannes.
At the end of the meal, Kifner got up and approached the agent who
obviously was in charge. Taking out his New York Times identification, he
introduced himself and asked for the man's name and \D. The 3 shocked
agents jumped up, almost as one, threw cash down on their tables, and rushed
out of the restaurant. Kifner had watched the dozens of death threats by men
acting under color of their badges. It was, he said later, one of the key things
that convinced him that Sannes had been telling him the truth.
With the FBI surveillance team in a momentary panic, Sannes,
Fremsted, and Kifner sprinted out the door and across to the parking garage,
where a woman waited in a car with the engine running. She jumped out,
Fremsted jumped behind the wheel, and the 3 raced off going down the
sidewalk against traffic on a one-way street. The surveillance vehicles were
lost within a couple of blocks. Then Kifner went to the place where he was
to meet the U. of W. police officer for another interview.
When hours later, they all went by Dave's place to drop him off, they
walked him to his door. Sannes' rooms had been methodically destroyed. All
the fixture and cabinets had been smashed, the carpet cut to shreds, all of the
furniture and personal belongings had been slashed and/or trashed. Although
Sannes was not a rocket scientist, it seemed possible that the havoc wreaked
had something to do with the tricks he had played on the FBI that day. He
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moved to the radical house that night, and found there a brilliant, lovely
woman named Lyda Held.
When the media had come out with the confessions of Jess Desmond to
being a bomber for the FBI, Sannes came out of hiding and moved back to
the radical house, where Lyda lived. The seeds of mutual passion, that first
night back, planted so lustily, soon turned into love; they were married that
December. Lyda was a political idealist and activist; her father was one of
the most senior scientists working for the Atomic Energy Commission. He
had worked on the Manhattan Project, he still worked for the A.E.C. But
what made his daughter happy, made him happy.
N.E.T. and P.B.S. filmed a story on Sannes, Desmond, and another FBI
bomb plotter, Alfred Burnett. Burnett, at the direction of FBI Special Agent
Stephen Travis, according to Burnett, had given a bomb to Larry Ward, paid
him to set it off at the Leon Hardcastle Realty, and had come forward to tell it
to the King County Grand Jury, which Sannes had been lobbying to
investigate the case. Sannes also publicly called for a federal grand jury
investigation of the FBI and U.S. Attorney Stan Pitkin concerning their
actions in his and Desmond's cases. White House and Justice Department
pressure caused N.E.T. to cancel their story on Desmond, Burnett, Sannes,
and the FBI.
Public protests caused P.B.S. and N.E.T. to make the cancelled story to
be run the following week in October as the subject of a two hour special on
205 public television stations. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed
the contempt citations of the Seattle 7. Stan Pitkin, after a decent interval,
dismissed, without explanation, all charges against the Seattle 7. Former
United States Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who had become a critic of J.
Edgar Hoover, financed a trip by Sannes to participate as a speaker at the
Committee on Public Justice conference at Princeton University.
That conference, sponsored and/or attended by such people as Clark,
Burke Marshall, Arthur Schlesinger, Mrs. Marshall Field, Norman Dorsen,
Jules Feiffer, Warren Beatty, Paul Newman, Frank Donner, Martin Peretz,
and many other prominent ACLU supporters, heard from Sannes many of the
facts of what he had done. National media attention to Sannes was intense at
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the meeting. Sannes did not tell anyone how it was that he came to be an
agent provocateur for the FBI.
He did not believe that he would have had the same impact if he had
presented himself as a patriot who had decided that the preservation of the
Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and our reasonably democratic way of life,
called him to arms. He did not present himself as an American Hero in the
tradition of his idol, Nathan Hale. He did not even present himself as an
ordinarily decent citizen. He just publicly detailed his commission of
criminal acts and implicated FBI Special Agents Bert Carter and Louis Harris
as his crime partners.
Sannes hunted down and brought forward two other self-confessed
bombers, who also implicated FBI agents as crime partners. He publicly
taunted President Nixon and the Justice Department of John Mitchell to
convene a general grand jury to inquire into his allegations, and to either
indict him for his confessed criminal acts or to conversely, indict him for
perjury and obstruction of justice in executing affidavits in the Seattle 7,
ROTC Fire-Bombing, and Longview Army Truck Bombing cases. He
publicly accused J. Edgar Hoover, Nixon, and Mitchell of running a criminal
operation to discredit political opponents, and of directing a criminal cover-
up of the parts of this gang that he had publicly exposed.
Sannes gave a detailed account of his participation in crimes carried out
at the direction of the Justice Department. He spoke at the University of
Washington on this same theme. It was perhaps significant that Sannes
drafted a very long and highly detailed letter to United States Senator Sam
Ervin pleading for a Senate investigation of his charges. He argued, in that
letter, that it was an incontestable fact that serious federal crimes had been
committed, and that nobody was being prosecuted for them.
The letter argued that Sannes had either committed serious crimes for
the FBI or he had perjured himself in affidavits that had been put before
federal prosecutors and judges as part of defense attorney efforts that had
resulted in the quashing of 37 federal felony indictments. The letter to Sam
Irvin also detailed the public confessions of Desmond and Burnett.
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The FBI surveillance of David R. Sannes never stopped, but the
constant death threats against him stopped after the Ki fner incident. Sannes
even called J. Edgar Hoover's office to demand an investigation and staged a
sit-in at the FBI office in Seattle for the same purpose. The FBI agents in the
office fled into interior offices and had the Seattle Police arrest Sannes. The
FBI refused to press charges, and Sannes was released before he could be
booked. Sannes also collected a great many sworn affidavits from witnesses
to his FBI sponsored acts. The Justice Department took no action.
SEATTLE December 28, 1971
An article in the Seattle Times details the seven major changes in the
FBI leadership that had been made by 1. Edgar Hoover in the months
following Sannes' public charges of FBI criminal acts. Charles D. Breman,
appointed just a year earlier as assistant director for domestic intelligence was
demoted to the rank of inspector. William Sullivan, assistant director of the
general investigative division, came to FBI HQ one day and found Hoover
had changed the locks on his office door, and that he had been terminated.
James H. Gale, the assistant director in charge of the special investigation
division, had his letter of resignation accepted. The list went on, almost as if
Hoover had become upset by something. But what could it be?
Sannes reads the article and hopes it wasn't anything he had said.
Perhaps there was a problem in heretofore pristine public image of the FBI.
One thing was for sure, no FBI agent had ever been indicted or convicted for
any felony. It was also true that before Sannes went in from the cold to the
law offices of Jeffrey Steinborn, no stain had ever sullied the escutcheon of
the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Hoover guarded the public reputation of
the FBI like a corpulent queen bee protects her eggs. It was much the same,
for the FBI was Hoover's own. Who could tell the reason for the massive
shakeup. Sannes thought perhaps it was something he said to the assembled
law students at Yale University.
SEATTLE
March - September, 1972
Efforts by Sannes to force a federal grand jury to investigate continue.
On a daily basis, for many weeks, he stands in front of the U.S. Courthouse in
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Seattle passing out . literature detailing the allegations and the unanswered
legal questions. When that fails, he tries to get before a federal judge by
chaining himself to the main entrances that he chained shut. He is cut loose
without charge. He then tries to physically force his way past the federal
police guarding the lobby in an effort to force the U.S. Attorney, Stan Pitkin,
to have him arrested and brought to trial before a judge. Day after day he
wrestles with the same two federal policemen in the main lobby of the
courthouse.
On one occasion, Sannes has one federal cop down on the floor in a
punishing headlock. It is the lunch hour, the lobby is packed, Jurors,
prospective jurors, deputy federal prosecutors, private attorneys, courthouse
visitors, and clerical people have to walk around Sannes and the two
struggling policemen. No one would arrest Sannes. Finally, Sannes comes
armed with a 5 gallon pail of loose cow shit, splatters it around the lobby and
kicks it on the two stinking federal men.
No one would arrest Sannes although about 15 Deputy U.S. Marshals
converge on the lobby in response to one cop's plaintive walkie-talkie
message that: "Sannes is down here in the lobby kicking cow shit on us."
The marshals throw Sannes bodily out of the courthouse. Outside, as Sannes
wipes the shit off of his shoes, a lawyer acquaintance warns Sannes to get off
of the grass lest he be arrested. Sannes asks him if he is kidding, telling him
that he has just splashed liquid cow manure all over the lobby, kicked it on
two federal cops, and couldn't buy an arrest.
The lawyer laughs, and while approaching the main doors, continues to
look back at Sannes, and pushes his arm against one of the doors to open it.
With a look of shock, he looks down at his suit sleeve and left arm. It is
covered with shit. As Sannes leaves the courthouse, he tells a federal marshal
that he will have to be back the next day and take a lot sterner measures.
The next morning, as Sannes nears the main courthouse entrance, he is
arrested by over 30 federal agents and charged with littering federal property.
At his trial, before Chief U.S. District Judge William T. Beeks, Sannes gets a
judge to listen. Beeks orders the U.S. Attorney to convene a special federal
grand jury to investigate Sannes and his allegations, and orders that Pitkin
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recuse his office from running the grand jury. Sannes then pleads guilty to
littering.
Beeks then asks Sannes what kind of sentence he would give himself
for the littering conviction, a misdemeanor. Beeks says that he ordinarily
would be inclined to sentence Sannes to a few days at the honor farm at the
McNeil Island Federal Penitentiary, but due to Sannes' proven propensity to
mishandle cel1ain farm products, that was out. Sannes replies that he would
recommend that the judge sentence him to 10 days in the King County Jail.
Beeks says, so ordered. Beeks then gives Sannes until after Labor Day to
begin serving his sentence.
THE WATERGATE BU[LDING, WASH[NGTON D.C. June [6, 1972
There was a burglary there that night.
U.S. COURTHOUSE, SEATTLE June 20, 1972
One of Attorney General John Mitchell's trusted associates hears the
testimony of David R. Sannes. Sannes does not testify with any grant of
immunity. He testifies about his background, the facts of his help to the FBI
in apprehending Chip Marshall, his recruitment as an undercover agent for
the FBI, about his involvement in a conspiracy directed by FB[ Assistant
Special Agent-In-Charge Bert Carter to commit bombing and felony murder,
about his involvement in a conspiracy to obstruct justice at the behest of FB[
Special Agent Louis M. Harris. He testifies about the circumstances of his
coming in from the cold, and he testifies about his efforts to have these
criminal acts examined. He pleads with the grand jury to either indict him for
his participation in FBI crimes, or if they don't believe him, to indict him for
perjury and obstruction of justice.
He delivers his sworn testimony in a narrative form because the federal
attorney declines to ask him questions. He does not mention why he had
become an FB[ undercover operative. He wants to go to trial. But John
Mitchell controls the grand jury. The federal grand jury takes no action. [n
fact, it disbands soon after Sannes completed his testimony.
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SNOHOMISH COUNTY JAIL, SNOHOMISH, WASHINGTON
September, 1972
Sannes is transported, in chains and leg irons, to the jail from Seattle by
two deputy U.S. Marshals. He is booked and taken back to maximum
security. Four men are housed in solitary cells. They are locked down. One
man, who is on a parole violation hold from the Montana State Prison at Deer
Lodge, is out of his cell. He has just served 19 years, 8 of them on death row
(for murdering the deputy warden and another inmate who was a snitch), in
prison. He went to Everett, WA within 30 days of his release on parole, to
visit his sister. Within an hour of being reunited with her, he beat her
senseless.
On the day of his arrest, he had held a guard captain at the Snohomish
County Jail hostage for several hours. He had originally gone to prison after
he had made a man into a paraplegic in a barroom brawl. At Deer Lodge, he
made a vegetable out of one inmate, killed another man by knocking him out
and putting him in a bakery oven, and shot a deputy warden to death in a
famous prison riot and takeover. Time Magazine had reported that the wife
of the deputy warden had asked that he be released, and the man had told her
that she could have him as he kicked the man's body off the top of the wall of
the besieged prison.
Sannes is not locked in his cell by the jail guards. They put him into
the common area in front of the 9 solitary confinement cells with the
murderer. The man from Deer Lodge, as soon as the guards leave them, asks
Sannes why he is in jail. Sannes tells him for littering. The giant gets a
funny look on his face as he asks how a person could get maximum security
for littering. Dave tells him that he had splattered a 5 gallon pail of cow shit
around the U.S. Courthouse and kicked some of it on two federal policemen,
and maybe that has made him unpopular with the guards.
The man gets Sannes to tell the story of his arrest, and then laughs and
shakes hands with him. The man then recounts how his best friend on death
row had been beaten to death for shit-bucketing a guard, one too many times.
On death row there had been no toilets, only buckets. Periodically, the
irunate had to be let out to the front of his cell to empty his bucket into a
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honey cart. On the day he died, the man's friend had flipped a full bucket
over a guard's head and then punched him in the stomach. The guard gasped.
Later a goon squad had taken the bucketeer to the hole. He died there,
allegedly while resisting. The laughing giant then tells Sannes that he had
been told by a guard that Sannes was an unreliable snitch, and if he died back
in maximum, the guards would claim Sannes had attacked the giant with a
shank, which would be found with Sannes' fingerprints on it. The giant is
criminally insane perhaps, but not stupid. Sannes has no trouble in jail, but
he has wearied of the war.
SEATTLE 1976
The Church Committee has begun an investigation of the FBI and CIA.
On a cold, wet day in Seattle, Jeff Desmond finds Sannes at the Corner
Market Building, an historic building that Sannes is managing the
rehabilitation of. Desmond says that he is going to be interviewed by a staff
member of the Church Committee within a week's time. He wants a safe
place to stay until then. Sannes takes him to a radical house where Jeff is
taken in.
A few days later, Sannes gets a telephone call at the project site. An
anonymous caller tells him that he could end up just like Desmond. A few
hours later, Sannes hears a radio broadcast account of the murder of Jeffrey
Paul Desmond, alone in a room at the not-so-safe house. The next morning's
Seattle Times and Seattle P.1. carry the statement of Seattle Chief of Police,
George Tielsch, who says Desmond had been assassinated by a professional.
Desmond had opened the door for his killer, been seated on a couch while a
couch cushion had been placed against his chest, and a 22 caliber bullet had
been fired into his heart. Sannes does not contact the Church Committee.
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EPILOGUE
From the moment that he walked out of the Snohomish County Jail in
September, 1972, until the present time, Sannes has lived in an unspoken
truce with the FBI. He has never stopped living in fear of an FBI ordered
assassination. He had learned to live with that fear. The FBI had been
informed that tapes would surface if Sannes died. But the FBI, under 3
Presidents after Nixon, and several Directors after Hoover, had never given
up their interest in him. The FBI has never stopped shadowing Sannes.
Sannes until this day has a miner's canary dangling so the FBI has an
alternative to murdering him. Dave has waited long enough to set the record
straight. He is filing for his FBI files. Why? He has lived a full life. The
story must be told, the lessons must be learned, or American is doomed to
repeat its history of elevating men like Joseph McCarthy, 1. Edgar Hoover,
Richard Icord, Richard Nixon and John Mitchell.
A few words must be written to acknowledge the inestimable value of
the love and support given to David by Lyda Held, his friend, lover, and wife
during this extraordinarily difficult period. From the time that their romantic
involvement began in July, 1971, through the traumatic events of the next
few years, she helped to give Sannes the strength to carry on. She shared the
dangers of Sannes' life when few others cared enough about democracy in
this country to put their lives on the line for it.
She endured the death threats by FBI agents, even after the ever-
following agents of the Bureau forced her car off the road, even after 1. Edgar
Hoover publicly released a letter claiming that he was "refer(ing) this matter
to the Department of Justice," i.e., the prosecution of Sannes. She worked to
support them both while he was out working to expose the criminal acts of
the FBI.
She tirelessly helped her husband to build a free dental clinic and
pharmacy to serve the indigent. She put her life on the line to help excise the
growing cancer of tyranny from the body politic of the country she loved so
well.
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It was a labor of love for Sannes to help repay her love and support by
supporting her through her undergraduate studies and dental school. Lyda
graduated from the University of Washington Dental School near the top of
her class. She won a fellowship for study to become a periodontal surgeon.
She had a dental practice in Seattle area for more than ten years.
A FINAL NOTE
The struggle to preserve the Constitution and Bill of Rights and to
extend its rights to every American citizen was not won at the Battle of
Watergate, nor when Oliver North was put on trial. The fight goes on in
daily battles all over the globe. It will be left for others to judge my actions
in this war. As for me, I am proud of myself, and my undercover work
against criminal elements of the FBI, the Department of Justice, and Nixon's
White House. To those that helped me, my thanks. To the ACLU, my
special thanks.
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ARTHUR BELMONT OSBORNE III
506 POST ROAD
WARWICK, RHODE ISLAND 02888
HEAD
BODYGUARD
TO
AN NSASPY
I arrived in South Vietnam on September 15, 1966.
I depqrted from South Vietnam on July 13, 1968.
I enlisted in the United States Army on
October 10, 1965, shortly after my 17th birthday. I
because I wanted to fight for my country. I
volunteered for Vietnam.
When I arrived in Qui Nhon, I was assigned to
Co. B, 41
st
signal Battalion. From September 1966, until
November 1966, I worked as a driver and bodyguard
for commander of Company B.
On my first day in Qui Nhon, I was flown by a
Huey pelicopter a little over halfthe way the way to the
top ofVung Chua Mountain. My job was to unload
electrpnic communications equipment, and safeguard it
until squad of soldiers walked down to carry the
equipment back to the top of the 6,000 foot plus
mountain. The top half of the mountain was blanketed
in fog, I was alone and scared, but I did my job. I was
not sqot at and I fired no shots in combat.
In early November, 1966, my life changed
dram<;ltically. One evening, another soldier and I were
. to drive a deuce-and-a-half truck to the u.s. Air
Force base at Phu Cat. We were ordered to load the
truck with bags of cement, and to bring them back to Co.
B.
We drove to Phu Cat and loaded the sacks of
cement and were stopped going out the gate at the Air
Phu Cat base. We were arrested by the Air Force
Police pending court martial for theft of the truck, the
sacks of cement, and all of our weapons. I refused to
talk to the police. We were jailed until the middle ofthe
next qay, when Captain Walter S. Kulbacki,
Commanding Officer of Co. B., 41 st Signal Battalion
drove us to our base. We were out of trouble.
When I got back to Co. B., many people told me
thanks for not talking. U.S. Army Sergeant Major
Marony, who had ordered me to get the bags of cement,
thanked me, as did Captain Kulbacki. Other soldiers
told me that the reason that we were free and out of
trouble, was that another soldier in Company B, an SP4
E-4- enlisted man, David Richard Sanne, had gone into
LieutEtnant Colonel Stringfellow's headquarters and
demapded that the commander of the 41 st Signal
Battalion offer to get me and my partner in crime freed
by trading refrigeration equipment with the U.S. Air
Force general in charge of the Phu Cat Air Base.
Stringfellow refused and Sannes told him that
he had one hour to change his mind and make a deal
with the Air Force general. Sannes told Stringfellow that
if he did not make a deal to free me and the other
soldier, he would kill Stringfellow - and nothing on
earth could save Stringfellow. Sannes then walked out
of the gate into the city of Qui Nhon.
Within twenty minutes after the meeting,
Strin&fellow ordered every vehicle at the base to criss
cross Qui Nhon. The men in the trucks were to scream
contiquously that everything was OK - and Sannes
could come back to the base.
A short time after I got back to Co. B., Sannes
came back to talk to me. My mind was reeling when
SannEjs told me that Stringfellow had ordered the raid
on Phll Cat bags of cement. The purpose was to get
concryte slabs under our soldiers' barracks and

Sannes told me that he was the man in charge of
material and equipment from the ships
unloaping at the mile long pier jutting into the Pacific
virtually next door to our camp at Qui Nhon. Sannes
then told me that he could not reveal who and what he
was - that was a military secret. Before he found me,
that afternoon I had already heard that everyone called
him gyneral and saluted him, when Sannes crossed their
paths.
Sannes then asked me if I wanted to stop being
Captain Kulbacki's driver - and take the job of being his
persopal bodyguard. The American patriot inside me
foolishly said yes. Besides, Kulbacki had sold me out.
For the next year and 4 months, I rode through hell
with ~ a n n e s , as his personal bodyguard. I also was a
memqer of Sannes' 45 man quick reaction force, which
flew and/or rode into places where sensible soldiers
had flrd from.
Mr. Sannes only told me that he had been attached
to the National Security Agency ever since he got out of
basic training - about 40 years after I left Vietnam. Mr.
S a n n ~ s explained to me that the man he worked for,
CW04q Antuna, had been a Navaho Indian Code Talker
sinc'e right after Pearl Harbor- December 7, 1941. Mr.
Sannes said that Mr. Antuna had been attached to the
N.s.A. since the day it was created by a top secret order,
by Pr!j!sident Truman. Mr. Sannes told me that Mr.
Antul)a was the N.S.A.'s chief of Station, for over one half
of the country of South Vietnam since the day he arrived
in Qui Nhon. Mr. Sannes also told me that he had been
appoirted to be the N.S.A.s Deputy Chief of Station
since the day Mr. Antuna arrived in Quin Nhon. Mr.
Sannes told me that he was the N.S.A. Deputy Chief of
Station for the 40,000 square miles ofthe total 67,000
miles of South Vietnam.
Within days of becoming Mr. Sannes' personal
body&uard, I did know that he was responsible for the
safety of over 40 U.S. Army communication centers
about the middle half of South Vietnam.
COMBAT STRESS EVENTS THAT I CAN STILL
RECALL
a. A. rescue of Sgt. Major Alvin Bunch from an angry
mob of hundreds of Vietnamese civilians, who were
inteht upon killing him because Bunch had thrown
a bucket of water at the woman, who we called,
"the little old woman whos c**t was sewn up."
Bunch had intervened to stop this V.c. tortured
spul from using her machete on an old woman who
"Yas selling fish. This was a horror show. The
armed robber had been released from a V.c. prison
- but our u.s. Army did not cut the twine that
srwed her together from front to back. I never saw
1l.S. Army doctors or any other American doctors
treat even one Vietnamese civilian, for anything.
b. I was coming down from the top ofVung Chu
Mountain, where Mr. Sannes was inspecting the
ll.s. Army security units work - which was to guard
the security of the third largest array of
cpmmunication towers in South Vietnam. I was
\Vith Sannes, our driver, SP4, E4 Arthur W.
Trangmar ( 1- 864- 338- 8156) - when from about
4,000 feet up the mountain, we saw three
Vietnamese men, with rifles, running away from
the Qui Nhon Leper Colony. Our quick reaction
force used to have barbecue and beer parties there-
vyhen Sannes could trade for steaks on board the
freighters lined up at the mile long pier. Trangmar,
Sannes and I , screamed, minutes later, when we
SflW Phantom fighter bombers from the Phu Cat Air
~ a s e bomb and straff the leper colony. The
Vietnamese leper colony had been safe for over
300 years. The Phantoms blew the hell out of the
lepers and the leper colony as we stopped,
sFreamed and stared. We never went there again.
c. For over a year, I saw a crazy, naked man
vyandering the "streets" of Qui Nhon, beating his
bloody, filthy chest with a rock in each hand. He
also was an escapee from the v.c. - then finally, he
"Vas dead.
d. O n ~ night, under typhoon conditions, I was ordered
by Mr Antuna to wak up Sannes and bring him to the
U. S. Army Qui Nhon Communication Center, which
w a ~ the third largest classified communication center
in Vietnam. From the panic in Mr. Antuna's
movements and voice, I was crying when I got to
Sannes' bunker and woke him up. Sannes dressed
anq ran barefoot to the "commo" center. When
Sannes came out of the communication center
bUl1ker, we ran together to the bunker that housed
the 45 man quick reaction force. There, Mr. Sannes
shouted to everyone to wake up. When everyone was
standing at attention, Sannes barked out that he
needed three volunteers for a suicide m i s ~ i o n .
Almost all of the men volunteered. Sannes checked
the gear of three (3 ) volunteers and Sannes,
Trangmar, and the three quick reaction force soldiers
and I boarded a couple of jeeps and drove to the
adj9
inin
g air base. Two Huey helicopters and their
five (5) man volunteer crews awaited us. Mr. Sannes
briefed us all. We were headed, in this typhoon, to
the base of the 22
nd
Army ofthe Republic of Vietnam
infantry division. When we got there, the six
(6) of us would repel down ropes, try to find the
"AJ'iGR26" communication center, and use our PRC6
telephones to report back to Mr. Antuna, if
the "ANGR 26" communications center, it's
cryptographic equipment and codes had been
destroyed by the incendiary and high explosive
borpbs set by Mr. Sannes. Sannes briefed us that one
of tpe six (6) of us had to survive to make such a
report, or B-47 and B-52 bombers would have to
asspme that at least one of our KW-35 cryptographic
code machines had been captured intact, and thus
carret bomb the entire base housing ofthe 22
nd
ARyN Infantry Division. All there would have to die.
As I recall, our helicopter gunships were about eight
(8) minutes from our target when one the six (6)
cryptographic code equipment operators called from
his spider hole and reported the complete destruction
oftpe "ANGR 26" air mobile communications center.
I can only hope my two children are pleased about
t h i ~ . Neither Sannes or I had to repel down a rope
from a gunship under fire, in a typhoon, nor did the
othrr soldiers. The two Huey helicopter crews did
not have to be killed.
e. Virtually every day of the approximately 485 days
thaf I served as Mr. Sannes' personal bodyguard, we
flew to and from the approximately 47
communication centers in the approximately 40,000
square miles of I and II Corps Tactical Zones of
central South Vietnam. Sannes had to bring new
codes to every such communication center, every
month. Sannes also carried cryptographic code
mar;:hines to such communication centers on a regular
basis. We regularly flew to communication centers in
Nha Trang, Khe Sanh, Pleiku, Cam Ranh Bay, Phu Cat,
VUl1g Chua, Korean Tiger Division Mang Ho Camp,
Market Time Island, Tuy Hoa, An Khe, Phu Yen, Vung
Ta4, Dak To, Hon Tre Island, Ph an Rang, and many
,
o t h ~ r bases. I can't remember-like the base of the
Korean White Horse Division or the name of the
loc<;ttion of the 22nd Arvin Division HQ. The vast
majority of the flights I took with Mr. Sannes, were on
Huey helicopter gunships that Sannes arranged with
the officers ofthe 92nd Aviation Battalion in Qui Nhon.
But we did make a large number of flights on fixed
wiqg airplanes. Whenever we flew on Huey
helicopter gunships, Mr. Sannes had the door gunners
removed-due to lack of security clearances-and he
and I replaced the door gunners on their machine
guns. Many times we dodged incoming fire and
returned suppressive fire on the enemy soldiers. One
fligpt on a fixed wing airplane 8 small windows were
c r e ~ t e d in about 2 seconds by enemy fire. On
countless helicopter flights, we minimized enemy fire
by flying just above ground. Figuring 47
communication centers to visit at least once a month,
that adds up to 94 flight missions a month, times 16, a
miIlimum of 1,054 flight missions in our 16 months
In jeeps and in % ton trucks, Sannes and I
traveled, outside of American bases, a minimum of 96
just to Vung Chua Mountain, the Mang Ho Base
of tpe Korean Tiger Division, and the Korean White
Horse Infantry Division-whose base I can't
remember the name of. Sannes wore a thermite
firebomb vest, overlain with stitched pockets holding
32 each of clips containing 20 each 7.63 mm bullets.
Sannes always carried homemade "C-4" high
explosive bombs when he carried cryptographic code
ma(:hines. I rode, sat, flew and fought next to him. So
what was the problem?
f. On pne trip from Co. B to the Mang Ho Camp of the
Kor.ean Tiger Division, we lived through a virtual
Mr. Sannes had to go visit the base.
Mo.p.soon rains prevented us from flying-so we
drove in a sheet lightning sky, monsoon rain, thunder
storm world. We were driving on a bulldozed path
thaf separated the jungle from flooded rice paddies-
in an area of flood plane. The path was slippery with
mup, yet we barreled along as Trangmar balanced
speed and wrecking the % ton truck. The path was
bordered on the jungle side, by a fringe of high
elephant grass and young bamboo. It curved-so
that at any given point, one could perhaps only
see 20-50 feet in front of our truck. We were all three
>
tot,,-,"lly aware that we were in deep Indian Country-
and we were on our own until the monsoon storm
abated. Sannes was manning an M60 machine gun, I
have a combination automatic rifle/grenade launcher,
and Trangmar was driving with one hand, and
an M14 in the other hand. Only Sannes knew
why we couldn't wait for the monsoon to pass. The
division codes would have expired at 4:00 pm.
Suddenly, we rounded a corner and saw about 16
doyble file bikes, ridden by North Vietnamese troops,
heading towards us on the same bulldozed path.
Sannes screamed "No" and so we did not open fire.
kept his foot on the gas, the shocked N.V.A.
troops all dived to their right, into the elephant grass;
more N.V.A. and this nightmare scene continued.
Sannes said there were about 130 rows ofthis two
wide line of North Vietnamese troops that went
past us in this fashion. These N.V.A. troops had
kal<jlshnikov automatic rifles across their shoulders
and both hands of the handlebars of their bikes. If we
had, opened fire, I would not be recounting this
incident. The N.v.A. bike column outnumbered us
26Q to 3. Without another incident, we got the Mang
Ho HQ of the Korean Tiger Division. Sannes went into
the communications center, did his thing-then we .
drove back to Qui Nhon, to Company B. The return
was a nightmare, but otherwise without incident.
g. At once a month, Sannes and I had to go to the
Mang Ho HQ ofthe Korean Tiger Division. We either
went there by Huey helicopters or Trangmar drove
us, pepending on the weather. The trail from
Corppany B. to Mang Ho, in the valley, regularly
sported v.c. or N.V.A. heads mounted on sticks. Mang
Ho ~ a m p always had suspected v.c. soldiers, as
Korean prisoners, walking, all holding hands, in a
nightmare circle. It was always a nightmare
formation inside the steel post and concertina wire
fenfe. Why? Because if a sick, wounded or tortured
V.c. prisoner could no longer hold the hand on each
side of him, a prison guard would open fire-and the
surviving soldiers had to hold the hands in another
circle-that included the freshly killed or wounded
Viet Cong prisoners. The v.c. prisoners could not
even drop hands while groveling, for food in a trough,
on the ground.
h. On flnother trip to the Mang Ho base of the Korean
Tiger Division, we had to drive our jeep through a
fierce battle between Korean soldiers and v.c.
soldiers. We were going at the jeep's top speed down
a 1+-15 foot dirt bull dozed trail, when a Korean
soldier fell wounded about 150-200 feet ahead of us.
Trangmar slowed down, Sannes and I grabbed the
wO\lnded Korean soldier, and Trangmar hit the gas
back toward Company B.
l. On flnother trip through this same valley, we ran into
an ynemy ambush on 60-80 or so American soldiers.
were all pinned down in the stinking rice paddy,
which was on the flood plain of a small river that ran
in ll1onsoon seasons. This line of rice paddies ran
,
along the two lane road that the U.S. Army had
grafled next to the area of elephant grass and
bamboo-which bordered the jungle. The jungle was
maybe 100- 150 feet away from the rice paddy where
soldiers were pinned down. Mr. Sannes
used his PRC6 satellite radio to call in bombers. A .
small fixed wing spotter plane coordinated the
borpbing attack on the jungle concealing the V.c. or
N.V.A. soldiers ambushing us. 'Within minutes of the
Sannes conversation with the spotter plane pilot-
twq (2) Phantom fighter bombers from the Phu Cat
Air Base screamed up the valley towards us. Like a
c r a ~ y person, Sannes stood up as the first fighter
bOITlber dived down to near ground leveL right over
our heads. Sannes waved his arms at the first
Ph
9
ntom pilot. The first bomber pilot released his
2,000 pound napalm bomb, directly over our heads .
. T h ~ bomber flew off and the second Phantom
dropped its napalm bomb. The huge fire was the only
thing you could see or hear from the jungle. After a
while, and after Sannes emptied his shorts, we drove
to qur destination and then went back to Co. B. That
event rattled the hell out of us.
j. Sixteen months of hanging out with Mr. Sannes was
cerrainly an adventure. We spent over 80% of our
timr outside of American bases. And I mean over
80% of the time, night and day, for that 16 months. I
barely 18 years old, and had rarely had a bottle
of qeer when I got to Vietnam. By the time I got
dis<;:harged from the U.S. Army, I was an alcoholic-I
am an alcoholic. I scare myself. I have never
picked up a gun since I left Vietnam. I know picking
up gun is something I cannot do.
k. On January 31, 1968, Sannes, Trangmar and I were
sittfng drinking beer, and eating fresh sandwiches
thar Sannes had stolen from the evacuation hospital
on (;mr Company B compound. We were celebrating
by on top of Sannes' bunker-celebrating his
We suddenly saw a huge fire, and heard a
col<;>ssal explosion of a gas storage tank. The tank was
in a huge tank farm by the land end of the mile long
pier jutting out from next to the beach we were
sitttng by. As all three of us, in unison started to slide
off the top of the bunker-the huge oil and gas tank
,
farm disappeared in a round of gigantic explosions.
ThClt was our invitation to the start of the biggest
battle ofthe Vietnam War-the Tet Offensive.
Trangmar disappeared, while Sannes and I ducked
intq his bunker and slipped on our war gear. Sannes
ran out first, spun around, knocked me down and
covered me with his body-as machine gun fire
racl<ed the trench outside his bunker. Sannes went
back to the U.S.A. the next day and I sat behind a M60
mafhine gun at the gate into our compound for the
next three (3) days. After Sannes left for home, I went
to \!York in the personnel department, at Head
QU1rters Co.'s department compound until I left
Vietnam on July 13, 1968. I was discharged from the
ArQ1Y on July 14,1968.
l. I krtew I was mentally and emotionally damaged by
my combat duty in Vietnam, but I never contacted the
V.Ar until November 15, 2010. I only went for help
from the V.A., even then, because of the pestering of
myoid war buddy, David Sannes. When I got back
from Vietnam, until this day, I have been angry that
we Vietnam War Veterans were not, and are not,
hOllored by other Americans for our combat service.
U n ~ i l now, I have never talked about my war to any of
my family, friends, or colleagues. I know that I was
guarding a very important spy, Sannes. I just don't
want to remember my war experiences.
m. I know that once because of monsoon rains, I took
Trangmar's job and drove Mr. Sannes up to our
field and army guard station at the top of
Vung Chua Mountain, a volcanic cone mountain,
about 6,300 feet above sea level. I know that coming
down the one lane, bulldozed road on Vung Chua
mopntain, on that inspection trip, rushing water
coming out of the volcanic rock, at a sand lens,
our jeep off the cliff hugging, one lane road-
at about 5,500-5,700 feet above the flat ground at the
bottom of the mountain. I know that the jeep held up
for few seconds while I leaped out of the jeep on to
the bulldozed path. I know I was shocked, when a
long time later, I heard Sannes' preacher's voice on
that path behind me. Sannes had lept out ofthe jeep
while the jeep frame hung it up for a few seconds-
and he angled his leap to land maybe 15-20 feet
below the road-and he had climbed back up onto
the one lane road.
n. I kl10w that Sannes wore a thermite/high explosive
sui<;:ide vest when we went to our crypto
communication centers, packing IBM cards or code

o. I kllOW I once grabbed Sannes' right arm to stop him
from shooting a U.S. Army nurse, a major, for not
imrpediately treating one of our soldiers that we had
driven through enemy territory, at night, after he had
pleCilded with Sannes to not let him die. I know that
Sannes broke my nose, when I decided not to go out
on ;;l quick reaction force mission. I know I, and
Sannes, guarded each other in a fire fight that night-
anq we were both pretending we were not guarding
. eacfl other. In short, I know that as a part of my job of
guarding Sannes-I went places, saW things, and did
things, in the line of duty, that nobody should do. And
to sum it up, I know that the U.S. Army, the V.A. , and
the American people didn't give a damn about what I
did for my country-Americans figuratively, just spit
on it's Vietnam combat heroes.
p. If apyone wishes to confirm the effects of my time
guarding David R. Sannes, GOOGLE HIS NAME. Please
check my account with:,
"u.s. Joint Services
Enviq:mmental Support Group (ESG)
7798 pssna Road, Suite 101
Va. 22150-3197
Signed,
Arthur Belmont Osborne, III
East Warwick-506 Post Road
Rhode Island, USA 02888
Note:
How 40 you guard a man wearing a suicide vest, on over
1,600 trips, and go back home? DAMAGED!!
.\
I have known David Sannes for over 13 years. I met him when I was down on my
luck and he was truly a guardian angel to my then 8-month-old daughter and myself. I do
not honestly know how my daughter and I would have made it without David. He took us
out of a very dangerous situation and relocated us. He also provided airfare out of
California to a "safer state" as well as much needed baby items at a time when I was at
my emotional and financial lowest.
I have met so many others who have been the beneficiaries of David's
philanthropy. A wonderful woman named Penny Cooper, now deceased, ran a drug
rehabilitation center, which was funded by David. Penny was one ofthe most generous
and giving women I have ever met. She never turned down someone in need.
David has literally taken those in need off the street and offered them a hand up,
not a hand out. He instills in those he assists, a true desire to make a better life for
themselves and their children. David has a great love for children and it has always been
his hope to bring equality to those less fortunate. So many consider him their "angel" and
I am lucky to have such a wonderful, loving and giving friend.
Carla R. Hamler
"
_0'
LOS ANGELES TIMES,
I flm an old stroked out, 100% disabled mass murderer. Yet my
total tirpe behind bars is nine days. I drag my feet, the best I can, in my
inexorable slide toward ... "the hell prepared for the Devil and his
angels."
Sp why, you might fairly ask, do I bother you with my gruesome
tales? Humor me, for a few minutes, and find out.
I fim also a retired dairy farmer / goat herder, of little note, nor
long to pe remembered. Kindly know that I vociferously opposed the
return of Indochina to colonial occupation after WWII.
Then the passage of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, in 1965,
transformed my future. President Lyndon Johnson, ordered (U.S. Army
and Marine Corps combat units to South Vietnam.
I was young and in good health. When the United States went to

war, it was my patriotic duty to volunteer. So on August 27, 1965, I
freely offered up my life and my eternal soul, by joining the U.S. Army, as
a vOlunfeer.
The National Security Agency picked me up as a counter
intelligence agent trainee, immediately after I completed boot camp at
Fort Orf' I was trained to protect cryptographic equipment codes and
cryptographic code operators.
On August 29, 1966, I flew to Qui Nhon, South Vietnam. I began
serving three extraordinarily violent combat tours in South Vietnam. I
volunteered for all three tours of duty. A few days later, I was appointed
as the l'1ational Security Agency Deputy Chief of Station for the central
40,000 square miles of South Vietnam.
My principal responsibility was to conduct, and to direct,
surveillance of any potential threats to the safety of our cryptographic
equipment, codes and cryptographers. It was also my job to evaluate
and elirpinate all such threats within I and II Corps Tactical Zones of
South Vietnam.
As recounted by Arthur Belmont Osborne, III ... "Virtually every
day of the approximately 485 days that I served as Mr. Sannes' chief
personal body guard, we flew to and from the 4 7 communication
centers ... in central South Vietnam. I also rode through hell with
Sannes. I also was a member of Dave's 45 man quick reaction force,
which ~ e w and/or rode into places where sensible soldiers had fled
fram ... On countless helicopter flights, we minimized enemy fire by
flying just above the ground. We flew together a minimum of 1,054
flight missions in our 16 months .. .where Sannes was delivering
codes ... on trips when Sannes was delivering codes, Sannes wore a
thermite suicide vest. Sannes also carried high explosives when we
traveled with cryptographic KW-35 machines. I rode, sat, flew and
fought next to him. So how could that be a problem?"
vyell, for me, the problem starts with the fact that my job was to
evaluatf and eliminate threats to cryptographic equipment and codes.
For 20 months, I utilized strategic B-47 and B-52 bombers to eliminate
threats to an average of 47 communication centers across the 40,000
square miles I was responsible for. I utilized tactical bombers also. I
used every tool we had.
Our bombers carried smart crews but dropped dumb bombs. On
behalf Of my fellow Americans, I murdered thousands of Vietnamese
men, women, and children. I have my chains to drag through life and
into hell. I have no reason to complain. I will die as a warrior patriot to
this terribly imperfect union-the United States of America.
I write this letter to plead for timely granting of a Veterans
Admini/itation compensation award for Sergeant Arthur W. Trangmar,
103 Brqokforest Drive, Belton, South Carolina 29627. (1-864-338-
8156). He was my driver and bodyguard for approximately 512 days in
Vietnam. If Americans learn nothing else about Trangmar, they should
hear of at least one incident before he dies from heart disease and PTSD.
Trangnpr volunteered for a suicide mission. We were eight minutes out
from death when Mr. Antuna radioed to my two gunships that our
cryptowaphic equipment and ANGR 26 mobile communication station
had completely destroyed-so we could return to the 41 st Signal
Battaliqn base in Qui Nhon. When we got back to our base, Trangmar
just that we just did what we had to do.
Trangmar is virtually totally combat service disabled.
he has not been able to be his own advocate, he has never
receiver even one bloddy penny from Congress. Our brave and patriotic
members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives have
, .
given tqemselves health care and pension benefits-while severely
trimming the numbers of people who evaluate service connected claims ..
Thank you members of Congress-. and I'I\ see most of you in hell.
/l
David Richard Sannes
100% COMBAT DISABLED
NSAjU.S. ARMY
P,S. It only took from October 30, 1996 until May 28, 2010 to
my claim.
P,P.S. Just visit a VA hospital and observe the state of veterans
passing through those doors ..
UCLA
March 2()()9
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2635 Buckingham Rd
Los Angeles CA 90016-30(,<)
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David Richard Sannes
1751 N. Winona Boulevard No.2
Los Angeles, CA 90027-3824 .
(323) 284-8994
April 18,2012
Dear Mr. Romney:
This letter contains my seemingly preposterous offer to guarantee that you will be the
next President of the United States.
Just have the curiosity to listen to one of your staff members who has googled David
Richard Sannes, and painstakingly perused the product of such a search.
If you are as brilliant a businessman as I suspect you to be; you will have your most
brilliant associate quiz Sheppard Mullin attorneys, who have engaged my services, as an
expert witness.
My offer to you, is to give you all possible patent and development rights that I have, to
my dark matter motor depicted on my website, and to give my continuous hands on
direction to Mr. Chris Salow's (1-517-206-5023) workers, in the building and testing of
this dark matter prototype.
In return, all I want is expense money. Contact me and engage my offer, only after you
have done your due diligence.
May you have the wisdom and political courage to accept the hereinabove delineated
offer.
David Richard Sannes
EMAILS attached: 1. SANNES' LAW OF CONSERVATION OF ENERGY
2. A GAME-CHANGING POWER SOURCE BASED ON LOW ENERGY
NUCLEAR REACTIONS
3. HISTORY OF THE DARK MATTER MOTOR
4. SANNES' THEORY OF EVERYTHING
5. DARK MATTER MOTOR PATENT APPLICATION FILE
http://www.scribd.com/doc/3 985 I 343/Dark -Matter-Motor
P .S. Think of me as a Fritz Zwicky, circa 1933, reporting on the Coma Local Group of
galaxies and dark matter. -
P.P.S. Mitt, think FleischmannlPons cold fusion.
,
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David Sannes
1751 N. Winona Boulevard
No.2
Los CA 90027-3824
(323) 284-8994
July 24,
Dear Mr. Romney:
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Willard, thy name is hubris. Starting on March 18, 2012, one of my children,
Carla Hamler, began emailing you a weekly packet of my work. All I was trying to do
was obtain the attention of one of your brilliant staffers, in one of your offices in the
United States. Carla sent this immense amount of my work, in science and
engineering, to attract your brilliant mind to developing my dark matter motor
power every energy utilizing purpose of any human on earth,
forever.
Sine I was offering my science and inventions to you for free, I also offered to
work, fOF expense money, to develop advanced dark matter motors, for as long as
myoid age and Vietnam war caused injuries permit.
You and your army of Romulans were just too clever to accept my offer. Your
brilliant team didn't even waste a moment of their time in evaluating my work. I .
shall be forced to donate my simple services to our current and future President of
the United States of America, Barack Obama.
Y?U need to drop your campaign for the office of the Presidency of the United
States of America. To quote your wife, who has publicly noted that you have waited
for your Furn to be President, I believe that you now have released all the tax return
information that "you people need to know about how we live our life."
Yes Mitt, we know you can't release the most recent 23 years of your tax
returns,because a lot of tar and feathers would cloud the air over the United States
of America.
,
Since my offer to you has clearly and completely revealed you to the
American electorate, kindly permit me to give you a few campaign slogans.
,
Sincerely,
David Richard Sannes
Retired Dairy Farmer fGoat Herder
p.s.
Don't let Willard strap America to the roof of his car.
p.p.s.
Willard itt Romulan-more positions than the Kama Sutra.
p.p.p.s.
Willard will do for your children and grandchildren what he did for Seamus.
p.p.p.p.s.
President Romulan will let no tycoon be left behind.
p.p.p.p.p.s.
Mitt-is Aranias on steroids.
p.p.p.p.p.p.s.
A vote for Romney will restore America to the Great Depression.
p.p.p.p.p.p.p.s.
Romney will put millions and millions of Americans back to work-making shoes
for Chinq's children.
p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.s.
Willard race-baiting birtherism.
p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.s.
Willard likes women-on the bottom and barefoot.
p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.s.
Elect a Vulture Capitalist-put the elderly back to work.
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p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.s.
Mitt doesn't worry about the poor-they have cake!
p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.s.
Willard Mitt Romulan supports women getting equal pay, for equal work, as men-
in China.
p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.s.
Willard will knock America down and give it a haircut.
p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.s.
Elect a Vulture Capitalist. Put Americans back to work-in Mexico-doing the jobs
won't do!
p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.p.s.
Seamus was a gun enthusiast-he always traveled "strapped."
EPILOGUE
Willard, and American hero, dodged the draft until the Vietnam War was lost. Mitt
shorted America's position, in that war.
HONKIES, WASPS, PECKERWOODS, COONS, QUEERS, SLANTS, SLOPES,
,
WOPS, FR(!)GS, SPICS, RAG HEADS, BITCHES, WHORES, CHINKS,
SLOBOVIANS, GEEKS, BROKE-ASS, MORONS, RAGGEDY-ASS, DIKES,
DUMMIES, DOPES, DRUNKS, ETC.
King Aanund Sannes, my brilliant father, taught me everything I needed to know
about niggers and Icelanders in two declarative sentences. I photographically recall the
scene and rpy father's words. My mother and I were making cherry and apple pies.
My walked in the front door of our modest farm home. He was angry as he
walked into the kitchen, and shouted; "Niggers and Icelanders are the dog races.
Norwegians are the master race!" Then my father walked outside through the kitchen
door. I was only three (3) years old. But even on that date I knew that: 1.) Mom was
1 00% Icelandic; 2) Dad was 50% Norwegian but also 50% Icelandic; and 3) I was 75%
Icelandic. I also knew that Iceland was settled by Norwegians and Swedes.
It wal> instantly clear to me that my father was an emotionally and mentally
disturbed racist and sexually unfulfilled. He was also very resentful-probably for having
been turned down sexually.
All humans are Homo sapiens. There is only one genus of humans - the genus
Homo. There is only one species of humans - the sapien species. Racist thinking is
insane Gods are all created by humans. As a very wise man once noted, "It
was fear in lhe world that created the Gods, priestly impostures have made them
terrible." It must be clearly stated, no human yet knows if the universe was created or
has always ,existed.
As L9rd Acton said, "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Lord Acton '!Vas correct. Wealth corrupts and Koch brothers wealth is absolutely
corrupt.
. power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. .
Dictatorships are also In control of a country's minerai wealth in many parts of the world.
In order to rl'ltain dictatorial power in such countries, dictators use, foment, and
exacerbate political, ethnic, religious, gender, wealth, sect and tribal divisions.
Dempcratic countries practice politics out of division among the many to benefit
the few rich and powerful. In the United States today, for example, Demosthenes would
wear out lamp and his sandals before running across even a good samaritan.
Exceedingly rare is a man who deliberately lives in poverty, so that others might live.
I havf! never seen a Christian minister, with an active congregation numbering in
the thousanps, who followed the life of poverty practiced by Jesus Christ. (Google
Bishop Willard Mitt Romney residences, the Vatican, et cetera, ad nauseam.)
Suffice it to say, that people who have life tend to cause and exacerbate every kind of
difference among human beings, for the purpose of promoting their own selfish
agendas.
In my long lifetime, I have met practicing Christians. I have also met many
people who could be stimulated to good acts.
B a r a ~ k Obama is the only man that I have seen who has the ability to save the
United States of America from the worse political angels of its natures.
P.S.
Signed,
David Richard Sannes
Retired goat herder, dairy farmer and
gad fly.
Only 24% of registered Republicans surveyed recently said that the President of the
United StatE1s, Barack Obama, might be the ANTI CHRIST.
SANNES'LAW
OF
CONSERVATION OF ENERGY
*FROM SANNES' THEORY OF EVERYTHING
David Richard Sannes
January 6, 2012
SANNES' LAW OF CONSERVATION OF ENERGY
Since Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity showed
that energy has an equivalent mass and mass has an equivalent
energy. one speaks of a law of conservation of mass-energy as
an updated version of the nineteenth century law. This
includes all particles, both ponderable (such as atoms) and
imponderable (such as photons); each respectively have both
mass equivalents and energy equivalents.
The total mass and total energy of a system may both be
respectively defined; in special relativity, but for each, its
conservation law holds.
The most well-known consequence of the law of
conservation of energy is that no intended "perpetual motion
machine" can perpetually deliver energy to anything in its
surroundings.
My Sun Sannes machine testing results prove that energy
may neither be created nor destroyed, only if Skyler particles
and their static electric sparks are accounted for.
Since Skyler particles and their static electric sparks
constitute all but less than one trillionth of one trillionth of the
total mass and energy of the universe - and since all
ponderable and imponderable elements are powered by Skyler
(Sannes) particle sparks, this slight change may prove to be as
significant to science as the guillotine encounter was to
Antoine Lavoisier on May 8, 1794.
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DAVID RICHARD SANNES
RETIRED GOAT
.
HERDER/DAIRY FARMER
- .-
TANGIER DORTCH
JANUARY 4. 2012
THE DARK MATTER MOTOR SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS
1982
IN FEBRUARY, DAVE SANNES AND HIS TEAM DEMONSTRATE
THE FIRST DARK MATTER MOTOR-IT VASTLY MULTIPLIED
THE ENERGY THAT IT TOOK TO INITIALLY START IT. THIS
WAS THE GREATEST SERIES OF ENGINEERING AND
SCIENTIFIC EXDPERIMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF PLANET
EARTH.
1989
PONS-FLEISCHMAN CLAIM THEIR "COLD FUSION"
MULTIPLIES INPUT ENERGY AS OUTPUT EBERGY-
CONFIRMING SANNES' WORK.
2002
IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH, DAVE SANNES AND HIS TEAM
TEST A NEW, IMPROVED DARK MATTER MOTOR - BY TESTS,
THIS NEW, PERFECTED DARK MATTER MOROT MULTIPLIES
ITS INPUT ENERGY- AS WORK.
2006
STEORN. IN DUBLIN ADOPTS SANNES' INVENTION. (DARK
ENERGY FROM DARK MATTER)
2010
ON JANUARY 30, 2010, STEORN PERFECTS ITS TEST DEVICES-
AND SHOWS ITS MULTIPLICATIONOFITSINPUTENERGYAS
OUTPUT ENERGY OR WORK. WHEN ASKED, STEORN'S CEO
AFFIRMS HIS BELIEF THAT THE EXTRA ENERGY AND WORK
IS SUPPLIED BY DARK ENERGY FROM DARK MATTER.
2011
ANDREA ROSSI, WHO HAS A MASTERS DEGREE IN
ENGINEERING FRON THE UNIVERSITY OF MILAN, TOUTS HIS
LOW ENERGY NUCLEAR REACTION MACHINES IN WHICH A
CATALYST COPPER IS UTILIZED TO FUSE NICKEL AND
MONOATOMIC HYDROGEN, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN
ELECTRIC CURRENT, PRODUCING EXCESS HEAT AND
UNCHANGED COPPER. IT IS CLAIMED TO USE ONE CENT
VERSUS 7 TO 15 CENTS TO PRODUCE THE ELECTRICITY
GENERATING DEVICE.
2011
STEORN HAS DEMONSTRATED A DARK MATTER MOTOR,
MADE PER SANNES' INVENTION TECHNIQUE THAT HEATS
WATER AND STEAM. STEORN IS SAID TO BE PREPARING TO
SELL HOT WATER HEATERS.
2011
ROSSI GOT A CORPORATE PARTNER, NATIONAL
INSTRUMENTS.
2011
ENERGETICS TECHNOLOGIES. AN ISRAELI COMPANY, CLAIMS
TO HAVE PRODUCED EXCESS ENERGY USING A MODIFIED
FLEISCHMANN/PONS COLD FUSION CELL.
2011
DR. ROBERT DUNCAN, VICE CHANCELLOR OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, FOR RESEARCH IS WORLD
FAMOUS FOR "MAKING EXTREMELY ACCURATE
MEASUREMENTS OF ENERGY OUT VERSUS ENERGY IN
EXPERIMENTS"
2011
IN A DECEMBER 3, 2011 EDITION OF THE COLUMBIA DAILY
TRIBUNE, JANESE SILVEY WRITES THAT DR. ROB DUNCAN IS
PITCHING A PLAN TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO
ESTABLISH A NATIONAL RESEARCH LABORATORY TO STUDY
DEVICES THAT PRODUCE MORE ENERGY THAN THEY USE.
THIS WOULD COVER SANNES' DARK MATTER MOTOR TYPE
DEVICES AS WELL AS LENR DEVICES.
2011
DR. DENNIS BUSHNELL, CHIEF SCIENTIST OF NASA'S
LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER TOLD EV WORLD THAT LENR
(LOW ENERGY NUCLEAR REACTION DEVICES) HAVE THE
POTENTIAL TO SOLVE THE PLANETS CLIMATE AND ENERGY
PROBLEMS.
2011
DR. ROB DUNCAN SAYS THE SAME THING. DR. DUNCAN NOW
HAS AN ENERGETICS TECHNOLOGIES LENR MACHINE SET UP
AT MISSOURI UNIVERSITY.
2011
DR. DUNCAN HAS AID THAT "THERE ARE GOING TO BE MORE
AND MORE PEOPLE LIKE PROFESSOR ROSSI POPPING UP.
WITH EMPIRICAL RESULTS THAT NO ONE REALLY
FUNDAMENTALLY UNDERSTANDS." [UNLESS THEY HAVE
CLOSELY EXAMINED DAVE SANNES THEORY OF EVERYTHING
BODY OF WORK - INCLUDING TEST RESULTS.]
2011
STEORN'S CEO, SEAN MCCARTHY, EXPLAINS THE MECHANICS
BEHIND ITS PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE AS THE
ANOMALY ... "THAT WE COULD GAIN POWER FROM
[COMBINATION OF PERMANENT AND REVERSIBLE
ELECTROMAGNETS] WITH NO APPARENT SOURCE"
2011
DAVE SANNES, IN HIS PAPERS AVAILABLE AT HIS WEBSITES,
EXPLAINS BOTH HIS DARK MATTER MOTOR MACHINES AND
LENR MACHINES EXTRACT DARK ENERGY FROM THE ALL
BUT 1 TRILLIONTH OF 1 TRILLIONTH, MAXIMUM, OF THIS
UNIVERSE'S ENERGY AND MATTER THAT ARE IN SKYLER
PARTICLE ENERGY AND MATTER.
2011
STEVEN B. KRIVET, SENIOR EDITOR, NEW ENERGY TIMES
AND EDITOR- IN - CHIEF, WILEY NUCLEAR ENERGY
ENCYCLOPEDIA CHRONICLES OVERUNITY.
2011
DR. PETER HAGELSTEIN. P.HD. M.I.T - WORLD FAMOUS
SCIENTIST "ARE PHYSICISTS GENERALLY, AND
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY IN PARTICULAR, SO SURE THAT
EXCESS POWER IN SUCH EXPERIMENTS IS IMPOSSIBLE, THAT
THE VERY LARGE NUMBER OF EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS
WHICH SHOW AN EXCESS HEAT EFFECT CLEARLY SHOULD
CONTINUE TO BE IGNORED?"
" ".
2011
JOHN BRANDON FOX NEWS [lS9
TH
MOST VISITED STORY - E-
CAT, ANDREA ROSSI]
2011
"ALBERT L. OPDENAKER III OFFICE OF FUSION ENERGY
SCIENCES OFFICE OF SCIENCE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY:
"FOR EXAMPLE, DOE OFFICIAL ALBERT L. OPDENAKER III
STATES THAT HE HAS SPOKEN WITH NASA'S DENNIS
BUSHNELL ABOUT LENR IN GENERAL AND ANDREA ROSSI
AND THE E-CAT IN PARTICULAR. HE REPORTS THAT MR.
BUSHNELL TOLD HIM WHAT HAS BEEN REPORTED IN OTHER
FORUMS, NAMELY, THAT LENR IS REAL.
2011
"MY CHANGE OF MIND WAS A DIRECT RESULT OF TAt KING
WITH DR. DENNIS BUSHNELL, THE CHIEF SCIENTIST FOR
NASA LANGLEY, WHO HAS ASSURED ME THAT OVER 100
EXPERIMENTSWORLDWlDE INDICATE THAT LENR IS REAL,
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ENERGY MUCH GREATER THATN
CHEMICAL REACTIONS, WITH MINIMAL RADIATION, THAT
THEORIES INDICATE THAT WHAT IS HAPPENING IS WEAK
INTERACTIONS, BETA DECAY AND NOT FUSION OF ANY KIND.
FRANKLY, IT DOES NOT SEEM TO MATTER WHAT WE CALL IT
IF IT WORKS AND BUSHNELL SAYS IT DOES WORK. HE
(BUSHNELL) BELIEVES THAT THE ROSSI DEMONSTRATIONS
SUGGEST THAT LENR MAY PRODUCE "USEFUL" QUANTITIES
OF HEAT, AND WHAT IS NEEDED IS 10-20 YEARS OF WORK
TO ENGINEER ROSSI'SlDEASFOR PERFORMANCE.
HOWEVER, IF ROSSI HAS ALREADY SOLD MORE THAT 10 OF
THE IMW PLANTS AS I AM READING ON THE NET, AND IT
TURNS OUT THAT THE PLANTS WORK, AND ROSSI'S
CUSTOMERS ARE HAPPY WITH THEM, I DO NOT THINK THAT
THE DOE NEEDS TO GET INTO THE MIX TO CONVINCE
PEOPLE TO BUY A PRODUCT THAT OTHERS HAVE ALREADY
BOUGHT AND ARE WILDLY HAPPY WITH. IT IS JUST A
MATTER OF A SHORT WAIT TO SEE WHAT IS GOING TO
HAPPEN."
2011
ALBERT L, OPDENAKER III - CONTACT INFO;
2011
AL OPDEDENAKER
FUSION ENERGY SCIENCES
OFFICE OF SCIENCE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
(301) -903 - 49U
E-MAIL ALBERT.OPDENAKER@SCIENCE.DOE.GOV
THE LOW ENERGY NUCLEAR REACTION EFFECT UTILIZES AN
ELECTRIC CHARGE FIRED CATALYZED REACTION OF NICKEL-
HYDROGEN IN THE PERSENCE OF COPPER, AS A CATALYST.
2011
IT IS TRUE THAT NASA, THE U.S. NAVY, THE D.I.A., THE D.O.E.,
AND DAR.PA HAVE EXPERIMENTALLY CONCLUDED THAT
MORE ENERGY IS PRODUCED THAN IS USED IN THEIR
EXPERIMENTS
GENERAL CONCLUSIONS
1. WHEN STEORN, LEONARDO, DEFKALION, NATIONAL
INSTRUMENTS, ENERGETICS TECHNOLOGIES, OR SOME
OTHER COMPANY PRODUCES COMMERCIAL MACHINES
THAT CREATE EXCESS ENERGY FROM AN UNKNOWN
SOURCE, THE DARK MATTER MOTOR VERSUS LENR
DEBATE WILL BE OVER.
2. DAVID RICHARD SANNES' THEORY OF EVERYTHING
AND DARK MATTER MOTOR WILL BE LEFT STANDING
AS THE RETIRED GOAT HERDER/DAIRY FARMER'S GIFT
TO PLANET EARTH.
DAVID RICHARD SANNES
___ RETIRED GOAT
HERDER/DAIRY
FARMER/TINKERER
LIST OF PEOPLE SUPPORTING DARK MATTER OR OTHER
OVER-UNITY TECHNOLOGIES
CHARLES W. STEWART, JR.
BRIAN JOSEPHSON, 1973 NOBEL
PETER ECKSTROM, LUND UNIVERSITY
DENNIS BUSHNELL, NASA
STEVEN R KRIVER
MS. AURA MICHELSON, MITRE CORP.
LEWIS LARSON
ALLANWIDOM
YOGENDRA GRIVASTAVA
FRANK GORDON, NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER, SAN
DIEGO
JASON (U.s. GOVE-SOENCE) RICHARD GARW1N
JOHN O'MARA BUCKRIS
BADMANABHA FRISHNAG OPALA IVENGAR
MAHADEVA SRINIVASAN
MELVIN MILES, U.S. NAVY, CHINA LAKE
SERGIO FOCARDI
ROBERTO HABEL
DR. HAGELSTEIN, (E.E. M.I.T) PETER
DR. MCKUBRE, MICHAEL
DR. PIANTELLI
GEORGE MILEY
TAOAHKO MIZUNO
YASUHIRO IW AMURA
DENNIS LETTS
DENNIS CRAVEN
DAVID J. NAGEL
TALBOT CHUBB
RANDY HEKMAN
GRAHAM HUBLER
MICHAEL MELICH
ROBERT PARK
SPAWAR PACIFIC
CHARLES BEAUDETTE
NADINE
WINCOUR
LOUIS C. KERVAN
CNN
WIRED UK
MSNBC
FOX NEWS
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ALEXANDROS XANTHOULIS - CEO OF DEFKALION GREEN
BRIAN AHERN - U.S. AIR FORCE
FLASH SUMMIT CONFERENCE
NATALIE WOLCHOVER - MSNBC
GIUSEPPE LEVI
DAVID BIANCHINI
HANNOESSEN
CARLO LEONARDI
EVAN KULLANDER
THE HISTORY OF WALL STREET
l1he United States is the greatest country in the
history of this planet. The contemplation of that fact
always makes me cry-or become homicidal. God help
me, I yvas born, I live, and I will die, as an American
citizen.
The United States is home to, at least 300,000,000
professing Christians-that is men, women and children
who qpenly proclaim that Jesus Christ is their Lord and
Savior.
In my long lifetime, it has been my distinct joy to
actually meet several practicing Christians. They are
Pastors Lyn and Linda Oakland, and their friend, Pastor
Jim Middleton.
I only recount these facts because Allah cursed me
with", goat herder's gift of afflicting the comfortable,
and comforting the afflicted. The curse now is
me to channel the Mullah Nasrudin.
As everyone knows, the Mullah Nasrudin is the
patron saint of Wall Street. The evil genius inspired the
ideas pf bundling real estate loans, sprinkling them with
genie dust, and marketing them as credit default swaps
and other plums in the derivative markets.
If such sophisticated surgical techniques for the
extraction of wealth from the investors' pockets exist,
then surely that proves it is the will of God. Any logical
persop can understand that God wants money to be in
the h"tnds of the wise, not the ignorant. As every wise
persop knows, God chose the Mullah Nasrudin to
educate the world about matters of the monetary sort.
So it came to pass that thousands of years ago-
the mists of time-we see the Mullah Nasrudin
himself, selling goats in Baghdad's central bazaar. It
appears that the wise Mullah ahs virtually cornered the
goat sales market.
I'i0t every man applauded this proof positive that
God loved the Mullah and his success. The richest man
in Iraq was one such as hated Nasrudin for his business
You see, the richest man in Iraq had been the
with a corner on the goat sales market
prior the arrival of Mullah Nasrudin.
So the richest man in Iraq, Goldman Sachs, angrily
confn;mted Nasrudin, threw down a large sack of gold at
the M)lllah's feet, and demanded to be told how
Nasrudin could afford to sell goats at a lower price.
Goldman Sachs whined that he had slave labor tend to
his goats, fed his goats weeds, and still could not make a
profit selling his goats at Mullah's prices.
The Mullah answered Goldman Sachs in this way:
"My is my superior understanding of the
principle of the sales price versus the cost of goods sold.
I will tell you my secrets upon one condition-that
is that you swear on the names of Allah,
and Zeus to take no vengeance against me after
I tell }fou these secrets of markerting." Goldman Sachs
lustily swore the oath demanded.
llhere upon the Mullah Nasrudin slyly whispered to
Goldman Sachs," I steal your goats, bribe every
member of the House and Senate and buy a few
Supreme Court Justices."
Signed,
David R. Sannes
GOAT HERDER #99
P.s.
Owning Fox News Helps
P.P.s.
PreacQ Satan "The Socialist" Versus "Jesus is my PERSONAL
Savior"
P.P.P.$.
PreacQ Obama cheated Sarah Palin out of her seat at Harvard's
Law School
P.P.P.P.s.
Mixin& 50% truth and 50% bullshit is fair and balanced brain
.food.
P.P.P.P.P.s.

Herman Cain and Bill O'Reilly were what Jesus was thinking
about when He said, " ... Easier it is for a camel to pass through a
needle, than for a rich man to enter unto Heaven."
P.P.P.P.P.P.s.
The MpJlah Nasrudin just named Glenn Beck" Who Sane?"
P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S.
Police beat the 99%. Dogs get put to sleep if they beat, or bite
their masters. .
P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.s.
D e l o u ~ e Newt
P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S.
As a Mormon Bishop, Willard will not die, he will just leave
Earth ~ o be the God of another Galaxy.
P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.s.
Wise preachers never condemn greed, avarice or cheating - it
kills the offering- and drives the rich to golf courses.
P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.s.
Greed is good! Lying to your self about greed is even better!
P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.s.
Breaking News: Mitt releases 23 years of tax returns. Now is
runniI\g for outhouse-almost makes it.
P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.s.
Mitt C l ~ t his teeth in the Vulture Capitalist Outhouse below the
lid.
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Mitt isp't running against the seven dwarfs anymore-he
better put his big boy magic underpants on!
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POST SCRIPT
GOD LOVES THE POOR! JUST TO PLEASE GOD, THE 1% WORK
TO MULTIPLY THE 99%
AFTERWORD
On December 2, 2011, U.S. Presidential candidate Herman Cain
said; "My wife and family come first." What Herman Cain
me(Jnt to say;" My dick cums first, after that, I don't care!"
ARISTOTLE
"THE MOST PERFECT POLITICAL COMMUNITY IS ONE IN
WHICH THE MIDDLE CLASS IS IN CONTROL AND
OUTNUMBERS BOTH OF THE OTHER CLASSES."
THOMAS JEFFERSON
"THE SELFISH SPIRIT OF COMMERCE KNOWS NO COUNTRY,
AND FEELS NO PASSION OR PRINCIPLE BUT THAT OF GAIN."