Larry Klayman
FBI-police cover-up of mass shooting?
Larry Klayman says Paddock could have been government informant
By Larry Klayman
October 13, 2017

I have seen it many times before. An FBI or law-enforcement informant, or some other "politically sensitive person," commits a crime, and federal, state or local government authorities cover it up. This is the likely scenario in the wake of the Oct. 1, 2017, massacre in Las Vegas, perpetrated by an alleged mysterious man named Stephen Paddock. Let me give you just a few analogous examples.

First there is the famous case of Whitey Bulger, an Italian Mafia crime boss who was responsible for the deaths of many. Here briefly is how his Wikipedia describes his history as an FBI informant:

"According to the FBI, (it was later revealed that) Bulger served as a confidential informant for the Bureau beginning in 1975. ... However, as a result, the FBI largely ignored his organization (and thus its crimes) in exchange for information about the inner workings of the rival Italian-American Patriarca crime family."

During this time, Bulger had several persons "hit," crimes that went unprosecuted for many years, until this cover-up was exposed and the FBI's complicity revealed.

Second, there is a case I was intimately involved with at Judicial Watch. Indeed, I wrote about it in my autobiography, "Whores: Why and How I Came to Fight the Establishment!" It concerned an individual and then client by the name of Peter Paul, who promoted the famous Hollywood Tribute to Bill Clinton at the end of Slick Willey's presidency. Burrowed into Paul's company, Stan Lee Media, the one that put on the event, which raised nearly $2 million in illegal hard money political campaign contributions for the first senate campaign of Hillary Clinton, was an individual named Stanley Myatt. Myatt was also a dual FBI Mafia-agency informant.

Without telling the whole story here, as you can read about it in my book, Myatt, like Bulger, had committed murder on the FBI's watch, but skated scot-free thanks to his work for the FBI and his undercover Mafia efforts. Unlike Bulger, however, Myatt was in the Meyer Lansky wing of the Mafia, controlled by Jewish and Russian, rather than Italian, mobsters.

Third, years ago, as part of my anti-terrorism efforts, I traveled to New York City for the General Assembly Meeting of the United Nations. There I intended to and later did serve the then terrorist president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Ahmadinejad, with a complaint for crimes against humanity. I did so at the Barclay Hotel, across from a park bordering the U.N.

Later that evening, I was standing outside of the hotel and a young woman ran over to me, in a frantic state. It was clear that she had just been beaten. The woman had been peacefully protesting the brutality of the regime and had been attacked by one of the Iranian president's goons posing as a security guard. Realizing that she was in dire straits and needed legal help, I told her I was a lawyer and offered her my assistance, and she accepted. But no sooner than had I agreed to represent her, New York City police and U.S. Secret Service whisked her away, preventing me from talking further with her.

To make the long story short, this attack on a female Iranian-American peaceful protester, on American soil, was an act of terrorism, and local and state government authorities moved quickly to cover it up – obviously to avoid a diplomatic incident. The young woman had not only been terrorized by Iranian henchmen, but our own government, which likely browbeat her to keep her mouth shut. Nothing was ever heard again of this incident, and the attack was not even reported in the New York Times or other Gotham City media.

Now, 11 days into the so-called investigation of Stephen Paddock's heinous killing spree, the sheriff of Clark County, Nevada, and the FBI are at a likely feigned loss to explain his motive. This is simply not believable!

If I had to guess, given just the few examples of government deceit detailed in this column, I would say that Paddock was in some way an informant or working for the local police and/or the FBI. Given that Las Vegas is a "Mafia haven" for the gambling industry, and since Paddock was a gambler who frequented high-end casinos and wagered large sums of money – rubbing shoulders with other gamblers and likely Mafia figures – could it be that he was doing undercover work for law enforcement? And, if this is so, there would indeed be a strong motive for the local police or the FBI not to want it known that one of theirs committed the biggest mass murder of its kind in American history.

Also, we know that Paddock worked for three different federal agencies during his career – the Postal Service, IRS and Defense Department – so he would have been a man known to the feds.

We at Freedom Watch are moving forward to investigate this likely cover-up. For someone who has seen this type of subterfuge over my 40 year legal career, it comes as no surprise and is yet another stark example why We the People have lost confidence in and no longer trust government authorities. Go to to join and contribute to our cause.

© Larry Klayman


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