Preceding the police shooting of Mateen in Orlando Florida and the arrest of Howell in Santa Monica prior to his participation in a planned attack on the Gay Pride Parade in Hollywood California, Get off the BS learned and reported that both Mateen and Howell had been recruited though an online social media course dubbed, “Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary” course.
Fox News recently reported that according to FBI Director James Comey, Mateen “was a follower of a controversial gang leader-turned-bank robber Marcus Dwayne Robertson, who has been identified by the FBI and Homeland Security as a recruiter for terrorists and for his repeated acts of inciting violence.”
Although Fox News did not report a connection between Mateen, Howell and Sanford, Howell’s statements to Santa Monica Police officer’s at the time of his arrest and a recent interview at the Los Angeles County Jail with Howell and Brenda Corpian, a reporter for Get off The Bs, have brought some very disturbing facts to light.
“We were all familiar with each other through an online fundamental Islamic knowledge seminary course – we were recruited through the course and trained together at a camp in Virginia – we were taught how to shoot and make bombs – everyone knew their part – something went wrong….”, said Howell at the time of his arrest in Santa Monica, CA.
Interview with Howell at LACJ
When interviewed at the LACJ (Los Angeles County Jail) by our staff attorney an investigative reporter, Brenda Corpian, Howell further elaborated on his original statements. Brenda was allowed to speak with Howell as a licensed attorney considering representing him.
Brenda: You originally mentioned three other people you went thought training with. However you only mentioned the names of two of the people you trained with. Do you now remember who the third person was?
Howell: “Your guy got that f@#$%d-up. I told the cops what I knew –I trained with four other people – not three. We were part of one group – there were at lest 8 groups that we seen – maybe more.” Brenda: Do you know what kind of activities these other groups were being trained for?
Howell: “I don’t know. Probably the same s@#t we were learning – I mean, we sometimes trained together on some stuff.” Brenda: What kind of training did you receive at the camp – what did you train with others to do?
Howell: “The usual stuff I guess – making pipe bombs, mixing chemical explosives – ya know, military s@*t.” Brenda: James, could you be more specific – what do you mean by military (expletive)– were you ever in the military?
Howell: “No I never made that trip but I have seen a lot of deep s*%t. I think everyone had his or her own thing going on. They taught several of us how to shoot – others were taught how to blow s**t up. All of us had to take our turns in the gas room….” Brenda: The gas room?
Howell: “Yeah, it was really f@#$%d up. We had to go in to this room with gas masks on and take them off after they shot the gas in – it was jacked up.” It appears that Howell and others he was trained with went through an abbreviated version of what the Army dubs basic training. Additionally it appears that selective training was given to others for specific assignments.
Howell and Omar were trained to handle automatic weapons and explosives. Howell witnessed at least five other people being trained to shoot what Howell described as “long rifles” – most likely sniper rifles.
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“We all called Dan the chemist. He seemed to get off to making bombs and setting things on fire….I remember a time one his firecrackers came within inches of blowing some ball bearings through Michael’s legs….man that Brit was pissed,” said Howell.
Brenda: Brit? Who is Michael?
Howell: “The guy in Vegas. Weird mother f@$%%r – we called him the Brit because he was from England or some place like that…we went and partied one night with him….he has a nice Beamer.”
Brenda: I am not sure I understand what you mean by ‘the guy in Vegas?’ Beamer—do you mean BMW?
Howell: “The guy they arrested for trying to grab that cops gun to shoot Trump with — yeah a BMW – you know – beamer. I am in to lowered Honda’s and Acura’s. I have a sweet ride. If I ever get out of here maybe we can go for a …..”
Howell definitely made it clear while he was talking to Brenda that he knew Michael Sandford – recently arrested at a Trump rally for trying to disarm a Las Vegas metropolitan Police officer – a gun Sandford later claimed to the U.S. Secret Service he would have used to shoot Donald Trump.
Brenda reported that during the time she talked to Howell he seemed scared one moment and at other moments he was flirting with her. It was obvious to Brenda that Howell was very scared of what might happen to him while in custody but tried to add levity to the conversation to appear somewhat tough.
Brenda wrote in her story that, “I doubt very seriously that the recent reports that Howell is bi-sexual are accurate. The whole time I talked to him his eyes were glued to my breasts–he made no attempt to hide the fact that he was turned on by my chest.”
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According to Howell, he first came in contact with Imam Abu Taubah, AKA Marcus Robertson, a former marine who is the leader of what Howell believed was an ISIS cell group training and operating in the U.S.
Howell, Mateeen and Sandford were allegedly recruited by Robertson through an online fundamental Islamic knowledge seminary course, which Robertson conducts.
“I had no idea that the CIA was involved until I arrived at the camp in Virginia with others to start our training….I have read about places like the camp…but it was not what I was expecting….I don’t think anyone else was expecting it either,” said Howell.
Howell was unsure of exactly how many people were at the camp with him and or what particular missions, if any, the other recruits were being trained for. “People came in and out. Omar, Dan and me were always together—we knew what we were suppose to do.”
It appears Howell and his fellow conspirators were told very clearly to “keep their mouths shut” about what they were going to do and to not ask others about their assignments – roles, if any.
Brenda’s interview came to an end when someone at the jail abruptly shut off the phones Howell and her were speaking through.
Although it is normal procedure for a client (Howell) and their attorney (Brenda) to talk in privacy in an interview room, the authorities despite Brenda’s license to practice law in California, would not allow Brenda to speak with Howell in an attorney/client interview room.
Additionally, the phone interview should not of been monitored, which is obvious it was because after Howell had already described two people and was half way through naming the last name of a third person, the phone system was shut down and Brenda was rudely escorted out of the building.
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Brenda: You have mentioned Dan, Omar and Michael – did you recognize anyone else that you may have known previously or seen on TV or read about?
Howell: “They often meet with Abu. They seemed especially interested in Michael. The Senator was often accompanied by a woman who I have seen on television hundreds of times, she doesn’twork for the government anymore but I think her husband does……yeah her name is Hu…”end of interview. According to Brenda’s report, Howell claims that Robertson was seen several times meeting with a current US Senator, a high ranking member of Homeland Security and was releasing the name of a woman that we have a good idea of her identity from his description of her and what was heard of her name before the interview was abruptly ended.
Frankly, both Brenda and I are not completely convinced that Howell was completely honest with her during her interview with him. However, many things that Howell said are consistent with the recent Fox report concerning Robertson and a 365 USA News report concerning some very strange recruitment activities that are being done by the FBI according to FBI Director James Comey.
However, we are completely convinced that Howell definitely knows Sandford because at the time of her interview with Howell, he mentioned several pieces of information that included specific information concerning the vehicle Sandford drove to Las Vegas which had not yet been reported before Brenda’s interview with Howell.
Brenda was concerned that Howell may have embellished part of his story to impress her.
This Story Has Been Partially Revealed By Mainstream Media Sources on Numerous Occasions Since 2013
We are not the first news source to reveal the questionable activities of Robertson and the FBI. The Fox News article raised a good question as to why Robertson was released from prison early when in fact he was previously identified by the FBI and Homeland Security as a “Radical Islam” known to recruit other like-minded individuals.
Additionally, Fox News raised the question of why did Mateen who had been recruited by a fake terrorist group of under cover FBI agents, be let off their hook ten months after he was recruited.
A recent U.S. 365 News article includes an affidavit from a former undercover FBI agent that was verified accurate by James Comey, addresses the FBI’s activities of pretending to be radical terrorists who recruit people they believe have radical Islamic beliefs, arming them with guns and explosives, and later busting them prior to their carrying out the missions the undercover operatives assigned them.
Please also consider the first mentioning of the FBI’s suspected initial involvement and later ignoring of young terrorists living in the USA, who later committed an act of terror, was first revealed in April of 2013, shortly after the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon.
The most disturbing part of the former undercover FBI operatives and James Comey’s story is that there have never been any reported stories about the alleged arrests of anybody they have baited in to their traps.
Although, it is reasonable to assume any alleged arrests were most likely kept quiet due to the FBI not wanting future targets to be aware of their ongoing undercover sting operations.
If in fact Howell had been trained alongside Mateen and Sanford as he alleged, by under cover agents working for the FBI, why were at least five people involved in the Orlando shooting, the failed attempt of killing Gay Pride parade attendees and the attempt to assassinate Donald Trump, released from the undercover FBI’s terrorist trap?
Additionally, what are the missions of at least 100 other young radicals that Howell claims he seen training along side him at what he was told is a CIA training camp in Virginia?
The FBI’s story about using undercover agents to pose as radical Islamic terrorists to draw in and bust suspected terrorists sounds plausible on the surface, but unravels quickly when the FBI nor Homeland Security has offered any rational reason why they let Mateen and others who they have claimed their traps snared, out of their control.
On three separate occasions now, although reported by the news and authorities as unrelated, at least three individuals trained by under cover agents for the FBI have committed terrorist acts in the U.S.