What’s not clear from the investigation is how serious the Mahons were about their claims of long-ago bombings and shootings. At a hearing in 2010, Moreland, the lead ATF investigator, said he looked into the claims. He told the court he could never develop enough evidence to either prove or disprove them.
As for Don Logan, the target of the bombing, he told TPM he’s glad the trial is starting, even though it’s been almost eight years since the explosion.
“I obviously have been waiting a long time for this day to finally come,” Logan said on Monday. “It’s time to move to the next level.”
Nick Martin is an associate editor at TPM in New York City. He came to the site in 2011 as a reporter for TPMMuckraker. Previously, he worked in Arizona, first as a staff reporter for a local newspaper and later as a freelance journalist. He also ran the news blog Heat City. Contact him: nick [at] talkingpointsmemo.com