Dear Ms. Farrington:
This is in response to your letter dated March 21st.
Thank you for taking the time to respond to my previous letter
sent to Attorney General Janet Reno October 25, 1993.
When the ATF and FBI called me I felt it was my obligation to
help. After deprogramming Davidians successfully and dealing
with the group since 1988 it seemed that I could be helpful.
It is sad that in the end of my role and input are not accurately
reflected in government reports.
Looking back I would still have helped, even though I have been
treated badly. It is a matter of personal integrity, of doing
the right thing. It seems that the Justice Report on Waco, anticipated
criticism of me being used as an expert and sought to minimize
my role and cover up the details.
Ironically, Ms. Nancy Ammerman, author of a report on Waco and
one of your sharpest critics, has a real credibility problem.
She has no direct experience with the Davidians and is not a
recognized cult expert. Though her report footnotes read like
a "Who's Who" of cult apologists and advisory board
members of cult front groups. She even recommended two as experts
to the government in the future.
It is important to form a concise factual foundation of events
at Waco for the future. In this way when similar situations occur
those concerned will be better equipped to make informed decisions.
Lives may count on it.
Again, thank you for your consideration.