Man Who Tried to Assassinate Trump, Michael Sandford, Trained With Omar Mateen and James Howell
Get Off the BS reports:
Recent information has come to light stemming from a recent Fox News Story and interview with James Wesley Howell, that links Omar Mateen, James Wesley Howell and Michael Sandford as members of a large U.S. terror organization that targets emotionally troubled young men and women to commit terrorist acts in the U.S.
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.
Terrorists Recruited From 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.