Statement from the Justice Department on release of documents:

On Tuesday, May 8, the Department of Justice notified Timothy McVeigh's attorneys of a number of FBI documents that should have been provided to them during the discovery phase of the trial.

While the department is confident the documents do not in any way create any reasonable doubt about McVeigh's guilt and do not contradict his repeated confessions of guilt, the department is concerned that McVeigh's attorneys were not able to review them at the appropriate time.

The documents have been made available to McVeigh's attorneys, and the department has asked for notification if they believe any of the documents create any reasonable doubt about McVeigh's guilt.