While much of the prosecution's case against Oklahoma bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh is already known, TIME has obtained information about a key piece of evidence that has not been publicly discussed. When officials searched McVeigh's car shortly after the bombing, they found an envelope containing about a dozen documents, among them a copy of the Declaration of Independence and a quotation from John Locke copied in McVeigh's handwriting. According to sources familiar with the envelope's contents, a photocopy of a passage from The Turner Diaries was glued onto one of the pages in the envelope.

The Turner Diaries is a white-supremacist...

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