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FBI negotiator Jeffrey Jamar, who recommended the plan to end the siege with a tear gas assault, challenged a cult lawyer's assertion that "some desk-bound bureaucrat in Washington" overrode a negotiated surrender agreement between the FBI and Branch Davidians. Jamar, who made the call, said evidence suggested that cult leader David Koresh's offer to surrender was nothing but a ruse. Koresh, said Jamar, "constantly would make promises he did not keep."