The FBI set up a warranted wiretap and, with the store owner’s permission, installed video and audio surveillance in his shop, according to the article. In a conversation recorded by the store owner, Litteral said, “Lemme tell you something I gunna have my [expletive] house rigged up. These mother[expletive] come try to come in my house it’s going off.”
Litteral reportedly bought body armor and helmets, assault rifle ammunition and radios with throat mics from the military surplus store. He also told the owner he needed smokeless gunpowder for pipe bombs, by July 15—the start date of Jade Helm.