A growing faction of FBI agents doubt Jesus Campos’ gunshot story that reportedly unfolded during the Oct. 1st Mandalay Bay massacre in Las Vegas.
Before we begin here, it is important to note we have dispatched a reporter to question Campos at his Las Vegas home several times. Our reporter could not get past the armed guard hired to deflect all media in and around his residence. Efforts to question Campos have netted little results and he apparently has gone into hiding again. The last time Campos vanished, he fled to Mexico literally hours after the shooting.
FBI agents are experiencing similar frustration in Las Vegas, where they allege MGM is bullying FBI brass to bend and mold the shooting investigation to their corporate will and needs. At almost every turn FBI results and Intel have to be cleared with MGM, FBI insiders said. Hence, the ever-changing timeline of the shooting by alleged killer Stephen Paddock.
And the now refusal to hold additional press briefings on the results of the shooting probe. Those have been shut down by MGM legal personnel, sources said. The media and the public are not entitled to have lingering and troubling questions addressed by public ‘safety’ officials who apparently now take their orders from a corporate gaming and entertainment conglomerate.
MGM Resorts, in short, is strong-arming and bullying the FBI led by Las Vegas FBI SAC Aaron Rouse, a disciple of embattled FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Rouse was appointed to the post by now-fired FBI Director James Comey.
If accurate — and there is little reason to doubt veteran federal law enforcement — this is certainly another black eye for the embattled FBI. We have already reported the Clark County Sheriff’s office is simply rubber stamping FBI decisions and has little autonomy of the probe.
Now onto Campos.
A growing faction of federal law enforcement sources dispute a number of gaping discrepancies from the information and timeline supplied by Campos and his MGM bosses. There are many. The largest is the story that any man who took a round to the thigh from the assault rifles employed by Paddock would be acting and active like Campos in the days following the shooting. And the moments following such trauma.
Was Campos actually shot? He has not been allowed to talk about it, no medical records have been provided, no doctors have verified, and officials have dismissed such a question as patently ludicrous. Campos is a damn hero, they maintain.
Perhaps he is truly a hero and did save lives but science and medicine, along with FBI naysayers, cast doubt on the official MGM-controlled narrative.
Officially the FBI and Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo maintain Campos took one bullet to the right thigh from over 200 rounds blasted at him from Paddock. Campos, according to the official narrative, then kept working diligently alongside Las Vegas Metro Police to help subdue Paddock.
Lombardo said Campos still has the bullet lodged in his leg and will need surgery to remove it.
FBI insiders, military veterans, and trauma surgeons conclude that claim is quite unlikely.
“A 223 or 5.56 (ammo) round to the upper leg would put you in a world of hurt,” a veteran agent said. “I see very few scenarios where you would be able to stand and assist anyone. He said he fled the hallway? How? What about massive blood loss?
“And who closed the wounds.”
The agent said the wounds created by the velocity of the ammo round would be “impressive.”
Lombardo said Campos took a 223 round to the leg. Again, Lombardo maintains it is still lodged in his leg, even though medical experts agree such a round would turn a femur bone to dust and still blow through the other side of the thigh if it didn’t also explode his femoral artery.
Such a blow to the leg would drop even the biggest and baddest military veterans, leaving them incapacitated absent medical help. Ask any combat veteran.
Don’t believe the feds? Just ask the medical experts. Trauma surgeons.
The round from an AR-15 rifle exits the muzzle three times faster than a handgun bullet. That speed equals expanded trauma inside the body upon collision. The damage is ugly and can be deadly, especially to the femur regardless of a direct hit on the bone.
According to Donald Jenkins, a trauma surgeon at the University of Texas Health Science Center, suffering a 223 round would almost always require surgery. Jenkins, in previous interviews, described in detail the blunt force damage such a round would inflict.
The bullet from an AR-15 does an entirely different kind of violence to the human body. It’s relatively small, but it leaves the muzzle at three times the speed of a handgun bullet. It has so much energy that it can disintegrate three inches of leg bone. “It would just turn it to dust,” says Donald Jenkins, a trauma surgeon at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. If it hits the liver, “the liver looks like a jello mold that’s been dropped on the floor.” And the exit wound can be a nasty, jagged hole the size of an orange.
The bullet from an AR-15 might miss the femoral artery in the leg, but cavitation may burst the artery anyway, causing death by blood loss. A swath of stretched and torn tissue around the wound may die. READ MORE
Dr. Jenkins is not alone. University of Arizona trauma surgeon Peter Rhee agrees, comparing a hand gun wound to the type of bullet Campos reportedly suffered.
“One looks like a grenade went off in there,” University of Arizona trauma surgeon Peter Rhee told Wired when comparing the damage done by AR-15 bullets and 9mm handgun bullets. “The other looks like a bad knife cut.”
Rhee also said that a handgun would require only one surgery, but an AR-15 bullet wound needs three to ten.
Again, Campos has had no surgeries.
See here for yourself what Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Rhee are talking about:
Then what is the exact nature of the injury Campos weathered?
You’ll have to find him first and perhaps he will confirm exactly what happened. If MGM and the FBI allow him.
You might have to sneak past the sheriff too and the armed goon guarding his house.