Jim Rizoli, Diane King, and Fred Leuchter recorded a response to the David Cole video the next day (July 22). Cole had gone on an extended attack against not only Dr. Faurisson (r.i.p.) and Bradley Smith (r.i.p.), but harshly against the prolific revisionist Youtuber (now Bitchuter after his life-ban from Youtube) Jim Rizoli, by name. Here is the response video:
I'd like to highlight one thing in particular in this 38-minute video, which is largely carried by the energy of Fred Leuchter:
Fred Leuchter (who is now 77), reveals that both he himself (Leuchter) and Ernst Zundel -- then middle-aged Gentile men of German ancestry (Zundel of German birth and upbringing, of course) -- were suspicious of Cole, the Jewish "Gen. X" young man in his early twenties, when the latter appeared on the scene in the early-mid 1990s. Leuchter relates how both he and Zundel suspected Cole had a mixed motivation at best for his involvement in open and activist Holocaust Revisionism, with both suspecting Cole was consciously infiltrating the movement.
Fred Leuchter says he now suspects that Cole was on a mission in the early 1990s to infiltrate Revisionism, and that Cole could have had (or still have) ties to the Mossad.
The implication is that there were forces (be it the Mossad or others) who were interested in infiltrating Holocaust Revisionism by the early 1990s, given what great progress Revisionism seemed to be making at the time (e.g., in March 1990, major US political personality and '92 Republican presidential-nominee hopeful Pat Buchanan publicly endorsed Holocaust Revisionism; Revisionist conferences were well attended for years running; the IHR, before its decline, was actively publishing its Journal of Historical Review; opinion polls by the early 1990s suggested a large minority actively doubted the Holocaust story as marketed by the media and Hollywood). This itself ought not to be too hard to believe in principle.
Jim Rizoli steers Lecuhter away from this Mossad accusation, saying it is impossible to prove; Leuchter does not mention it one time in passing but comes back and repeats it several times.
Here is one relevant highlight I'll transcribe from the response video, which includes the Zundel anecdote [from 7:00 to 8:30]:
RIZOLI to LEUCHTER: Why don't you give us your take on David Cole because you've met him, right?
LEUCHTER: Oh yes! I've met him several times.
RIZOLI: All right. So go ahead and give us your take.
LEUCHTER: First off, he hasn't read the most important book [puts up a copy of a book to the camera] --
KING: (laughs) The Leuchter Report -- ! [...]
LEUCHTER: I'm going to go back a little ways. When David Cole first appeared on the scene, if you will, or surfaced, I met him at Zundel's in Toronto. And I was a little concerned about who he was and where he was coming from. Because he actually did nothing. All he was doing was taking something that the Revisionists had been saying for twenty years and saying, "Look what I found! I got Piper to admit it!" Well, all Piper did was admit what he had before. But it sounded good. And I talked with Ernst about this, and I said to Ernst, I says, "I think he's a Zionist troll," I said, "I think he's here to corrupt what we're doing and to make things look silly." And Ernst said, "I agree, I think so too," he says, "But let's use him for what he's worth. He's getting publicity, he's helping us, so -- so be it."
Leuchter then says that he has come to also suspect that the famous 'hit' put out by Irv Rubin of the Jewish Defense League against David Cole in 1998, after which David Cole recanted and totally disappeared (taking an assumed name), could have been part of a "master plan," again insinuating collusion.
Cole's own narrative appears to be much the same, although naturally casting himself in the best light in the whole affair. After active involvement in Holocaust Revisionism, from ca. 1991 to 1996, Cole disappeared entirely as of late (?) 1997 and 1998, resurfacing publicly in 2013 -- but he claims he had already turned against Revisionism by 1997. By 1997/98, the global fight against Holocaust Revisionism had born great fruit, and people like Pat Buchanan were no longer making public statements of the kind he felt confident enough to make just a few years earlier. and if the Leuchter allegation has any merit, this is about when they would withdraw their asset from active service, as it were.