FBI agents posed as journalists and tricked the Bundy ranching family and their supporters into giving on-camera interviews that prosecutors may use in upcoming trials, according to defense attorneys and court records.
The FBI’s “fake film production company” and “wide-reaching deceptive undercover operation”, as lawyers described it in a court filing, is one of multiple controversies that some say could derail the government’s prosecution of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his four sons and a dozen of their followers. A recent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ethics scandal involving tickets for the popular Burning Man festival could further hinder prosecutors in the high-profile trial, which began this week in Las Vegas federal court.
The case stems from the Bundy family’s infamous 2014 standoff with federal agents at their ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada. The 70-year-old patriarch became a hero to conservative cowboys in the west when he publicly refused to pay grazing fees to the federal government, arguing that the BLM has no right to regulate lands by his property.
When federal agents attempted to seize his cattle, hundreds of supporters, some heavily armed, flocked to the ranch to defend the family. The government eventually retreated and only filed conspiracy, firearms and assault charges two years later – after his sons were involved in a similar standoff in Oregon.
In January 2016, Ammon and Ryan Bundy spearheaded a takeover of the Malheur national wildlife refuge to protest the government’s treatment of Oregon ranchers, leading to federal conspiracy charges against more than two-dozen participants. In a surprise verdict in October, a jury found the Bundy brothers and their supporters not guilty, which some say could foreshadow the government’s failure in Nevada.
A total of 17 men are preparing for trial in Las Vegas over their roles in the Bunkerville case, including Cliven, Ammon and Ryan and their brothers Mel and Davey. The Bundys have long argued that they were engaged in peaceful protests against federal overreach while prosecutors and environmental groups have alleged that the men executed a coordinated, violent attack on agents and have damaged public lands with their defiance of regulations.
just like at Waco or Ruby Ridge or Benghazi or operation fast and furious. CIA and FBI and the POTUS are behind all of this and used major media and soros to cover it all up. It is one big nasty web of lies and deceit out there. There will be hell to pay for all of this. This you can count on..... God Wins In The End.
Why are they still in jail? Were they denied bail?
As I recall, they were denied bail, or at least, Ammon was, by a particular activist judge, who was, probably, either a "clintonista" or obama appointee. To my way of thinking, it's time for President Trump and Congress to start impeaching/firing some of the black robes, who think they are God!
Exactly... the Federal Government has no Constitutional claim to the lands within the State. By Constitutional law the federal government is limited to what lands and buildings they may claim ownership over... See: Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 below:
"To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of Particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;--"
The federal government is in collusion with the powers in both Political Parties to engage in fraud... The federal government has no Constitutional claim to be sovereign over large portions of land in any State. They have no jurisdiction to regulate the lands within a State ... unless for the specific purposes granted them by the Constitution.
The State's have consorted with the Federal Government to ignore the rights of their own citizens to enjoy the sovereign lands of their home State... In addition the State's have colluded with the federal government to deny their citizen's protection from the abuses of the federal government concerning land rights and ownership.
Both Political Parties are behind this abuse of federal power and the lack of State government to support their own citizens in these matters... George Washington warned of the abuses Political Parties would foster upon the nation of the people ignored their usurpations... we are now seeing what he meant come true.
The truth is deeply rooted in corrupt legislators way back in the days of Teddy Roosevelt. Collectively, they took power that was not granted to them by the people. Under the color of authority, they wrote "The Antiquities Act", which allowed them and the president to use authority not granted to do things they were never intended to do. The Government seizing of public property, or state property, is unconstitutional. It is defective law.
This is somewhat similar to Oklahoma's taking of public property for government benefit that I talk about in my book "SOCIALISM: Okie Style"
Here is a case for President Trump to grant amnesty to the Bundy family and those who helped to push back EPA damage to families.
EPA needs to go and the land returned back to the people in the state. They call it public land but that is not what we receive. Public land is in name only and the public have no say so over its use at all. We the People are pushed out again!
You are right! President Trump can grant them all amnesty, end the EPA, give the land back to the states and set the AG to arrest and try the murderers of Finicum. If they fired on him under orders of their commanders, then they are no better than the Nazis.
Can someone write down the lyrics? I can't understand what they are saying.
heres what I read
Hillary and her foundation are implicated in the dastardly scheme along with the Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation, Rosatom, and a few dubious Canadian elite, which is where the news gets really bad.
Rosatom is ranked #2 globally in uranium reserves and #1 globally for annual uranium extraction. The sheer power, strength, and size of the corporation is undeniable. Rostom is a major power-player in today’s world and didn’t become that way for no reason.
You see, Rosatom wanted to expand their operations into America and needed a way in. So, in 2013, Rosatom acquired a Canadian company named Uranium One as part of a sinister side deal which involved multiple parties. Ultimately the deal opened a typically secure and closed-door, thus allowing the Russians to salt their way into Continental United States as part of a vast and extensive plan to mine Uranium ore out of states like Wyoming and Oregon.
The deal was essentially brokered by Hillary and was ran through the Clinton Foundation using Canadian-backed contributions as a cover. With one swoop of a pen the bitch sold out the American people and one-fifth of America’s uranium resources to the Russians.
Read more: http://criticalbelievers.proboards.com/thread/19087/clinton-foundat...