Harry Reid’s pet judge violates civil rights of Bundy Ranch defendants

 Most of the prosecution’s witnesses (federal agents) were allowed to be in the court room before they took the stand, but potential witnesses for the defense have been restricted from hearing the trial before taking the stand. The prosecution witnesses have spoken of their fear, and were even allowed to cry on the stand, but the defense witnesses were told […]

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Identity of paid FBI informant unintentionally disclosed during Bunkerville trial

Over multiple government objections, and amid several small conferences with the other defense attorneys, Jackson continued to hammer at the agents with questions until they admitted to Burleson’s status as a Federal Informant. Shari Dovale Redoubt News Bunkerville defendant is FBI informant The Nevada Bunkerville Protest Trial heated up today when it was unintentionally disclosed that defendant Greg Burleson has been a paid […]

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Malice at Malheur: FBI informants authorized to coax protesters, engage in criminal conduct

While federal prosecutors made more deliberate attempts to draw connections for jurors between the evidence and the conspiracy charge, much of the day was spent talking about the government’s use of confidential informants, who were at the refuge during the 41-day long occupation. FBI Special Agent Ronnie Walker, the agent assigned to assist prosecutors with their case, testified the government […]

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Flashback: Did pressure from Oregon Governor Brown lead to killing of LaVoy Finicum?

Brown’s appeal to Loretta Lynch for a ‘swift resolution’ to the matter was a rhetorical grenade thrown into the middle of an otherwise peaceful–though sometimes tense–situation. It’s ironic that ‘swift’ federal action was requested of the United States chief law-enforcement officer simply because a couple dozen peaceful ranchers were camped out at an abandoned federal structure on public lands. The leftist mantra, ‘keep public […]

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Jeanette Finicum to sue feds for killing of LaVoy one year ago

The suit will allege that the FBI fired at Finicum “when he’s getting out of his car to surrender,” Claypool said. “What’s critical is he’s not even out of his door and there are gunshots blowing through his windows. That’s excessive force 101.” Maxine Bernstein Oregon Live A federal civil rights lawsuit in the death of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum will […]

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Feds try to silence blogger reporting about Oregon standoff informants

Hunt said the agent asked where he got the documents, wanted him to remove his blog posts and hand over the reports he had. Hunt, who wasn’t charged in the occupation, said the government doesn’t have the authority to control his work because the court’s protective order doesn’t apply to him. The order restricted defendants in the case and their […]

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Who defines ‘domestic terrorism’ is at stake in election

The Bundy brothers and their friends, including radio host Pete Santilli and a number of women, became known as ‘domestic terrorists,’ ‘welfare ranchers,’ ‘armed militants,’ ‘armed occupiers,’ ‘an armed militia,’ ‘sovereign citizens,’ ‘anti-government extremists,’ and worse, having been defined by vicious enemies who themselves incited a form of media terrorism against the protesters. The definition of ‘terrorism’ is up for […]

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