Is the Bundy trial over? What to know about the case.
One thing not mentioned in this AZCentral article is that the Federal prosecutor Steven Mhyre has been demoted and replaced. Mhyre is now the second in command in the Nevada prosecutors office. He now has a new boss appointed by A.G. Jeff Sessiions. Will this new boss continue the prosecution of the Bundy case ? or will he drop all charges against them all and declare the case closed? We may find out as soon as Monday January 8thm 2018.
There two ways to look at this, the good and the bad>
If this new Federal prosecutor chooses to continue these trials then of course the Bundy's will have to endure yet another six or eight months of persecution and prosecution, and they would still stand the chance of spending the rest of their lives in prison. BUT if this case is forced to continue then more and more evidence pertaining to BLM and FBI misuse of Government power and authority could result in the complete demise of the BLM, game over for this rouge out-of-control Federal agency.
The good - the BAD - and the Ugly;
If this new Federal Prosecutor or the Judge decides to stop this trial, ( WITH prejudice) then the trials are over, and the Bundy's can never be tried again for the same crimes. BUT BUT BUT, The BLM will continue in their act of confiscating State and private ranchers lands. This is a kind of "Damned if you do and damned if you don't " situation for both the BLM and for the Bundy's.
We may know as soon as Monday January 8th.
A federal judge dismissed all charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his two sons and another man on Monday after accusing prosecutors of willfully withholding evidence from Bundy’s lawyers.
U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro cited "flagrant prosecutorial misconduct" in her decision to dismiss all charges against the Nevada rancher and three others.
"The court finds that the universal sense of justice has been violated," Navarro said.
“Either the government lied or [it’s actions were] so grossly negligent as to be tantamount to lying."
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Yayyy!! He's FREE!!!!!
Yes, The Bundy's are free - for right now.
But this battle is far from over. None of the under lying issues have been settled at this point. Bundy only owns 150 acres. In order for them to return to cattle ranching he has to continue grazing his cattle on public lands. Which the BLM still claims they own. Now - Now that Cliven and Ammon have been in prison for two years the issue of his water rights could become an issue. In order to maintain his water rights he has to USE those rights and the water. Well he's been in prison for two years, how could he claim to be using the water ? Will the BLM attempt to revoke his water rights? They could try.
Also the on-going battle over all those minerals, and the fact that Bastard Obama turned the whole darn valley into a Federal Monument. Trump and Ryan Zinke reversed some of those Obama monuments and reduced the sizes of some, but that was up in Utah, not Nevada. So at thins point the BLM could actually put a fence around the Bundy's 150 acre ranch and tell him "Don't cross that fence", and the whole damned thing will start all over again.
Will Cliven Bundy continue to refuse to pay the BLM for grazing fees? I think he will refuse to pay them, he believes they do not own that land, (Here we go again) ????? Secretary Ryan Zinke has requested a BLM Geological Minerals map of the entire western states. They want to know how much and what kinds of minerals are out there. And where are the largest deposits. That doesn't sound to me like the BLM is ready or willing to give any of that land back to the States or the deeded owners.
This battle is a long way from over, and we still have Ryan Pane headed to prison in Oregon, we still have Terry Trussell in prison in Florida.
I'm not putting my guns away yet.
WASHINGTON — GOP lawmakers, the Trump administration and Democrats were sharply divided over public land use and a Nevada standoff between federal law enforcement and a militia led by Cliven Bundy before he was freed from jail.
A federal judge’s decision last week to dismiss conspiracy and assault charges against Nevada rancher Bundy because of misconduct by prosecutors in the U.S. attorney’s office hardened those positions and moved the battle to Congress.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Republicans have accused the Obama administration of mishandling the 2014 standoff between Bureau of Land Management officials and a large group of militia that prevented them from rounding up Bundy’s cattle illegally grazing on what is now Gold Butte National Monument.
" Meanwhile, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., the ranking Democrat on the committee, has ordered a Government Accountability Office study on the scale of recent threats and attacks against BLM officials and property. The study is underway.
Although mistakes were made by the BLM, Grijalva said, using the committee to “beat up” the agency sets a bad precedent and ignores the larger issue of illegal acts by armed men who openly threatened law enforcement officials.
In any other context, Grijalva said, an armed occupation on federal land would be “tantamount to domestic terrorism.” The Arizona lawmaker said the implicit support of Bundy by the Trump administration and Republicans sets a dangerous precedent.
He said Republicans in the House are misguided in their laser focus on BLM mistakes over the incident that prompted the standoff in the first place: Bundy’s failure to get a permit, grazing cattle illegally on federal land and threatening violent resistance to law enforcement.
“You’ve emboldened people like Bundy and the way they think — that it’s OK to threaten federal marshals with weapons, to occupy an area, armed, and talk about violence and foment that,” Grijalva said in an interview. “The extremists are not just the Bundys, they are in Congress.”
It sounds to me like this Congressman has no idea about the Constitution or what the relationship really is between the Government and We-The-People.
This jackass actually believes that HE and Congress RULE this country over the people.
I have a message for Congressman Grijjalva, WE THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA ARE NOT YOUR SUBJECTS, WE ARE NOT YOUR SERVANTS. YOU EITHER FIGURE THAT OUT IMMEDIATELY OR YOU ARE IN FOR A REAL HARD AWAKENING, VERY SOON.
YES ITS OVER. THE JUDGE RULED THAT EVIDENCE WAS HIDDEN AND ENDED THE TRIAL. CLIVEN AND HIS SONS ARE FREE.