Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
[Editor: Perhaps you saw this on the news on January 8. What is stunning about this turn of events is not that the mistrial will be upheld but that a JUDGE actually followed the law... especially in Nevada, home of Harry Reid and corrupt family.]
NPR 1-8-18 Kirk Siegler / Colin Dwyer
Updated at 2:49 p.m. ET
Less than one month after U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial in the case against Cliven Bundy, his two sons, and a self-styled militiaman, Navarro has dismissed the charges entirely. The decision Monday puts an end to the federal case against the four men for their role in the 2014 armed standoff over cattle-grazing rights in Nevada.
Navarro found that the prosecution had committed "flagrant misconduct" by withholding evidence that could have supported the defendants' case. Namely, Navarro explained that federal prosecutors had failed to disclose information from cameras recording video from the standoff and the presence of federal snipers around the Bundy Ranch.
Navarro ruled that as a result, the men, who had been slapped with felony conspiracy and firearms charges, could not receive a fair trial. She dismissed the charges "with prejudice," which specifically bars the possibility of bringing a new trial against them.
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We asked our friend Paul F. about this case. He is knowledgeable. Wanted to share his comments about Judge Navarro.
"She's been working with the prosecution for the whole time, denying defense requests, holding back items they legally asked for. Yes, she's a problem. She was nominated by Harry Reid (and appointed by Obama) who wanted the Bundy grazing and water rights area to use for a "mitigation" area for the "desert tortoise" that was a protected species in another area of NV. Harry had the BLM choose the Bundy land rights area to move the tortoise so he could sell the land to the Chinese for a solar farm. The EPA said that cattle would be a threat to the tortoise and they couldn't approve the exchange if there was cattle on the lands, so the BLM made up the bogus charges against Bundy to get his cattle off the land.
He resisted and the rest is history.
This has been a travesty from the beginning and there are many who need to go to jail!"
Angie, your report is exactly right. We reported on the same circumstances when this was all going down. So we are stunned at this turn around by the Judge. We, being the cynics that we are, wonder what the payoff or possible penalty was to her if she did not rule by law instead of by political expediency. Thanks for your update post.
Thank you, AFA. I wonder, too.