The Bureau of Land Management is now being investigated for “Serious Misconduct” in the Bundy trial. The activities by the BLM prosecutors was what you might expect in a Third-World nation. The case against Bundy was so badly handled that the case against him was dismissed with ‘prejudice.’ That means that another case cannot be opened. It is one of the worse cases of withholding evidence that has been seen in a while. The Judge’s comments are brutal.
As Written and Reported By Tim Pearce for the Daily Caller:
GOP lawmakers are looking into widespread abuse by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) law officials after the case against a Nevada rancher accused of multiple felonies was dismissed for “prosecutorial misconduct.”
GOP Reps. Rob Bishop of Utah and Bruce Westerman of Arkansas asked BLM Acting Director Brian Steed to investigate and report on the problems within the BLM that lead to a mistrial against Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher that led a standoff with federal law enforcement in 2014. Bishop, chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, and Westerman, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, sent a letter with their request Wednesday.
“Approximately 91 percent of people charged with a crime in federal court are found guilty and 77 percent of defendants standing trial are convicted,” the letter says. “The failure of prosecutors to achieve a conviction in the Bundy case raises questions about the conduct of BLM law enforcement and their ability to carry out effective, fair, and professional law enforcement investigations.”
During the trial, the judge found BLM prosecutors committed six separate Brady violations for lying about the existence of or refusing to turn over evidence that was favorable to the defendants’ case. A whistleblower’s memo to the …….
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