The first trial in the case against Cliven Bundy and his supporters coincides with a new political regime. The timing has presented a paradox: Prosecutors characterize the 70-year-old rancher as an anti-government extremist while policymakers prepare to act on some of his ideas.
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Opening arguments in the trial of four men who took part in an armed occupation of a U.S. wildlife refuge last year are scheduled to begin on Tuesday in Oregon, after a jury previously acquitted seven other occupiers in a stinging defeat for prosecutors.
The ongoing federal trial against six men accused of conspiring with rancher Cliven Bundy has been put on hold for a week.
Bureau of Land Management Agent Dan Love, who is a central figure in the government’s case against rancher Cliven Bundy, has been identified as the target of a broad federal ethics probe in a letter that accuses him of scrubbing emails, influencing witnesses, and deleting hundreds of documents the day before a congressional investigative committee issued a records request.
In response to news that federal agents decided to stop rounding up his cattle, rancher Cliven Bundy grabbed a microphone and delivered an ultimatum to the local sheriff.
Here are some of the notable quotes from Ryan Bundy during his conversation with BLM Special Agent Michael Johnson roughly a month before the armed standoff in Bunkerville in April 2014.
Supporters of Cliven Bundy posed a significant threat of violence to federal authorities who tried to impound the rancher’s cattle, a Bureau of Land Management agent testified Tuesday.
Justice Department lawyer Terry Petrie was one of the witnesses who testified Monday in the federal trial of six people accused of conspiring with Cliven Bundy to block the Bureau of Land Management from impounding the rancher’s cattle.
Gold Butte became a national monument by presidential decree late last year, but the matter is far from settled to some residents of northeastern Clark County.
Cattle rancher Cliven Bundy’s armed stand against the federal government was either an assault on law enforcement by self-described militiamen or a freedom festival led by cowboys at home on the range, depending on who was addressing jurors Thursday.
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