The judge listed six types of evidence that she said prosecutors deliberately withheld before trial, including information about the presence of an FBI surveillance camera on a hill overlooking the Bundy ranch and documents about U.S. Bureau of Land Management snipers outside the ranch.
The others were maps, an FBI log with entries about snipers on standby, threat assessments that indicated the Bundys weren't violent and that the Bureau of Land Management was trying to provoke a conflict by antagonizing them and nearly 500 pages of internal affairs documents involving lead bureau special agent Dan Love, since fired from the agency.
Emphasis mine. Anyone else see shades of Ruby Ridge and Waco in this? Why do Democrat regimes always use violence to achieve their political goals?
That was redundant, thankyouverymuch.
The information also would help refute the government's indictment that alleged the defendants used deceit to draw supporters by "falsely'' contending snipers were posted around the ranch.
"The failure to turn over such evidence violates due process,'' the judge said.At this point one must assume that the FBI is corrupted and converged at every level, and cannot be trusted in matters large or small.
The judge also found prosecutors withheld a March 3, 2015, FBI report that identified a Bureau of Land Management agent in tactical gear and carrying an AR-15 rifle outside the family ranch on April 5 and April 6, 2014.
In addition, she cited an FBI log with entries that said "snipers were inserted'' and on standby outside the Bundy home. Three entries in the log mentioned snipers present, Navarro noted. Prosecutors claimed they were unaware of the log at first because it was kept on a thumb drive in a tactical vehicle.
"The government is still responsible for information from the investigating agency. The FBI chose not to disclose it,'' Navarro said.
Do read it all. The FBI has lost any and all respect it may have once had, and is now just a group of armed thugs and goons with government backing.