Skip to comments.Prosecution Calls Government Liars (Bunkerville, 3rd Trial)
Posted on 10/31/2017 4:18:44 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
The Bunkerville Standoff Trial-Of-The-Century began with a bang this weekend, even before jury selection got underway Monday morning.
A motion filed on behalf of defendant Ryan Payne this weekend addressed the prosecutions requested extension to respond to Paynes sealed motion.
Specifically, Ryan Payne filed a motion to dismiss the case based on a report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and its attachments. The court had ordered the prosecution to turn over the reports attachments to the defense. There are hundreds of pages of attachments to the report, which concerns SAC Dan Love, the incident commander of the 2014 cattle gathering operation.
Payne included the attachments in his motion. The motion is less than 30 pages by itself. The government was due to respond to this motion, yet complained that they did not have the time to go through a thousand page motion. This was a blatant exaggeration, as the attachments are the same documents they were already familiar with and were forced to share with the defense.
Yet, the prosecution continued to whine about their workload and requested a 60-day extension to respond. The court granted them an extension until December 11th, roughly 5 weeks.
Paynes lawyers responded this past weekend with some interesting points.
From motion # 2792, filed 10/27/17:
Even during this weeks hearing, for example, the governments counsel referred to the allegations as innuendo, and suggested that the conclusions reached by the OIG reports were incorrect. The attachments show that the evidence of the incident commanders misconduct is serious, extensive, well-documented by credible sources, and (most importantly for purposes of this case) relevant to the 2014 cattle gathering operation that he planned and ran.
The prosecution seems to think that the Inspector Generals Office is not accurate in their reporting, and its documents cannot be trusted. The report is accurate enough to fire Dan Love from the Bureau of Land Management. It is accurate enough for our elected officials. It is accurate enough for Washington DC bureaucrats. Yet it is not accurate to the Federal prosecutors?
If we cannot trust this branch of government (OIG) then how can we be expected to trust any other branch of government (like the BLM) or, more importantly, the judiciary branch (the Federal Courts)? With the prosecution calling out the credibility of the OIG, how can any part of the Federal government retain any credibility at all?
If Navarro allows the prosecution this very long extension, it will be almost impossible to get any relief for the defendants, should this motion prevail. They will have gone through weeks of trial, weeks of not being allowed a release hearing, or any other possible relief they are due. The citizens will have spent millions of dollars on weeks of hearings that may be avoided.
Judge Navarro needs to start thinking about what is the right thing to do, not what does the prosecution want me to do?
Ryan Payne filed a motion to dismiss the case based on a report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and its attachments.
How will Dingy Harry Reid's favorite Judge, Navarro, respond to this?
At least he didn't open fire at Bunkerville.
Love is notorious for corruption to be sure and those at the standoff feared for their lives as they saw snipers above them and heard voices saying “shoot to kill” orders had been issued.
This caused protestors to take up defensive positions with firearms which the feds have now demonized as a threat to them as if the people protesting were terrorists.
Wonder why that did not happen?
And, as is his usual pattern, Sessions sits meekly in his office in a state of willful obtuseness.
Day Two jury selection underway.
Blog post with updates later tonight.
I forgot to say - in before the first of the statist bootlickers arrive to defend the oppressive government persecutors.
Since corroborating information on the Uranium4Russia deal has come out, a lot of them have slunk away.
US District Judge Gloria J. Navarro appears to be largely incompetent and heavily biased as a Statist.
Sessions seems to be a Statist fascist supporter (at the very least) who is also supported by the same fine folks.
“At least he didn’t open fire at Bunkerville.”
If he had, he’d be pushing up daisies.
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