Federal prosecutors, who have made such a botch of everything connected with the Bundy ranch, have lost. Definitively. Humiliatingly. Deservedly. Their case against Cliven, two of his sons, and another man has been dismissed with prejudice following last month’s mistrial. Meaning no re-trial.
Now. Will the feds retreat and accept that this whole woeful business has been overreach (and under-honesty) on their part from the beginning? Or will they find some other way to get revenge on the harmless (but defiant) Mormon rancher and his clan?
I first got this news on NPR this afternoon. To hear them tell it, a dangerous armed militia has just beaten the innocent federal government, putting field agents in endless future danger all over the west. 🙂
Barely a word (beyond the brief utterance, “prosecutorial misconduct”) about how the fedgov provoked, spied, threatened the family with snipers, used insane force to try to steal the Bundys’ cattle, cheerily lied about it all, and even charged the defendants with making false claims — that were actually true.