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Book: When The Moon Turns To Blood. Podcasts: Burn Wild, Two Minutes Past Nine, Bundyville. Frequently in @highcountrynews. Be a pal, subscribe to Substack
Jul 1, 2018 17 tweets 3 min read
Rep. Walden made a plea to Pres. Trump on the floor of the House the other day to pardon Dwight and Steven Hammond, the ranchers whose arson conviction was at the center of the #oregonstandoff in 2016.

Why don't we review who Trump and Walden are making a plea for: As early as November 1986, Dwight Hammond was writing letters to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge staff and making threats toward them if he didn’t get unrestricted access to the refuge “he will ‘pack a shotgun in his saddle and no one will challenge me!’”
Nov 17, 2017 40 tweets 7 min read
There was a ton of back/forth over Taylor Grazing Act and water rights between Whipple & Schiess, in front of the jury, over what's being litigated. Schiess asked to go outside presence of jury. Navarro:"we are not going to ask the jury to judge a civil case about water rights." Rugwell kept looking toward Schiess when she was being asked water rights stuff she couldn't answer. Whipple: "you can look at me instead of Mr Schiess." #bundytrial