And the plot thickens! Lorri Anderson reported on January 10 that the Idaho III% engaged the FBI in Burns, Oregon concerning the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge with very calming effect on the situation and very positive results. Following that engagement, Brandon Curtiss of Idaho III% sat down with Pete Santilli for a one on one interview. During that interview, he dropped a bombshell that there is an eyewitness who claims to have seen a member of the Bureau of Land Management light the fire that the Hammonds responded to with their own backfire to preserve property, and which they were subsequently imprisoned not once, but twice. The event was said to have been caused by a lightning strike.
“We asked the FBI to dig in and investigate the fraud the prosecution has done here in this case,” Curtiss said. “There’s an eyewitness that saw the BLM light a fire behind the Hammond Ranch.” Pick up the video around 11:40.
“That witness came forward to us and actually gave us an audio affidavit and told us his account,” added Curtiss. “The prosecuting attorney actually interviewed him before… never recalled him to come back and never disclosed that to the defense.”
That is a serious charge indeed! Not disclosing that information is a crime for which US Attorney Frank Papagni Jr. should be brought to justice and removed from any ability to practice law anywhere.
Curtiss and Idaho III% have asked the FBI to investigate Papagni’s actions regarding the Hammonds. In fact, while there is only one witness, if the charges could be proven, it should lead to the release of the Hammonds from prison.
We have already documented that the BLM has been caught on film burning property and cattle and setting fires within 100 feet of property. This is indisputable evidence.
Curtiss also said that part of the resolution that they proposed between the feds and those occupying the refuge center included an acknowledgment and open return of the land that they have unconstitutionally claimed as theirs back to the county or the citizens of the county.
This could expose Papagni to criminal prosecution for his illegal actions regarding the eyewitness.
Additionally, as we have pointed out, the land that the Hammonds Ranch sits on is quite valuable and the BLM is first in line to obtain it if the Hammonds are unable to continue to make their living off that land. The steps put in place could end any attempt by the BLM at their Agenda 21 land grab in the area.
If the BLM has engaged in this kind of activity with both the Bundys and the Hammonds, what makes anyone think they have not engaged in this kind of activity with other ranchers in the northwest?