U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro ruled that the case against Cliven Bundy was to be dismissed “with prejudice” and that the infamous rancher [and hero] was to be set free, at last!
Navarro also noted that federal prosecutors “willfully withheld exculpatory evidence during the 2017 trial”.
Navarro ruled a mistrial in the Bundy case last month after prosecutors “willful[ly]” withheld exculpatory evidence favorable to the four men on trial: Cliven Bundy, his two sons and one other person. The judge found that prosecutors had violated the defendant’s civil rights and violated federal law by hiding evidence from the court.
After the mistrial, Navarro set a Jan. 8 date to decide whether the case against Bundy would be retried or dismissed “with prejudice,” barring a retrial over the same charges.
Prosecutors requested the court grant another trial against the Bundys, calling their missteps and violations “inadvertent.”
“I’ve got my sweetheart beside me. I’m feeling pretty good. But I’m not used to being free. I’ve been a political prisoner for right about 700 days today,” said Cliven Bundyhttps://t.co/VGtiNgMaip
— Las Vegas RJ (@reviewjournal) January 9, 2018
Cliven Bundy standoff case thrown out in another stunning blow to government https://t.co/bwRxvM7xQb
— Maxine Bernstein (@maxoregonian) January 8, 2018
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the Department of Justice to investigate the federal prosecutors involved in the 2017 Bundy trial for criminal misconduct.
More updates will be provided as the information emerges.
Source: Daily Caller