Just In: Obama Accused By Congressman Of Illegal Action At Bundy Ranch

After the federal Bureau of Land Management agents backed down from their intimidating stance at the Bundy Ranch last weekend, ample evidence has surfaced indicating the standoff between the government and the Nevada ranching family is far from over. Throughout the weeklong stalemate, members of the Bundy family were physically assaulted by armed officers, numerous cows were shot dead, and protesters faced threats of gunfire for merely expressing their outrage.

Immediately after what many considered a victory against a tyrannical federal agency, a number of leftist voices – most notably, Sen. Harry Reid – indicated the action against this family will continue.

In response, Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman sent a letter to Barack Obama, Department of the Interior Sec. Sally Jewell, and BLM Director Neil Kornze, laying out his position that any such action by the agency would violate the U.S. Constitution.

“Because of this standoff,” he wrote, “I have looked into BLM’s authority to conduct such paramilitary raids against American citizens, and it appears that BLM is acting in a lawless manner in Nevada.”

He cited the limited powers granted to the federal government, noting the bureau has no “right to assume preemptory police powers, that role being reserved to the States,” and explained “many federal laws require the federal government to seek assistance from local law enforcement whenever the use of force may become necessary.”

The letter included a section of the U.S. Code — 43 U.S.C. Section 1733, Subsection C — stating exactly that point. [Emphasis Stockman's]

“When the Secretary determines that assistance is necessary in enforcing Federal laws and regulations relating to the public lands or their resources he shall offer a contract to appropriate local officials having law enforcement authority within their respective jurisdictions with the view of achieving maximum feasible reliance upon local law enforcement officials in enforcing such laws and regulations.”

In the case of the Bundy Ranch, he continued, “the relevant local law enforcement officials appear to be the Sheriff of Clark County, Nevada, Douglas C. Gillespie.”

Gillespie, however, conspicuously took a back seat to BLM forces during the standoff.

“Indeed,” Stockman wrote, “the exact type of crisis that the federal government has provoked at the Bundy ranch is the very type of incident that Congress knew could be avoided by relying on local law enforcement officials.”

The stated purpose of the correspondence is for the Obama administration “to bring the BLM into compliance with 43 U.S.C. section 1733.”

Absent a full investigation into the agency’s actions, he concluded, “the federal government must not only stand down, but remove all federal personnel from anywhere near the Bundy ranch.”

Legislators and law enforcement personnel have stood alongside state militia members and the Bundy family in opposing the excessive force employed by the BLM. Stockman’s letter adds even more weight to the growing sentiment against the federal overreach.

The full letter from Congressman Stockman follows:

Photo Credit: Facebook/Congressman Steve Stockman

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Bombshell Report Links Hillary Clinton To Missing State Department Billions…

According to an Inspector General’s report, a staggering $6 billion dollars in State Department funds is missing—“misplaced,” in the words of Hillary Clinton. In one case, Hillary Clinton wrote a $50 million check for “services performed.” The paperwork for what exactly the “services performed” were has also been “misplaced.” Just for the Iraq Embassy in Bagdad, a staggering $2 billion is missing!  Obama’s response to Hillary Clinton “misplacing” $6 billion dollars?

“What difference does it make!”

But Hillary Clinton has bigger problems than a few billion dollars missing: It has now come out that her 2008 presidential campaign was illegally funded by businessman Jeffrey Thompson, with Clinton crony and former DNC chief Minyon Moore pulling the strings.

But there’s more: court documents show that Thompson illegally funded dozens of campaigns—and guess who he supported in 2012? You guessed it: Barack Hussein Obama.

America, Barack Hussein Obama more than likely received dirty money from Thompson and therefore stole the election. Will our Attorney General, the illustrious Eric Holder, investigate Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s shadow campaigns?

Yeah, when hell freezes over…

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Breaking Scandal: BLM Rounding Up Wild Horses, Sending To Slaugherhouse…In Canada

The Bureau of Land Management is clearly having an image problem. As the outrage over its intimidating show of force during last week’s showdown at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada proved, the federal agency is now caught up in a controversy originating in Wyoming.

According to recent reports, agents herded a large group of wild horses in the state before ceding control of the majestic animals to state authorities. At that point, Wyoming officials sold them off to a slaughterhouse in Canada.

Obviously, this development outraged countless advocates already incensed by accusations that BLM officers gunned down multiple cows at the Bundy Ranch.

Paula Todd King, a wild horse advocate with Colorado’s Cloud Foundation, said it would have taken “very little to do this in a more effective way so that horses are not just sent off to slaughter indiscriminately.”

Though wild horses, which have roamed throughout the American West for hundreds of years, are protected by federal law, the BLM contends these animals do not qualify for such protection. Instead, agency spokesperson Sarah Beckwith contends they are strays descended from rodeo horses from four decades ago.

King, however, wondered how such a distinction is made.

“How long does a horse have to live wild and free before it’s considered wild?” she asked.

The roundup, which happened about a month ago, concluded with the sale of more than 40 horses to the Alberta-based slaughterhouse, bringing in a grand total of $1,640. Beckwith insisted the entire process was conducted in concert with existing laws, and notice of the sale was posted in local post offices.

BLM Senior Ranchland Management Specialist Robert Bolton, however, acknowledged this haul was much larger than usual.

“That’s a pretty sizable number,” he noted, explaining that “most of our impounds have been in the low numbers.”

While the roundup is not unheard of, and went largely unnoticed by the national press for nearly a month, the perceived overreaction of the agency in responding to the Bundy Ranch in Nevada has understandably increased public scrutiny of the BLM. As most concerned Americans cited overreaches by federal departments such as the IRS and Homeland Security, the BLM generally flew under the radar. That seems to no longer be the case.

Photo Credit: Facebook/Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

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Veteran At Bundy Ranch: There’s A Chance We Might Not Come Home

Stewart Rhodes interviewed Marine Veteran Jerry DeLemus of the Rochester, New Hampshire 912 Project, who drove cross-country to defend the Bundy Ranch from Federal Tyranny.

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Watch Harry Reid Call Bundy Ranch Supporters “Domestic Terrorists”

Nevada Sen. Harry Reid is doing little to assuage the speculation that he has a financial interest in seeing federal agents force the Bundy family off of their Clark County ranch. Since initial reports surfaced speculatively linking the Senate majority leader to a lucrative Chinese-backed solar farm planned for the area, he has released multiple pointed messages seeking to demonize the ranching family and its supporters.

Initially, he concluded the standoff between federal Bureau of Land Management forces and the ranch is “not over.”

His son, Rory, who some contend was also involved in the land deal with China, followed suit this week by expressing his desire to see the Bundys prosecuted for refusing to pay grazing fees they believe are improper.

The reason millions of Americans are outraged over the action taken at the Bundy Ranch, however, has much less to do with those fees than the excessive force shown by federal agents who physically assaulted family members, systematically shot cows on the ranch, and threatened violence against peaceful protesters.

As Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman pointed out in a recent letter to Barack Obama, federal law prohibits the BLM from enforcing the law through force. Instead, the U.S. Code dictates local authorities take the lead in resolving such matter.

Nevertheless, the elder Reid is taking sides against not only the Bundy family but the many Americans who are trying to avoid another Branch Davidian Compound-style massacre by advocating for a peaceful resolution.

Of the men and women who stood up to armed BLM agents last week, he said they are “nothing more than domestic terrorists.”

Leaving no room for speculation, he reiterated that “what happened there was domestic terrorism.”

He alleged that “hundreds, hundreds of people from around the country” showed up in Clark County, ostensibly with the intent to wreak widespread violence. Conspicuously, however, no such outbreak occurred even with the assembly of countless armed citizens.

“They had sniper rifles in the freeway,” he complained. “They had weapons, automatic weapons. They had children lined up.”

Reid concluded that the protesters “wanted to make sure [kids] got hurt first,” which might make liberty-loving Americans wonder why anyone would get hurt at all for merely exercising their constitutional rights.

Appearing at an event in Las Vegas this week, he continued his rant against the family’s patriarch.

“Cliven Bundy does not recognize the United States,” Reid asserted, explaining he sees it as “a foreign government.”

Photo Credit: Facebook/Senator Harry Reid

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