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Bishop, Westerman Letter to Acting BLM Director Brian Steed

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 10, 2018 - Today Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to the Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management Brian Steed regarding misconduct by BLM officials in the Cliven Bundy case.

"On January 8, 2018, a federal judge denied prosecutors' request to retry Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters for their actions during a 2014 armed standoff with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This ruling follows a December 20, 2017 decision by the court to declare a mistrial based on federal prosecutors improperly withholding evidence from the defense. The court''s decision follows numerous reports of serious and systemic misconduct by the BLM officials involved in the Bundy Case. Of Concern, a recent memo from a BLM whistleblower to the Department of Justice (DOJ) appears to show that information regarding extensive misconduct and unprofessional behavior by BLM officials involved in the Bundy case, as well as other relevant information, was knowingly withheld from prosecutors. In thsi report, the employee alleges a 'widespread pattern of bad judgment, lack of discipline, incredible bias, unprofessionalism and misconduct' exists among senior and supervisory BLM law enforcement officers..."

Read the full letter here.

Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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