Developments In Malheur Wildlife Refuge Standoff !
We’ve been following the story of the persecution of the Hammond family in Oregon from a position of trying to identify the real motive and real agenda behind the MSM headlines.
Previously we outlined the full back story to the origin of the Hammond family problems – HERE – Later we shared how the motive of the Oregon U.S. Attorney, Amanda Marshall (Obama appointee) was brutally obvious – HERE –
Both part 1 and part 2 focus on revealing the depth of official corruption within the federal legal authority and BLM apparatus in the Oregon ranchers story. There are parts of this story the U.S. federal government does not want to reach sunlight.
The discoveries continue…..
To aid the Hammond family Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his family appealed to Harney county Sheriff David Ward.
The request/expectation was that Sheriff Ward would be willing to stop federal agents from arresting “Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr., 73, and his son, Steven Dwight Hammond, 46. Unfortunately the exact opposite happened.
The sheriff of this small community has a short, unmistakable message for the militants occupying a complex of federal buildings southeast of town.
During a news conference that lasted only about a minute Monday afternoon, Harney County Sheriff David Ward read from prepared statements condemning the group led by the sons of controversial Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. (link)
Sheriff Ward took a highly adversarial position to the plight of the Hammonds, and continues to make a loud call for Aamon Bundy to step-down and discontinue the ongoing protest at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.
By all accounts Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward wants this story out of public visibility ASAP.
We might have just discovered why.
A David Ward formerly worked for the Federal Bureau of Land Management and appears to have actually been a witness against the Hammond family in the ridiculous federal terrorism trial back in 2012.
From affidavits and court transcript records you find the following (Full pdf below)
Was current Sheriff David Ward the Federal Land Management employee who was witness #11 in the trial against the Hammond family? From the transcript:
“Before September 30, 1999, Ward worked with Steven and Dwight Hammond in Sections 15 and 16 with the intent to do a cooperative prescribed burn after preparing a plan and doing an environmental study. Ward thought a burn would improve the range conditions. Ward had not been provided notice that Steven and Dwight Hammond intended to do a“controlled” burn on Sunday, September 30, 2001. Ward learned of the burn on September 30, 2001.
Obviously,if that “Rangeland Specialist” Dave Ward is now Sheriff Dave Ward, he would not want the larger public to understand his complicity in the prosecution of the Hammond family. Nor would he have any motive or intent to protect Dwight or Steven Hammond from the appealed second set of sentences which were demanded by activist U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall.
Why would he protect them, when he testified against them.
Two days ago:
CRANE — Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward, backed up by two other sheriffs, met face-to-face Thursday with protest leader Ammon Bundy to try to bring a peaceful end to a weeklong occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
“I’m here to offer safe escort out,” the sheriff told Bundy. “Go back and kick it around with your folks.”
The sheriff initially said he planned to call Bundy on Friday to see what he and his group decided.
But later Bundy told reporters that the protesters won’t leave until federal land in the county is turned over to residents to manage on their own. (link)
Making even more sense now?
♦ Full Back Story on Hammond Persecution
♦ Full Back Story on U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall
UPDATE: Two Dave Wards