A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the Bunkerville standoff
case involving rancher Cliven Bundy and other defendants, finding that
the federal government improperly withheld evidence.
“A mistrial in this case is the most suitable and only remedy available,” U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro said.
Navarro said video surveillance, maps and FBI interview information
were willfully withheld by the prosecution in violation of due process
required by the U.S. Constitution.
Considered collectively, she said, the evidence that was withheld was
favorable to the defendants, and its untimely disclosure was
prejudicial in that it “undermined the confidence of the outcome of the
About that EffingBI information,
In her ruling, Navarro cited case law that says illegal suppression
of evidence occurs when the government fails to turn over information
that was available not only to the prosecution, but to federal
She said information and reports obtained and created by the FBI were
available to prosecutors and should have been made available to the
So, a new trial. Which means, with this data, the defense is going to have a bunch of new questions for jurors, and the trial, and I'd imagine a number of the BLM and FBI clowns involved in this might find themselves on the stand and under oath, which might have some interesting results.