Congress Investigates ‘Serious Misconduct’ Of Govt Agency That Bungled Bundy Trial

GOP lawmakers are looking into widespread abuse by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) law officials after the case against a Nevada rancher accused of multiple felonies was dismissed for “prosecutorial misconduct.”

GOP Reps. Rob Bishop of Utah and Bruce Westerman of Arkansas asked BLM Acting Director Brian Steed to investigate and report on the problems within the BLM that lead to a mistrial against Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher that led a standoff with federal law enforcement in 2014.

Bishop, chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, and Westerman, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, sent a letter with their request Wednesday.

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