Thursday, April 14, 2016

Defense lawyer accuses Reid of trying to ‘prejudice’ Bundy case

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada is trying to “prejudice” the criminal case against rancher Cliven Bundy stemming from the 2014 Bunkerville standoff, a defense lawyer charged Tuesday. In court papers, Joel Hansen cited Reid’s remarks on the floor of the Senate last week calling Bundy an “outrageous lawbreaker” and saying he is “where he should be — in jail.” Hansen accused the Democratic leader of wrongly branding Bundy and his family domestic terrorists. The defense lawyer pointed out that Reid was instrumental in getting U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro, who is presiding over the case, appointed to the bench. Hansen also said President Barack Obama, who appointed Navarro, once “mocked Bundy” at a White House dinner for correspondents in Washington, D.C...more

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