The federal government took action against supporters of Cliven Bundy on Thursday.
Two of Bundy’s sons, David Harold Bundy and Melvin D. Bundy, were arrested by federal agents. Two other sons, Ammond and Ryan Bundy, were arrested by the feds on January 26 after LaVoy Finicum was killed by the government during the non-violent occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
Cliven Bundy was arrested on February 10 in Portland, Oregon.
A federal indictment names the elder Bundy as the leader and beneficiary of the “conspiracy” to prevent the government from seizing cattle near the Bundy ranch in Nevada in April 2014. Bureau of Land Management officials backed down after public backlash.
The arrest of 12 people in six states followed a grand jury indictment in Nevada’s US District Court on Wednesday.
The indictment charges the Bundy supporters with conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, conspiracy to impede or injure a federal officer, weapon use and possession, assault on a federal officer, threatening a federal law enforcement officer, obstruction of justice, extortion to interfere with commerce and interstate travel in aid of extortion.
“This investigation began the day after the assault against federal law enforcement officers and continues to this day,” US Attorney Daniel Bogden said in a statement. “We will continue to work to identify the assaults and their role in the assault and the aftermath, in order to ensure that justice is served.”
The corporate media is reporting that one of the arrested men, Jerry DeLemus, is connected to the Trump campaign. DeLemus is the co-chair of Veterans for Trump in New Hampshire. The organization is not formally part of the Trump campaign.
The arrested Bundy supporters will likely face stiff penalties and long prison terms. In April 2014 Harry Reid, the Democrat Senate Minority Leader, called Bundy supporters “domestic terrorists.”