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The Hill: Destroying Evidence is FBI Standard Procedure

The Hill, January 22, 2018 Destroying, suppressing evidence is FBI standard procedure by James Bovard Congressional investigators were rocked this weekend when the FBI notified them that five months of text messages from a top FBI investigator into the Trump campaign’s Russian connections had mysteriously vanished. The FBI-issued cell phone of Peter Strzok, whose previous […]

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Counterpunch: Why Ruby Ridge Still Matters

Counterpunch posted an updated version of my FFF piece on Ruby Ridge.  Here’s an image with the key message from the article: (illustration on the left is by Amy Crehore for a Playboy piece I did in 1995) Here’s a jpeg of most of the final paragraph: And here’s the full piece: Why Ruby Ridge […]

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Enraged Readers Cheer Federal Killings of Gun Owners

My Hill oped, “Fed’s misconduct in Cliven Bundy case stems from Ruby Ridge,” has spurred more than 600 comments.   Some commenters mistakenly asserted that the Bundys or their supporters had fired upon the feds.  Didn’t happen – but that assumption sufficed to justify advocating preemptively killing many people.  Some commenters believe the federal snipers should have slain any private citizen touting […]

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The Hill: Ruby Ridge Spurred Feds’ Bundy Bollixing

The Hill, January 14, 2018 Fed’s misconduct in Cliven Bundy case stems from Ruby Ridge by James Bovard  Federal judge Gloria Navarro slammed the FBI and Justice Department on Monday, Jan. 8, for “outrageous” abuses and “flagrant misconduct” in the prosecution of Cliven Bundy and sons, the Nevada ranchers who spurred a high-profile standoff with […]

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FFF: Why Ruby Ridge Still Matters

Future of Freedom Foundation Why Ruby Ridge Still Matters by James Bovard In the wake of violent clashes between protesters last August in Charlottesville, many people demanded a federal crackdown on suspected dangerous extremists. The federal government has previously carried out similar heavy-handed suppression efforts with disastrous results. Rather than intellectually purifying the nation, such […]

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USA Today: Bundy-FBI Debacle Shows Feds Must be Leashed

USA Today, January 5, 2018 Cliven Bundy-FBI debacle: Another example of why the feds need to be leashed by James Bovard The FBI’s sordid history of withholding and destroying key evidence deserves a reckoning. The Justice Department was caught in another high-profile travesty last month that continues to reverberate through the western states. On Dec. 20, […]

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