Trump Pardons Ranchers In Case That Inspired 2016 Occupation

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Dwight and Steven Hammond were convicted in 2012 of intentionally and maliciously setting fires on public lands. The arson crime carried a minimum prison sentence of five years, but a sympathetic federal judge, on his last day before retirement, decided the penalty was too stiff and gave the father and son much lighter prison terms. Prosecutors won an appeal and the Hammonds were resentenced in October 2015 to serve the mandatory minimum. The decision sparked a protest from Ammon Bundy and dozens of others, who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near the Hammond ranch in southeastern Oregon from Jan.

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    President Donald Trump July 10 pardoned two cattle ranchers convicted of arson in a case that sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Dwight and Steven Hammond were convi...
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  • Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Dwight and Steven Hammond were convicted in 2012 of ...
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  • Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired Oregon armed occupation
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Dwight and Steven Hammond were convicted in 2012 of inten...
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  • Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pardoning two cattle ranchers convicted of arson in a case that case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Dwight and Steven ...
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    President Donald Trump pardoned two men on Tuesday who were involved in a dispute with federal authorities over federal land usage that sparked the takeover of a wildlife refuge in Oregon.
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    The pardons of Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven D. Hammond, who had been imprisoned for arson on federal land, suggest that the Trump administration supports ranchers in the battle over such lands.
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    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned two imprisoned Oregon ranchers whose sentencing on arson convictions sparked the 2016 occupation of a wildlife refuge, part of a long-simmering ...
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    Trump Pardons Ranchers in Case That Inspired 2016 Occupation In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders called that decision to resentence the Hammonds "unjust."
    07/10/2018 - 11:52 am | View Website
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    Two imprisoned ranchers who were convicted in 2012 of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon will be freed after President Donald Trump pardoned them on Tuesday. The move by Trump ...
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