In a case that we have been following and reporting on regularly, President Trump just made an extremely bold move.
The charge of arson for burning on federal land is what sparked the Bundy Protest and occupation of a wildlife refuge.
The 41-day standoff was full of ups and downs but the death of LaVoy Finicum was devastating.
What’s unbelievable is that the Hammond ranchers were ordered back to jail because a judge said they hadn’t fulfilled the minimum sentence even though evidence at the trial was “conflicting”.
Fox News reports:
President Trump just signed the order granting clemency to 76-year-old Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven Hammond, 49, who were convicted of arson in 2012 for fires that burned on federal land in 2001 and 2006.
Though they served their original sentences for the conviction — Dwight serving three months, Steven serving one year — an appellate judge ruled in 2015 that the terms were too short under federal minimum sentencing laws and the Hammonds were resentenced to serve the mandatory minimum.
“The Hammonds are multi-generation cattle ranchers in Oregon imprisoned in connection with a fire that leaked onto a small portion of neighboring public grazing land,” the White House said in a statement. “The evidence at trial regarding the Hammonds’ responsibility for the fire was conflicting, and the jury acquitted them on most of the charges.”
We will continue to update you s more information is released.
But for now it seems that God has moved through President Trump to bring justice to this American family.
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