[Tweeters] Friends of Malheur Is Asking For Our Assistance/How the Bundy Trial Reached Out To Pull Some of Us Into It

Steve Loitz steveloitz at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 09:08:33 PST 2016

Wow, dropping that subpoena was an overreach. Good to see the judge quash

On Sun, Nov 13, 2016 at 12:49 AM, Steve Krival <stevekrival at live.com> wrote:

> I know most of you followed and were dismayed by the illegal occupation of

> Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, and if you are like me were not pleased

> with the results of the recent trial of the leaders of that takeover.

> Today’s Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Newsletter contains a

> request for help from the President of the Friends group, Gary Ivey. The

> article explains what the request is and why he is making it. It is posted

> at this internet address:




> http://files.constantcontact.com/3f9268fe201/59eddea9-c3f5-

> 4d67-8d8b-c0835e53ae78.pdf




> In a second article in the Newsletter, we who are members of the Friends

> group, and others who have donated but are not members, are told that Ryan

> Bundy, a principle defendant in the case, attempted to subpoena our names.

> The article presents that the rationale for this was that, “Bundy told the

> court he wanted to find out if anyone involved in his federal conspiracy

> trial, stemming from the 41-day takeover of the federal bird sanctuary,

> were members of the nonprofit or donated money to support the group.” The

> friends group hired an attorney who was able to quash the subpoena. Given

> the nature of the takeover group I feel relieved that that was the case,

> not just for myself, but for many of you as well, as it is not implausible

> to imagine anyone of us could have become a target for malicious activity.

> The second article is posted at this address:




> http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/

> friends_of_malheur_national_wi.html




> It would seem that unbeknownst to us (or me at least) the events at

> Malheur came even closer to some of our lives than we might have imagined

> possible.


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Steve Loitz
Ellensburg, WA
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