Trump pardons ranchers whose case sparked far-right Bundy takeover of Oregon wildlife refuge

Trump pardons ranchers whose case sparked far-right Bundy takeover of Oregon wildlife refuge

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President Trump today pardoned two ranchers from southeastern Oregon who were sentenced to serve prison time on two separate occasions for setting brush fires to clear public lands. The return to prison of father and son Dwight and Steve Hammond sparked the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in early 2016 in which a protestor was killed and an FBI agent was charged with lying about that shooting. Sputnik news analyst Walter Smolarek joins the show.

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