Buffoonery And Illegalities In The Bureau Of Land Management

BY Herschel Smith
6 years, 2 months ago

Dave Hardy links this letter from a very brave BLM agent who outlines a number of terrible, illegal, and ridiculously clownish things that have happened at the BLM.  This is a sad read, and I did read all of it.  It’s a head shaker and eye roller, but if you want to be informed on the latest goings on at BLM, you need to spend the time in this letter.

The letter is from Larry C. Wooten, Special Agent, to Andrew D. Goldsmith, Associate Deputy Attorney General, National Criminal Discovery Coordinator.  There is no date on it, and the contact information has been blacked out.  But the contents speaks for itself.  He begins by outlining his own involvement in the various cases with which we are familiar regarding Bundy, and then his involvement in the investigative process when he brought various illegalities and conflicts of interest to the attention of his superiors.  He states his unease at the situation.

As the Case Agent.and Lead Investigator for the DOI/BLM (for approximately 2 years and 4·0 months), I found myself in an unusual situation. I was specifically asked to lead a comprehensive, professional, thorough unbiased and independent investigation into the largest and most expansive and important investigation ever within the Department of Interior. Instead of having a normal investigative team and chain of command, a BLM Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge (ASAC) decided to act as a subordinate co-case agent, but also as my supervisor.

Right off the bat, the BLM has put the agent into a position where there is conflict of interest.  Many times with professional work, direct review authority is removed from supervisory or management control to ensure the fidelity of results.  This investigation was ensured to be tainted from the outset.  Or, it was ensured that agent Wooten would end up with nothing because of command influence.

Later, he states that “In February of 2017, it became clear to me that keeping quite became an unofficial condition of my future employment with the BLM, future awards, promotions, and a good future job reference.”  Wooten then proceeds to outline what he sees as the most ridiculous behavior he had ever seen, thinking back to middle school.  Name calling, insults, ignoring lost evidence, hiding evidence from the defense, illegal monitoring of jail calls from defendants and their wives without prosecutor or FBI consent, failure to disclose substantive and exculpatory case and witness bias, violation of the BLM code of conduct, workplace harassment, discrimination, lewd comments, and claims of roughing up various defendants like Dave Bundy.  He states this.

Many times, these open llD.professional and disrespectful comments and name calling (often by law enforcement superyisors who are potential witnesses and investigative team supervisors) reminded me of middle school. At any given time, you could hear subjects of this investigation openly referred to as “ret*rds,” “r*d-necks,” “Overweight woman with the big jowls,” “d*uche bags, “‘tractor-face,” “idiots,” “in-br*d,” etc.

He calls it a carnival of childish behavior.  Of the SWAT raid, he says this.

See openly available video/audio footage titled “The Bundy Trial 2017 Leaked Fed Body Cam Evidence,” or a video posted on You Tube titled “Leaked Body·Cams from the Bundy Ranch!” published-by Gavin Seim). Some of these statements included the following: “Jack-up Hage” (Wayne Hage Jr.), “Are you fucXXXX people stupid or what,” ”Fat dude, right behind the tree has a long gun,” ”MothetFuXXXX, you come find me and you’re·gonna have hell to pay,” ”FatAsX slid down,” “Pretty much shoot first, ask questions-later,” “No gun there. He’s just holding his back standing like a sissy,” “She must not be married,” “Shoot his fucXXXX dog first, “We gotta have fucXXXX fire discipline,” and “I’m recording by the way guys, so … ” Additional Note: In this.timeframe, a key witness deactivated his body camera.)

The person of Dan Love plays huge in all of this.  I had previously never heard of him, but a Google search on his name turns up copious material to show what kind of person he is.  He is behind some of this, but doubtless much of the BLM management and other agents are the same as Love.

We do learn one other useful thing about the standoff at the ranch.  We had wondered who was there and where they came from.  This apparently answers the question.

Note: The investigation indicated that there was at least one school trained Federal Sniper equipped with a scoped/magnified optic bolt action precision rifle, another Federal Officer equipped with a scoped/magnified optic large frame (308 caliber) AR style rifle, and many officers that utilized magnified optics with long range graduated reticles (out to 1,000 meters-approximately 500 meters on issued rifles depending on environmental conditions) on standard law enforcement issued AR (223 caliber/5.56mm) and that often officers were in “over watch” positions. Additionally, the investigation also indicated the possibility that the FBI and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department had law enforcement snipers/designated marksmen on hand/or possible deployment.

There is no way on earth any of this should ever go to court, or else the prosecution risks total catastrophe with this information going public (you reading this information here isn’t public – this site doesn’t get enough traffic).  Agent Wooten continues with his thoughts on the illegalities committed by the Bundy family, and that may or may not be.  I won’t weigh in on any of that, except to say that I’m still convinced that the whole thing was an attempt to rid that land of the Bundys for the purpose of Harry Reid’s son and a deal he made with the Chinese to develop it.

In any case, this is what the founders feared, and if you listen closely, you can hear their complaints against King George in the Declaration of Independence.  Agents of the state lord it over the peasants, steal largesse, and step on whatever liberty happens to be the infringement du jour.  It would be easy to lampoon Wooten’s description of the BLM if it weren’t so sad.  They are apparently filled with entitled, overpaid, pampered brats who have been given way, way too much power.

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  1. On December 19, 2017 at 8:22 am, DAN III said:

    Mr. Smith,

    Your synopsis of the arrogance and law-breaking by Bureau of Land Management thugs, is simply tyranny by the scum one calls “government”. BLM has treated fellow citizens, actually their employers, worse than a designated enemy in a war zone.

    Until the citizenry executes a 21st Century Lexington Green and Concord Bridge defending against the tyranny by fedgov/stategov/localgov scum, said tyranny will not only continue, but will increase.

    “When In The Course Of Human Events….”

  2. On December 19, 2017 at 8:29 am, Fred said:

    This requires a longer and more thoughtful response but for now I’ll simply state that this problem will never end. The BLM is wiretapping the jailed. Let that sink in. You and I are formerly free.

  3. On December 19, 2017 at 9:05 am, Pat Hines said:

    Amazing, isn’t it, that the BLM claims control of land that the US government does not hold title to.

    Some folks don’t seem to know it, but the Louisiana Purchase did not buy any land, it bought a treaty for France to abandon any claim of sovereignty for that land area.

    This lack of title needs to be enforced by the states against the US government, via armed force if necessary.

  4. On December 19, 2017 at 10:39 am, DAN III said:


    “….this problem will never end.”

    Never say “never”.

  5. On December 19, 2017 at 2:31 pm, Herschel Smith said:


    The desire to infringe will never end, as it is a function of sin. As for whether it will obtain, I say again what I’ve said before. If any of the Sheriffs had any balls and a lick of decency and scruples, they would tell the BLM to get out of their county or face immediate arrest by his deputies and a number of nights in the county jail.

  6. On December 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm, scott s. said:

    I would guess the “some folks” referenced by Pat Hines includes everyone in a position to adjudicate his theory of title. Regardless the land in question would seem to be obtained as a result of war with Mexico.

    USCons ArtI gives congress exclusive jurisdiction over “Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards and other needful Buildings”. The Feds generally exercise “concurrent jurisdiction” over other federal property. I don’t think the founders ever anticipated the creating of numerous federal agencies with police powers. Police power should be exercised by the states. I can see the need for federal investigation of resource theft from the public lands, but the execution of any action should be through the US Marshall for the judicial district, not some DC bureaucracy.

  7. On December 20, 2017 at 1:08 am, Longbow said:

    After you watch the videos, remember… they are proud of themselves.

  8. On December 20, 2017 at 3:28 am, Chicolini said:

    Hmm? Chaffetz mysteriously resigns from Congress and Farenthold is forced out due to sexual misconduct allegations. The Deep State at work?
    No more free Watergates.

  9. On December 20, 2017 at 5:04 pm, Pat Hines said:

    There is only limited authority for the US government to acquire title to land, you know In Article I, Section 8 where it says “and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings”.

    I’m fully aware that the US government does not feel constrained by that express restriction and is backed by every US government court in every state.

    That is why we Southern Nationalists say we won’t acquire this control by other than secession from the USA. The USA being merely a government, not a nation.

  10. On December 20, 2017 at 6:11 pm, JoeFour said:


    Mistrial declared but the judge did not clear the charges; consequently, the Bundy’s will more than likely find themselves back in court sometime in 2018 …

  11. On December 21, 2017 at 10:58 am, Ned said:

    Petty potentates occur at every level of “government.” Dangerous ones occur more and more frequently.

    It’s not getting better.

  12. On December 23, 2017 at 8:16 pm, JoeFour said:

    A sliver of hope … maybe …


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