For the last two days of the Bundy trial, Ammon Bunday has been dressed to the nines to lead an impressive and well-presented image. However, on the third day of the trial, Bundy is now dressed in raggedy clothes and appears disheveled. Bundy’s attorney read a statement saying he wants to drop the facade that he is presumed innocent. Instead, he wants to dress like the political prisoner he is.
Bundy has not been given a fair trial thus far either, even with his clothes. He was not allowed to wear cowboy boots to the trial, according to sources. Ryan Bundy, Ammon’s brother and co-defendant, wore a suit jacket Thursday, but told the judge he supported his brother’s decision to present himself this way.
The brothers and five other co-defendants are on trial for the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge earlier this year, and it’s arguably the most important case being targeted by the government. The seven men are accused of preventing federal employees’ from doing their jobs by the occupation of the refuge. Prosecutors are currently planning a way to present how the defendants committed criminal action.
The presiding judge, Judge Anna Brown, denied a motion from Bundy’s attorney, Marcus Mumford, to declare a mistrial.
Below is OPB’s podcast about the Malheur refuge occupation trial, “This Land Is Our Land?”
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