The report indicates that the FBI thought negotiating with the rancher about his cattle could be successful, but federal agents sought to take possession, leading to conflict.
One of the figureheads of what is sometimes called the Patriot Movement, Bundy made waves last week when he criticized President Trump for demonizing the migrant caravan.
W. Joseph Astarita, a member of the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team, was the only federal or state officer charged in connection with the 41-day takeover.
The state's largest city has been the repeated scene of demonstrations, some violent, since the election of Donald Trump.
Federal prosecutors say W. Joseph Astarita lied after firing two shots during the deadly encounter in Oregon two years ago.
He isn’t just letting them out of jail. He’s saying that the fires they lit were perfectly acceptable.
At least eight people were arrested when Department of Homeland Security officers swept through protest tent city early Thursday morning.
Long known for its protest culture, Portland is inspiring similar demonstrations across the country.
Dwight Hammond, a rancher in southeastern Oregon, is described in documents as railing against fences he says blocked his cattle from grazing, becoming increasingly angry with the federal government.
Hikers decry loss of trails, but conservationists say wildfires serve a purpose.