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Colorado man appoints himself ‘judge’ for Bundy militants’ bogus court against local officials

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A 54-year-old computer repair shop owner from Colorado has traveled to Oregon and declared himself the “judge” for the extra-legal grand jury being assembled by the militant group occupying a wildlife reserve.

According to the Oregonian, Bruce Doucette said members of the group have given him “significant” evidence of crimes committed by government officials.

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However, he would not identify the officials or their alleged crimes.

“The grand jury will convene in private and make its decisions in private,” he said.

Doucette’s Facebook page currently lists his occupation as “United States at Superior Court Judge.” His “appointment” follows the formation last month of the Harney County Committee of Safety to enforce decisions made by the “common law grand jury.”

The idea behind both moves is promoted by “sovereign citizen” groups and dates back to shadow cabinets established by the Continental Congress before the American Revolution was launched.

Doucette said the “grand jury” would be comprised of 25 people, and would hear evidence related to the dispute between the federal Bureau of Land Management and ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond, who turned themselves in to authorities on Jan. 4, just after the militant group headed by Ammon Bundy seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Doucette said his role would be to “write up” whatever decision the self-appointed jurors reach.

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“The role of a superior court judge is not very glorified,” he said.


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Trump impeachment defense team may be forced to change tactics to hold off GOP defections: report

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According to a report from Axios, Donald Trump's defense team is considering an attempt to shorten the president's Senate trial in order to get it over quickly as Democrats try to pry away Republican defectors.

The report states that "A truncated defense would likely reflect a decision not to contest facts or defend Trump point by point, but rather to try to diminish the legitimacy of Democrats' overall case and end the trial as quickly as possible."

Speaking with reporters, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow stated, "We’re not going to try to run the clock out," before adding that he hopes to warp up “Saturday or Monday or Tuesday."

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Fox News legal analyst bucks his network and lays out why Trump’s attack on impeachment is bogus

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‘Your head will be on a pike’: GOP senators warned to stay on Trump’s side in impeachment trial

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Republican senators received a violently metaphorical threat before the impeachment vote.

One of President Donald Trump's confidantes said GOP senators were warned not to vote for impeachment -- or else, reported CBS News.

“Vote against the president and your head will be on a pike," senators were told, according to the confidante.

It's not clear who delivered the message or how it was sent.

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None of them have signaled they will vote to convict Trump and remove him from office.

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