by Ruby Henley
Dwight and Steven Hammond were just pardoned by President Trump in an act of honor and compassion, bringing this Country closer to the truth. No doubt the Deep State is in an uproar, but let them roar to the mighty heavens!
The reasoning behind the incarceration of Dwight Hammond Jr. and his son, Steven Hammond, is a travesty of justice. The two Oregon cattle ranchers were in prison for starting two fires in 2001 and 2006 that damaged federal lands. That is the official explanation.
The incident fed anger among some western ranchers against federal control of grazing land and gave rise to the “sovereign citizens” movement. That later led to the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
However, if the truth be told, it would be that the land owned by the Hammonds was desired by a group of elites within the government. The land owned by the Hammonds and even the Bundys is rich in natural resources like gold and uranium.
The Uranium One scandal involving Hillary Clinton is fresh in the minds of many Americans. Did these arrests have any connection to this incident?
Moving back in time to the research I did on the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. It is extensive, but it gets to the heart of the whole story, and that is what President Trump had to review before he pardoned the Hammonds. He has to know the truth.
The Clinton connection between uranium and Oregon began with a deal approved under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that transferred 20 percent of U.S. uranium production to Russia – and tied it to the geographical location of a proposed uranium mine in Oregon.
In an article by the New York Times, it was reported that a Canadian company called Uranium One controls a great deal of uranium production in the U.S. Unbelievably Putin now controls 20 percent of U.S. uranium production.
From the Times:‘…the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States.’
In fact, according to the New York Times article, leaders of the Canadian mining industry made several charitable donations to the various “endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family,” including a total of $31.3 million from mining financier Frank Giustra, and then sold the Russians a company later dubbed Uranium One.
The sale of Uranium One to Putin required State Department approval, because uranium is considered a strategic asset – and then-Secretary Clinton granted the approval.
The Bureau of Land Management notation titled, “Uranium on BLM-Administered Lands in OR/WA,”
discusses a May 2012 presentation from Oregon Energy LLC to develop a uranium oxide mine, in concert with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, in “southern Malheur County in southeastern Oregon,”
It was further reported in Oregon Live that ‘Malheur County could soon be in the spotlight as a mining hub — or a battleground of uranium and gold mining interests vs. environmentalists trying to protect its lonesome sagebrush landscape.
Australian-owned Oregon Energy LLC hopes to mine 18 million pounds of yellowcake uranium from the southeastern Oregon high desert 10 miles west of McDermitt near the Oregon-Nevada boundary. The go-ahead to mine the so-called Aurora uranium deposit could bring up to 250 construction jobs to the county, followed by 150 mining jobs.’
In September 2011, a representative from Oregon Energy, L.L.C. (formally Uranium One), met with local citizens, and county and state officials, to discuss the possibility of opening a uranium oxide (“yellowcake”) mine in southern Malheur County in southeastern Oregon. Oregon Energy is interested in developing a 17-Claim parcel of land known as the Aurora Project through an open pit mining method. Besides the mine, there would be a mill for processing. The claim area occupies about 450 acres and is also referred to as the “New U” uranium claims.
On May 7, 2012, Oregon Energy LLC made a presentation to the BLM outlining its plans for development for the mine. The Vale District agreed to work with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on mitigation for the “New U” uranium claims, which are located in core sage grouse habitat. Although the lands encompassing the claims have been designated core, the area is frequented by rock hounds and hunters, and has a crisscrossing of off-highway vehicle (OHV) roads and other significant land disturbance from the defunct Bretz Mercury Mine, abandoned in the 1960s.
However, by the fall of 2012 the company said that it was putting its plans for the mine on hold until the uncertainty surrounding sage grouse issues were resolved.
“Journalist Pete Santilli, whose charges were dismissed this past September relating to the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, believes the situation surrounding his arrest and the trial that followed, vastly hindered the real story in Harney County that may just connect it and neighboring Malheur County to Uranium One.
During the time of the Occupation Santilli says; Before being arrested I was researching and reporting on the connection between Malheur, Hillary Clinton, and Uranium One. I was arrested the day after I released the [Hammond Legal Files] and at that point my investigation was effectively stopped; Now that Donald Trump has brought the issue back into the spotlight, I thought we should take another look.’
Now, today President Trump has truly done an amazing thing for not only the Hammonds, but the entire citizenship of the United States.
“Justice is overdue for Dwight and Steven Hammond, both of whom are entirely deserving of these grants of executive clemency,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
Sarah Sanders said it well.
The Hammonds are now free. Thank you, President Trump!