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Political Prisoners – An Interview with Pete Santilli – Episode 566

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark are joined by Pete Santilli. Pete was targeted and prosecuted by the Obama administration for his coverage of the Bundy ranch stand-off.

Today’s show rundown:

  • Pete’s story on the Bundy ranch stand-off case
  • How our government is using our justice system to take citizens as political hostages
  • How we can get our federal law enforcement agencies under control and eliminate the corruption
  • How the Democrats are targeting Amy Coney Barrett’s religious views
  • Their thoughts on the fit that the left is throwing over the SCOTUS opening
  • Their thoughts on what we can expect from this year’s election and how to prepare for it
  • Why we must get the bad guys off the street and eliminate the violence across our country
  • What we can expect if Joe Biden wins on November 3rd


More about Pete Santilli:

The Pete Santilli Show offers a daily dose of hard-hitting stories and current affairs, laced with brutal honesty. It attracts millions of listeners worldwide. Though an impressive feat, it’s not surprising: the show’s host, Santilli, together with his co-host, Deb Jordan, offer a no-holds-barred approach to political news, bringing a refreshingly edgy and pungent flavor to the table. The show has covered (arguably) some of the most controversial topics ever known— nothing is off limits.

During 2013-2014, Pete and Deb branched out into investigative journalism, covering some of the most impactful news stories of our lifetime. A highly reputable duo in alternative media, they ventured where many others wouldn’t: the cover-up of 9-11, the Boston Marathon bombing and many false-flag events the world over. Their objective is to unveil the truth about the world in which we live. For them, it’s a vocation. In fact, they’re so dedicated to their mission that they broadcast—not once, but twice daily—at 9am and 6pm EST, bringing you top stories, ranging from government corruption, Trump’s presidency and extreme bias in mainstream media.

A prime example of Pete’s valiance is his involvement with rancher Cliven Bundy. In April 2014, Pete interviewed Bundy, whose home and ranch were surrounded by federal agents. They were sent to confiscate his cattle as a result of a dispute with the U.S. Department of Interior that spanned over decades. Bundy refused to submit to the authority of the Bureau of Land Management over his grazing and water rights, which were established by his family in the 1850s.

On April 9, 2014, Pete travelled from his studio in Southern California to Bunkerville, Nevada, to cover the Bundy ranch protest from an on-the-ground vantage point. He recorded footage of a dispute between unarmed protestors and Bureau of Land Management agents, armed with AR-15s. The resulting video was uploaded to YouTube and went viral; it reached 1 million viewers in record time— the fastest in YouTube history. Within just a few hours, the video caught the attention of the mainstream media, and it became a major, international news story. Due to media coverage and public outrage over the U.S. Government’s overreach, the Bureau of Land Management was forced by the Clark County Sheriff to pack up and leave Nevada, post-haste.

The Bundy ranch stand-off put the The Pete Santilli Show on the map; he was now reaching 9 million viewers/listeners via social media daily, and the show advanced to being one of the top alternative media outlets on the internet.

But things became more sinister, and tragedy struck. On January 26, 2016, FBI agents executed a deadly ambush and arrest of protestors that resulted in the murder of Rancher Robert Lavoy Finicum by federal agents and Oregon State Police.

Though Pete was merely an advocacy journalist covering the 20-day occupation of the refuge in Oregon, on January 26, 2016, he was arrested by the FBI and falsely charged with conspiring to take over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The Obama Administration’s Department of Justice charged Pete Santilli, Bundy family members and numerous other protestors with two federal cases in Nevada and Oregon. The Defendants faced multiple life sentences as a result of the 2014 and 2016 protests.

He defeated the Obama DOJ at trial in Oregon and Nevada, but Pete was held, pending trial, for 619 days. This is the longest a journalist has been held on U.S. soil in American history.

Following his release from federal detention in October 2017, Santilli picked up right where he left off; he was wrongfully arrested and held as a political prisoner by the Obama Administration in 2016. He won two federal trials—which lead to  disciplinary action and mass severance of federal law enforcement agents in the FBI and Department of Interior. Prosecutors were charged with misconduct for withholding evidence. Santilli literally took down the Obama Deep State— despite the Department of Justice spending $100 million to prosecute the Oregon and Nevada cases. Since the whole debacle, Santilli has resolutely escalated his pursuit of justice against corrupt DOJ and federal law enforcement.

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