Burns Chronicles No 43 – Terri Linnell (Mama Bear) #2

Burns Chronicles No 43
Terri Linnell (Mama Bear) #2

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These are side-by-side thumbnails of the un-redacted and redacted versions of the same report.

Gary Hunt
Outpost of Freedom
November 22, 2016

My initial article on informants was “Terri Linnell (Mama Bear)“.  That article was written because Terri had contacted me prior to testifying in the Portland trial of the first seven defendants.  The article was based solely on information provided to me, not what was reported to the government.  In my subsequent articles, I have since obtained redacted versions of the “CHS Reporting Documents”, and am now able to provide insight into what Terri reported.

What Terri reported during her role as an informant has not been made public, though some have expressed a concern as to what she said and what might be damaging to the defendants.  As Terri claimed in her statement in the above linked article, her job was, primarily, to keep and eye on six people —  Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Jon Ritzheimer, Blaine Cooper, Ryan Payne, Pete Santilli, and Joe O’Shaughnessy.  So, from those reports that have exemplified the role of informants, following is the role that Terri played.

It must be understood that all of these reports were based upon telephone conversations, as described by the case agent.  They are not necessarily the words spoken by the informant, rather the interpretation by the case agent.

The first report is dated January 14, 2016.  “(omitted)” indicates omitted by me for privacy of individual.  “XXXX” indicates redacted portion.

XXXX CHS advised TIM DAVIS’ phone, bearing telephone number (541) (omitted), is being used by multiple people at MNWR due to the poor cell phone reception in the area.

CHS stated that everyone at MNWR has a job to do and supplies including gas, food, and water are unlimited. CHS advised that even if the electricity was shut off, everyone would be fine.

CHS has seen at least 30 individuals at MNWR and approximately six are women. XXXX An embedded media representative from Direct TV is also present at MNWR.

An individual known as “JUDGE,” who is sovereign in nature, has two people with him: FNU LNU, and MARSHALL LNU. CHS believes JUDGE is the major influence behind BUNDY’s continued occupation on MNWR. JUDGE stayed the night on the refuge for the first time on January 13, 2016.

CHS stated that there is a rumor going around that the Fire Marshal in Burns, Oregon, resigned because he caught two FBI agents, who were posing as militia members, breaking into the National Guard Armory (NFI).

CHS advised there is a BBQ dinner on January 14, 2016, in the kitchen area at MNWR.

Her next report was on January 19, 2016.  In the file I obtained, there is only one un-redacted report.  However, there is also a redacted version of that report.  The following is the un-redacted report, with all of the pertinent information in place.

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HEADER

Source ID: S-00070856

Date: 01/22/2016

Case Agent Name: SMALDINO, CARLY J.

Field Office/ Division: San Diego

Squad: CT1

SOURCE REPORTING

Date of Contact: 01/19/2016

List all present including yourself (do not include the CHS): SA Carly J. Smaldino

Type of Contact: Telephonic

Date of Report: 01/19/2016

Substantive Case File Number
266T-PD-6774258

Substantive Case File Number
266-SD-C67675

Check here if additional reporting is in Echo
No

Source Reporting:

On January 19, 2016, a Confidential Human Source, (CHS),who is in a position to testify, provided the following information:

CHS stated that the occupation on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge(MNWR) will continue and there is still no talk of leaving. CHS reported that the majority of individuals staying on the refuge are veterans or disabled veterans. CHS has access to “leadership” on a daily basis including AMMON BUNDY, RYAN BUNDY, FNU BUNDY (brother of AMMON AND RYAN), JON RITZHEIMER, RYAN PAYNE, and BLAINE COOPER. CHS advised BLAINE COOPER left the refuge with AMMON BUNDY on January 18, 2016, for a meeting outside of MNWR (NFI).

CHS stated MELISSA COOPER brought her kids to the refuge on January 19, 2016, and the kids have been staying in the kitchen area. The individuals staying at MNWR do not want the kids to be there and believe the environment is not suitable for children.

CHS stated FNU O’SHAUGHNESSY has never been on the refuge. O’SHAUGHNESSY has reportedly been in the town of Burns, Oregon, getting drunk and collecting donations on behalf of the occupation (NFI).

SIGNATURE

Submitted By                        cjsmaldino (Carly Smaldino)               Fri, 22 Jan 2016  14:16:49 -0800

First Level Approved By     ABEDELL (Andrew Bedell)                  Fri, 22 Jan 2016  15:05:49 -0800

The redacted report is only lightly redacted, though many other reports are heavily redacted.  The above report is provided simply to show what a complete form 1023 looks like.  The redacted version follows:

On January 19, 2016, a Confidential Human Source, (CHS),who is in a position to testify, provided the following information:

CHS stated that the occupation on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge(MNWR) will continue and there is still no talk of leaving. CHS reported that the majority of individuals staying on the refuge are veterans or disabled veterans. CHS has access to “leadership” on a daily basis including AMMON BUNDY, RYAN BUNDY, FNU BUNDY (brother of AMMON AND RYAN), JON RITZHEIMER, RYAN PAYNE, and BLAINE COOPER. CHS advised BLAINE COOPER left the refuge with AMMON BUNDY on January 18, 2016, for a meeting outside of MNWR (NFI).

CHS stated MELISSA COOPER brought her kids to the refuge on January 19, 2016, and the kids have been staying in the kitchen area. The individuals staying at MNWR do not want the kids to be there and believe the environment is not suitable for children.

CHS stated FNU O’SHAUGHNESSY has never been on the refuge. O’SHAUGHNESSY has reportedly been in the town of Burns, Oregon, getting drunk and collecting donations on behalf of the occupation (NFI).

Her next report was on January 21, 2016.

XXXX a meeting was held by leadership for those occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR).  Approximately 50 individuals were in attendance at the meeting, which occurred in a large garage, located a building or two down the road from the kitchen. AMMON BUNDY and RYAN PAYNE ran the meeting and spoke about natural law saying landowners must claim rights, use rights, and defend rights to own land. Based on the meeting, CHS believes that the occupation is going to last a while longer and there is no immediate end in sight.

XXXX

CHS advised no drinking and no drugs are allowed on the refuge. Individuals are not allowed to leave weapons unattended. Everyone has personally owned weapons for self-defense purposes and each person is responsible for his or her own weapon. Individuals doing watches are the only ones who carry rifles. CHS stated that individuals at MNWR use first names only.

CHS advised that there is a general unhappiness with sovereigns in the group on the refuge. One “local,” individual with known sovereign views has been occupying the refuge and was in attendance at the meeting held on January 20 2016. FNU LNU, known only as the local, is leaving on January 21, 2016. The referenced individual was recently in local Sheriff’s custody and accused the Sheriff’s Department and/or Sheriff of beating him while in custody (NFI).

CHS reported FNU (possibly CHRIS) ANN HALL is a constitutional lawyer who has been holding speaking  engagements regarding the occupation in Burns, Oregon. HALL is not considered part of the group occupying the refuge.

Her final report, which was the only face-to-face meeting, was on January 26, 2016.

CHS stated it is very peaceful inside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) but not in the town of Burns, Oregon. CHS did not like traveling into town because CHS felt as though s/he was being watched and/or followed. CHS stated a “mole” accessed the refuge as a protester, and PETE SANTILLI reported the “mole” was seen in FBI space (NFI). By way of background, SANTILLI is a news broadcaster with a radio show from Ohio, who also participated in the Bundy Ranch Standoff.

CHS advised approximately six women are staying at the refuge. XXXX married couple DEB LNU and COREY LNU remain at the refuge.  XXXX

The individuals occupying MNWR eat three meals a day in the Chow Hall. CHS stated that there was a “sign-in” sheet for all individuals who passed through the Chow Hall at MNWR. CHS reported the sign-in sheet was “missing”. XXXX  CHS stated the MNWR Headquarters Building is used as AMMON BUNDY’s office.  CHS reported the Chow Hall and Bunk House are co-located on the refuge. CHS advised of a Fire Building on the refuge, which houses Fire Trucks.

CHS reported documentation was found showing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) planned for a 20 percent increase in land ownership on MNWR in 2016.CHS reported the Sheriff of Burns, Oregon, is involved in corruption and may have made a deal with BLM (NFI).

CHS stated that AMMON BUNDY announced via BUNDY’s www.facebook.com public page, he would hold meetings in two surrounding counties on January 26, 2016, to garner support for his beliefs. BUNDY believes he has a “duty” to do right by the people of Burns, Oregon. The ranchers asked BUNDY to help protect their land.

CHS reported three sovereign citizens were occupying MNWR: WAYNE LNU, a tall black male (FNU LNU), and a Spanish male (FNU LNU), who claims to be a lawyer from Spain (NFI). CHS stated the Spanish male accompanied MELISSA COOPER when she retrieved her children from her brother, who was granted custody of the children from Child Protective Services (CPS). XXXX

BLAINE and MELISSA COOPER are from Arizona. CHS positively identified referenced black male and referenced Spanish male in the photograph uploaded herein. The photograph was taken inside the Chow Hall at MNWR.

XXXX CHS reported occupants did not have night vision goggles on the refuge.CHS stated someone was bringing them in order for individuals on patrol to use as appropriate.  CHS stated a patrol shift is scheduled for four hours, but individuals assigned to patrol duty often take a double shift if needed.

CHS stated that everyone on the refuge is prepared for armed conflict with law enforcement; however, as a rule, the occupants will NOT fire first.

Note that the “sign in sheet” may be the one that Allen Varner (Wolf) reported having turned over to the FBI.  There is no indication that Terri handed anything over to the FBI, as all of her communications appear to be telephonic.

Regarding the question posed to her during her testimony at the trial, the government purported to read from a document suggesting that she had said that Ammon wanted to take over other federal facilities.  What we see is that she reported that Ammon “would hold meetings in two surrounding counties on January 26, 2016.”  Apparently, they knowingly tried to trick Terri into a false testimony.  However, Terri refused to support their effort, which is now on the record.

Nothing has been left out.  I have included everything so that those who had questions about what was included in the first article can now make their judgment as to just how much help her informing at the Refuge was to the government, and how much damage it might do to the occupiers.

 

7 Comments

  1. Brand Thornton says:

    People can rail on her all they want, in my strong opinion she was a plus for the defense in her testimony. My focus was on the trial in Portland. I don’t know anything about Terri otherwise. She was a wreck before she testified and she was shunned by most every one except me. No one will ever know how important her testimony was to the defense, sometimes it is the smallest of things that brings success. Her testimony was not just a little thing, remember she was a government informant with high credibility. She made the government look like liars trying to convict the defendants.

    • Neil Wampler says:

      Absolutely Brand, and I suggest that those who are so quick to throw the first stone should consult with that man in the mirror. I suspect that Terri was sent into Malhure as a gambit by the feckless fedcoats. Once there, she was “Turned” by our marvelous spirit and camaraderie. Her reports certainly didn’t put anyone on the spot , and were no more than what anybody could have read in the newspapers. Her testimony was one more disaster for the prosecution – Imagine ! an FBI informant testifying for the defense !- and served as a redemption, at least in my book.

  2. MattyP says:

    Any idea who the guy “judge” is? -An individual known as “JUDGE,” who is sovereign in nature, has two people with him: FNU LNU, and MARSHALL LNU. CHS believes JUDGE is the major influence behind BUNDY’s continued occupation on MNWR

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