Burns Chronicles No 49 – Thomas S. Dyman (Tom Dyman)

Burns Chronicles No 49
Thomas S. Dyman (Tom Dyman)

Tom Dyman at 2011 hearing

Gary Hunt
Outpost of Freedom
December 22, 2016

Notice: Because of her extremely biased judicial discretion, Judge Anna Brown has ordered that I remove the information that I obtained from a ‘prohibited’ copy of the Discovery for the trial of the defendants in the Malheur Occupation trial. I have fully complied with that order and removed all of those portions prohibited, according to that order. All instances of removed text will be marked “[REDACTED]”, which is the same method the government used in depriving information that should have been available to the defendants, as well as you, the reading public, with factual information needed in order for you to make a fair and logical assessment. The FBI redactions were the government’s efforts to “protect” their army of paid informants, but they did a lousy job, as I was able to identify them with the unredacted text.

Thomas S. Dyman was considered for a Second Tier position in Operation Mutual Defense (OMD).  The structure of OMD had three tiers.  The First Tier is the Advisory Board.  The Second Tier is those who could assist in research; webpage management, specialty skills, or other capabilities that would work with the Advisory Board.  The Third Tier would be those recruited by the Second tier to assist them, though they would not be under the Advisory Board.

Being recommended by Ryan Payne, he had to fill out an application.  In the application, he admits that he had a criminal record and refers to a background check.  OMD never received the background check.

A search resulted in finding at least one criminal charge against Dyman.  He was arrested in 2011 for having taken his children from his first wife, back in 1995.  The children had become adults, and apparently the charges were dropped.

Dyman now lives in Williston, North Dakota and has a contracting business, Dyman Construction, LLC.

Dyman’s application was submitted to OMD on November 1, 2015, though the application is signed and dated on 10/29/16.  We have to wonder what his intentions were in responding to Payne’s request, since his first report as an informant (CS) was dated November 3, 2015.

That report was dated November 3, 2015 and began with a copy of an article on the Hammonds that had been posted on bundyranchblogspot.  Then, he began reporting on Payne’s plans.



The following day, November 4, he provided an additional report based upon his communications with Payne, though it is nearly identical to the first report.  Does he know that he will be paid by the report, and that informing pays better than contracting?


The next report was on November 12, 2015, and is obviously a report on a conversation he had with Payne.


So, it is clear that Payne’s whereabouts are being fed to the fed.  Here is the November 25 report.


The next report was made on December 14, 2015.


Next, we have December 16


The following day, December 17, we have:


Next, we have the first report after the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, on January 4, 2016.  It appears that Dyman was involved in soliciting others to participate in the occupation.


Apparently, Dyman recalled an earlier request made by Payne and now includes that in his reporting.


On January 5, 2016, Payne learns that Dyman is not willing to travel to Burns.  Apparently, as with Dennis Dickenson, Payne was led on thinking that Dyman was going to come when the time to act came.


On January 11, 2016, Dyman repeats that he will not be going to Oregon.  Apparently, Payne finally realized that Dyman was a man of words, not of actions.


Now, to provide a little more background, when I wrote Dennis Dickenson (Dennis Jones, you see that FBI Special Agent Mark D. Seyler is listed on a report.  That report is on FBI Form FD-1057.  I have done some research and found that the 1057 form is the results from a search of the government database, based on keyword search criteria.  It appears that Ryan Payne was probably the search request.



The entire 1057 is 6 pages long and gives a detailed account of the workings, and information obtained by Dickenson, of the Operation Mutual Defense (OMD) Advisory Board.  The 1023 forms for Dickenson and Dyman are the only two out of the total 15 reports that have this 1057 in them.  This ties both parties to OMD, and both had submitted the required applications to OMD.

There can be little doubt that these two were recruited to report on OMD, as well as any other information they could obtained from that association.

Tom Dyman is CHS #9, and is an outside informant.





  1. Arthur says:


    Are you going to publish these government forms?

    • ghunt says:

      Absolutely not. First, there were conditions set by my source. Second, each document is clearly marked, “Dissemination Limited by Court Order”. Though I don’t see that I am bound by the Court Order, I have agreed not to disseminate them. Now, as to whether the source disseminated them, I think not. That is because of out agreement that I would only excerpt from hem, and that is all that I intend to do.
      There are many that question whether I am falsely representing what they say. That is their prerogative. All of us read things. When we are finished reading, we decide whether we believe them, or not.
      I stand behind what I have written, and I am willing to discuss them with the subjects, on Internet radio, if they prefer. However, exception of McConnell, none of even declared their innocence, at least t te best of my knowledge.
      I will state that all that I know from my investigation is not necessarily included in my articles. Perhaps, if they know that, it would explain their silence.
      I find myself, once again having to deal with my accusers, however, I don’t run from it — I take it head on.

      • Constitutional Truth says:

        Well said Gary! Journalists are under not obligation to print ANYTHING given to us; and certainly not in its entirety. However, we ARE obligated to shield our sources zealously. For that I applaud you. Journalistic integrity is such a rare thing as to be nearly extinct.
        Thank you for all of your hard work. I dare say that without your hard work and diligence, we’d not know who these informants are (other than Mark), and it really is important that we do. Not so that we as a community can seek revenge, rather so that we can attempt to shield ourselves against them and future CHS as we are able.

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