President Trump on Tuesday pardoned the Oregon ranchers whose imprisonment for setting fires on federal land sparked a 41-day standoff between law enforcement and individuals sympathetic to the ranchers.
Trump signed the order on Tuesday, granting clemency to 76-year-old Dwight Hammond and his 49-year-old son, Steven.
“The Hammonds are multi-generation cattle ranchers in Oregon imprisoned in connection with a fire that leaked onto a small portion of neighboring public grazing land,” the White House said in a statement.
The imprisonment of the Hammonds “sparked a protest from Ammon Bundy and dozens of others, who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near the Hammond ranch in southeastern Oregon,” according to Fox News .
The Hammonds were being held at a federal detention center south of Los Angeles. It wasn’t immediately clear when they’d be released.
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