Oregon Governor Kate Brown wrote two letters to the White House yesterday, asking for assistance from the Justice Department in ending the almost month old occupation of a federal wildlife refuge building by an armed militia.

Published on Twitter, Brown’s letters reiterate the Citizens of Constitutional Freedom as armed criminals who have succeeded in nothing more than posturing and fighting amongst one another during this standoff with the FBI at the Melheur Wildlife Refuge Building. Some have even alleged that the occupiers have rifled through ancient Native American artifacts, stealing for themselves whatever wasn’t destroyed in the pillage.

Since the beginning of the year, the militants have been allowed to occupy the federal building with virtually no interference or opposition from law enforcement, local or federal. The group, led by Ammon Bundy, has been receiving donations of short-term living supplies from their supporters since the occupation began.

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