Cooper called Patriot activist Jaime Spears from a federal detention facility in Nevada to tell her he had decided to make the deal so that he could, "go home to see my children." It is unknown at this time if prosecutors will accept the proffer, or what concessions they may be prepared to make in exchange for Cooper's testimony.
The trial is scheduled to begin on February 6th, more than a year since the group was arrested for their activities at the Bundy Ranch Standoff in 2014 and the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in January of 2016 which ended in the death of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum at an ambush set by the FBI and Oregon State Police.
|Independent Journalist Peter T. Santilli|
Well-sourced information from inside the Department of Justice indicates that indictments of the HRT snipers are expected to be filed, but the exact charges have yet to be determined.