– Associated Press – Published: June 29, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah militia group leader accused of trying to blow up a federally owned cabin in rural Arizona also scouted mosques and U.S. military facilities as possible targets, an FBI agent testified on Wednesday.
William Keebler, who authorities say has ties to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, took video of an unidentified mosque and cased federal offices such as National Guard facilities before settling on the remote cabin, FBI agent Steve Daniels said.
Keebler’s militia had seven members, including three who were actually undercover FBI agents, Daniels said.
Undercover agents built the inert explosive device and placed it against a cabin door last week before handing Keebler the remote detonator, defense attorney Lynn Donaldson pointed out. Some of Keebler’s so-called recognizance involved simply driving by offices, he said.
“Not liking a particular religion or minority group or action of the federal government is not illegal, it’s just not politically correct,” said Donaldson….read more here
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