BURNS, OR -- The latest demands from the remaining militants occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge involve a conservative Christian preacher. During a phone call with the anti-government group "Oath Keepers," they said they've asked the FBI for a third-party negotiator, "A man named Franklin Graham. They tell us they're working on it."
Occupiers went on to say, "He's a Christian man; he's a spiritual leader. He's actually traveling around the country, right now. He's holding prayer meetings on the state capitol of every state so that we can get some good elections, ya know, get rid of some of this corruption."
The phone call occurred on Sunday, just before phone service was cut to the refuge. They are able to access one phone line, which is now controlled by law enforcement. The entire conversation was posted to YouTube.