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Watchdog Demands Inspector General Investigation Into Tracy Stone-Manning’s Allegedly False Statements About Eco-Terrorism Case

Andrew Kerr, Daily Caller

A government watchdog group demanded that the Department of the Interior Inspector General launch an investigation into whether President Joe Biden’s Senate-confirmed Bureau of Land Management director nominee violated the False Statement Act with statements she made to Congress about her involvement in a 1989 eco-terrorism case during her confirmation process.

“Ms. Stone-Manning’s response was evasive and misrepresented her involvement in the criminal investigation that resulted in felony convictions and prison time for two associates,” wrote watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) in a letter Tuesday to Interior Department Inspector General Mark Lee Greenblatt.

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Watchdog group urges IG to investigate whether Tracy Stone-Manning lied to Congress

Protect the Public’s Trust cites her written testimony about criminal investigation

Valerie Richardson, Washington Times

Tracy Stone-Manning now heads the Bureau of Land Management, but that doesn’t mean the uproar over her involvement in a 1989 tree-spiking plot is over.

Protect the Public’s Trust, a government watchdog group, filed a federal complaint Tuesday asking Interior Department Inspector General Mark Greenblatt to investigate claims that Ms. Stone-Manning violated the False Statements Act in her written testimony to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

In the complaint, group director Michael Chamberlain said her response to a question about whether she had been under federal investigation “was evasive and misrepresented her involvement in the criminal investigation that resulted in felony convictions and prison time for two associates.”

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Biden official should face probe over eco-terror links, misleading statements: watchdog group

Tracy Stone-Manning was confirmed as the director of BLM last month in a 50-45 party-line vote

Houston Keene, Fox News

A government watchdog group is putting pressure on the Department of the Interior (DOI) inspector general to investigate the eco-terror links and misleading statements made by one of President Biden’s newest officials.

Protect the Public Trust (PPT), a government watchdog organization, filed a complaint regarding Biden’s new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) director, Tracy Stone-Manning.

The complaint calls upon the DOI’s inspector general to look into Stone-Manning’s ties to a 1989 tree spiking plot by the eco-terror group Earth First! that became a center point of her tumultuous nomination.

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Watchdog Group Files Interior IG Complaint Over Tracy Stone-Manning’s Apparent Lie To Congress

Tristan Justice, The Federalist

A government watchdog group filed a complaint with the inspector general’s office at the U.S. Department of the Interior on Tuesday arguing that newly confirmed Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning violated the False Statements Act.

The transparency nonprofit Protect the Public’s Trust took issue with Stone-Manning’s seemingly deliberate misrepresentation of her role in a 1989 tree spiking case, a form of ecoterrorism wherein far-left environmental activists jammed metal rods into trees targeted for harvest. Once processed for logging, the rods shred the saws and explode into deadly projectiles meant to instill fear among those in the timber industry. In 1987, a 23-year-old millworker lost teeth and part of his cheek and jaw when an 11-inch spike driven into a tree shattered a large bandsaw he operated.

When asked on a standard questionnaire by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources whether she had “ever been investigated, arrested, or charged” in any law violation “other than a minor traffic offense,” Stone-Manning wrote no.

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Watchdog groups files complaint with Interior, alleging newly installed director lied to Congress

Tracy Stone-Manning, the director of the Bureau of Land Management, may have misrepresented facts about a criminal investigation into an eco-terrorism conspiracy with which she was involved

Sophie Mann, Just the News

A government watchdog group Tuesday filed a complaint with the Office of Inspector General of the Interior Department alleging Tracy Stone-Manning, the director of the Bureau of Land Management, lied to Congress during her recent testimony before Congress.

The Protect the Public’s Trust complaint raises concerns about whether Stone-Manning violated the False Statements Act during her testimony to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Stone-Manning told that panel she has “never been arrest or charged and to my knowledge I have never been the target of such an investigation,” when asked about her criminal history. 

Protect the Public’s Trust points out her response appears designed to “willfully and knowingly misrepresent and/or conceal her involvement” with an eco-terrorism conspiracy. According to PPT, publicly available information indicates that the nominee had been investigated and required to provide fingerprints, palm prints and handwriting samples to a grand jury.

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BLM Director Hit With Federal Complaint

Staff, People Always Win

A government watchdog organization on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Interior Department’s office of inspector general alleging that the new director of the Bureau of Land Management, Tracy Stone-Manning, lied to Congress during her recent confirmation hearing testimony.

“The Protect the Public’s Trust complaint raises concerns about whether Stone-Manning violated the False Statements Act during her testimony to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources,” Just the News reported.

The BLM director told the committee she has “never been arrested or charged and to my knowledge, I have never been the target of such an investigation,” after she was asked about her criminal history.

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Protect the Public’s Trust points out her response appears designed to “willfully and knowingly misrepresent and/or conceal her involvement” with an eco-terrorism conspiracy.

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Government Watchdog Launches Investigation into DOJ Targeting of ‘Domestic Terrorist’ Parents Opposed to Critical Race Theory

Breccan F. Thies, Breitbart News

Government watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking records from the Department of Justice (DOJ) showing the timeline surrounding Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to sic the FBI on parents opposed to Critical Race Theory.

Garland’s directive was seemingly in response to a letter from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) deeming such parents “domestic terrorists.”

Using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), PPT is also seeking corroborating records from the Department of Education and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in order to ascertain if these federal agencies colluded with the NSBA to achieve a political end.

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