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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