VIDEO: Hawley Slams Biden Official: ‘You Lied’!

(DCWatchdog.com) – For lying about her involvement in a potentially deadly eco-terrorism incident, Republican Missouri Senator Josh Hawley slammed Bureau of Land Management (BLM) director Tracy Stone-Manning.

Watch the video further down this post.

Stone-Manning was an editor for an Earth First journal issue containing a story boasting that federal investigators were “bungling” their investigation into an eco-terrorism incident she was directly involved in.

During an oversight hearing on BLM, Hawley accused Stone-Manning of lying to the Senate Energy Committee about facing an investigation regarding the incident, which he called “terrorism” that could lead to death.

“I understand why this committee jumped over 30 years of my career in considering my nomination and went to a salacious moment from graduate school where I tried to protect people,” Stone-Manning said. “What I don’t understand is why we’re not looking at the last three and a half years now.”

“Here’s why,” Hawley responded. “Because people are killed in these kind of incidents. It is an act of terrorism. A special agent in charge found that you were involved.”

“You lied to this committee and said you were never investigated, were never the target of an investigation. In fact, you were. You lied to us blatantly. And you know it,” she added.

Moreover, Stone-Manning was one of six members of the editorial group for the June 21, 1991, edition of the environmental journal.

One story in the 40-page issue that did not contain an author byline was a piece celebrating the Forest Service’s deactivation of its probe into the 1989 Clearwater National Forest tree-spiking incident.

Tree spiking is a known “eco-terrorism” tactic that makes trees unsafe for workers to log.

In 1993, Stone-Manning received legal immunity to testify at a trial that she sent an anonymous letter to the Forest Service in 1989 warning that the Clearwater forest had been sabotaged with tree spikes. She acknowledged her role in the incident only after receiving immunity.

“I did not have any published writings in that issue or any other tissue[sic],” Stone-Manning previously asserted to the committee.

During the hearing, Stone-Manning also asserted that BLM had no time to advise Alaska about multiple restrictions on energy and mining projects, which drew criticism from Native American groups in the state.

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