The Biden White House has sprung a leak.
The Daily Caller reports that an insider has let out a White House secret about Tracy Stone-Manning, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
The secret is that Biden and his people really dropped the ball when it comes to vetting Stone-Manning’s background.
A “massive vetting failure”
According to NBC News correspondent Josh Lederman, this is how one Biden administration official described the Stone-Manning situation to him:
“A Biden administration official described this to me as a massive vetting failure by the White House to allow this nominee to go forward despite knowing the headache it would create, while Biden still has so many key vacancies across his administration to fill that are so critical to carrying out his agenda,” Lederman reported.
Lederman, though, also reported that the Biden administration is “standing behind her nomination.”
For those unfamiliar with the situation, the nomination of Stone-Manning to lead the BLM has come under scrutiny following the discovery that Stone-Manning was, at one point, involved in an ecoterrorism incident.
The incident occurred back in 1989. A letter was written to the U.S. Forest Service indicating that the trees in an Idaho park that was going to be cut down were spiked.
It wasn’t until several years later that the group behind this ecoterrorism incident had been tracked down. It turned out that Stone-Manning was the letter writer, but she escaped legal punishment by agreeing to testify against a fellow suspect.
This situation has come back to haunt her now that she is Biden’s nominee to lead the BLM. Stone-Manning has already participated in her confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. But, that committee has still not scheduled Stone-Manning’s confirmation vote.
And, the situation might be about to get even worse for Stone-Manning. A new report indicates that Stone-Manning, while she was a student at the University of Montana, wrote a thesis paper in which she argued in favor of population control in order to help the environment. It has also been reported that, roughly a year ago, she asked the University of Montana to limit access to this thesis.
This nominee sure does seem to have a lot to hide.