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Former investigator describes Tracy Stone-Manning as 'vulgar, antagonistic' member of Earth First! extremist group – HotAir

Former investigator describes Tracy Stone-Manning as 'vulgar, antagonistic' member of Earth First! extremist group – HotAir
"She was vulgar, antagonistic and extremely anti-government."

But yesterday the lead investigator in that case, Michael Merkley, who is now retired, sent a letter to the Senate Energy Committee seeking to correct the record about some of the coverage he’s seen in the media.The Senate Energy Committee is even split between Democrats and Republicans.Joe Manchin is the Democratic chair of the Energy Committee and, so far, he hasn’t said anything about the letter.“She was aware that she was being investigated in 1989 and again in 1993 when she agreed to the immunity deal with the government to avoid criminal felony prosecution,” Merkley wrote in a letter obtained by the committee and shared with POLITICO.

Stone-Manning was not an innocent bystander, nor was she a victim in this case,” Merkley wrote.” Merkley said he eventually learned later in the investigation that Stone-Manning knew all along “who had perpetrated the crimes in the Clearwater National Forest” and said she only came forward in 1993 to give up her co-conspirators in the tree-spiking case “after her attorney struck the immunity deal, and not before she was caught.

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