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After A Judge Ruled He's Serving Illegally, Trump Appointee Defends His Role In Boise

Rocky Barker
Idaho Statesman


William Perry Pendley came to Idaho last week. While he was visiting the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, he told reporters that he has never been the Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management. He said his title has always been Deputy Director of Policy and Programs. 

Well that benign statement is still controversial because Pendley has been widely viewed as acting as the head of the agency for more than a year. And just last month a judge ruled that pendley was in that role illegally.

Idaho Matters talks with Rocky Barker, special correspondent to the Idaho Statesman, who covered Pendley’s visit to the Gem State.

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