The Trump administration says the controversial acting head of the Bureau of Land Management is keeping his job through the end of the year, despite legal questions surrounding his appointment.
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So why would President Trump leave a federal agency without a permanent director for several years, and what are the consequences? Those are some of the questions surrounding William Perry Pendley. He’s acting director of the Federal Bureau of Land Management, and he’s leading this agency even though he spent years as a lawyer fighting against its very existence. Despite the questions, Pendley’s temporary appointment was extended this week. Here’s NPR’s Kirk Siegler.
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