We’ve spent a lot of time on Idaho Reports discussing feuds between Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and just about every other elected official in Idaho — the Congressional delegation, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, lawmakers. Those fights include nuclear waste clean-up and research at Idaho National Laboratory, complex water fights, and, most recently, the Idaho Education Network saga.
Wasden doesn’t shy away from unpopular opinions, and that has made him the target of attacks in press conferences and legislation.
We gave him the chance to respond in our April 1 show, spending almost half an hour getting his side of the story. You can watch the full interview below.
We also have more analysis on the latest discussions surrounding Wasden’s office:
A deconsolidation discussion with roots in Idaho history, by Melissa Davlin
A legal technicality with big implications for the IEN saga, by Seth Ogilvie
Update, April 4: Wasden’s office sent us this clarification on his interview:
After an Idaho Report’s interview Friday, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden contacted Idaho Public Television and corrected his misstatement during the interview that indicated he had defended the initiative on term limits and the subsequent repeal of that iniative. The initiative, repeal and litigation regarding term limits occurred while Wasden worked in the Attorney General’s office, but before his first term as the Attorney General.