The Wheeling Alternative

Senator Capito: Is this what you mean by "an independent Justice Department?"

Here is Attorney General William Barr at his confirmation hearing last February:

"Nothing could be more destructive of our system of government, of the rule of law, or the Department of Justice as an institution than any toleration of political interference with the enforcement of the law."

And here is . . .

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February 11, 2020

Reporting the Trump/Manchin story

More misrepresentation and bias from the Wheeling Intelligencer

On page 2 of today's Wheeling Intelligencer, our local “newspaper” prints a little over half of an AP story that documents the feud between President Trump and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. Comparing today's printed article with the Associated Press original, I found that the Intelligencer edited out a sentence explaining the . . .

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February 11, 2020

It’s a good thing that the extraction industries no longer control West Virginia politics!

Riley Moore, the grandson of Arch Moore and nephew of Shelley Moore Capito will hold a fundraiser this week in Charleston and guess who's invited

From Phil Kabler’s “Statehouse Beat” in Sunday's Charleston Gazette-Mail:

State treasurer candidate Riley Moore is having a fundraiser in Charleston Feb. 13, with an interesting lineup of special guests, event chairs and committee members.

Most eye-catching is that Murray Energy PAC, the political arm of the bankrupt . . .

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February 10, 2020

Trump simply cannot move on

He just escalated his fight with WV's Joe Manchin -- one of few Democrats that have supported him

According to FiveThirtyEight, West Virginia's Joe Manchin leads all active Democrat senators in voting President Trump's way. Despite this, Trump criticized Manchin yesterday morning (see my last post). Not willing (or, more likely, unable) to stop, Trump continued his attack on Manchin last night:

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February 09, 2020

Trump weighs-in on WV's senators after the impeachment vote

Guess which one is a puppet, and which one is a great person

(Hint -- the puppet is not the one that votes 96% of the time with the President.)

From President Trump's Twitter* account:

I was very surprised & disappointed that Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted against me on the Democrat’s . . .

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February 08, 2020

Mitt Romney

Some different points of view of the Republican senator

Donald Trump

Today, just after midnight:

Later, at the . . .

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February 06, 2020

More on Manchin’s censure vote (with 1 pm and Manchin decision updates)

Sorry, Joe, it’s doomed -- you're going to have to vote on the articles of impeachment

Senator Manchin has proposed censuring President Trump rather than impeaching him. (See previous post.) Here’s more evidence from The Hill that it’s not going to happen:

Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), asked if there was an appetite for a potential censure, said, “No. Zero.”
A spokesman for McConnell declined to answer a question . . .

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February 05, 2020

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