We're not sure what to make of this, but this situation -- and if it impacts Gov. Joe Manchin or others running for office this fall in WVa -- bears watching.
Gov. Joe Manchin's office confirms federal investigators have requested certain information from the state.
“Federal investigators have contacted state offices this week. They requested documents and information," Press Secretary Melvin Smith said in a statement when contacted by MetroNews Friday. "They have asked state offices not to discuss details (because) any disclosure could endanger or impede their investigation. The state will cooperate fully and provide any information necessary.”
A statement from Manchin's office says the governor has not been informed that he is under investigation:
The State of West Virginia was served this week with two federal subpoenas.
“Neither subpoena was directed to Governor Manchin or the Governor’s Office. No individual in the Governor’s Office was served with a subpoena.
“The Governor has directed State officials to fully cooperate and comply expeditiously.
“Governor Manchin wants to get to the bottom of the issue as soon as possible.
“The State has not been informed that Governor Manchin or any other state employee is under investigation.”