From The Intercept:
“When Sen. Joe Manchin announced that he wanted a “pause” on consideration of the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill, he said his main concern was the federal debt being left to his grandkids. Most news coverage attributes his opposition to the conservative, coal-friendly politics of West Virginia.
“But reporting by The Intercept has found that there may be other reasons why he’s balking at the bill: lobbyists, campaign contributions, and his own personal financial interests.
“Earlier this year, The Intercept uncovered a leaked recording of a Zoom call between Manchin and billionaire donors discussing legislative strategy. Later, we exposed an audio recording of the same Wall Street-funded dark-money group dangling campaign contributions in front of other conservative Democrats who do their bidding.
“And now, with our partners at Type Investigations, we published an expose into the environmental damage and worker safety violations of Manchin’s own coal companies.”
See The Intercept’s full investigative report on Joe Manchin, here: