West Virginia AG Concerned About Collusion In Trump Prosecutions, Demands DOJ Documents

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request with the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday, seeking documents that could indicate collusion between the Biden administration and state prosecutors pursuing criminal charges against former President Donald Trump.

Morrisey’s request focuses on the role of Matthew Colangelo, a former high-ranking DOJ
official who is now leading the prosecution of Trump in New York.

In a letter to Attorney General Merrick, Garland Morrisey highlighted Colangelo’s transition from the DOJ to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office as well as his previous work as a paid consultant for the Democratic National Committee in 2018.

Morrisey argued that coordinating to advance election-influencing prosecutions directly violates the DOJ’s own guidelines, which prohibit taking actions to affect elections or give an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party.

The attorney general’s FOIA request also seeks documents concerning meetings attended or contacted by DOJ employees with special counsel Jack Smith, Democrat New York Attorney General Letitia James Bragg and Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who is prosecuting Trump for 2020 election interference in Georgia.

“The American people have a right to know what is going on, especially when it comes to whether DOJ is using taxpayer monies and the coercive lever of the federal government to manipulate elections,” Morrisey wrote. He called the strategy against Trump an “unprecedented weaponization of the prosecutorial system for political ends.”