Washington (CNN) – The Department of Justice served the state of West Virginia two subpoenas this week, the governor's office said late Friday, adding that they had "not been informed that Governor [Joe] Manchin or any other state employee is under investigation."
The statement came after West Virginia Watchdog, a state chapter of the non-profit Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, reported the subpoenas are part of a federal grand jury investigation into work done at the Governor's Mansion in Charleston.
West Virginia Watchdog asked for contracts and records for businesses that have done work at the mansion.
The Justice Department had no comment.
Manchin's office said in a written statement that neither of the two subpoenas "was directed to Governor Manchin or the Governor's Office" and that "no individual" in his office was served.
"The Governor has directed State officials to fully cooperate and comply expeditiously," the statement said. "Governor Manchin wants to get to the bottom of the issue as soon as possible."
Steven Allen Adams, the West Virginia Watchdog managing editor who also works for the conservative-leaning Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia, cited an unnamed source who said Manchin was the target of the probe.
Manchin, a Democrat, has been in office since 2005. He announced in July he would seek to fill the unexpired term of the late Sen. Robert Byrd.
-CNN's Carol Cratty contributed to this report
Just one more crooked Democrap to add to Queen Nancy's swamp!
Another democrat invovled in corrpution, what news is this? The DOJ should start investigating the White House.
Typical state-controlled media story. No mention until the very last paragraph that Manchin is a DEMOCRAT. The swamp just keeps getting more and more crowded with corrupt DEMOCRAT politicos...
So another Dem crook, huh? Will the Journolist MSM cover for him because they hate his Pub opponent ? BTW, what is the name of that Pub opponent? Perhaps the media outlets will give him some coverage now especially if Joe goes down for the count and the voters just get so angry at these Dem bums that they actually elect a Pub in WVA.
This is what coal dust has done to their brain and to genes passed on to their kids.
Sounds like Karl Rove is back at work!
A clear attempt of the republi-cons to tarnish the Governor's charactor.
Typical GOTP election strategy.
Another example of Obama sending Brown Shirts at the DOJ to shakedown his opposition, and turn the USA into the USSA.
Notice all of the Democrats suddenly under investigation? That's an obvious sign of Republican desperation right there!
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amazing wonder who these consevative could be voteing for. I think we will see a lot of this crap between now and November. But you know this could back fire so hope you conservitives don't have any skeletons in your closets . The fact that they probably won't find anything doesn't matter as long as they can brand someone. This was not directed at the governor but wartch how they try to brand him. Vote all repos out in November.