Dear President Trump,

You have rightfully complained about fake news and the corrupt Obama-era Department of Justice (DOJ). However, you seem unaware of the fact that you are not the only one under attack.

The attacks on me began 33 years ago and culminated with my being falsely charged with three felonies. Even though the odds of beating three felonies are at least 150 to 1, I did beat all three that were levied against me. However, I was then sent to prison for a fake misdemeanor charge and conviction — a fact your son, Mitch McConnell, and even Fox News all ignore when they call me a felon.

The Obama DOJ was not the only corrupt agency; the Obama Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) was equally so. Twenty-nine miners died at Upper Big Branch Mine because of MSHA, which was followed by false MSHA investigation reports.

I share most all of your policy views, but I refrain from taking positions based on fake news and swampers’ rhetoric. You, of all people, should also refrain from doing so.

You, yourself, also spread fake news against me. Your interference in the West Virginia election displayed a lack of understanding of the likely outcome of the upcoming general election. Patrick Morrisey will likely lose the general election. It’s too late to change that, but it’s not helpful to do to me what others are doing to you.

Best of luck in achieving your agenda. It’s important to America.

I look forward to meeting with you in the near future.


Don Blankenship