Congresswoman Capito hasn’t just taken nearly $2 million from Wall Street to fund her campaigns, she has personally made money from Wall Street at West Virginia’s expense.
- •Congresswoman Capito has held as much as $6.5 million in stock in the very same banking industry she is supposed to regulate on the House Financial Services Committee. And her husband works for those same Wall Street banks.
- One day after Congress was given private, inside information about the financial crisis, Congresswoman Capito and her husband dumped stock in Citigroup, one of Wall Street’s biggest banks.
- Congresswoman Capito and her husband even sold Citigroup stock the day before it dropped more than 20 percent in 2008.
- In fact, Citigroup stock dropped as much as 76 percent at one point that year, but the Capitos made as much as $80,000 off of Citigroup investments alone, and as much as $100,000 total that year.
- Regular taxpayers, who were left in the dark, lost their homes and savings, but Congresswoman Capito actually made big money in the stock market during the financial crisis.
[Center for Responsive Politics; Capito Personal Financial Disclosures, 2000-2013; Charleston Gazette, 10/3/12; Capito 2008 PFD, Filed 5/14/09]
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A federal emergency disaster has been declared for the counties of Boone, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam, Roane and Cabell. Citizens are urged NOT to drink, boil, wash, clean, bathe and give to pets; only for sanitation and fire protection. Those counties water supplies may have been affected by a chemical spill.
US attorney says government will open inquiry into causes of foaming agent spill and safety status of drinking water