Don Blankenship’s lawyers have found ways to repeatedly suggest to jurors that regulators targeted his company for political reasons under Obama’s watch

An outspoken critic of president Barack Obama charged with conspiring to violate mine safety rules before a deadly explosion is under orders not to tell jurors he’s being persecuted by Democrats.

The federal judge also warned former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship that safety rules are not on trial.

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Source: Guardian Environment