Documents released that prompted ouster of lawmaker

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington House of Representatives on Tuesday released a trove of documents supporting a recent report that branded an arch-conservative state lawmaker a “domestic terrorist” and got him kicked out of the Republican caucus. The documents, which cover a period of Republican Rep. Matt Shea’s activities from 2012 to 2018, were released by the chief clerk of the state House in Olympia. They included emails, news articles, press releases, law enforcement reports, audio recordings and other items involving Shea and his activities. The various items released were the basis for a 108-page repor that was released in December and was highly critical of Shea’s anti-government activities over the years.