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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Unsealed John Doe documents detail the governor’s ‘criminal scheme’

 Republican Gov. Scott Walker may be arguing that the John Doe investigation into alleged illegal campaign coordination
06.20.2014 | 38 days ago | Posted at 02:42 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
At the end of Thursday’s John Doe document dump is a strong rebuke by the Milwaukee prosecutors, led by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, in the federal case brought by Eric O’Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth.
06.19.2014 | 39 days ago | Posted at 03:18 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Details, details. The bombshells are in the details of the 200+ pages of materials released by a federal judge in the ongoing investigation into the coordination of Scott Walker’s campaign and sympathetic special interest groups.  According to the prosecutors: Walker’s campaign overlapped with Wisconsin Club for Growth: Buried in footnote #23 on page 8 of Doe Exhibit C, “Those indivi...
06.19.2014 | 39 days ago | Posted at 01:48 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
The Journal Sentinel is reporting that just-unsealed documents show that prosecutors are alleging that Gov. Scott Walker was at the heart of a “criminal scheme” in which his two top advisors—R. J. Johnson and his business partner, Deb Jordahl—coordinated money with 12 conservative groups.  The smoking email appears to be a May 4, 2011, message from Walker to Karl Rove about how the s...
06.19.2014 | 39 days ago | Posted at 12:38 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
This week we’ve been treated to three new national stories about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as well as some new insights about the Bradley Foundation’s funding of groups fighting the John Doe investigation.  I can’t imagine the Walker team is all that thrilled with the attention. First up is the fairly personal profile of Walker in the National Journal, He Shall Not Be Moved.  ...
05.28.2014 | 61 days ago | Posted at 02:03 PM
The Journal Sentinel has picked up on yet another unsigned op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about the newest John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker and various conservative special interest groups that may have illegally coordinated with his campaign.  This latest leak alleges that Walker’s attorney, Stephen Biskupic, is close to cutting a deal with special prosecutor Francis Schmit...
05.08.2014 | 81 days ago | Posted at 01:07 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
OK, I’m not an attorney.  But I have a feeling that even seasoned attorneys will be having a hard time making sense of the new legal battle over the John Doe probe into potential campaign coordination violations made by Gov. Scott Walker and various right-wing organizations. The most recent shot was fired by U.S. Judge Rudolph Randa, a Federalist Society member and guy who’s gone off t...
05.07.2014 | 82 days ago | Posted at 11:56 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Does Gov. Scott Walker have nine lives or what?  Yesterday, his ally, ultraconservative Federalist Society member and U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Randa totally halted the John Doe investigation into alleged coordination between Walker’s campaign committee and sympathetic right-wing groups. Randa quickly did so after prosecutors on Monday asked the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ...

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