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08.26.2014 | 64 hours ago | Posted at 03:49 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
New court documents briefly made public in the John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s alleged “criminal scheme” revealed how the governor solicited funds for an outside group—the Wisconsin Club for Growth, controlled by his own campaign operative, R.J. Johnson. Walker admitted to doing this very thing, but says he did nothing wrong. Wisconsin campaign finance law may say otherwise...
08.08.2014 | 20 days ago | Posted at 12:17 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
So I just got back from the Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel’s office, where the new John Doe docs are being provided—at a price. The cost of obtaining the flash drive with 14GB of material is $22.50, allegedly to cover the county’s cost to provide the flash drives. The aide distributing the flash drives said they are doing brisk business—14 in the first 14 minutes they were available....
07.31.2014 | 28 days ago | Posted at 11:26 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Looks like the conservative majority on the state Supreme Court came out big in favor of Scott Walker’s signature piece of legislation, Act 10. That never seemed to be in doubt. Some members of the conservative majority—namely, Justice David Prosser—were aided by groups that worked with Walker in his alleged criminal scheme to support Act 10 and Republicans in the recalls.  This is the...
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 | 69 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 | 70 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 | 70 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 | 70 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.  ...

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