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11.18.2013 | | Posted at 10:27 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
What a tangled web they wove—allegedly.  According to a weekend report in the Wall Street Journal, John Doe #2 has up to 29 conservative groups in its sights—including the Friends of Scott Walker, Walker’s gubernatorial campaign committee. The Wall Street Journal based its report on an interview with Eric O’Keefe, a longtime “free-market” activist who’s also on the board of t...
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Group busted in California gave serious money to Wisconsin Club for Growth

In October, two dark-money groups connected to right-wing billionaires Charles and David Koch were ordered to pay the largest campaign fine in California history for funneling undisclosed money into two ballot initiative campaigns. The organizations...
11.01.2013 | | Posted at 03:35 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
No, I’m not buying Wisconsin Reporter’s spin.  But precious few details have been made public about John Doe 2, the alleged investigation into… What? Who? Nobody really knows. Not officially, of course. That’s why Wisconsin Reporter’s John Doe 2 coverage has been so delicious.  In the past few days, its blog has revealed that the JD2 prosecutor is looking at three right-...
08.15.2013 | | Posted at 04:57 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
In this week’s Shepherd I wrote about Scott Walker’s inner circle of campaign and county aides that were working together to burnish his image (and do a lot of damage control) while he ran for governor in 2010. In that article I focused mostly on his county aides—some of whom were prosecuted for committing crimes while working for taxpayers. But who, exactly, are the politicos who were ma...
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

Newly released emails show how his political campaign was involved in county government matters

 In the initial phases of the John Doe investigation, the public learned how then-Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker’s county aides worked on his gubernatorial campaign while working at
08.07.2013 | | Posted at 03:46 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Scott Walker was definitely aware that his campaign and county staffers were working together to shape his image as he ran for governor in 2010.  During the indictments and prosecutions, we learned how clearly his county staffers were doing political work on the job. Now, with the release of additional John Doe emails relating to the O’Donnell Park tragedy, we’re learning how much his ...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Witnesses are free to speak out about what they know

 When Judge Neal Nettesheim signed an order closing the three-year John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s Milwaukee County executive office, he required that the secrecy

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