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06.20.2014 | 62 days ago | Posted at 12:48 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Yesterday’s document dump included the subpoena sent to the Wisconsin Club for Growth’s Eric O’Keefe last September. The judge presiding over the John Doe at the time, Barbara Kluka, signed off on it. (It’s Exhibit F in the big document released yesterday, if you want to check it out on your own.)  So what were prosecutors looking at? A who’s who of right-wing operatives and the ...
06.19.2014 | 63 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 | 63 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 | 63 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.  ...
06.17.2014 | 65 days ago | Posted at 12:06 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I had some mixed feelings about the New Republic's article on the Wisconsin governor, Scott Walker's Toxic Racial Politics.  Mostly because it makes Wisconsin seem so horrible. The part about Walker riding white privilege/cluelessness into office I pretty much agree with. If you’ve studied Walker as I have for the past nine years you’ll notice that he operates in a bubble. In that he...

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