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Emails show Walker campaign treasurer John Hiller got inside information on real-estate deal

C’mon conservatives….defend this. The campaign treasurer for Gov. Scott Walker got detailed financial information from a top Walker aide about a real-estate deal he was bidding on, according to correspondence included in thousands of emails released Tuesday related to the closed John Doe investigation.

The probe, which began when Walker was serving as the Milwaukee […]

Why did Brad Schimel forgo criminal charges against attorney who instructed client to destroy evidence in John Doe criminal investigation?

In 2010 the Milwaukee County John Doe investigation first came to light after Darlene Wink, a former aide to Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, was charged and later convicted of political solicitation involving public officials and employees after she was caught using her taxpayer-provided County computer to do political work for Walker.

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John Doe target looks to stall continued investigation

Despite the irrefutable fact that the John Doe investigation into Scott Walker and his aides has yielded a number of felony and misdemeanor convictions, conservative Eric O’Keefe of the Wisconsin Club for Growth is trying everything he can to keep the investigation from continuing.

Eric O’Keefe is throwing what amounts to another handful of nails […]

The lamest defense yet of possible illegal coordination between Scott Walker & third party groups

What are they, a bunch of fourth graders?!? A group at the center of a campaign finance investigation ensnaring Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has an emphatic retort to prosecutors examining whether its coordination with politicians was illegal: Everybody does it.

H/T to James Rowen of The Political Environment.

Mike Tate: voters don’t care if Scott Walker was at center of criminal scheme

According to a freport by Gilman Halsted of Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Mike Tate says Wisconsin voters just don’t care that Gov. Scott Walker has been alleged to have been at the center of a “criminal scheme” to circumvent our state’s election laws.

As “proof” of his assertion, Tate cited super-scientific canvassing […]

John Doe prosecutor: I voted for Scott Walker

This pretty much debunks the notion of the second John Doe investigation being a “partisan witch hunt.” The special prosecutor in the ongoing John Doe probe says he has nothing against Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and the conservative groups at the center of the investigation. 

In fact, in a new court filing, former federal prosecutor Francis Schmitz […]

Scott Walker to Karl Rove: “We are running 9 recall elections”

Yesterday news broke regarding allegations Gov. Scott Walker was at the heart of a “criminal scheme” that involved the illegal coordination of Gov. Walker’s campaign and outside groups, including directing the flow of money, in order to influence the recall elections here in Wisconsin in 2011 and 2012. As a followup to my original post, […]

Prosecutors allege Gov. Scott Walker part of “criminal scheme” to subvert campaign finance/coordination laws

In newly released documents relating to the second John Doe investigation of Gov. Scott Walker and some of his closest associates, prosecutors alleged Gov. Walker was at the heart of a scheme to violate Wisconsin’s campaign laws by improperly coordinating campaign activities with outside groups.

The documents, released Thursday and part of an ongoing suit, focus on one […]

County Executive Abele to release thousands of pages of John Doe investigation emails

This is great news. A pool of at least tens of thousands of emails will likely soon become available from aides to Gov. Scott Walker when he was Milwaukee County executive.

One person’s records consist of 25,000 to 40,000 emails, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said in an interview Thursday. Prosecutors seized the computers of […]

Is Gov. Scott Walker negotiating a deal with John Doe prosecutor?

In my experience, innocent people don’t make deals with prosecutors… Until now, the newspaper’s editorial page has defended Walker against what it says is an unconstitutional violation by prosecutors of his campaign’s free speech rights. In Wednesday’s editorial, the newspaper attacked Walker, alleging that his attorney was negotiating with prosecutors at a time when they […]