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 [...]

Republican Federal judge orders halt to investigation into possible campaign-related criminal activity

So wait….it’s now illegal to investigate possible illegal campaign activity? U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa on Tuesday ordered a halt to the ongoing John Doe investigation, siding with Wisconsin Club for Growth in ruling that the investigation into alleged illegal campaign coordination is hampering the group’s free-speech rights.

Randa ordered prosecutors to “cease all activities [...]

Sister says convicted ex-Walker aide’s life is ruined

Cry me a river… The sister of Kelly Rindfleisch, the former deputy chief of staff for Scott Walker, has launched an attack on Milwaukee County prosecutors, accusing them of ruining Rindfleisch’s life with their John Doe investigation.

In a letter to the editor of the Baraboo News Republic, Anne Hollinsed said her sister can’t get [...]

Dept. of Transportation legal chief fired after offensive email discovered through John Doe document dump

Well this is good news… John Schulze, the chief legal counsel for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation since last spring, is no longer with the department, an agency spokesperson has confirmed. Schulze’s departure follows the release last week of an offensive email he sent in 2010 to a secret email system in Gov. Scott Walker’s [...]

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