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 [...]
In early 2012, nominally-Democratic Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm filed bribery charges against Johnny Thomas, a Milwaukee County supervisor, rising star and shoo-in candidate for city comptroller.
The evidence was flimsy but Chisholm took Thomas to trial. Later that year, Thomas quickly was acquitted (but his reputation was damaged and career was derailed).
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Update #2: As noted in the comments section, the “caging” in question may have referred to other campaign-related activities, and the following Editor’s Note has appeared on the original entry at The Progressive. Upon further research, the emails referenced in this story appear to relate to the use of software called “Complete Campaigns,” which is [...]
The folks over at The Progressive have pointed out some strong parallels between Gov. Scott Walker and his New Jersey counterpart, Gov. Chris Christie.
Among the parallels between Walker and Christie, both governors were micromanagers of their campaigns, staff, and messaging. Both focused not on serving the interests of citizens but on their next political [...]
As usual, James Rowen is right on point. Is this reality about who knew what, when and with whom, or:
When the dust settled, one emailer is now Governor, the other’s a convicted felon.
As Milwaukee County Executive, Scott Walker was on the secret email system that has earned his then-Deputy Chief of Staff Kelly [...]
In December 2013, Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s reelection campaign announced it had fired deputy finance director Taylor Palmisano after it was revealed Palmisano had made a number of racist comments on Twitter prior to being employed with Walker’s campaign.
In case you’ve been stuck under a rock today, over 27,000 pages of documents compiled during [...]
I smell a lawsuit… The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) today denounced false claims filed in federal court by Eric O’Keefe and Wisconsin Club for Growth (WCFG) who are seeking to derail a bipartisan, multi-county criminal investigation into their electoral activities.
“Eric O’Keefe and WCFG have misled a federal court with false claims about [...]
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s new prince of darkness suggests that it is time to rework the laws defining John Doe because there are LEAKS surrounding John Doe II…aka the John Doe investigating irregularities surrounding the gubernatorial recall campaign.
Leaks have served to prosecute conservatives in the court of public opinion when actual evidence is [...]
For a guy who has absolutely nothing to worry about in regards to the ongoing “John Doe 2″ investigation, Republican Gov. Scott Walker sure is forking over a lot of money for legal compliance.
Gov. Scott Walker raised more than $5 million in the last half of 2013 — nearly triple what his Democratic opponent [...]
Well this is something… In recent weeks, special prosecutor Francis Schmitz has hit dozens of conservative groups with subpoenas demanding documents related to the 2011 and 2012 campaigns to recall Governor Walker and state legislative leaders.
Copies of two subpoenas we’ve seen demand “all memoranda, email . . . correspondence, and communications” both internally and [...]