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 [...]

UPDATED: Walker aides conspired to engage in illegal vote caging?

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 [...]

UPDATED: Did Scott Walker know about secret computer network in his County Exec office? You bet he did!

It’s getting harder and harder to believe Scott Walker had absolutely no knowledge that multiple members of his County Executive staff were engaged in illegal political activities on taxpayer time while sitting less than 25 feet from Walker.

After all, here’s what Cindy Archer, formerly a top aide to Scott Walker, wrote of the private [...]

UPDATE: Why are so many of Scott Walker’s aides fond of racist “jokes?”

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 [...]

Governor Scott Walker and John Doe I

An interesting thing happened on the way from John Doe I to John Doe II. Conservative bloggers and Governor Walker apologists continue to state that John Doe I exonerated the governor! HUH?

Exonerate generally means to free someone from blame or fault or that someone convicted of a crime is proven to be innocent. [...]

Scott Walker’s deputy chief of staff: “Good coordination will help”

Thanks to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, we now have a copy of the presentation given by Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf at the felony sentencing hearing of Kelly Rindfleisch, the former Deputy Chief of Staff to then-Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker.

I’m particularly fond of page 35 of Landgraf’s presentation, which highlights an email exchange [...]

Former Walker aide/gubernatorial campaign employee sentenced for felony conviction

For those of you keeping score at home, this marks the third person closely associated with Republican Gov. Scott Walker to be convicted of criminal behavior for violating Wisconsin’s campaign finance/misconduct in public office laws. A Milwaukee judge sentenced one of Gov. Scott Walker’s former top aides to six months in jail and three years [...]

Kelly Rindfleisch Intends to Renege on Plea Bargain

Kelly Rindfleisch pleaded guilty to one count of doing campaign work while working from her county office as an aide for then County Executive Walker. Within twenty four hours her attorney is making noises about appealing the ‘conviction’ and applying her 2002 immunity deal to her 2010 activities. The original Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article can [...]

Scott Walker is one of two things

Writes Steve Schultze of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about soon-to-be convicted felon Kelly Rindfleisch, who served as Scott Walker’s deputy chief of staff during his time as Milwaukee County Executive: “She also frequently communicated with key members of Walker’s staff for his gubernatorial campaign, including campaign manager Keith Gilkes and deputy manager Stephan Thompson, during [...]

UPDATED: Kelly Rindfleisch to take a plea in felony misconduct in office case?

Yesterday I wrote about the revelation that Republican Gov. Scott Walker had been subpoenaed to testify in the criminal trial of former aide Kelly Rindfleish, who had served as Walker’s Deputy Chief of Staff during part of Walker’s tenure as Milwaukee County Executive.

At the time, I wondered about the possibility of Walker pleading the [...]

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