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 opened up about his voting record to try to suggest that the investigation is nothing personal.
“I voted for Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin’s 2012 gubernatorial recall election,” Schmitz said in a sworn declaration filed with the U.S. District Court on Tuesday.
This disclosure is intended to counter claims by conservative groups that they are being targeted by prosecutors because they backed the first-term Republican governor. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, a Democrat, acknowledges in a separate filing that he initiated the investigation.