This is absolutely disgusting, and it shows the lengths some conservatives will go to in order to discredit Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm because he dared investigate (and successfully prosecute) misconduct in public office by employees of then-County Executive Scott Walker.
Right now, the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago is hearing oral arguments about whether the John Doe investigation into alleged illegal coordination between Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Club for Growth (and other organizations) is legal.
Reporters aren’t allowed to bring in electronic devices, so very little information is seeping out.
Instead, Twitter is aflame with an article in a right-wing publication that uses an anonymous attack on the wife of District Attorney John Chisholm.
The article alleges that Mrs. Chisholm, a public school teacher who’s a union member (allegedly), somehow cried so hard over Walker’s Act 10 that Chisholm felt compelled to go on witch hunt and bring down Walker and his crew.
The accusation comes from an unnamed prosecutor in the DA’s office.
Instead of sticking with the facts at hand, the right wing is now attacking Mrs. Chisholm, speculating, “Was prosecutor’s union-operative wife behind John Doe investigation of Scott Walker?”
Stuart Taylor’s hit piece on DA Chisholm is disgusting on a number of levels, but the fact that he resorted to using Chisholm’s wife as a means of attacking Chisholm is particularly despicable.
In the interest of allowing you to read the report by Stuart Taylor, Jr. in its entirety, here it is.