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Saturday, February 08, 2014

PR Watch: Newly-unsealed court documents and media leaks add to a growing body of evidence that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) campaign is at the center of a wide-ranging secret probe into campaign finance violations during the state's contentious 2011 and 2012 recall elections. The John Doe probe began in August of 2012 and is examining possible "illegal campaign coordination between [name redacted], a campaign committee, and certain special interest groups," according to an unsealed filing in the case. Sources told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the redacted committee is the Walker campaign, Friends of Scott Walker.

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A John Doe is similar to a grand jury investigation, but in front of a judge rather than a jury, and is conducted under strict secrecy orders.

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I get the feeling WS has had enough of Scott ------.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-08 07:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

This is not a "phony scandal".

#2 | Posted by KBM at 2014-02-08 07:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

Let's use some Bengahzi style defense here. It works for liberals after all.

It was a long time ago.

It's a made up scandal.

#3 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-02-08 08:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Wisconsin Reporter and the Wall Street Journal editorial board have consistently attacked the probe, characterizing the criminal investigation as a "political speech raid" and citing unnamed sources to portray the investigation as a Democrat-led "taxpayer-funded opposition research campaign" with "one party in this state using prosecutorial powers to conduct a one-sided investigation into conservatives."

The new court documents undermine those portrayals. The documents show that while the probe started in Milwaukee, it quickly spread to four other counties and is now led by Republican and Democratic prosecutors."

Not a made-up scandal.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2014-02-08 08:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

Can he pick a donor for the probe like obama has? Seems fair/equal to me.

#5 | Posted by MSgt at 2014-02-08 08:53 PM | Reply | Flag:

In a related development, Walker's former Deputy Chief of Staff from his time as Milwaukee County Executive, failed in her attempt to keep her emails from being released to the press. First District Court of Appeals Judge Patricia Curley ruled that Ms Rindfleisch's medical and social security numbers in the emails are to be redacted but the remaining contents of those emails are a public record. One has to wonder why she fought so hard to keep those emails private?

Grab some popcorn and settle in, this is just beginning to become interesting.

#6 | Posted by SLBronkowitz at 2014-02-08 09:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

Wissie, we still have a bet.

#7 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2014-02-08 10:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

All this "gotcha" politics. And we wonder why we have divided politics...

#8 | Posted by boaz at 2014-02-08 10:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Benghazi style defense here" That would be telling the truth, and not paying attention to fake outrage, works every time if FOX wants to make scandals stick they need someone like Rachel Maddow that can find real scandals and report on them without lies and outrage.

#9 | Posted by THomewood at 2014-02-08 10:35 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Anyone who disagrees with the left must be criminal, so keep up the investigations because probable cause is redefined as that.

#10 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-08 11:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

they need someone like Rachel Maddow that can find real scandals and report on them without lies and outrage.

Are you a real person?

#11 | Posted by boaz at 2014-02-08 11:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

A high percentage of the posters on Drudge would fail a Turing test.

#12 | Posted by visitor_ at 2014-02-08 11:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

It's been a rough week for the pugs in Fitzwalkerstan.

If Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans are paying someone to do their background checks, they should demand a refund.

And quick.

Records show that the state Republican Party has had on its payroll for the last couple of years a staffer with a felony count of possessing child pornography.

Alexander Combs, a former counselor at a Mukwonago co-ed camp, was hired by the state party to work in its Madison headquarters as a part-time fundraiser in March 2011, just one year after his felony conviction. He has been paid a little more than $41,000 by the party since landing the job, say campaign records.

Combs, 27, pleaded guilty in 2010 to downloading sexually explicit images of girls as young as 9 years old and engaging in online conversations with people who identified themselves as minor females. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years' probation. He is a registered sex offender until 2028.


www.jsonline.com

#13 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2014-02-09 01:53 AM | Reply | Flag:

Just another attempt to get Scott Walker. They tried to oust him with a re-election, that didn't work. Now they are trying this.

#14 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-02-09 02:03 AM | Reply | Flag:

Another GOP hopeful bites the dust. It looks like The Stench is going to have run again in 2016.

#15 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2014-02-09 02:05 AM | Reply | Flag:

"The Stench is going to have run again in 2016." Yes.. I did hear the Hillary was planning to run.

#16 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-02-09 02:11 AM | Reply | Flag:

The Stench.

#17 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2014-02-09 02:18 AM | Reply | Flag:

All this "gotcha" politics. And we wonder why we have divided politics...

#8 | Posted by boaz

That's the kind of crap that keeps 'good' people from running for any office. Who in their right mind would want to be dragged through miles of broken glass?

#18 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-02-09 12:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

I get the feeling WS has had enough of Scott ------.
#1 | POSTED BY TOR

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!

Because he put people back to work?

#19 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2014-02-09 07:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

Another GOP hopeful bites the dust. It looks like The Stench is going to have run again in 2016.
#15 | POSTED BY REINHEITSGEBOT

The Democrats is 2016 are looking weak as time passes.

#20 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2014-02-09 07:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

You would think at least 1 Republican water boy here would break from the pack of raging paranoids here and say something like:

'We should investigate and if there has been a crime committed, we will have a fair trial and let the court decide'.

You all were quite different when It was Jesse Jr. and Blagojevitch who were being investigated. Now that it is Walker and Christie, it's all 'gotcha' and political theater.

You should see how Republican you look. Not American, Republican. You would repulse yourselves.

#21 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2014-02-09 10:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

"You all were quite different when It was Jesse Jr. and Blagojevitch who were being investigated. Now that it is Walker and Christie, it's all 'gotcha' and political theater."

Flag! I consistently posted I thought Blago, while a jerk, did nothing criminal. I also posted Jesse Jr. seemed to have a mental problem rather than an ethical one.
Nice try.

#22 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-09 10:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

'We should investigate and if there has been a crime committed, we will have a fair trial and let the court decide'.
#21 | POSTED BY OLDWHISKEYSOUR

Hmmmm.

Ok. Let's do that. But, let's start with the Obama Administration. Let me pick one. How about Obama using the IRS to target his enemies.

Bet'cha didn't think of that first, did'ja.

It's a "glass house" thing, Whiskey. You should look into it.

#23 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2014-02-10 09:51 AM | Reply | Flag:

#21 | POSTED BY OLDWHISKEYSOUR

Another thing, Whiskey. This is a suspicion of campaign finance fraud which is used over and over to make someone look bad but nothing ever comes of it because there is more times than not a honest mistake or there is no fraud.

The losers in Wisconsin are going to be feeling this defeat for a long time especially since Walker is making the state better--bringing in business and putting people to work. Jindal gets the same treatment in Louisiana.

#24 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2014-02-10 09:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

Holy Jebus! Did Scott Walker really say in an interview on RightWingNews.com that he voted for Ronald Reagan when Walker was too young to vote in '80 or '84? He was born November 2, 1967.

#25 | Posted by DCTexan at 2014-02-10 10:48 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Ok. Let's do that. But, let's start with the Obama Administration. Let me pick one. How about Obama using the IRS to target his enemies. "

How about it was PROVEN any extreme group was targeted for extra scrutiny including many Democratic groups.

But keep trying, maybe scream Benghazi a few more times while watching FOX.

The only real scandals seem to be coming from the right!
Smell the shadenfruede!

#26 | Posted by drewl at 2014-02-10 01:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

All this "gotcha" politics. And we wonder why we have divided politics...

#8 | Posted by boaz

" This is a suspicion of campaign finance fraud which is used over and over to make someone look bad but nothing ever comes of it because there is more times than not a honest mistake or there is no fraud."

Yeah, criminal electoral fraud, already backed by a string of staffer convictions and plea deals, is nowhere near as bad as a quick bj between two consenting adults.

Etchy may be the only un-indicted Republican left by 2016.

#27 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-02-10 07:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

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