Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:29 AM
Scuba (46,937 posts)
Walkergate: emails of Scott Walker’s conniving staff are revealed in court
Prosecutor Bruce Landgraf made a very strong case against Scott Walker’s former aide Rindfleisch, Monday. You can review Landgraf’s 78-page presentation below and I’ve pulled out a few of the more sordid details. Keep in mind that what’s most illegal here is not necessarily what’s most sordid.
Landgraf’s makes clear that campaign staff, a media contractor, county staff, Scott Walker, and the GOP are all mixing it up with no disregard for the walls, by law, they should have imposed between government and political operatives and their activities. To make his case, he’s shared emails that Walker’s team never thought would see the light of day.
Landgraf starts out solidly establishing the basics: that Rindfleisch knew the rules and that she created thousands of emails for Brett Davis’ campaign on Milwaukee County time. Page 36 establishes that county staff and campaign staff are tossing themselves into one pot – doing a conference call at the county office. The people listed on that email who gathered to work together are:
On page 63 “This needs to be done covertly so it’s not tied to Scott, the county, or the campaign in any way.” is her message to Stephen Thompson. Rindfleisch refers to a message from M. Lisa which says “Freedom of Information Act – I would suggest more covert.” It’s clear from another email Landgraf has included that the conversation refers to an email from Rindfleisch to Keith Gilkes (the Friends of Scott Walker Campaign Manager) about “The contact for open records on Mendota and their failure to be in compliance”.
The entire 78-slide PowerPoint prepared by DA Landgraf is available at the link.
More coverage here: http://cognidissidence.blogspot.com/2012/11/walkergate-then-theres-still-even-more.html
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Walkergate: emails of Scott Walker’s conniving staff are revealed in court (Original post)
Response to Kolesar (Reply #1)
Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:38 PM
midnight (25,982 posts)
5. Good article. Why does this administration target our mental health services...
Makes me wonder what the walker stay behinds at the Milwaukee Behaviour health are doing to destroy that place.... AKA Ms. Lucy is part of Walker's team....
The e-mails presented by the prosecutors at her sentencing make her function pretty clear.
At another point, Rindfleisch said in an email regarding an effort by the campaign to plant stories about problems at the state Mendota Mental Health Institute: "This needs to be done covertly so it's not tied to Scott or the campaign in any way."
Read more: Scott Walker's Not-So-Little Legal Snag - Scott Walker Campaign Investigation - Esquire http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/scott-walker-aid-convicted-14759848#ixzz2Ctmw3ZE4
Response to Scuba (Original post)
Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:16 AM
dragonlady (2,854 posts)
2. And the Journal-Sentinel editorial board says . . .
"While there may be nothing illegal about any of what Landgraf says happened, the alleged activities inside the courthouse are the antithesis of good government. And they appear to violate Walker's pledge to separate his work as county executive from the campaign."
There may be nothing illegal?