Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:46 AM
WI_DEM (33,497 posts)
WI John Doe Investigation: Walker introduced into Sentencing Hearing
Days after Gov. Scott Walker delivered speeches at national Republican events unveiling more of the hard-line, conservative policies he has come to be known for, a Milwaukee County prosecutor for the first time publicly connected the dots between the illegal activities of Walker’s former aides and staffers and the governor himself.
Monday was the first time during the secret John Doe investigation that began in May 2010 that evidence was presented in court that showed Walker was not only privy to, but involved in, daily meetings that combined campaign efforts for his run for governor and county employees.
“There are a lot of questions Scott Walker, himself, should answer,” says Graeme Zielinski, a spokesman with the Wisconsin Democratic Party. “We now know that he was directly involved in a criminal culture. Some of these activities are no longer speculative. They are now on the record.”
The move to reveal information specific to the John Doe investigation that would lead to Walker’s name being presented in court began nearly a year ago and is being cited by one former prosecutor as a calculated move to, among other things, introduce additional information to the judge and the public.
Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf "made a choice to show the evidence,” says Tim Verhoff, a former Dane County prosecutor and now a Madison-based criminal defense attorney. “There are many reasons he could have chosen to do so, but my guess is he wanted to show the judge the extent of how often she (Kelly Rindfleisch) was campaigning on county time, or he might have wanted to show the public the overall extent of the activity.”
Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/capitol-report/milwaukee-prosecutor-uses-calculated-move-to-introduce-walker-into-sentencing/article_e166116c-3364-11e2-a34d-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz2CruIZiK9
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WI John Doe Investigation: Walker introduced into Sentencing Hearing (Original post)
|Jackpine Radical||Nov 2012||#1|
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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:54 AM
Jackpine Radical (45,274 posts)
1. I think the state Dems would be well-advised to keep their big traps shut
and let the legal process unfold.
To do otherwise risks giving the appearance of a politicized witch-hunt.