Halbrooks is not they type of person one would expect to be involved with Walkergate. He is a former lawyer and judge. In fact, he was "Of Counsel" to Michael Maistelman's law firm, meaning he didn't work for the firm, but was willing to provide his legal expertise to the firm from time to time. Halbrooks was also part of the state's Election Board, the predecessor of the GAB, and was part of it when they busted the crooked Mark Block in the Wilcox scandal.
That said, because of his vast experience and storied past, he was/is a bit of a mover and shaker. He was appointed to the Milwaukee 7, a group consisting of civic leaders, business people and politicians whose mission is to draw businesses to Southeastern Wisconsin. And some of the board members that Halbrooks worked with include Michael Grebe, Walker's campaign chair; Republican money man Jim Kreuser; and someone named Scott Walker.
A more tangential connection is that he apparently had the support of realtors. We all know that the realtors were in deep with Walker and a shady deal regarding the renting of a section of the Reuss Federal Building has been reported as being part of the Walkergate investigation.
Without further information, it is impossible to know with any certainty how Halbrooks is involved with Walkergate. It could be the land deal. It could be another part of it. It could be something altogether new.
Now THAT'S kind of interesting, I'd say.
It's worth noting that the longer the John Doe/Walkergate probe goes on, the more *outraged* and "shocked" conservative Republicans appear to be, as noticed by Joel McNally yesterday. (I'd almost forgotten about Mr. Jessica McBride, that Waukesha Herr Blucher character.) Read the piece: