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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 06:57 AM
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9. Here's another link

To refresh the reader's memory, there was quite the scandal last May, when Darlene Wink, who was one of Walker's aides as well as an officer in the Milwaukee County Republicans, was caught leaving comments on JSOnline during work hours. She immediately resigned and has since lawyered up pretty heavily, from what I've been told.

Three months later, another Walker staffer, Tim Russell, had his office literally raided and rifled through by Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputies. They took his computer, his cell phone and who knows what else. Presumably this stemmed from a complaint by WISDEMS that Russell was helping Walker campaign on county time. Russell has a long history of helping Walker on his campaigns, but had previously taken time off to do so, to the best of my knowledge.

By the end of the year, these events led to a formal John Doe investigation being conducted, presumably about these two people and their alleged activities. I haven't heard much about Wink, but I have heard from a number of reliable sources that Russell could be in real big trouble.

Just a few weeks after the John Doe was revealed, it was learned that a lot of high profile attorneys were being retained by various players and possible players. The lawyers include Steven Biskupic, Frank Gimbel and Paul Bucher. The possible defendants which I've heard of include Wink, Russell, Walker's campaign itself and Tom Nardelli.

It would be interesting if Nardelli is indeed part of this, since Walker had taken him along to Madison with him.

Another aspect of the probe includes the illegal campaign donations from William E. Gardner, president and CEO of Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co.

I've also heard rumor that the probe might have included Walker compliance, or lack thereof, with open records requests.
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  -The Milwaukee County DA & GAB to hold News conference on, separate, unrelated to "the 14000" story Ellipsis  Apr-11-11 06:08 AM   #0 
  - Yes  PeaceNikki   Apr-11-11 06:14 AM   #1 
  - Bloggin Blue says... Tim Russell and Darlene Wink- allegations - illegal campaign work for the Gov.  Ellipsis   Apr-11-11 06:17 AM   #2 
  - Yes, this from comments on a JS-online article...  HereSince1628   Apr-11-11 06:19 AM   #3 
     - If Walker ordered them to do it... hello Governor Kleefisch!  PeaceNikki   Apr-11-11 06:30 AM   #6 
     - A few more possible players...  eowyn_of_rohan   Apr-11-11 07:11 AM   #15 
        - Oooo, I hate Bucher.  PeaceNikki   Apr-11-11 07:39 AM   #17 
        - What's the scoop on him?-nt  eowyn_of_rohan   Apr-11-11 08:45 AM   #26 
        - Well, he's generally a supreme asshole... just on a personal level.  PeaceNikki   Apr-11-11 09:19 AM   #29 
           - Niiiiice guy  eowyn_of_rohan   Apr-11-11 09:26 AM   #30 
        - Bucher is another Waukesha County conservanazi prick.  TxVietVet   Apr-11-11 11:04 AM   #36 
        - Kreklow was Walkers budget director.  Ellipsis   Apr-11-11 07:43 AM   #19 
        - Rumor... Tom Nardelli - Walkers Chief of Staff.  Ellipsis   Apr-11-11 07:57 AM   #22 
           - yeah - that's a zinger  eowyn_of_rohan   Apr-11-11 08:44 AM   #25 
  - Sounds like...  TurningPointTime   Apr-11-11 06:21 AM   #4 
  - If they're Republicans and they're tied to Walker  rpannier   Apr-11-11 06:22 AM   #5 
  - If you're going to be so self-assured, at least go to the effort to learn the place names.  TroglodyteScholar   Apr-11-11 06:38 AM   #7 
  - Where did I imply that I was so self assured  rpannier   Apr-11-11 07:01 AM   #10 
     - I'm just glad this didn't happen in Oconomowoc.  PeaceNikki   Apr-11-11 07:03 AM   #11 
        - Me too  rpannier   Apr-11-11 07:04 AM   #12 
  - Darlene Wink she was spending much of her day posting comments favorable to her boss  Ellipsis   Apr-11-11 06:50 AM   #8 
     - That kind of thing might make them feel good,  tanyev   Apr-11-11 07:40 AM   #18 
  - Here's another link  PeaceNikki   Apr-11-11 06:57 AM   #9 
  - More on Tim Russell... More Questions Arise Around Walker Crony.  Ellipsis   Apr-11-11 07:37 AM   #16 
  - Walker staffer quits after admitting she posted Web comments while at work  Ellipsis   Apr-11-11 07:04 AM   #13 
  - There ya go - proof that many of the pro-RW posters are paid hacks  eowyn_of_rohan   Apr-11-11 07:56 AM   #21 
  - Recommend  xchrom   Apr-11-11 07:05 AM   #14 
  - John Doe Probe Becoming Whos Who List For Defense Attorneys  Ellipsis   Apr-11-11 07:51 AM   #20 
  - Suppose this has anything to do with Walker turning down  shraby   Apr-11-11 08:39 AM   #23 
     - I thought about that... Well, we'll find out today.  Ellipsis   Apr-11-11 08:42 AM   #24 
  - $43,800 returned to rail chief, his employees - used company money to reimburse employees donations.  Ellipsis   Apr-11-11 08:51 AM   #27 
  - Partnering with,State of Wis. and participating county governments, the WSOR plans to expand.  Ellipsis   Apr-11-11 09:03 AM   #28 
  - ZING! Railroad executive charged with campaign law violations (WISCONSIN)  Ellipsis   Apr-11-11 10:32 AM   #31 
     - WTF? We all know how much value walker puts on rail.  Blue Owl   Apr-11-11 10:37 AM   #32 
     - :o  PeaceNikki   Apr-11-11 10:39 AM   #33 
     - I hope there is more to it than this...  eowyn_of_rohan   Apr-11-11 10:40 AM   #34 
     - Wow! This is a Goddamn greek tragedy!  Ellipsis   Apr-11-11 10:59 AM   #35 

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