legal cooperation fund!
It couldn't have been a subpoena with all that cooperation. It had to be an invitation, done in the finest calligraphy and starting out with something like "You are cordially invited to..."
But, alas, I was wrong. It was a full blown subpoena.
Well, that isn't really much of a surprise. We already knew that Walker was on the potential witness list.
But there were two other things that I noticed today, which were rather interesting if not surprising.
One of these things is courtesy of the esteemed James Rowen, who pointed out this article about Walker's money grubbing from last spring. The key part, as James highlighted, is this:
The records show that Walker gave a 15-minute speech at the event, which was headlined by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. The trip was funded by Walker’s campaign, and he was accompanied by campaign fundraiser Kelly Rindfleisch, currently facing four felony charges for alleged illegal campaign activities while working for Walker when he was Milwaukee County executive.Even though she was already being investigated for illegal politicking, Walker was still using her four months later to continue raking in the dough. Not only does this demonstrate Walker's avarice and lack of moral compunction, but it also lends strength to the rumor that Walker and his pals have been raising legal defense funding for his gal pal, even if not as conspicuously as he was doing for his own.
the prosecution's witness list has been made available, via the Wisconsin State Journal.
Most of the names on the list, as I had surmised, are either investigators or keepers of the information of various agencies and companies, such as human resource and technical support for Milwaukee County or representatives from Google and US Cellular.
Many of the other names are ones we have discussed before, including Cullen Werwie, Brett Davis, Michael Huebsch, Keith Gilkes and Jim Villa.
But there are three names not previously mentioned in the news which are worth noting.
One is Timothy W. Lightner, who is presumably the mysteriously "Timothy L.," who is scheduled for a deposition on October 11. Lightner is described as an event host, or in other words, someone that hosted a campaign fund raising event.
Another name to note is one that I had thought they might have omitted. That name would be Andrea Boom, one of Rindfleisch's BFFs. Boom sold Rindfleisch out for a mere $47.60.
A third name to note is Mark Graul. Graul is a Republican strategist who ran Mark Green's campaign as well as the campaign for the corrupt Annette Ziegler. It shouldn't be a surprise that Graul's name pops up. He seems to have a certain affinity at getting caught in politically compromising fixes.
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"Who, me?" look.
As a point of interest, and to further cement the ties that bind, Davis' campaign treasurer was Jason T. Thompson, son of Tommy Thompson, and currently an attorney at Walker's favorite law firm, Michael Best & Friedich.Yep. Not only is Jason the son of Tommy Thompson, former governor and current failing and flailing senatorial candidate, but he is also a staffer at the official law firm of Fitzwalkerstan.
You know, I am getting the feeling that if John Doe keeps pulling on the right threads, he could end up unraveling all of WISGOP and maybe even a major part of the national Republican party.
Now wouldn't that just be something?