Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Walkergate: More Documents To Be Released

Just days ago, I questioned whether more documents would be released from the federal lawsuit that is before the dishonorable Rudolph Randa.  The reason for my doubt was Randa's corruption and ties to both Scott Walker and the Koch brothers.

However, an federal appellate court judge has taken some of the heat off of Randa by ordering the release of a couple more court documents:
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered that a small set of documents be made publicly available in the lawsuit over an investigation into cooperation between conservative groups and the campaign of Gov. Scott Walker.

Judge Diane Wood of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ordered the court clerk to make available to the public two attachments to a motion that the Wisconsin Club for Growth had wanted to seal.

Her order did not say when the records would be available or make clear what they contain. They appear to total 14 pages, according to online court records.
The fact that the John Doe investigation is being kept in the news - along with Walker's dismal record on job creation and high level of corruption and cronyism - must be playing hell with his poll numbers, judging by the fact that he is launching attack ads this early into the campaign. That is not the behavior of an incumbent that is expecting to win reelection.


  1. Walker's corrupt career will be "death by a thousand cuts", leading right up to the November elections.

    1. A consummation devoutly to be wished.

  2. I wish I could thank and hug all the billionaires financing the right wing groups who made these many John Doe Deux revelations possible. May there be many more!

  3. Agree with all of the above, the "drip, drip, drip" of the news coverage will really help Ms. Burke's chances.

  4. He has turned Wi into the Miss of the north. It is hard to live here now.

  5. Interesting facet to the Utah arrests of Attorney General Shurtleff and Attorney General Swallow. It apparently started just like John Doe.

    Mark Shurtleff asked feds to investigate his successor, John Swallow

    Late last October, then-Attorney General Mark Shurtleff met with Jeremy Johnson who revealed — for the first time, Shurtleff says — an arrangement the indicted Utah businessman had with Shurtleff’s chief deputy, John Swallow, aimed at helping Johnson fend off a federal investigation.

    The information, complete with emails and other communication, was concerning enough that Shurtleff huddled with his top criminal prosecutor and took the matter to the leading criminal prosecutor in the U.S. attorney’s office, urging him to explore the matter.