Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Accused of Criminal Scheme

By Matea Gold and Tom Hamburger, WashPost, June 19 at 8:00 PM

Wisconsin prosecutors have alleged that Gov. Scott Walker was part of a wide-ranging “criminal scheme” to coordinate the activities of conservative groups that spent millions to help him and other Republicans fend off recall efforts, according to documents released Thursday.

Walker has not been charged, and his legal jeopardy was unclear. The documents stem from a multi-county investigation blocked last month by a federal judge, a decision currently on appeal.

In a statement, the governor called the allegations of wrongdoing “categorically false.”

The disclosures mark the first time that Walker, who is running for reelection this year and mulling over a 2016 presidential bid, has been singled out for allegedly playing a direct role in what prosecutors have called a “nationwide effort” to mobilize a network of independent groups considered crucial to his recall victory. Included in the documents is an excerpt of an e-mail he sent Republican strategist Karl Rove, describing the outside operation.

(More here.)

1 Comments:

Blogger Tom Koch said...

Those on the left side of the aisle must fear Gov. Walker. Too bad VV and others could not show equal "interest" in Lois Lerner's mysterious emails.

7:38 AM  

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