Prosecutors Drop The Hammer On Scott Walker and Accuse Him Of Running a Criminal Scheme

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Court documents were unsealed today in Wisconsin that reveal prosecutors alleging that Scott Walker, the state’s Republican Governor, was at the center of a “criminal scheme” to illegally coordinate fundraising among conservative groups – including Karl Rove – during 2011 and 2012.

Patrick Marley and Daniel Bice reporting for the Journal Sentinel wrote, “John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of ‘criminal scheme'”:

Prosecutors allege that Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of an effort to illegally coordinate fundraising among conservative groups to help his campaign and those of Republican senators fend off recall elections during 2011 and ’12, according to documents unsealed Thursday.
In the documents, prosecutors lay out what they call a “criminal scheme” to bypass state election laws by Walker, his campaign and two top deputies — R.J. Johnson and Deborah Jordahl.
The governor and his close confidants helped raise money and control spending through 12 conservative groups during the recall elections, according to the prosecutors’ filings.
The documents include an email in which Walker tells Karl Rove, former top adviser to President George W. Bush, that Johnson would lead the coordination campaign. Johnson is also chief adviser to Wisconsin Club for Growth, a conservative group active in the recall elections.

On April 11, 2011 I wrote that, “Wisconsin Titanic: Criminal Probe Heading Scott Walker’s Way”. It’s been a long journey since then of the Governor paying a lot of money to lawyers who specialize in criminal activities while claiming he wasn’t even a target of the John Doe on-going investigation. Gov. Walker (R-WI) even won a recall campaign while his campaigns and administrations were under investigation,

This should help explain why the IRS looks into ventures like Karl Rove’s tax exempt status, and it exposes the vast network of shady fundraising that the Supreme Court opened up with their Citizens United ruling.

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Scott Walker has long been making eyes at the Oval Office as many Republicans had him pegged as either a dark horse candidate the 2016 nomination or a trendy choice for VP. 2016. But even his reelection campaign in November has to be the last thing on the governor’s mind right now.

On another note, fellow Wisconsin Republican and current RNC Chairman Reince Preibus has to be getting nervous. The illegal dark money coordination scheme that Republicans have long been suspected of running has taken a significant step towards being exposed. The influx of Citizens United dark money is the only thing keeping the teetering Republican Party propped up. If it falls, the Republican Party will crumble.

Walker has not been formally charged yet, as federal Judge Rudolph Randa has temporarily put the John Doe investigation on hold, but it looking more and more like it is only a matter of time until the hammer falls and corrupt reign of Scott Walker comes to an end in Wisconsin.

44 Replies to “Prosecutors Drop The Hammer On Scott Walker and Accuse Him Of Running a Criminal Scheme”

  1. Hopefully that will be the end of Walkers career. Hope they go after Rove too. Would be a caveat if the Kochs name comes out in this investigation.

  2. His eyes will be very wide; instead of having them on a national election he’ll have them on the other guys in striped criminal outfits.

  3. Until (and unless) they charge him, Scott’s going with the Sarah Palin reaction to the investigation: “I’m very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing, any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Very pleased to be cleared of that.”

  4. There was an article from Daily Kos in May that Walkers lawyers were trying to get him a deal. I’d love to see him sing like a canary.

  5. Too bad he didn’t get a college degree. Oh, well – something tells me that he may find time to take some online courses pretty soon.

  6. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. It wasn’t that people “disliked” the recall process, it was the Club For Growth commercials that made even political junkies hate politics. The nonstop commercials six months leading up to the recall weren’t meant to make you like Walker, they were a hammer on the political process. Never forget that the protests at the capitol occurred within weeks of his swearing in, because he introdued Act 10, the prewritten Alec legislation within days. Please, please, please let this man lose in November along with Our Dumb Senator Ron Johnson. We’re already seeing some commercials and given his political aspirations, the money will be staggering. I’m not particularly thrilled with Mary Burke, she’s been a little vague on the issues, but at least is in favor of marriage equality. At this point, if anyone says we “deserve” Walker I’m coming after you. Local news today says we are dead last out of 10 midwestern states for job growth.

  7. Is there any Republican Governor who is not involved in some kind of scandal — in addition to destroying the state they were elected to govern.

    Wisconsin used to be a great & progressive state. I hope the voters remember all the deceit that Walker & the many other numerous GOP governors are involved in come election time as I know people have short memories.

  8. Tom Corp-butt can’t be far behind. Same RGA shenanigans here in Pa. Unleash the hounds Kathleen Kane.

  9. I find it hilarious that no college has even offered to give him an honorary degree, rumors are that he has shopped around for one.

  10. If he cuts a deal and become songbird jr. he will piss off a bunch of people. If he keeps his mouth shut and take it like a manly man then he may go to jail. Either way his ambitions are like bread left in the toaster too long. He is a piece of BURNT TOAST. LMBAO

  11. Do I see a RICO here? Perhaps visions of Scotty wearing a snappy orange one piece jump suit with matching slip on sneekers?

  12. You Do realize this investigation is over? No charges! These are What the John Doe prosecuters were seeking but were Stopped by the court months ago….no indictment! No case…

  13. Walker has not been formally charged yet, as federal Judge Rudolph Randa has temporarily put the John Doe investigation on hold
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    On hold does not mean case closed. Sheesh I thought you can read

  14. Maybe they should look toward the Karl ROVE business; as accessory & facilitation for criminal enterprise by not having safeguards in place to prevent abuse.

    All the more reason for 100% full disclosure. Where & who the money comes from plus where it goes.

  15. It may be, eventually, that the Supremes will have Walker’s back on this, and rule that any laws regulating legalized bribery, er I mean “campaign contributions” are unconstitutional restrictions on free money, er, I mean “speech”. Until then, this might cripple Walker, in the event that enough voters care.

  16. Alrighty then……I say Bring it! I don’t care how tired one gets of the barrage of political ads prior to an election, the people of WI were granted a hard fought for opportunity to right a previous wrong. The people blew it. Everyone, including the rest of the country unfortunately must pay the price for those that were too lazy or ignorant to do the right thing.

  17. Well Huckleberry rethugs have been known to sing before. some very well known. Hope this is the thread that might disassemble the rethug party along with the teabaggers.

  18. Walker, Christie and Cheney are getting bitten in the posterior regions by Karma this week. Pass the popcorn!

  19. McConnell, Walker, Christie, Corbett – the class of 2010 ain’t doing so well. If only someone could get the dirt on our “good” governor Skeletor here in Florida, it might even be enough to make me go to church again. Oh, wait……

  20. All these liars, cheaters, crooks like Walker and Karl Rove will eventually be brought to justice! You can only get away with it for so long. He will sing like a canary and bring everyone down with him, that’s the kind of people they are! They don’t have friends, the only have acquaintances that help them with their agenda, which is power and greed!

  21. Here’s a news flash for you! When Judge Randa stopped the investigation, the prosecutors decided to appeal it to the Seventh Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Please, try to keep up.

    “Prosecutors Appeal Ruling To Halt John Doe Investigation”

    http://www.wpr.org/prosecutors-appeal-ruling-halt-john-doe-investigation

    Even after the 7th Court of Appeals stayed Judge Randa’s decision, he implemented it again, and the prosecutors appealed it again, per today’s JS online.

  22. Republicans are like pit bulls, sink their teeth into a scandal, or make one up. Then never let go. Dems don’t behave this way. But they must go for the jugular this time. Metaphorically. Use the words “criminal schemes” everytime Scott Walker is mentioned. Beat it like a drum. Like Fox News would if he was Dem. If not he’s teflon. He’ll defy logic & win again.

  23. God forgive me, but I hope that union busting piece of shit burns in hell for eternity! If my thoughts cause me to be sent to hell, at least I will have the pleasure of watching him and his Patron Saint, Ronald Wilson Reagan, burn forever.

  24. Why has the judge put the complaint on hold, and suggest there was no probable cause for the filling?
    Secondly, why are the proscuters hiding behind a john doe filling?

  25. I feel you. I don’t live in WI, but he offends me. He needs to pay for the union busting. I’d like to slap the smirk off his dumb face. The winks & finger wagging are obnoxious too. He’s so dirty & devoid of conscience. The recall failure made me question God.

  26. Well for one the Judge has a conflict of interest with wife active and donating to Walker that’s one theory and two what the John Doe is about is nothing more than a glorified grand jury where all parties are forbidden to talk

  27. Why do I think certain members of the supreme court knew this kind of crap would happen, particularly Thomas, since he and his wife have been doing it with god’s blessing since day one.

    And that is the point–none of them (Thomas, Walker, Rove et al) believe it is intrinsically wrong–maybe illegal, but that can be changed with rulings and legislation. And they’ll bend morality to fit their predilection for doing bad things to others by finding a bible quote, or make one up. They’ll just ignore the ethics though–ethics are for effete liberal not-real americans.

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