Monday, March 26, 2012

"John Doe" Walker investigation takes another interesting turn.

Finally getting the media coverage it deserves, Fox 6's Mike Lowe shines a clarifying light on the Scott Walker John Doe investigation. With so many former aides to Walker under investigation, you would think Republican voters would be as angry and disgusted as they were with Gov. Doyle, when the Milwaukee DA went after him. No charges resulted in that witch hunt. 
Another name has surfaced in the ongoing John Doe investigation when (Scott Walker) was serving as Milwaukee’s County Executive. A woman who was once a top aide to Walker when he was county executive … is Fran McLaughlin. She served as then-county executive Walker’s communications director. She now serves in the same capacity for Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
Documents obtained by FOX6 News show McLaughlin may be the latest of Walker’s staff members to be under the microscope. Rindfleisch says: “I got Fran highlighting all the mistakes in the press releases that the campaign does.” That’s a possible reference to McLaughlin editing Walker’s campaign press releases. The documents also show Rindfleisch discussing possible retribution against political enemies that was stopped by Walker. Rindfleisch said: “Scott won’t let me do any of the things I want to do to (expletive) her over.” 

One other was mentioned in the josonline:
Jon Myhre, a deputy spokesman, (was) among a group of seven former county employees whose personnel records were subpoenaed by prosecutors.
One conversation between Rindfleisch and former chief of staff Jim Villa, would have made the right wing blow a gasket if it had been between two Democrats; which jobs they would take when Walker took power. This is arrogance on steroids:
Rindfleisch reportedly chatted with Villa about what jobs they could get in the Walker administration. Rindfleisch said: “I’ve decided you need to be secretary of commerce, and don’t tell me you don’t have the experience.” Prosecutors allege Rindfleisch and others used a secret email system, on a separate wireless internet connection to conduct campaign business in Walker’s county offices. Walker himself has denied any wrongdoing on several occasions.

Jay Heck, the executive director of Common Cause Wisconsin:“What’s most shocking to me, is just sort of the audacity of doing that on a county system or a system that’s within the county building. I think one of the questions that people are wondering about is, if all of the top people in the county executive’s office seem to know about, and seem to be working on activity illegally, did the boss know or not? And if the boss didn’t know it, why didn’t he know it?”  

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