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Prosecutors: Gov. Walker Part of Criminal Scheme
ABC News ^ | June 19, 2014 | By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press

Posted on 06/19/2014 11:16:02 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Newly released documents show prosecutors believe Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of a nationwide "criminal scheme" to illegally coordinate fundraising with outside conservative groups.

No charges have been filed against Walker or any member of his staff.

Prosecutors say Walker, his chief of staff and others who worked for him were discussing illegal coordination with a number of national groups and prominent figures, including GOP strategist Karl Rove.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: election2012; election2016; rove; walker
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1 posted on 06/19/2014 11:16:02 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Probably an orchestrated smear campaign by the left


2 posted on 06/19/2014 11:18:20 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

3 posted on 06/19/2014 11:18:26 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The left will always let you know who they consider a threat.

This is one of the ways they do it.

Make them PROVE it, Governor.


4 posted on 06/19/2014 11:18:48 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Even if nothing comes of it, they’ll push the headlines as long as they can, make sure it is covered on all of the Sunday political talk shows, etc., etc. And the press is “all in” on the strategy.


5 posted on 06/19/2014 11:19:58 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Remember this whenever dealing with the liberal media: it is the seriousness of the charge, not its truth, whether it has merit to proceed.

This hit piece ends up with reporting the information was obtained by the group suing on behalf of Walker. It was a supposition by the “prosecutors”.

6 posted on 06/19/2014 11:19:59 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Left is trying to take down all prospective Republican candidates early. First Christie, now Walker. Let’s see who is next.


7 posted on 06/19/2014 11:20:10 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Mouton

hope he’s keeping the bridges open


8 posted on 06/19/2014 11:20:55 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I hope this is not true, he is my favorite for 2016. Wouldn’t mind seeing Karl Rove taken down though.


9 posted on 06/19/2014 11:21:02 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
These documents were released, of course, AFTER a judge has ruled those prosecutors FAILED TO PRODUCE EVIDENCE on Governor Walker and his supposed conspiracy.

This is a hit piece and it's because they're pissed they couldn't find anything.

10 posted on 06/19/2014 11:22:00 AM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: Solson

Yeah... they could believe the moon is made of green cheese if they wanted, but the court said nyet.


11 posted on 06/19/2014 11:23:14 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Since when do prosecutors speculate in the msm about possible charges without like - uh - actually filing charges?


12 posted on 06/19/2014 11:23:25 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're yelling "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Not this again.


13 posted on 06/19/2014 11:23:34 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Vince Ferrer

They won’t take down Karl Rove, He’s one of their best “tools”


14 posted on 06/19/2014 11:23:59 AM PDT by rocketmag
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To: Solson

Now they MIGHT be playing games by purposing to release scandal to the public that they didn’t (or didn’t dare) place before the judge.

So far, it looks to me like Walker is a (old fashioned, pre-gay) Boy Scout.

But when you are getting the most flak, that probably means you are directly above the target.


15 posted on 06/19/2014 11:25:13 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sounds like the left are scared he might run for President or something.


16 posted on 06/19/2014 11:32:44 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: rocketmag

No question about it. Karl Rove is a tool...


17 posted on 06/19/2014 11:32:52 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Solson; Ray76; Mouton

The Left has never gotten over the fact Walker kicked their asses in that recall campaign.

Therefore, any tactic to get rid of him is justified, even blatant smearing.

And of course the slavish Big Leftist Media has their orders to follow.


18 posted on 06/19/2014 11:35:48 AM PDT by canuck_conservative (Congrats Spurs, #5 !!)
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To: NFHale

Trying to do a Tom Delay on another effective conservative.


19 posted on 06/19/2014 11:37:23 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So,what exactly is illegal about coordinating with “national” groups for political and financial support on intra-state campaigns? Is this in relation to the Democrat/Trade Union recalls?

This whispering prosecutor isn’t a Democrat is he-she?


20 posted on 06/19/2014 11:38:24 AM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: jsanders2001

Accusations before election and after the election is over and and lost ,then charges dropped.
How many times are republicans going to allow this to happen?
It is so obvious by now.
Every speech by a rep should start with addressing this crime by libs.


21 posted on 06/19/2014 11:39:22 AM PDT by LookingUp
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bullsh...er...bullObama.

The libPOSthings tried this on Sarah, and (supposedly dumber than dirt) Sarah cleaned their miserable clock every time.

Scott will also.

FU libs.

FU until the sun dies...and far, far beyond.

CW-II will be your demise.


22 posted on 06/19/2014 11:39:45 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What liberal groups is the prosecutor coordinating with?


23 posted on 06/19/2014 11:39:46 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
There were no comments on the story, so I left this one:

DrThorne •a few seconds ago

"In other words, some disgruntled Democrat prosecutors went on a fishing expedition against Scott Walker, put what they had before a judge who threw it out of court... and the AP and ABCNEWS thinks this is a news story! It should only serve to inform Americans what a bunch of seethingly hate-filled criminals Democrats really are. They couldn't defeat Walker at the ballot box, so they desperately tried to use the judicial system. That was an utter failure. So, now they've released the story to their reliable lapdogs in the media, hoping they can ruin Walker in the court of public opinion. The Democrat Party and the progressives that infect the media are enemies of truth and the most laughable freakshow on the planet. They deserve nothing but scorn and contempt."

24 posted on 06/19/2014 11:42:42 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: dblshot

It’s what they do.


25 posted on 06/19/2014 11:45:15 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Has he destroyed his emails or hard drives yet?


26 posted on 06/19/2014 11:49:12 AM PDT by laconic
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This is an ABC hit piece. Those being investigated demanded the documents be made public. ABC saves the best for last:
"These documents show how the John Doe prosecutors adopted a blatantly unconstitutional interpretation of Wisconsin law that they used to launch a secret criminal investigation targeting conservatives throughout Wisconsin," Grossman said in an email Thursday. "Sunlight is the best disinfectant, and this is a story that needs to be told to prevent more abuses and to hold the John Doe prosecutors accountable for violating the rights of Wisconsinites."

27 posted on 06/19/2014 11:51:44 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

[sarc]

But but but, it is the seriousness of the charges.


28 posted on 06/19/2014 11:53:35 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: NEMDF
Even if nothing comes of it, they’ll push the headlines as long as they can, make sure it is covered on all of the Sunday political talk shows, etc., etc. And the press is “all in” on the strategy.

They've been at it for over three years now. There is nothing there, and anyone who is not a true believer is getting sick of it.
29 posted on 06/19/2014 11:54:48 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Imagine how differently the headlines would read if this had involved Republican prosecutors making legally baseless allegations about a Democrat governor in order to investigate liberal groups.


30 posted on 06/19/2014 11:55:40 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; fieldmarshaldj; sickoflibs; NFHale; BillyBoy; yongin; GOPsterinMA; ...

Sounds like they are ascared of Walker as a Presidential candidate.


31 posted on 06/19/2014 12:15:42 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gee, that’s strange. They didn’t seem to mind when klintoon took money from the chicoms.


32 posted on 06/19/2014 12:20:19 PM PDT by taillightchaser (American media--public enemy #1)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If no charges have been filed then how can be he a part of a “criminal scheme”?


33 posted on 06/19/2014 12:20:22 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Trying to take him out before the 2016 campaign begins?

-PJ

34 posted on 06/19/2014 12:25:59 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They are TERRIFIED of this guy running for President.


35 posted on 06/19/2014 12:26:23 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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RE :”Sounds like they are ascared of Walker as a Presidential candidate.”

Yes, they knocked out our best guy Cristie first, now going for Walker ....LOLO

36 posted on 06/19/2014 12:27:15 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: Impy

See my post at #4


37 posted on 06/19/2014 12:37:40 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Legal Insurrection is all over this. They have had good coverage of the whole John Doe investigation.


38 posted on 06/19/2014 12:39:05 PM PDT by TheConservator ("I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.")
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To: taillightchaser

Pointing out their hypocrisy merely amuses them.


39 posted on 06/19/2014 12:39:09 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Meanwhile, Obama’s IR SS gets away with the most transparent evidence tampering since Eve hid the apple, and our vigilant media watchdogs yawn in their martinis.


40 posted on 06/19/2014 12:39:49 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

2/27/14

In an online dispatch, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today reports how Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm and two of his assistants, who are working on the current John Doe probe of potential campaign-finance violations, have obtained private attorneys to defend themselves in a “civil rights “ lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin Club for Growth and one of its directors. State government will cover the private defense attorney fees for Schmitz, Chisholm and the two Chisholm staffers.


41 posted on 06/19/2014 12:41:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: LookingUp

The best defense I’ve seen for situations like this is the truth and exposing the liars for what they are. I know of several elections that were lost because they attempted to smear the other party and the people saw it for what it was. Backfired big-time.


42 posted on 06/19/2014 12:45:23 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

One of the blindsides of liberals and politicians is that they always assume they are smarter than you are. If you ask me that gives us an advantage right off the bat...


43 posted on 06/19/2014 12:49:13 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

> They are TERRIFIED of this guy running for President.

Which should scare them because all of the DemoRat candidates have proved themselves unfit and untrustworthy of that office. The DemoRats simply cannot deny the truth of their Emporer’s destruction now while it is not only hitting them in their pockets, it’s body slamming them and throwing them down onto the ground hard, hell more like into a tiger pit complete with spikes at this point....


44 posted on 06/19/2014 12:54:50 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Chewbarkah

The Dems co-ordinate with government agencies!...Like the IRS.


45 posted on 06/19/2014 12:54:55 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Guess the IRS emails related to this case survived the great purge


46 posted on 06/19/2014 1:37:52 PM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: lonestar

FYI — I broke down and went to the link. The headline is completely misleading (surprise). The story reveals that a conservative group finally got the papers after petitioning for release of the bogus “evidence” from a failed partisan assault on Walker. The case itself had no merit and was dismissed two years ago. So ABC spins this as if Walker were being prosecuted now. Total BS! The shocking thing is that the hard drive hadn’t been “recycled”.


47 posted on 06/19/2014 1:59:39 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: TheConservator

It’ll fall flat.

He’ll fight back. He’s not a pushover.


48 posted on 06/19/2014 3:18:59 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Solson

Bingo. And the media plays along.


49 posted on 06/19/2014 3:52:49 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: NFHale
This crap has already been thrown out by a judge who looked at the mystery prosecuters claims, the judge decided they were all bullsh#t.
50 posted on 06/19/2014 4:46:15 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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