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Scott Walker scandal disappears
The American Thinker ^ | 6-27-14 | Rick Moran

Posted on 06/27/2014 9:22:10 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

It was a front page story in the New York Times: "Wisconsin Governor at Center of a Vast Fund-Raising Case." Walker's hometown paper the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel chimed in, "John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme.'

Liberal pundits all over the web were falling all over themselves trying to make the case that the Wisconsin governor was finished as potential 2016 candidate and that it was doubtful if he would even finish his term of office. "How much trouble is Scott Walker in," asked the Cap Times of Madison, WI.

Why, none. None at all:

A Wisconsin special prosecutor clarified Thursday that GOP Gov. Scott Walker was not the target of his investigation into what he described in earlier court papers as a “criminal scheme.”

Francis Schmitz, who is being accused of prosecutorial misconduct by one of the conservative groups he subpoenaed, had his own lawyer put out a statement saying that he “has made no conclusions as to whether there is sufficient evidence to charge anyone with a crime.”

A U.S. district judge halted Schmitz’s John Doe investigation last month, a ruling now being reviewed by the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. Last week, the appellate judge unsealed the legal back-and-forth — including Schmitz’s plea to move forward with his inquiry.

“At the time the investigation was halted, Governor Walker was not a target of the investigation,” Schmitz lawyer Randall Crocker wrote in a one-page statement. “At no time has he been served with a subpoena.”

The declaration came just hours after Mary Burke, the Democrat challenging Walker in this fall’s gubernatorial election, launched an attack ad to highlight the media coverage of the “criminal scheme” news and other bad economic reports.


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: johndoe; maryburke; media; scottwalker
Money quote FTA:

It was a remarkable effort to smear Walker with outright lies - brazen untruths for which no correction will be made in any publication that ran the bogus story. In fact, so many got it so wrong you have to wonder about some kind of coordination like with Journolist, or whatever the liberal media network morphed into when it was exposed a few years ago.

I recall former labor secretary Ray Donovan being prosecuted for political reasons and, after being acquitted, asked the press, "Where do I go to get my reputation back"?

Walker would ask the same thing except he knows it's even less likely today to get corrections and retractions from liberal media.

1 posted on 06/27/2014 9:22:10 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

The American Thinker addresses the unfair targeting of Scott Walker by the media.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 9:23:48 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

The American Thinker addresses the unfair targeting of Scott Walker by the media.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 9:23:48 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Nothing in the world is lower than a Democrat. But unfortunately some of the Republicans have started in the same direction.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 9:24:18 AM PDT by El Zoro
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To: afraidfortherepublic

In his agony, Ed Schultz slipped up and let the cat out of the bag:

“Ed Schultz concluded the segment by making a wild assertion. “Scott Walker could very well be indicted in the coming days,” the MSNBC host said.”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/06/05/schultz_reacts_to_walker_win_he_could_be_indicted_in_the_next_few_days.html


5 posted on 06/27/2014 9:26:38 AM PDT by edwinland
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A real phony scandal.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 9:27:02 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“It was a remarkable effort to smear Walker with outright lies - brazen untruths for which no correction will be made in any publication that ran the bogus story.”

Isn’t that defamation?

defamation: The act of saying false things in order to make people have a bad opinion of someone or something.

_Merriam-Webster


7 posted on 06/27/2014 9:27:49 AM PDT by V_TWIN (white pri)
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To: edwinland

The Milwaukee “Urninal” published a “Politifact” just yesterday claiming that Walker was telling a 100% untruth when he stated that the John Doe was closed. Well, what would you call it when 2 different judges threw the John Doe out of court and ordered it shut down. Now, today one of the investigators announces that Walker was never a target.

I have no confidence in “Politifact” at all.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 9:29:59 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Not entirely correct. Not to suggest that anything will come of it, but being a former Prosecutor I know Prosecutor speak when I see it. Not being the target, doesn’t mean they aren’t looking at him. I they were not, he would explicitly say something like “in no way do we believe Gov. Walker is guilty of any wrongdoing”. All the Prosecutor is doing here is trying to not piss off the Court of Appeals while it’s on appeal.

The only thing we can do is sit back and wait and avoid sensational headlines as truth ... from any source or side.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 9:31:14 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: V_TWIN
"Isn’t that defamation?"

A public figure has practically 0 chance of winning such a suit, but both Barry Goldwater and Carol Burnett did prevail. Of course it was too late for Barry. His political life was over.

10 posted on 06/27/2014 9:32:14 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“His political life was over.”

Thanks, me thinks thats what their trying to do to Gov. Walker.


11 posted on 06/27/2014 9:34:10 AM PDT by V_TWIN (white pri)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Prosecutor speak CYA weasel words.................. with forked tongue...........and tail..............


12 posted on 06/27/2014 9:34:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Remember.

Up is down. Left is right. Fact is lie.


13 posted on 06/27/2014 9:36:24 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Was that their best shot?

Two outs, last inning, 3 and 2 count on the batter, bases loaded, winning run on first. No pressure....

Over the plate, right down the center -

Swing HARD, for the fences -

And SWISH.

God, I love baseball.


14 posted on 06/27/2014 9:38:24 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: V_TWIN
Thanks, me thinks thats what their trying to do to Gov. Walker.

And what they were successful in doing to Sarah Palin.

15 posted on 06/27/2014 9:51:21 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: El Zoro

“Nothing in the world is lower than a Democrat. But unfortunately some of the Republicans have started in the same direction.”

Too many of them are already there.


16 posted on 06/27/2014 9:55:27 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: bassmaner

“And what they were successful in doing to Sarah Palin.”

Agreed.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 9:57:17 AM PDT by V_TWIN (white pri)
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To: bassmaner
I was in Minneapolis last Friday, and the Star Tribune had this story on the front page. You would have thought by reading that article that Scott Walker was so certainly guilty that he should start packing for the pokey that morning. Can our press be either that gullible, that easily manipulated, that incompetent, or that nefarious? Having worked in DC with journalists, I would have to say all the above.
18 posted on 06/27/2014 10:11:50 AM PDT by binreadin
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To: Daveinyork

Agreed!


19 posted on 06/27/2014 12:11:00 PM PDT by El Zoro
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Now how long do you think it will take for the GOPe to begin pouncing on Scott Walker? Say, send Haley Barbour’s goons up here to Cockroach him for November?

I used to think that was unthinkable by the GOPe, but after what they did to McDaniel and what Cantor’s bunch is doing to swipe all local GOP money away from Brat, nothing would surprise me.

Totally disgusting.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 1:38:18 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense? Cruz our new Churchill?)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

They already did that to him 12 years ago when they short circuited his first run for governor in favor of Mark Green. Remember Gov. Green? He never got off of first base and we got 8 years of Jim Doyle.

I heard that Jim Sensenbrenner pulled the plug on Walker at that time. I know it happened the afternoon of the 5th District Caucus. We were all shocked when Scott announced he was pulling out.


21 posted on 06/27/2014 1:52:36 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

More proof the libs have sold themselves into slavery. Walker has not.


22 posted on 06/27/2014 2:45:51 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

oh yes... Gov. Green. I rememmber that well!!! I was furious, but didn’t remember that Jim did that. UGH.

BTW, last week I called Jim’s 2 offices / here in WI and in DC and politely but firmly asked what WAS Jim doing to STOP the illegal invasion at the border. Both offices gave me a song and dance about how Jim had a “bill in the Judiciary Committee that he was working on” that needed to be passed. I blurted out - WHAT? What are you doing TODAY, Nothing? I stated what good would a new law do when current laws and the constitution are being trampled? Dead silence. I’ll pass on your comment. I asked if he doesn’t realize that we were furious and our country was being invaded by the Dems wanting this? By O’s invitation? crickets. I was disgusted.


23 posted on 06/27/2014 2:55:39 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense? Cruz our new Churchill?)
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