While Scott Walker continues to stonewall any questions about the emails showing illegal campaign and official coordination which were recently released to the public, it seems his lawyer is very busy paying attention for him.
It must be Friday news dump day...
From the Wisconsin Law Journal:
Walker attorney named in John Doe court filingand the Wisconsin State Journal:
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The attorney for Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign is named in a court order as a lawyer in a case challenging the ongoing secret investigation into possible illegal campaigning.
The order issued Thursday by 4th District Court of Appeals Judge Brian Blanchard also reveals that eight unnamed parties are a subject of the secret probe that’s reportedly focusing on activities during recall elections in 2011 and 2012, including the one targeting Walker...
In its last campaign finance statement, Friends of Scott Walker reported paying Biskupic’s firm $86,000 in legal fees. Asked earlier this month whether the payments were related to the John Doe probe, the governor responded, "I'm not getting into the details of it."
Scott Walker attorney challenging secret 'John Doe' probeUPDATE 1: Thanks to bearsguy in the comments for these even more interesting headlines:
Steven Biskupic, an attorney who has represented Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign, was named in a court order Thursday as an attorney in a case challenging the ongoing secret investigation into possible illegal campaigning during the recalls against Walker and others in 2011 and 2012...
A message left with Friends of Scott Walker asking whether the governor’s campaign was one of the eight unnamed respondents challenging the probe was not immediately returned...
Unsuccessful in early appeals, two unnamed challengers to the John Doe investigation also have sent a direct appeal to the state Supreme Court.
from The Progressive:
Walker Violated Public Records Law: So say former AG and Milwaukee supervisorand from expressmilwaukee.com:
A former Wisconsin attorney general and a Milwaukee county supervisor who was subpoenaed by the John Doe prosecutor are both wondering why Scott Walker wasn’t charged with violating the state’s public records law while he was Milwaukee county executive...
Today, Weishan says, he feels vindicated. The document dump “proves that everything I thought was going on at the time did take place,” he says.
The documents show Walker regularly communicating on a private e-mail system during work hours both on campaign business and county business.
Was Kelly Rindfleisch Also Working for the Realtors Association?
Buried in the middle of the 16,172-page John Doe document is a curious note sent by Jim Villa.
Villa, at the time of the emails, was (and still is) the head of the powerful Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW). Villa was Walker’s chief of staff at the county between May 2002 and June 2007. I don’t think he had an official role with Friends of Scott Walker—prosecutors call him an “informal advisor to the Friends of Scott Walker” and a “personal friend” to Walker. Yet Villa was regularly copied on the campaign/county emails.
Now, why was the president of the Commercial Realtors Association of Wisconsin, who was the organization’s lobbyist at the state level, regularly copied on these emails and seemingly embedded in the campaign?
It gets weirder...