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12:48 PM PT: Salon is covering this article and the unsealed documents in the Scott Walker case. Scandals heat up for Scott Walker and Chris Christie
Today was a bad day for Republican governors. Out in Wisconsin, the long-simmering investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign boiled over as prosecutors unsealed documents laying out what they say was Walker’s central role in a “criminal scheme” to illegally coordinate with outside groups. And in New Jersey, reports are that investigators picking apart the almost comedic corruption of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration have several of the governor’s top aides dead-to-rights and are closing in on Christie himself.
6:09 PM PT: In All In With Chris Hayes, Chris Hayes interviewed Scott Raab co-author of the Esuire article. Here's is my best attempt to take notes on it for you. As soon as a transcript is available, I'll atteach it to an update.
Chris askes. how solid are you on this? Raab responded immediately "100% solid.," going to praise the bone fides of his two sources.
Raab said "Foundationally" David Wildstein and Bill Boroni have made proffers to give up David Samsong. Fishman has rejected those proffers as "not enough."
CH: Can you tell me something about Paul Fishman, particularly since many of the people sitting in that same office, used go work for Chris Christie in that office?!
Raab: 'Many of those same people went with Christie to Trenton, others remained behind recused themselvses, which is why they needed to bring in more resources from the DOJ.
Chertoff, who used to be Fishman's mentor, and this is believed to be the reason he was hired, are believed to be negotiating a deal so that David Samson who is 74 does not have to die in jail.
Raab. 'Once the alibi was set that David Wildstein and Bridget Kelly single-handedly thought up and executed the whole thing themselves... everyone was dazzled.' The Mastro report started with that assumption and worked bacgwards spendin 3 million dollars of taxpayer money to try to make that seem plausible. (With an implication that it isn't I believe I detected but this could have been a subjective projection on my part.)
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