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John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby fennel » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:30 pm

snoqueen wrote:This isn't directly about the John Doe, but unsurprisingly Walker shares some donors and cronies with Rod Blagojevich:

http://www.recallscottwalker.com/2012/0 ... -question/

Perhaps in time he also shares the same fate.

That's a beautiful image. As bipartisan cell mates, they'd have all the time in the world to reach across the aisle.
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby snoqueen » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:35 pm

No Friday Surprise from Walker this week? It's 4:35 pm....
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby Michael Patrick » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:56 pm

fennel wrote:
snoqueen wrote:This isn't directly about the John Doe, but unsurprisingly Walker shares some donors and cronies with Rod Blagojevich:

http://www.recallscottwalker.com/2012/0 ... -question/

Perhaps in time he also shares the same fate.

That's a beautiful image. As bipartisan cell mates, they'd have all the time in the world to reach across the aisle.


I see what you did there... :lol:
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby snoqueen » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:29 pm

They may share the same fate as long as the charges are federal, not state. If state, they'll just go to the WI SC and Gableman et al will come up with some highly original reason it was all OK.
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:57 pm

Defendant In Walker Aide Probe Is Hospitalized

A former Milwaukee County official appointed by Gov. Scott Walker while he was county executive is hospitalized and was unable to appear in court as part of an ongoing secret investigation.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Kevin Kavanaugh has an unspecified health problem and didn't appear Monday in Milwaukee County court.

The 61-year-old is accused of five felonies for allegedly embezzling about $42,000 in donations intended to help military veterans and their families.
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby Detritus » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:52 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:
A former Milwaukee County official appointed by Gov. Scott Walker while he was county executive is hospitalized and was unable to appear in court as part of an ongoing secret investigation.

At this point, the only thing secret about the investigation is when it's going to get around to questioning Walker. I think we could drop the adjective now and just call it an "investigation."
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:39 pm

Walker: Campaign attorneys have said I am not target of John Doe probe

Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday that prosecutors haven't told him directly he is not the target of the ongoing John Doe investigation into his close associates and former aides.

"I haven't been told that directly. Others have been told that — attorneys who work for the campaign," Walker said.


Prosecutors seldom use the word suspect anymore. Instead it's person of interest. It's a Fifth Amendment/Miranda Rights nicity.
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby snoqueen » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:19 pm

Who are the attorneys who work for his campaign and why would they have any inside knowledge of the John Doe investigation? This is like asking your podiatrist why your back tooth hurts.
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:04 pm

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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby snoqueen » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:26 pm

Because his lawyers realize he lies every time he opens his mouth, and they've ordered him to keep quiet so he doesn't screw up their defense?
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby Zoti Bemba » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:49 pm

Could it be that that's how he (or his lawyers) is interpreting the "No discussion of John Doe investigations" rule?

Though, alternately, it seems to me that he really likes to avoid producing soundbites that might show him or his policies in a negative light. With good reason -- look at what a hit "drop the bomb" has been with his opponents (and "go into the private sector and make some real money," which lately has been burning up the charts) I figure that's one of the reasons his campaign didn't challenge any of the recall petition signatures -- not only would it mean publicly admitting defeat (because they couldn't challenge enough signatures for it to matter) but any sketchy challenges would be held up for ridicule the same way they were for Fitzgerald. It's a lose-lose for poor Scooter, who likes to imagine himself a win-win kind of guy.
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:24 am

And the hits keep coming:
Former Walker aide to enter pleas to 4 charges

A former aide to Scott Walker before he became governor is scheduled to enter pleas to four felony charges relating to campaigning while at work for Milwaukee County.
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby snoqueen » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:59 am

Anybody else get the feeling there's a big chess game going on and we can only see one corner of the board?
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:00 pm

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Walker's former aide pled not guilty.
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby jman111 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:06 pm

My prediction, based solely on unsubstantiated rumors:
Walker will resign within 10 days.
(I was actually told that it would happen this week.)

Just figured I'd throw it out there.
Ya know...just in case.
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