Things have gotten worse for Scott “God has told me I’m chosen to cut taxes and stop killing babies” Walker. Prosecutors allege that the Governor of Wisconsin is involved in what they call an “extensive criminal scheme” to bypass Wisconsin election laws. According to prosecutors, Walker, his campaign, and two top deputies, R.J. Johnson and Deborah Jordahl, led the scheme.
Prosecutors laid out documents on Thursday that put Walker at the center of a coordinated illegal fundraising effort among conservative groups, helping his campaign and the campaigns of fellow Republican state senators to fend off the recall election during 2011 and 2012. The documents include an email excerpt from Walker to Karl Rove, the former top adviser to President George W. Bush, in which Walker told Rove that Johnson, the chief adviser for a conservative group heavily involved in the recall elections called the Wisconsin Club for Growth, would lead the coordination campaign.
On May 4, 2011, Walker wrote to Rove that:
Bottom-line: R.J. helps keep in place a team that is wildly successful in Wisconsin. We are running 9 recall elections and it will be like 9 congressional markets in every market in the state (and Twin Cities)
The lawsuit was brought by Wisconsin Club for Growth and one of its directors, Eric O’Keefe. They allege the probe has violated their First Amendment rights to free expression and persuaded U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa in Milwaukee last month to halt the investigation, at least for the time being.
The group has alleged Democratic Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and other prosecutors are on a “witch hunt” against conservatives, and a lawyer for the organization contended other documents released Thursday provided evidence of that.
“The materials released today are all ones that we asked the district court to unseal because the public has a right to know about the the John Doe prosecutors’ abuse of government power,” club attorney Andrew Grossman said in a written statement.