Just weeks after the first subpoenas were issued in the WI John Doe probe in October 2013, senate Republicans had begun working to change state law to legalize the activities under investigation.
The campaign against Wisconsin’s “John Doe” criminal probe is being led by groups bankrolled by the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation.
Walker has long backed policies that have a disproportionate impact on people of color, particularly the harsh sentencing laws he pushed as an ALEC member.
The John Doe "raids" may have happened on the watch of Republicans, and came close to a top Walker advisor and a Franklin Center/Wisconsin Reporter leader.
Wisconsin Club for Growth has launched a new legal volley in its well-funded effort to thwart the state’s John Doe campaign finance probe.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's campaign is reportedly negotiating a settlement with prosecutors in the long-running "John Doe" criminal campaign finance probe -- and the Wall Street Journal editorial board, which for months has attacked prosecutors and portrayed the investigation as baseless, is livid.
Whomever is bankrolling AFP's $900K pro-Walker ad buy can write-off the expenses as a charitable contribution, just like a donation to a neighborhood church or the American Red Cross.
The federal judge who halted Wisconsin's John Doe probe has regularly attended all-expenses paid "judicial junkets" funded by the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, and other ideological and corporate interests.
The public may be on the cusp of learning more about the two "John Doe" investigations into Scott Walker, his associates, and groups that spent millions to get him elected.
In the wake of a federal court's recent ruling halting a state criminal investigation into spending during the 2011 and 2012 recall elections for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and other candidates, misinformation about the investigation and court rulings has run rampant.