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  •  when you say the "noose is tightening" (2+ / 0-)
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    rosarugosa, GrumpyOldGeek

    can you clarify for me what you mean? Most of what you've reported above is certainly not great news for Scott Walker, but it also says that the Milwaukee DA is still saying that Walker's not a target of the investigation and that Walker continues to cooperate with the investigation.

    How does the above put Walker in more of a precarious position if he's not being investigated? Is it because folks are hoping that something might show up in the e-mails you've cited that will directly implicate Walker, as in, being a "smoking gun" for wrongdoing by Walker?

    •  Whenever someone in the inner circle cops a (1+ / 0-)
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      Creosote

      plea, it's not a good thing for the higher ups.  In one of my comments above, I noted that the DA said that Walker was not a target "in this case," referring to the case against Rindfleisch, an interesting parsing of words; ie, the DA did not say that Walker wasn't a target "of the John Doe."  

      And of course he's lawyered up and those emails with him in the loop became public.  The fact is that to go after a governor, you have to have an airtight case.  I think that the DA is following the evidence and gathering the pleas pretty meticulously.  It's not certain that Walker will be indicted but nothing positive for him has come out of this last round of developments.

    •  There's still a "secret" campaign network (1+ / 0-)
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      Creosote

      that was set up by Russell. his one may have been used after Wanker was elected as governor.

      So it's the Russell trial that is likely to expose a closer link to Wanker and the violations of campaign laws.

      So far, all the charges are for violations of state laws. I'm still hoping to see a federal charge. The immediate risk is that the WI State Supreme Court is unabashedly corrupt at this time. One justice is up for election soon, so it's possible to turn this around. Until then, it's possible that Wanker could walk. He owns the State Supreme Court, the same court that ruled that open meetings, a constitutional provision, could be ignored if the legislature whined about it. Really. That's how the wingers get shit done.

      "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

      by GrumpyOldGeek on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 01:56:17 PM PST

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