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Stuart Taylor, Jr., AMERICAN MEDIA INSTITUTE

September 9, 2014

 

 

CHICAGO – The future of the Wisconsin’s governor’s race could hang on a federal appeals court in Chicago hearing a potentially explosive case today.

 

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Now a longtime Chisholm subordinate reveals for the first time in this article that the district attorney may have had personal motivations for his investigation. Chisholm told him and others that Chisholm’s wife, Colleen, a teacher’s union shop steward at St. Francis high school, a public school near Milwaukee, had been repeatedly moved to tears by Walker’s anti-union policies in 2011, according to the former staff prosecutor in Chisholm’s office. Chisholm said in the presence of the former prosecutor that his wife “frequently cried when discussing the topic of the union disbanding and the effect it would have on the people involved … She took it personally.”

 

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Chisholm said his wife had joined teachers union demonstrations against Walker, said the former prosecutor. The 2011 political storm over public unions was unlike any previously seen in Wisconsin. Protestors crowded the State Capitol grounds and roared in the Rotunda. Picketers appeared outside of Walker’s private home. There were threats of boycotts and even death to Walker’s supporters. Two members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court almost came to blows. Political ad spending set new records. Wisconsin was bitterly divided.

 

Still, Chisholm’s private displays of partisan animus stunned the former prosecutor. “I admired him [Chisholm] greatly up until this whole thing started,” the former prosecutor said. “But once this whole matter came up, it was surprising how almost hyper-partisan he became … It was amazing … to see this complete change.”

 

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251647-district-attorneys-wife-drove-case-against-wis-gov-walker-insider-says:

Stuart Taylor, Jr., AMERICAN MEDIA INSTITUTE

September 9, 2014

 

 

CHICAGO – The future of the Wisconsin’s governor’s race could hang on a federal appeals court in Chicago hearing a potentially explosive case today.

 

(Snip)

 

Now a longtime Chisholm subordinate reveals for the first time in this article that the district attorney may have had personal motivations for his investigation. Chisholm told him and others that Chisholm’s wife, Colleen, a teacher’s union shop steward at St. Francis high school, a public school near Milwaukee, had been repeatedly moved to tears by Walker’s anti-union policies in 2011, according to the former staff prosecutor in Chisholm’s office. Chisholm said in the presence of the former prosecutor that his wife “frequently cried when discussing the topic of the union disbanding and the effect it would have on the people involved … She took it personally.”

 

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Chisholm said his wife had joined teachers union demonstrations against Walker, said the former prosecutor. The 2011 political storm over public unions was unlike any previously seen in Wisconsin. Protestors crowded the State Capitol grounds and roared in the Rotunda. Picketers appeared outside of Walker’s private home. There were threats of boycotts and even death to Walker’s supporters. Two members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court almost came to blows. Political ad spending set new records. Wisconsin was bitterly divided.

 

Still, Chisholm’s private displays of partisan animus stunned the former prosecutor. “I admired him [Chisholm] greatly up until this whole thing started,” the former prosecutor said. “But once this whole matter came up, it was surprising how almost hyper-partisan he became … It was amazing … to see this complete change.”

 

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I hope you're not taking it....personally. cool.png

 

Someone really needs to go to jail and/or have their life ruined because of this. As a warning to others.

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@Geee

 

I hope you're not taking it....personally. cool.png

 

Someone really needs to go to jail and/or have their life ruined because of this. As a warning to others.

This is the Democrats new strategy. If someone wins, try to destroy their life. Rick Perry, Tom Delay, Scott Walker - and I could add Newt Gingrich and GW Bush in there also. They couldn't find anything on Walker, so they are making it up. When they were here for two years trying to find something on Paul Ryan and couldn't they starting making the push the lady off the cliff ads. The ends always justifies the means with these scum.

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Wisconsin prosecutors appeal for protection from blowback in partisan probe

 

CHICAGO – The three-judge panel of the U.S.Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit cut through attorney arguments with the efficiency of a buzz saw on Tuesday, eliminating anything the court found extraneous to the legal questions of the day: Whether a lower court had the right to shut down a politically charged John Doe investigation in Wisconsin, and whether a civil rights lawsuit filed against the investigation’s prosecutors should go on.

 

At one point, legal counsel for John Doe special prosecutor Francis Schmitz went into a flowery oration about the “career prosecutors” who were merely “fulfilling their oaths of office” when they launched a two-year secret investigation into dozens of conservative organizations in Wisconsin.

 

Judge William Bauer cut him off with a question: “Who commences a John Doe proceeding?”

 

Attorney Joseph Russell attempted to make the case that Wisconsin’s unique John Doe proceedings, which operate like a grand jury investigation without the benefit of a jury of peers and in secret, is backed by multiple levels of judicial oversight.Scissors-32x32.png

 

http://watchdog.org/169549/appeal-partisan-wisconsin/

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Court hears arguments over Walker-related probe
SCOTT BAUER and MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press

September 9, 2014

 

CHICAGO (AP) — Wisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday tried to persuade a federal appeals court to let them to resume their investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign, in a case that touches on broader issues about just what constitutes constitutionally-protected political activity.

 

In more than 90 minutes of questioning, three judges on a panel at the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago didn't give a clear indication of which way they might be leaning. But two of the three repeatedly broached questions about whether federal judges should intervene in what appeared to be a state matter.

 

When it comes to federal courts dictating to states about criminal investigations or anything else, Judge Frank Easterbook said, what precedent demands is, "Be modest. Be careful."

 

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WAS THE WALKER WITCH HUNT A UNION OPERATION?

 

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is running a tight re-election race, in a state were powerful union bosses have never stopped trying to take him down, since the day he took office. Maybe this time they’ll pull it off… and Wisconsin voters will sign themselves up for years of the disgusting corruption displayed by Democrats in the “John Doe” investigation that turned the state prosecutor’s office into a partisan political weapon.

 

There really should be more national attention paid to this story, because it’s simply breathtaking. Democrat operatives spent years on a fishing expedition, trying to come up with something, anything, that could be used against the Governor. They failed, leading to a grim little coda in which major media tried to insinuate the wide-ranging investigation uncovered something vaguely ominous before judges shut it down… then were obliged to clarify their stories to make it clear such was not the case.

 

Viewed from another perspective, the “John Doe” investigation – so-named because the prosecutors, under a unique feature of Wisconsin law, can swear everyone involved to secrecy, preventing the targets from defending themselves to the public – was quite effective. It’s undoubtedly one of the reasons Walker’s re-election race is so close. Not only did ketchup and mustard from this nothingburger get smeared on his reputation, but more crucially, it was also a crackdown on the entire conservative political culture of Wisconsin. Organizations were suppressed, and donors were frightened away. Lois Lerner must be beaming proudly at the results, as they mirror what she was able to accomplish on behalf of the Obama 2012 campaign by politicizing the Tax Exempt Organizations division of the IRS.Scissors-32x32.png

http://humanevents.com/2014/09/10/was-the-walker-witch-hunt-a-union-operation/

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