What ever happened to JOHN DOE? Oligarchs vs. Wisconsin

A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future. ~Author Unknown

Scott Walker’s free reign to control message with an avalanche of money from oligarchs, most famously the Koch Brothers and Bradley Foundation, has placed him on a path to become POTUS. Many Wisconsinites believe he should have been indicted years ago. He should be jail. As the news cycle spins and twirls with all the cutesy gaffs and flip flops of candidate Walker, the words John Doe are never John doe stewheard. Yet, as much as Walker would like to have you believe how this investigation is a behind him, it is not. No it remains simmering unwatched and could explode at any moment.

What would journalists and media pundits say if the truth of John Doe (Scott Walker) would suddenly explode? The people of media would report as though they had been “on it” all along. And banners would stream below the clips of Walker’s Chief of Staff,Tim Russel, being escorted to jail by uniformed officers. Banner: >>>> Walker indicted for campaign law violation in Wisconsin <<<<. The scene has been a much anticipated and longed for moment for progressives who feel helpless to be heard in a state that has been hopelessly gerrymandered. The GOP controls the legislature, and that legislature has passed laws to shore up control over the State Supreme Court. Legislation has been passed that seems to target more liberal Shirley Abrahamson as chief justice.

Referendum on Election of Chief Justice.
Question 1: “Election of chief justice. Shall section 4 (2) of article VII of the constitution be amended to direct that a chief justice of the supreme court shall be elected for a two-year term by a majority of the justices then serving on the court?”

Explanation

The Wisconsin constitution currently provides that the chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is its longest-serving member. The proposed constitutional amendment would instead select the chief justice through an election by a majority of the justices then serving on the Court.Government Accountability Board

Just for the fun and fairness of it, let us look to Kelly Rindfleisch, who was indicted October 15, 2012 for her activities involving a secret email network in the office of her boss Scott Walker. Let us imagine that she came forward with the truth that her boss not only had full knowledge of her activities, but that he directed the daily activities – >>>> and Walker is indicted <<<<< .

As pundits pontificate we would be viewing photos like the one below on one half of a split screen.
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Oh what money can buy. After over two years of wrangling which took her case all the way to the top court, she will go to jail. What do you think the price tag might be on over two years of litigation? Who do you think paid for it?

March 19, 2015 – Kelly Rindfleisch #6, who wasjohn_doe_kellyu convicted of misconduct in office for doing campaign work while at her county government job, had appealed to the state’s highest court late last year after an appeals court upheld her conviction. The state Supreme Court rejected her appeal on Monday.

On Wednesday, Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf filed a motion arguing that Rindfleisch should be ordered to start serving her 6-month jail sentence.

Rindfleisch, who served as Walker’s deputy chief of staff, was one of six people convicted as part of a now-closed secret John Doe investigation into the activities of Walker’s aides and associates while he was county executive.

Walker was never charged.

Wis. State Journal

NOTE: Walker was never charged

Kelly was a former Deputy Chief of Staff and Fund Raiser for Friends of Scott Walker. Her office was just 30 feet away from his. Yet, Walker was never charged. Now, he is considered a legitimate candidate for President of the United States?
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Now that Walker is trying to be president, it may be a good time to review the events surrounding him and those who worked for him in the County Executives office as it unfolded in the early days.

The Circle Tightens – More Arrests on the Horizon

BREAKING TODAY (Back on January 5, 2012)

Email Network operated out of Walker County Exec Office

“In the course of the investigation, it was learned that a private e-mail network was established and operated out of the County Executive’s office and that the private network was used to communicate both political campaign and government work related information to select individuals,” said a press release from District Attorney John Chisholm.

Walker’s state office and his campaign had no immediate comment.

Read Rindfleish Crimminal Complaint


From Daniel Bice – Journal Sentinel

Bice is doing a meticulous job of reporting the details of the investigation with the precision of a surgeon.

A new round of criminal charges is coming soon against at least a couple of Gov. Scott Walker’s former county staffers for doing extensive campaign activity while on the taxpayers’ dime, sources say.

The charges – which should be filed by District Attorney John Chisholm’s office in the next week or two – will be part of the long-running John Doe investigation of Walker’s aides and associates during his tenure as Milwaukee County executive. Daniel Bice – Journal Sentinel On Line

BREAKING TODAY

Two staffers who worked directly for Gov. Scott Walker while he was county executive were charged Thursday with illegally doing extensive political work while being paid by taxpayers to do county jobs.

Kelly Rindfleisch, deputy chief of staff to Walker in 2010, faces four felony counts of misconduct in office for working for then-Rep. Brett Davis’ 2010 campaign for lieutenant governor while on the county clock. Davis, who lost in the Republican primary, is now Walker’s state Medicaid director.
Daniel Brice Ex-Walker aides accused

The next round of charges will serve to draw an ever tightening circle around Scott Walker as the investigation is destined to move into his campaign for Governor.

The time line at the right suggests that legal darts have been tossed to the near left and the right of the Governor while he has assured voters that he has the values and integrity of an Eagle Scout. He is often described as a polarizing figure which is like saying that many people are starting to giggle at the emperor’s new clothes.

The next round of darts will strike ever closer to the Governor as Darlene Winkjohn_doe_wink, his constituent services coordinator, resigned after acknowledging that she was doing campaign-related work on county time.

Gardner has alreadyjohn_doe_gardner made a guilty plea to the charges of illegally funding Walker’s campaign. Oh, and this is interesting – Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. received 14 Million dollars in state grants! Read “Walker Rail $$$$ Whoooooops!”

Would you invest $166,000 to get a cool $14 MILLION? That’s what William Gardener did. Oh, and it was your money.

The darts are striking fast and furious toward the middle of the target. Of course, it is possible that Darlene was campaigning for Walker on the tax-payers dime without his knowledge or encouragement. It is possible that Gardner funneled 60k into Walker’s campaign without the Gov suspecting anything. Oh, and the 14 million in grants to Gardner’s railroad? Well, he probably would have been awarded the same cash even if he had not been a contributor to the Walker race.

Do you see where this is going? How many maybe’s, could have’s, and possible’s can be thrown through the air without a bulls eye?

Timeline

The Investigation began on May 5 of 2010
Check the benchmarks of the events below with the most resent at the top. The name Walker is highlighted to demonstrate his close proximity to the suspect parties.

July 5, 2012


Walker Wins Recall Election

January 5, 2012
Prosecutors charge john_doe_russelRussell and veterans official Kevin Kavanaughjohn_doe_kevin with multiple felonies for stealing more than $60,000 from Operation Freedom, a program honoring veterans.

Russell’s domestic partner, Brian Pierick, john_doe_brianis charged with child enticement.

December 13, 2011
Jensen is arrested and jailed for refusing to cooperate with the John Doe investigation.

November 1, 2011
Real estate executive Andrew Jensen asks an appeals court to allow his grant of immunity to be given in secret. The court later rejects the request.

September 28, 2011
Walker says he is safe from the John Doe probe, citing the fact that he is a former Eagle Scout and the son of a Baptist minister.

September 14, 2011
Authorities execute a search warrant of the house of Cynthia Archer, a former top-ranking county administrator for Walker. Archer had been moved out of her state job as deputy administration secretary shortly before the raid.

July 21, 2011
Tom Nardelli, Walker’s former county chief of staff, resigns his state job abruptly, but Nardelli said his decision was not due to the John Doe probe.

July 7, 2011
Gardner is sentenced to nine months’ probation after pleading guilty to two felony counts of violating state election laws.

April 14, 2011
Nettesheim grants immunity to Cullen Werwie, spokesman for Walker and a former campaign staffer.

April 11, 2011
Gardner, the railroad executive, is charged with two felonies for election law violations for funneling more than $60,000 in campaign donations to Walker and other politicians. Gardner agrees to plead guilty to the charges, and Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. agrees to pay a $166,900 fine.

December 7, 2010
Nettesheim grants immunity to Rose Ann Dieck, a retired teacher and Milwaukee County Republican party activist.

December 21, 2010
Authorities conduct raids of Russell’s Milwaukee home and West Milwaukee business office.

November 15, 2010
Chisholm and his staff meet with Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and others at the state Department of Justice to ask for their help with the John Doe investigation. Van Hollen eventually rejects the offer.

Nov 1, 2010
Authorities subpoena emails from Walker’s campaign – one day before the general election. Walker campaign hires former U.S. Attorney Steve Biskupic of Michael Best & Friedrich to handle the request.

August 20,2010
Authorities seize work computer of Tim Russell, county housing director and Walker’s former deputy chief of staff.

August 9, 2010
Authorities execute a search warrant of Wink’s house.

May 18, 2010
Nettesheim agrees to expand the investigation to include allegations that railroad executive William Gardner improperly funneled campaign donations to the Walker campaign and others through Gardner’s employees.

May 13, 201
Darlene Wink, Walker’s constituent services coordinator, resigns after acknowledging that she was doing campaign-related work on county time.

May 5, 2010
Former Appeals Court Judge Neal Nettesheim authorizes Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and his office to conduct a John Doe investigation.

After review of the evidence

March 1, 2013
Fox6now

MILWAUKEE (WITI) March 1, 2013 — Governor Scott Walker will not be charged in the nearly three-year-old investigation into his former aides and associates, according to Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm.

“After a review of the John Doe evidence, I am satisfied that all charges that are supported by proof beyond a reasonable doubt have now been brought and concluded,” Chisholm said in a statement. “As a consequence, last week my office petitioned for, and Judge Nettesheim has granted, the closure of the John Doe investigation.”

But wait! Hold on.
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The investigation was concluded as it related to the investigation of Walker’s activities as County Commissioner, because “charges that are supported by proof beyond a reasonable doubt have been brought and concluded”. Walker never testified under oath as was hoped for in the trial of Kelly Rindfleisch. At the last minute on the day of the trial his lawyers were able to convince the judge not to call Walker for testimony. The proof of his involvement in the illegal activities taking place within a few feet of his office was not discovered, but that does not mean that it does not exist. Associates of Walker, like Kelly Rinfleisch know the level of Walker’s involvement. The evidence of proof beyond a reasonable doubt remains available, and at a time when the stakes are high as Walker has made his choice to run for President.

And the John Doe investigation was concluded as it related to Walker’s years as County Executive, but it did not end. It shifted focus on activities of the Club for Growth during his Recall Election. It continues on and on in the courts. The funds of the Oligarchs are unlimited and over a million dollars has been funneled into lawyer’s pockets through a long higher court battle while it has cost Wisconsin taxpayers at least a that much. $1,000,000! That’s a lot of justice!.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear separate but related challenges to the John Doe investigation. The first briefs in that case are due Feb. 2.Wisconsin State Journal

The Club For Growth seems to be under impression that an investigation into their actions, strongly suspected to be illegal collusion between the group and the Walker campaign, is limiting their 1st Amendment Rights of free speech! The club also seems to want their rights and eat them too. They railed and screamed against the deep secrecy of the John Doe investigation, but now they are the ones that demand to have documents kept secret? A large dump of emails from the Walker County executive office have been released, but for some reason, they are fighting full force to keep the documentation of their actions during Walker’s recall campaign secret. I wonder why?

Walker’s Recall Election was a travesty of democracy when the Ghosts recallOligarchs poured big bucks and mafioso strategies into the state. But if you have enough money you can file briefs preventing investigation, and they have money and have prevented a Walker indictment for over four years. Walker did NOT win his Recall election legitimately. Conspiracy theory you’re thinking? Without going into every detail of how money and the low-life tactics it attracts – stole Walker’s Recall election, I will direct you to one detail of many, which I personally discovered and investigated. Election laws were broken. The cartridges that hold the electronic data after the election were mysteriously sent back to the election vendor Command Central early – before the required 10 days they are to be held secure. You can read more details How Walker Stole the Recall Election.

The instance above was only one of many employed by Oligarchs in Walker’s Recall, but we will leave the full story for another day. For now, remember that the political fight in Wisconsin has not been the Democrats or the people against Walker. It is Wisconsin vs. Oligarchs, and all the strategies, manipulation, buy-off, and pay-offs that come with the big bucks. Considering Walker for President is a choice to turn democracy into a subjugate of corporate tactics and greed.

The first briefs to begin the latest episode of John Doe are delivered to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. We will see how the case of Oligarchs vs. Wisconsin proceeds.

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