Emails to Karl Rove Show Scott Walker Involved in a “Criminal Scheme”

Scott Walker at GOP Convention

It appears that the Wisconsin Club for Growth’s efforts to squash an investigation of Governor Scott Walker has backfired.

The “John Doe investigation” of Walker is under review, however the review has led to the release of documents relating to the case including emails to Karl Rove (yes, that Karl Rove) that implicate the governor.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In the documents, prosecutors lay out what they call a “criminal scheme” to bypass state election laws by Walker, his campaign and two top deputies — R.J. Johnson and Deborah Jordahl. [...]

The documents include an email in which Walker tells Karl Rove, former top adviser to President George W. Bush, that Johnson would lead the coordination campaign. Johnson is also chief adviser to Wisconsin Club for Growth, a conservative group active in the recall elections.

“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),” Walker wrote to Rove on May 4, 2011.

Up to this point there have only been hints and innuendo that Walker was directly involved in these activities, but according to prosecutors there is direct evidence in the form of this communication with Karl Rove.

These documents seemingly implicate the Wisconsin Club for Growth as well, making it no mystery why they sought to end the investigation.

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  • Draxiar

    That picture of Scott Walker…the horns, barbed tail, and pitchfork are almost visible.

  • muselet

    The world’s easiest syllogism:

    A smart person knows better than to put details of his illegal activities in writing.

    Scott Walker put details of his illegal activities in writing.

    Therefore …

    –alopecia

    • ninjaf

      …Scott Walker is a Republican? ;-)

  • joseph2004

    What’s the charge? The courts have seen all this “evidence,” too, and they’ve thrown the prosecutors’ case out on its ear. So what’s the scheme? All the lib outlets are “reporting” this as if it’s something new.

    Here’s the scheme: After failing to make a case in their “secret” investigation (one that’s been going on for, what, a couple years now), the prosecutors now are engaging in a smear campaign using sour grapes. Liberals doing their best to take revenge on a state that twice elected Scott Walker governor despite a national campaign to unseat the guy. Ed Schultz did his best. The state unions lost support when their “loyal” members had a choice NOT to waste their paychecks on union political cronyism, so they didn’t.

    Boy, that smarts, doesn’t it?
    Dwellers.

    • Sabyen91

      They didn’t fail to make a case, a bought and paid for judge shut it down. Yeah, I think it SHOULD smart when justice becomes a joke.