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.