Mar 1, 2013

Walker Owes Wisconsin a Full Accounting of John Doe Affair

Scott Walker's responsibility to come clean with the Wisconsin people remains. Walker needs to face the Wisconsin people and say: 'Ask me anything; transparency and trust are paramount in Wisconsin.'

The John Doe probe that resulted in criminal charges against six individuals closely associated with Scott Walker is closed.

No criminal charges are being brought against Scott Walker about whom it was revealed—after Walker repeatedly misled the Wisconsin people— that the John Doe probe was requested by the Milwaukee DA's office after "being stonewalled by Gov. Scott Walker's office when he was county executive(.) ...  On May 5, 2010, Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf filed a petition with court officials asking if his office could initiate a secret investigation ... ." (Bice, MJS)

I have been told by an informed jurist that the presiding judge, Neal Nettesheim, has some discretion in opening some of the John Doe proceedings.

Certainly, a report of the records made public is called for in this extraordinary affair in Wisconsin history.

A legal opinion on this matter regarding the discretion of the judge in opening records is certainly warranted.

And can those who have testified now also answer questions about the probe?

How about Walker's criminal defense fund; who has contributed to it?

In any event Scott Walker, no longer bound by the secrecy orders of the investigation, has no excuse not to face the Wisconsin people in unscripted listening sessions and answer fully the questions of the people he is supposed to be serving.

The John Doe proceedings are closed.

Walker's responsibility to come clean with the Wisconsin people remains.

What exactly is Scott Walker afraid of from an unscripted listening session with the Wisconsin people?

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