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Walker Might Still Face Charges From John Doe Investigation

Time for a second legal defense fund?
Walker Might Still Face Charges From John Doe Investigation

When The Guardian released previously unseen emails stemming from the John Doe investigation into Scott Walker, it revealed just how corrupted the system in Wisconsin really is.

While it looked like Walker might have gotten off the hook, thanks to the flood of money coming in from his dark money masters, he might still be facing charges.

Via our friends at the Center for Media and Democracy's PR Watch, we learn that Wisconsin Democrats have sent a seven-page letter to Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, asking him to investigate Walker again for possible charges such as soliciting and accepting corporate monies, ethics laws and misconduct in public office.

While this is enough to cause one to hope against all hope that Walker might finally be held accountable for some of his egregious misdeeds and crimes, I am concerned that the Democrats made a serious miscalculation.

Even if Ozanne finds sufficient cause to file charges and even if Walker and company are found guilty, Walker and his dark money masters would only continue to appeal the case all the way to the state supreme court, which we already know to be as corrupt as corporately-controlled as Walker and the other Republicans. This kangaroo court would only summarily overturn the case without even a most rudimentary glance at the mountain of evidence, as they have doe before.

The Democrats would be smart to hedge their bets by sending another letter to the US Attorney's office, asking them to also investigate Walker for violations of federal laws. After all, the feds were the ones that finally indicted and convicted Blago for similar crimes.

But either way, Walker might just want to set up another legal defense, err, legal cooperation fund before he goes even deeper in debt.

And who knows, we might still get to see the image many Wisconsinites have been waiting many long years for...Walker in handcuff:


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