Scott Walker Signs Bill Ending John Doe Political Investigations

by Scott Bauer  |  published on October 25, 2015

Gov. Scott Walker, who has been involved in two secret John Doe investigations, signed a bill Friday doing away with the probes into political misconduct.

The Republican-controlled Legislature this week passed the bill eliminating John Does for any kind of political misconduct, including bribes, theft and campaign finance violations. They could still be used for violent felonies and some drug crimes.

Walker wasn’t charged in either investigation involving him. The first focused on former aides and associates of Walker when he was Milwaukee County executive. Six people were convicted of a variety of crimes, including misconduct in office.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ended the second John Doe investigation in July, saying there was nothing unconstitutional about the campaign coordination between Walker’s 2012 recall committee and conservative groups.

John Does are like a grand jury, but are done before a judge who ultimately decides whether a crime has been committed. Witnesses are under gag orders, and prosecutors can compel people to testify, obtain search warrants and collect evidence in secret.

  • ADRoberts

    We have something like that in Texas. It is called a Democrat in the office of District Attorney in Austin. He is TOTALLY political in his attacks and use of his office. And he has yet to win a case. But he makes life very expensive for all of his illegal activity.

    • elda

      Seems we have them in DC too. Obama has messed up the system so bad it is going to take a lifetime to fix if ever. Social justice is evil.

      • Liberalbasher1955

        My friends we will be extremely lucky to get rid of Barry Soetoro without civil war. Every move of this petty dictator, has been in the direction of setting the stage for his declaration of martial law. Look how this poor excuse for a human being has divided this country along race and political lines. Lines not seen since 1861. Look how he has perverted our Dept. of Justice. If you know your history you realize what that type of polarization can result in !
        Watch this agency very closely. It will be the first used against the people after Barry Soetoro declares martial law.

        • FIREBRED

          Let us pray, man; let us pray!
          Thanks for your Service, Sir!

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