Journal Sentinel watchdog reporter Dan Bice’s June 1, 2012 column begins with:
“ Milwaukee County prosecutors opened the secret John Doe criminal investigation more than two years ago after being stonewalled by Gov. Scott Walker's office when he was county executive, according to a newly released record.
The document appears to cast doubt on some of Walker's claims about his role in launching and cooperating with the investigation.”
To read more, click on Document suggests Walker stalled inquiry. ( FYI: Bice's report was in Friday’s Journal Sentinel newspaper on page 9)
And speaking of stonewalling----
Last week, State Rep. Kelda Helen Roys " threatened legal action due to Gov. Walker’s stonewalling" of an open records request she'd made in December, 2011, reports the Kelda for Congress website.
On June 1, 2012, “ after nearly seven months of obstruction, and following the threat of legal action, Governor Walker finally released thousands of documents. Roys used the state’s open records law to request documents pertaining to Walker’s attempt to deregulate open-pit mining. Her request included contacts between the Walker Administration and executives or lobbyists from out-of-state mining corporation Gogebic Taconite, as well as records of internal discussions regarding open-pit mining deregulation.”
Rep. Roys issued a statement that includes the following:
“Walker’s disdain for Wisconsin’s tradition of open government is part of his broader effort to consolidate power into the executive branch and conceal official actions from the public.
“The list of things Walker doesn’t want us to know just keeps getting longer. He won’t tell us who is paying for his legal defense fund, to which he just transferred another $100,000. He won’t release emails from the secret email system his top aides set up to circumvent laws against campaigning with public resources. He won’t release his travel schedule to share how much time he’s spent fundraising out of state. And he won’t tell us about his traffic with corporate interests until forced to do so by threat of legal action. Apparently the only way to get Walker to open up is to be a billionaire donor – or to play one.”