Sun Dec 10, 2017, 10:22 PM


Witch Hunt Into Scott Walker Campaign Collected Personal Info Illegally

"I am horrified to learn again just how invasive this witch hunt was into nearly every part of every major Wisconsin conservative’s life," Vukmir said in a statement this week. "Now it's confirmed that it reached my own, even so far as to collect private medical information included in my emails with my daughter … The thought of my government intentionally and illegally targeting me is sickening."

Wisconsin Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel issued a report that became public Wednesday in which he showed that the John Doe II investigation generated millions of pages of documents. Vukmir said she will pursue all her options for recourse in the matter.


The probe involved seizing emails that appeared to have nothing to do with the investigation, including ones about Republicans' Bible study groups and a daughter's need for a gynecologist, according to the Journal Sentinel. Investigators had a file marked "opposition research" that held some of the emails.


"The AG's new report … shows that the prosecution and GAB team deliberately avoided implementing the basic protections and processes that are hallmarks of a fair, effective criminal investigation," the MacIver Institute's attorney Eddie Greim said Thursday.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court shut down the John Doe II investigation in 2015, finding nothing illegal from the Walker campaign. The prior John Doe I investigation had resulted in convictions of some Walker associates.


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