Investigation into Wis. Gov. Walker Ended, No Charges Filed

The so-called John Doe investigation into Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has now come to a conclusion with no charges filed against the Governor.

The probe has dragged on for three years netting a few of Walker’s associates from his days as Milwaukee County Executive and other tangential figures but the Governor himself was left untouched by the investigation. Retired Appeals Court Judge Neal Nettesheim signed the order to close the investigation on March 1.

“I realize the frustration on the part of some people with the length of the investigation. But I’m satisfied with how it went,” Judge Nettesheim said on Friday.

Reviewing the case, the judge pointed out that prosecutors interviewed and took testimony from hundreds of witnesses, and raided the homes of several Walker associates seizing documents.

“The whole purpose of the John Doe is to inquire whether possible criminal activity occurred,” said the retired judge. “The John Doe served its purpose. It’s to resolve uncertainty and to go where the evidence takes you.”

Opponents of the investigation say that the whole thing was just an effort to harass a Governor who successfully took on the entrenched, liberal union establishment just as opponents of Sarah Palin unleashed a torrent of investigations to harass the Alaska Governor in her last years in office.This investigation was little else but harassment.

“I am glad the process has been completed,” Walker said in a statement released Friday. “As many may remember, this entire matter began when we asked the District Attorney to look into concerns we had with respect to Operation Freedom. We appreciate the effort that was undertaken and to bring appropriate matters to justice.”

Six people were snared in the investigation, three of Walker’s former employees and three others.

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Posted by on March 4, 2013.
Filed under Big government, corruption, Culture Of Corruption, Elections, Liberals, Scott Walker.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

    A whole lot of noting.

  • Wild_Willie

    Liberals always scream about the waste of time and money with investigations as long as they are being gored. Go after a conservative? Spend as much as you want. Hypocrisy to the max. ww

  • GarandFan

    So how much money was wasted on this?

    • jim_m

      Every penny spent on distracting the public from dem scandal is well spent in the eyes of the left and the MSM.

      • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

        But you repeat yourself.

  • Pretzel__Logic

    WI

  • Brucehenry
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