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Doe Special Prosecutor says Walker NOT a target

by Jerry Bader

Wait, what??? How can this be? The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel assured us prosecutors believed Walker was the mastermind of some criminal scheme to illegal coordinate with conservative groups. Now, the attorney for special prosecutor and faux Republican Fran Schmitz is setting the record straight:

"Contained in these documents is a reference to the request for production of documents that relates to an alleged criminal scheme. Gov. Walker's name was included in this reference," Crocker said. "While these documents outlined the prosecutor's legal theory, they did not establish the existence of a crime; rather, they were arguments in support of further investigation to determine if criminal charges against any person or entity are warranted."

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has been strident in its defense of its shamefully misleading headline implying prosecutors were accusing Walker of being at the center of a "criminal scheme." This outrageous headline launched similar stories/headlines across the country. Will the Journal-Sentinel now admit to this journalistic malpractice, which spread across the country? Don't hold your breath.