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UPDATE: Club for Growth opposes prosecutor request

 
Posted Thursday, May 29th 2014 @ 3pm  by 1310 WIBA/Associated Press

 05/29/2014 UPDATE:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ The attorney for Wisconsin Club for Growth is telling a federal court that a prosecutor should not be allowed to discuss possible settlement of his investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and others.

Thursday's filing is in response to one made Wednesday by investigator Francis Schmitz. He asked U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa to clarify what was encompassed by his earlier order halting the investigation into Walker's campaign and conservative groups.

Wisconsin Club for Growth says in its filing that Schmitz should provide more information about what he intends to do or wants to do that could violate the order.

Wisconsin Club for Growth says it is concerned that any discussions Schmitz may be having to settle the investigation could violate the injunction.

 

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05/29/2014 UPDATE:

The following is a statement from Friends of Scott Walker campaign:

Neither Governor Waker nor his campaign committee are parties to the federal lawsuit. This means they have no legal standing to reach a settlement or deal in their lawsuit.

 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A person close to an investigation of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign says Walker's attorney is discussing a possible settlement with the lead investigator that would end the probe.

The person who spoke Wednesday to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity said he could not do so publicly because of a secrecy order covering the investigation.

The person said he had spoken with several people with direct knowledge of the discussions between prosecutors and Walker's attorney.

The secret investigation, known as a John Doe, focuses on alleged illegal coordination between conservative groups, Walker's campaign and others during recall elections in 2011 and 2012.

The Wall Street Journal in an editorial on Wednesday first reported on the possible settlement.

Copyright Associated Press 2014

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