Wednesday, June 4, 2014
6-5-14 john doe-court filings
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Court filings made public related to the John Doe investigation into Governor Scott Walker's recall campaign and other conservative groups shed light on why prosecutors wanted to keep the probe secret. An exhibit filed with the court Wednesday is a partially redacted copy of a petition submitted in July 2013 to start the secret investigation in Iowa County against Eric O'Keefe, a member of Wisconsin Club for Growth's board. The filing says the investigation should be secret because targets are "well placed" and publicity could harm the effort.