Another round of documents from a now ended John Doe investigation in Milwaukee County continues to show how staff in the county executive’s office worked with Governor Scott Walker’s 2010 campaign.
The county on Tuesday released 70,000 pages of emails and other records seized during the probe, which looked into allegations of illegal campaign work being done on county time and embezzlement. The investigation resulted in six convictions.
The latest round shows a continued pattern of Walker’s office staff when he was Milwaukee County Executive working with his campaign to coordinate issues such as the release of information to the public and responses to media requests, including allegations of sexual abuse at a country-run mental health complex. Many of the conversations were conducted using private email accounts while workers were at their taxpayer-funded jobs.
Milwaukee County has been releasing the documents in chunks as they finish reviewing them and removing any sensitive personal information that might be included.