The conservative target of a fake investigation by a Wisconsin Democratic prosecutor — having won in court — is now threatening to sue if the prosecutor doesn’t stop the investigation down immediately.

Pushback: The conservative target of a fake investigation by a Wisconsin Democratic prosecutor — having won in court — is now threatening to sue if the prosecutor doesn’t shut the investigation down immediately.

Eric O’Keefe, who has been identified in media reports as a target of a secret “John Doe” investigation in Wisconsin, today demanded that state prosecutors end their action against him or face a federal civil rights action. O’Keefe is director of the Wisconsin Club for Growth, which was also targeted for alleged unlawful “coordination” with Governor Scott Walker’s campaign for fiscal reforms. “This investigation is political payback by elected prosecutors against conservative activists for their political successes in Wisconsin,” stated O’Keefe. “They are violating the constitutional rights of private citizens and must be held accountable.”

In a letter to the prosecutors, O’Keefe’s lawyer, Washington attorney David B. Rivkin, states that the probe has no basis in Wisconsin law and violates Mr. O’Keefe’s First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and association. The prosecutors’ legal reasoning, the letter states, “is unsupportable as a matter of law and crystal clear evidence of bad faith.”

“I am confident that any federal court that reviews the facts will see your investigation for what it is, put a stop to it, and hold you publicly accountable,” the letter states.

I have missed the story in which a judge had quashed the prosecutors’ subpoenas, which is good news. That the Wisconsin Club for Growth is going on the offensive now is even better news.

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  • wodun

    It isn’t a coincidence that conservative groups are under attack at all levels of government. This is a deliberate strategy out of the DNC and/or the White House.

  • Cotour

    Scott Walker has just announced that he will be returning about 1 Billion dollars to the tax payers of Wisconsin and those refunds are directly as a result of his Conservative policies and actions. The Democrats and the media do not want people to hear about this, and you have not really heard about it in the media.

    There truly is a fight to the death between the Socialists and Conservatives, one wants and needs government to be everything all the time and can not be too involved in the individuals lives and the other believes that government should be of a reasonable size and drain on the individuals ability to pay taxes and their individuals freedoms. Will the American people see through the smoke and send their definite wishes clearly in the 2014 mid term elections? Time will tell.

    Scott Walker for president in 2016.

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