Vos, Fitzgerald to state ethics, elections chiefs: Resign


Republican legislative leaders are seeking resignations from the chief staffers of the state Elections and Ethics commissions, citing “concerns over partisan influence remaining” from their predecessor, the former Government Accountability Board. > Wisconsin State Journal

Schimel’s sloppy report on John Doe leaks won’t help his reputation


While Attorney General Brad Schimel’s recent report on the John Doe probe fails to prove who leaked material to the Guardian, it succeeds in making numerous political points in passing. If there were any doubt that the Wisconsin DOJ has become a Republican instrument, this report would settle the issue. > Urban Milwaukee

Schimel not sure if DOJ investigators viewed search warrant that allowed collection of Republican emails


Wisconsin Department of Justice investigators have no further leads to pursue in their efforts to determine the source of leaked John Doe documents gathered during the now-shuttered probe into Gov. Scott Walker and his allies, Attorney General Brad Schimel said Wednesday. > Cap Times

Ethics Commission faults Schimel for ‘omissions’ in report


The Wisconsin Ethics Commission on Tuesday faulted Attorney General Brad Schimel for “omissions and inaccuracies” in his investigation of leaked documents collected during the now-closed “John Doe” probe into Gov. Scott Walker. > ABC 12 Milwaukee

Vukmir ‘certain’ the collection of her private messages was ‘politically motivated’

State Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Brookfield) was one of 35 Republicans whose personal messages were swept up without her knowledge in the John Doe investigation by the now-defunct state Government Accountability Board. And she says she’s certain it was politically motivated after she had spoken out for GAB reform. > Cap Times

Partisan divide deepens over John Doe investigation


The deep partisan divide over a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s recall reignited this week after the release of a state Department of Justice investigative report that said those who seized personal emails from scores of Republicans and didn’t keep them secure should be held in contempt. > Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Schimel wants sanctions and contempt proceedings over John Doe leak


State Attorney General Brad Schimel has recommended contempt proceedings for a prosecutor and eight other officials over their handling of material from the secret John Doe probe of Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel