Imagine you had the power to subpoena and dig through all the communications, records, and transcripts of all the leading political opponents in your state and there wasn’t a damn thing they could do to stop you or prevent you from leaking whatever embarrassing personal, private, or political details you found.
That appears to be exactly what happened through the coordinated efforts of Wisconsin’s now disbanded Government Accountability Board (GAB), a sympathetic judge and a number of partisan district attorneys out to destroy the republican party of Wisconsin in general and Governor Scott Walker in particular.
Under the guise of a secret investigation called John Doe III, someone at the GAB organized all the information that was gathered through previously unlawful search warrants on Wisconsin citizens, then placed what was thought to be the most politically useful bits into a filing cabinet in the basement of the building the GAB was located and labeled it “opposition research.”
Commentary on John Doe III Here
The filed labeled “opposition research” needs to be dusted for finger prints as does the contents of the file.