September 21, 2011
WisDems Seek Information on J.B. Van Hollen Role in Scott Walker Corruption Probe
Report: Tea Party Top Cop Refused to Aid Milwaukee Prosecutors
MADISON-Wisconsin Democrats on Wednesday submitted Open Records requests
to Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's office, following news reports
that Van Hollen had refused help to a growing corruption probe of Walker.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that, while Van Hollen had offered resources in the prosecution of Milwaukee Ald. Michael McGee, it declined to help the "John Doe" investigation of Scott Walker, which resulted in the FBI raid last week of a top Walker aide.
"J.B. Van Hollen has been close to Scott Walker and committed to operating the Department of Justice as an adjunct to Walker's radical Tea Party agenda," Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Wednesday. "That Wisconsin's Tea Party top cop refused help to prosecutors in a corruption probe of Wisconsin's Tea Party government should concern every citizen, regardless of party. Justice should be blind, regardless of whether one is a cheerleader for the Koch Brothers agenda or not."