For John, BLUF: When you think the other party is pure evil you need to check your assumptions, because you are probably wrong. Nothing to see here; just move along.
It was a partisan witch hunt masquerading as an inquiry into campaign irregularities. And it might presage the outcome of the Mueller investigation.
An OpEd from USA Today, by Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds, 11 December 2017.
Here is the lede plus one:
The “Cheesehead Stasi.” That’s what Twitter humorist IowaHawk called a long-running and politicized investigation organized by Democratic politicians in Wisconsin, targeting supporters of Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The mechanism for this investigation was an allegedly nonpolitical, but in fact entirely partisan, “Government Accountability Board.”The line "raided people’s homes, while forbidding them to talk about it" sounds very UnAmerican. But it does sound like Eastern European Secret Police, like the Stasi.
In the course of its secretive “John Doe” investigation, the GAB hoovered up millions of personal emails from Republican donors and supporters, and even raided people’s homes, while forbidding them to talk about it:
This is like IRS Official Lois Lerner, but with the power to take records from your home.
This is a warning to Special Counsel Robert Mueller to keep it clean and above board. Back to Wisconsin, I think, at this point the Cheeseheads need to vote to keep Stasi like Democrats out of office for the next fifty years.
By the way, the OpEd is a pretty quick read and well worth it.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff