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Governor Scott Walker Linked To Secret Political Email System

February 19, 2014

Drip…Drip…Drip

Included in more than 27,000 emails unsealed Wednesday is one that for the first time directly ties Gov. Scott Walker to a secret email system used in his office when he was Milwaukee County executive.

“Consider yourself now in the ‘inner circle,'” Walker’s administration director, Cynthia Archer, wrote to Walker aide Kelly Rindfleisch just after the two exchanged a test message.

“I use this private account quite a bit to communicate with SKW and Nardelli. You should be sure you check it throughout the day,” she wrote, referring to Walker by his initials and to Walker’s chief of staff, Tom Nardelli.

Court documents have previously showed Walker’s aides set up a secret wireless router in the county executive’s office and traded emails that mixed county and campaign business on Gmail and Yahoo accounts. The email from Archer made public Wednesday is the closest link yet between that system and Walker.

3 Comments
  1. tom permalink
    February 19, 2014 8:32 PM

    Who cares about ALEC? Nobody. If you did you would also care about SIEU which is doing the same type of thing here in Milwaukee. ALEC is not the problem.

    And if there were anything in these emails we would have heard about it because the democratic DA in Milwaukee county already spend two years and millions of dollars on this. Remember. They convicted that one woman and sent her to prison for six months. What happened to the school board member in Middleton who sent out 1100 emails inviting people to a Mary Burke event using her district email? Or the teacher in Waukesha who did the same for Barrett?

    Still, I hope you enjoy the witch-hunt.

  2. February 19, 2014 6:20 PM

    There is nothing shocking about this—regrettable to be sure–but once Walker opened the door for changes and since he sleeps with ALEC this was all but a done deal. And since there is a very strong element in the GOP that has lost common-sense and runs on pure Tea Party rhetoric there is nothing that can change the outcome. Look at the public volume over just wanting a public hearing on redistricting and how the public can be heard on that issue…so….the desire to change the topic to education from the emails would not result in anything positive.

    Meanwhile there are things to learn about Walker and his political team from the emails.

  3. Tom permalink
    February 19, 2014 5:50 PM

    You are missing the point, this is distraction. Common core goes down in flames tomorrow while you browse pointless emails.

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