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Wisconsin lawmakers push committee to review John Doe investigations

Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill that would allow them access to documents from closed John Doe investigations involving Gov. Scott Walker.

The bill would create a legislative committee with oversight of law enforcement, granting it subpoena power and the ability to access records from secret John Doe investigations once closed.

There have been two John Doe probes involving Walker, one looking into whether his aides engaged in illegal campaigning when he was Milwaukee County executive, the other examining whether his recall campaign in 2012 coordinated illegally with outside conservative groups. Continue…