MADISON, Wis. – Staff at Wisconsin’s nearly extinct speech regulator misled their board about the agency’s deep involvement in a politically driven John Doe investigation months before the board authorized the probe, according to a new filingby plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board.
More so, the latest court documents show GAB director and general counsel Kevin Kennedy approaching Lois Lerner, the former Internal Revenue Service agent also accused of targeting conservative groups.
Kennedy asked Lerner, then-director of the IRS Exempt Organizations division about the initial findings of the a secret investigation into 29 conservative groups and the campaign of Gov. Scott Walker. Kennedy, who has refused to tell the Legislature about his communications with the IRS, asked his close professional friend Lerner whether the information would be “something the IRS would be interested in looking at.”
So what is more of a threat to our liberty… a politician legally coordinating with a like-minded organization or two government bureaucrats colluding on a secret and illegal investigation into the lives of citizens of one particular ideology?
Someone should start looking into criminal charges for Kennedy.