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Madison, WI – Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville) today released the following statement regarding the Wisconsin Ethics Commission’s dismissal of the Wisconsin Department of Justice investigation into the leak of John Doe documents to a foreign newspaper.
“I am troubled that the Wisconsin Ethics Commission has chosen to focus its energies on generating excuses for its lack of full cooperation with the Department of Justice into the Guardian leak of secret John Doe documents. The Ethics Commission was not created to protect its own name or serve as an employment agency for former Government Accountability Board staff, it was created to deal with the systemic abuse of ethics investigations at its failed predecessor. Instead of hiding behind clever wording, the Ethics Commission should do the right thing by returning John Doe material to its rightful owners and stop defending indefensible activity.
“I support Attorney General Brad Schimel’s ongoing effort to hold government employees accountable for the abuse of power and the leak of investigation files.”
Sen. Stroebel represents the 20th Senate District, which is comprised of portions of Ozaukee, Washington, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Calumet counties.