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Schimel defends not asking journalist for source of leak

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel defends not asking a journalist to show who leaked him paperwork gathered within the investigation of Gov. Scott Walker’s marketing campaign.

Schimel spokesman Johnny Koremenos stated Thursday that Schimel “declined to take this aggressive and potentially coercive action out of respect” for the reporter’s unfastened speech rights.

Schimel’s investigation decided the leak originated from the previous Government Accountability Board, however he may not conclude who did it. He beneficial disciplinary motion towards 9 folks, however no legal fees.

Koremenos says the Guardian is understood for accepting nameless leaks and protective the identification of the leakers. He says it’s also identified for the use of generation that mask the power of regulation enforcement to resolve the source of the leak.

 

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