All Americans will eagerly read this compelling story of prosecutorial abuse. How is it possible that any American can be put through the politically charged abuse Kelly Rindfleisch has endured? It matters not your political leanings, the Gestapo-like prosecutorial wringer Kelly Rindfleisch has been forced to endure should lead to nationwide outrage against Milwaukee prosecutors. What emerges here is the feeling that the Kelly Rindfleisch witch-hunt is symptomatic of a frightening nationwide trend. Does anyone think that the local Milwaukee prosecutors got up one day thinking, let’s get poor Kelly? Of course not. It is part of a nationwide effort to stifle anti-progressive, anti-Obama activists. Americans should be outraged by such anti-liberty action. It is the primary job of the federal government to, at all times, preserve the liberty of every American.
‘My greatest fear,” says Kelly Rindfleisch, is that most people “look at my story and think, this is just politics. And it’s only going to get worse until all of us are impacted.”
The resident of Columbus, Wis., is sitting at a restaurant in Chicago, talking for the first time to a reporter about the four-year criminal investigation that has stolen her life savings, isolated her from friends and former colleagues, and put her in danger of losing her home. As a midlevel staffer for then-Milwaukee County executive Scott Walker, she became collateral damage in the pursuit of Mr. Walker by Milwaukee prosecutors. When the secret investigation turned up nothing on the governor, prosecutors made Ms. Rindfleisch their consolation prize.
In October 2012, she pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office for sending fundraising emails during the workday for Brett Davis, a candidate for lieutenant governor. She is now appealing that conviction, but she is also a target of prosecutors’ continuing pursuit of theories of illegal political coordination between conservative groups and the Walker administration. A leak about that secret probe (which she won’t discuss) recently cost her only means of income.
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