BREAKING: The Supreme Court is deciding whether or not to do something about the worst corruption scandal in a decade.
The Guardian just leaked evidence of corruption that details Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker soliciting millions in campaign contributions for a dark money group, then doing massive legislative favors for the corporate and billionaire donors who wrote checks.
You can't make this stuff up. The leaks reveal:
Walker may have done political favors for the lead industry in exchange for millions: After meeting with Walker, National Lead gave $750,000 to a dark money organization supporting his campaign. Walker promptly took action as Governor to repeal laws that would hold lead manufacturers liable for lead poisoning.
Soliciting dark money donations in exchange for meetings: Email correspondence detailing an "entry fee" for a meeting with the Governor.
Billionaires using shady nonprofits to hide their political donations: Photos of checks written by donors to the dark money group signed “Because Scott Walker Asked.”
Wisconsin prosecutors filed suit against Walker, but the Wisconsin Supreme Court threw out the case and ordered all associated evidence be destroyed. Why?
At least one of the justices had benefitted from massive campaign spending from the very same billionaire interests.
The evidence was copied and leaked before it was destroyed. Now, Wisconsin prosecutors have brought the case to The Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS), who, if they decide to hear it, could set tough new precedent for how dark money is regulated in America.
And make no mistake, this kind of corruption happens on both sides of the aisle, on a regular basis. Represent.Us recently reported on the DNC's shocking corruption leaks, too.
Historically, SCOTUS's actions reflect public sentiment.