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Federal court to unseal some John Doe documents

Published On: Aug 21 2014 02:24:41 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 22 2014 08:53:22 PM CDT

A federal appeals court has decided to unseal more documents in a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign.

Prosecutors have been looking into whether Walker's 2012 recall campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups on advertising and fundraising.

Newly released court documents include emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to Wisconsin Club for Growth, which would run ads for Walker and distribute money to other conservative groups backing him.

The emails were part of some 1,300 pages released by a federal appeals court from a secret investigation into whether Walker's recall campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups.

It's not clear whether Walker followed the instructions from his team. But the documents say millions of dollars later moved from Wisconsin Club for Growth to groups backing Walker in the recall election.

Walker's campaign issued a statement Friday saying Walker isn't a target in the probe.