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Attorney general asks for investigation into Walker leaks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is asking the state Supreme Court to appoint someone to investigate the leak to the Guardian newspaper of evidence collected in a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign to fight off a recall.

Schimel submitted a letter Thursday asking for the appointment of someone to look into both the leaks and to oversee the return of documents and other evidence seized by investigators during the probe.

The state Supreme Court last year ordered the John Doe investigation closed and the U.S. Supreme Court last month refused to hear an appeal of that decision.

Schimel tells the court that a special master should be appointed to look into how hundreds of pages of previously secret evidence in the case were leaked to the Guardian newspaper.

Attorneys who fought the investigation have made a similar request.

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