Attorney: Evers' staff member may have committed felony

Published: Jun. 15, 2020 at 6:40 PM CDT
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The chief attorney for the Legislature's Reference Bureau says if the person in Gov. Tony Evers staff

between the governor and Republican legislative leaders did so without anyone's approval, they could be guilty of a felony.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos were on the May 14 call with Evers, his chief of staff and his legal counsel.

Another Evers staff member who was listening to the call recorded it without Evers or the Republicans knowing.

Fitzgerald on Monday

from Reference Bureau Chief Rick Champagne explaining the potential crime.

“The governor needs to immediately make clear who from his office created the recording, who authorized it, and what disciplinary actions his staff is facing," Fitzgerald said when releasing the memo.

The Republican Senator also pointed out that the recording received

and called on the Governor to assure lawmakers that no more recordings exist.

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