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Media groups want private documents in ongoing John Doe probe

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Wisconsin media groups have asked a federal judge to unseal most documents in the state's current John Doe probe into the state's recall elections.  

In a motion filed late Wednesday, attorneys for the news gathering organizations said the releases would let the public oversee the actions of the state's executive and judicial branches.  

Prosecutors have asked that all documents connected with the John Doe be released.  

One of the targets of the probe, the Wisconsin Club for Growth, says it agrees that many documents should come out -- but not those exposing the group's internal activities.  

Federal Judge Rudolph Randa halted the two-year-old John Doe earlier this month, a move which prosecutors appealed. It deals with alleged illegal coordination between outside groups and recall targets from 2011 and '12 -- including Governor Scott Walker's campaign. 

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)