Wisconsin’s Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Friday fired the conservative former state Supreme Court justice he hired last year to investigate fraud in the 2020 election – ending a controversial probe that drew bipartisan criticism.
Vos first hired Michael Gableman in July 2021 as a special counsel under pressure from former President Donald Trump to relitigate his 2020 loss in the state, but the relationship between the Republican lawmaker and Gableman soured after Vos refused entreaties to decertify President Joe Biden’s victory in the state.
Vos’ move to end the probe came just days after he survived a primary challenge from an opponent that Trump
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