Kloster did not respond to requests for comment.
Others involved in the investigation
Efforts to find out who else was assisting Gableman in the investigation have proven largely fruitless.
Fond du Lac County Clerk Lisa Freiberg said she and other clerks she declined to name initiated a conference call on Sept. 29 with Gableman, an aide named Zakory Niemierowicz, and a female lawyer from in California whose name he cannot remember.
On the call, Freiberg invited Gableman’s team into his office to see how the election was being conducted, and the next day, Kloster and the female lawyer spent nearly two hours with him as he explained the chain of custody. , Election Day voter registration and other Wisconsin election basics. He said they were unaware that county vote totals were not being sent to a central location controlled by state officials.
“I want to show them that I keep the information from the 2020 election,” he said.
Freiberg said Kloster and the other attorneys were “polite” at the visit and did not take photographs or otherwise attempt to collect any evidence.
Vos, R-Rochester, acquired Gableman in June for $ 676,000 in taxpayer money.
The documents filed in the Dane County public record lawsuit include fee rates for Gableman, an administrative assistant and five investigators. Investigators were not identified. Vos signed a contract with former Milwaukee police Detective Mike Sandvick and former Eau Claire Police Detective Sgt. Steven Page to serve as investigators, but Page on July 27 resigned and recommended another investigator, according to case records.