Scott Walker Lawyers Up as John Doe Investigation Stalks Wisconsin GOP
Republican governor Scott Walker won’t say whether he was subpoenaed or not, but he has lawyered up and says he is willing to sit down with the investigator of the John Doe investigation that has already landed several of his top aides and donors in jail and/or with felony convictions. Walker has chosen lawyers who specialize in real estate and complex criminal law.
WIS Politics reports from a The Friends of Scott Walker campaign press release:
Over the last 20 months, District Attorney John Chisholm has been conducting an examination of issues in connection with former employees of Milwaukee County. Throughout that time, our campaign has cooperated with requests for information.
My cooperation in this matter extends beyond a willingness to supply any and all requested documents. I have already said that I would be happy to sit down with the people looking into these issues and answer any additional questions they may have. To make that point clear, last year, my representatives voluntarily contacted Mr. Chisholm’s office to arrange a time to discuss any outstanding issues. I will be voluntarily meeting with Mr. Chisholm.
To assemble additional background information, I hired counsel to insure that I am in the best position possible to continue aiding the inquiry. These attorneys, Mike Steinle and John Gallo, have been reviewing a great deal of material from the past few years, but no public money has been used or will be used for these purposes.
Everyone wants to know if Scott Walker is John Doe, even as the investigation circles closer and closer to him, catching his top lieutenants and aides in its snare.