Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Did Scott Walker Meet with John Doe Prosecutor Today?

DailyKos blogger ForestLake spotted Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the first governor to ever set up a legal defense fund, rushing into the Milwaukee County Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse around 9 this morning. I tried finding any news about his trip to the Federal Building, but I haven't found anything. Was Walker finally meeting with the DA in the FBI John Doe investigation?

That's a great question, with an interesting answer most likely no matter what, and we might know if he made his schedule public on his website.

Another great question that hasn't been answered is, is Walker breaking Wisconsin law?

Walker set up a legal defense fund several weeks ago. However, he says he's not a target in the investigation. If he's not a target in the investigation then he's breaking the law, because that's the only time a legal defense can be setup under Wisconsin law. Several news organizations have asked Walker since, and none have gotten a straight answer. If Walker isn't breaking the law, then we deserve to know how and why.

It's time this gets investigated. Either Walker is breaking the law or he is not, and Wisconsin deserves to know. Who begins such an investigation? If it's Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, that explains why we still don't know. This is someone's responsibility, and these questions need to be answered now, particularly before he stands before Wisconsin's recall.

Can someone please tell me how we determine if Walker is breaking Wisconsin law?

Wisconsin needs answers.

Update: (2:11pm) No one yet seems to know what Walker was doing. Walker's sighting at the Federal Building may not have anything to do with the John Doe investigation, given that neither the FBI nor the DA would probably meet with Walker there. There aren't any better explanations yet.

Update: (2:43pm) I called Walker's staff, but they didn't have Walker's schedule for today and weren't able to tell me where he was. I was told to email Cullen Werwie to find out, and I have. Waiting...

Update: (8:37pm) No response from Werwie so far, and I can't find any more information. Jud Lounsbury at UppityWis believes that Walker may have been visiting the RICO prosecutor. If the visit was just normal governor business, why are we being kept in the dark. What was Walker doing?

Update: (4/9 2:37pm) No response from Werwie after several attempts from several addresses. I haven't seen anything in the press about Walker's whereabouts that day.  So, I guess we'll just never know. Annoyingly secretive Walker!

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