Walker legal fund for John Doe probe raises question: Is he a target?
Gov. Scott Walker announced on Friday that he has formed a legal fund to pay for expenses related to the ongoing John Doe investigation into his close associates and former aides, a move that suggests he is being investigated.
Wisconsin statutes allow government officials to seek or obtain contributions to so-called defense funds only if they are being investigated for or charged with a violation of either campaign finance or other election laws.
To date, nobody has said Walker is a target of the investigation, and Walker has said repeatedly that he does not believe he is the target.
Former Walker staffer Kelly Rindfleisch, 43, has been charged with four felony counts of misconduct in public office, and Darlene Wink, 61, has been convicted on two misdemeanor counts of political solicitation by a public employee. Both worked for Walker during his time as Milwaukee County executive, and both are accused of fundraising activities while at their taxpayer-funded jobs.http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/walker-legal-fund-for-john-doe-probe-begs-question-is/article_110a8720-6a31-11e1-b73b-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz1ogUQLXFn