Walker responds to charges during Tosa visit

    In remarks to the press following a brief speech at Tool Service Corp. in Wauwatosa, Gov. Scott Walker said his campaign has been cooperating with John Doe investigators for more than a year, adding he did not think the probe was targeting him and that people will see when it’s done “our integrity remains intact.”
    Walker repeatedly insisted that in his previous position as Milwaukee County executive, his office had expressed clear rules prohibiting political activity on county time. The remarks were his first public comments following the filing of charges on Jan. 26 against Rindfleisch and Wink, both accused of doing political work from his old county office.
    As proof of his policy against politicking on county time, Walker said he asked for Wink’s resignation within hours of finding out that she had been posting comments.
    Walker said he did this "even though she’s a very nice woman."
    But Walker deflected most questions from the press about his knowledge of wrongdoing by other staff members.
    "Our campaign has been cooperating with individuals looking into this.  As part of that, we plan to continue to cooperate with them,” Walker said. “On details that were announced yesterday, they’ve made it pretty clear the rules they have in place in terms of conversations about that, they made it clear to us as to what we can express and not express, so I can tell you we enforced the policy. In terms of other details, for our campaign to be able to be in a position to continue to cooperate with them, we need to abide by that."
    – WisPolitics.com

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