That awkward moment when you ask a governor whose political career includes a secret email scandal to go on the attack…
Walker’s office did their best to block the inquiry, but investigators were able to find evidence that a secret email router
had been set up to illegally conduct political activities to help his gubernatorial campaign. From what’s been released publicly, there is strong support to suggest that Walker knew about the emails. Though the governor was never charged, six Walker allies were convicted for their actions, including two aides who were charged with embezzling funds from a veterans charity. (Read American Bridge’s background on John Doe part 1 here.
But the scandal doesn’t end there. In 2012, the state opened a second John Doe investigation surrounding Walker — this time focusing on his recall election and the possibility of illegal coordination with 29 outside groups, such as the Wisconsin Club for Growth and Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity. (Read American Bridge’s background on John Doe part 2 here.
Scott Walker’s attacks tonight are desperately hypocritical to say the least.
Published: Jul 20, 2016