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  •  UPDATE: no meeting today.... (6+ / 0-)

    Below is an update on Daniel Bice's blog....


    Gov. Scott Walker acknowledged Monday that prosecutors initiated the upcoming meeting they will have with him as part of the John Doe investigation about activities that occurred during Walker's tenure as Milwaukee County executive.

    "Up until now, we've provided written documentation (from the campaign)," Walker said during a briefing with reporters in Waukesha. "They'd like to talk to us about what they've found and what additional help we can provide."

    Walker announced last week that he had hired two criminal defense attorneys and would be voluntarily meeting with District Attorney John Chisholm regarding the John Doe probe.

    Prosecutors have charged four ex-Walker aides and appointees with various crimes, including theft and misconduct in office.

    In his five-minute briefing on Monday, the first-term governor wouldn't say when he was to meet with Chisholm, except that the sit-down would not occur Monday.

    "That's up to the district attorney to announce."

    He also didn't indicate how he will pay for the two defense attorneys - Michael Steinle and John Gallo - he recently hired, though he indicated he would not use tax dollars. Politicians may set up defense funds but must get the consent of donors to before transferring campaign money there.

    But Walker did say he wasn't subpoenaed to appear before the John Doe or to talk to prosecutors.

    He said the meeting represented the "next logical step" in terms of his cooperation with the investigation.

    On Nov. 1, 2010 - the day before the general election - Chisholm's subpoenaed Walker's campaign emails. He said Monday that the campaign has turned over thousands of emails as a result.

    "Sure, they would like to talk to us about it, but we voluntarily set it up," he said.

    The BOLD is mine.  I am curious.....walker said they were summoned but he keeps referencing that he volunteered.  Which is it??

    •  I think it's clear, (4+ / 0-)
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      3goldens, elwior, Puddytat, peptabysmal

      the DA requested a meeting.
      Walker agreed hence no need to subpoena.
      In Walkerspin that means "I volunteered!"

      Crazy, but most news coming out this evening is saying Walker agreed to the DA's request.

      Wisconsin, reclaiming its State motto: Forward!

      by One bite at a time on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 02:51:06 PM PST

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    •  Just saw that (2+ / 0-)
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      Was about to update the posting.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 03:04:07 PM PST

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      •  Hey Puddy, I think these latest developments (2+ / 0-)
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        deserve a diary of their own.
           First, the fact that he was a no-show, but most important that this meeting is not as "voluntary" as he led folks to believe last week.
           This was a meeting he was "invited" to attend.
            This is a big development!

        "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

        by elwior on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 03:49:39 PM PST

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        •  I don't know if he was a no show (2+ / 0-)
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          or Bice didn't have the meeting date right (or maybe some RWr is punking him on the date to chip away at his credibility) or what happened.  

          All I know is that the original Journal Sentinel post didn't change today.  I saw the new article on Walkers statements today and information that the meeting date wasn't known and just couldn't believe it.  I've been working all day on getting new info.  Ick.

          There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

          by Puddytat on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 04:08:46 PM PST

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    •  He said, "They'd like to talk to "us" about what (5+ / 0-)

      they've found."

         No Governor, they'd like to talk to you!

      "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

      by elwior on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 03:39:40 PM PST

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      •  He liberally uses the Royal (2+ / 0-)
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        WisJohn, elwior

        We, Us, and Our.  He's referring to himself, of course.  I hate it when these arrogant politicians do that.

        There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

        by Puddytat on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 04:09:50 PM PST

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