One Walker staffer is charged with 5 felonies, which include theft. Another is charged with 2 felonies, along with misdemeanor embezzlement, and a third is charged with 2 felony counts of child enticement. More charges against other staffers are to be announced soon.Three individuals - including a former top aide to Gov. Scott Walker - were charged Thursday with felonies as part of the ongoing John Doe investigation into Walker staffers.
To Walker's credit, his administration did ask for the investigation, and he will not be charged with anything, but he should have known better. Against the advise of his legal staff, which told him that the event in question should be handled by a charity, he instead privatized the fundraising, claiming it would save the taxpayers money, even though none of this was being paid by taxes. Walker pretty much opened the trough for his cronies, and they began feeding at it, like the pigs they are. No, Walker is not guilty of any wrongdoing. He is just guilty of cronyism and incompetence, which is not a crime, but a huge problem of ethics instead.
That this is breaking during the recall process is bad for Walker. I had previously maintained that he would be recalled but win the recall election. After this, my prediction is that he will lose the recall election as well. The Democrats are going to have a field day with this.
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