And here is the key to knowing what's up with Walker in Wisconsin. According to Wisconsin law, a governor, or any other public servant in the state of Wisconsin, may have a legal defense fund if and ONLY if.Gov. Scott Walker's campaign has transferred another $100,000 to the defense fund used to pay his pricey criminal defense lawyers in the lengthy John Doe investigation into activities during Walker's time as county executive.
Newly filed campaign reports show Walker's campaign transferred $70,000 to the Scott Walker Trust on May 3 and another $30,000 on May 17.
That bring the total the first-term governor has put in the defense fund to $160,000 in the past six weeks.
State law requires that the campaign get prior approval from donors before shifting their money to a legal-defense fund. Walker's campaign has declined to identify the contributors who OK'd the transfers.
1) He has been charged with a crime.
2) He is under investigation for a crime.
Any other use of a legal defense fund, such as the one Walker has set up for himself, would be a felony. So Walker can state all he wants that he is not under investigation for criminal activity. The mere existence of his defense fund says that he is lying, but if by chance he is telling the truth, then he has committed a serious crime nonetheless. Either way, he loses.
As I have said earlier, I still predict Walker to win in his recall election, but I am now certain that Walker's career could very well end in a prison cell, just like Blago's career ended in Illinois.
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