At his first public appearance in Madison since Friday's announcement that he was setting up a legal defense fund, Governor Scott Walker answered a few questions about the fund on Monday.
"It was done per our attorney talking with the Government Accountability Board. And after that, believing that was the recommendation for how best to proceed," Governor Walker said.
The defense fund is to pay for the expenses of cooperating with a John Doe investigation by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office into activities during Walker's time as Milwaukee County Executive. The investigation has led to the arrest of four former Walker staffers.
Last week, the Governor's office said he had been told he is not a subject of the investigation, but he clarified that statement today.
"I haven't been told that directly. Others have been told that; attorneys who work for the campaign," Governor Walker said. He went on to say he doesn't know who told his attorneys and didn't ask.
"You're asking a lot of questions about stuff that, ultimately, by its nature - not per my request, but theirs - is something we're not asked to talk about until after it's completed," the Governor said.
Governor Walker was at Alliant Energy Center to address a conference of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin.
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