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Walker responds to Journal Sentinel story on John Doe investigation
Susan Kim, Vince Vitrano interviewed the Governor. Video by tmj4.comvideo
MILWAUKEE - Governor Scott Walker is responding to a Journal Sentinel story saying that investigators are looking into a possible bid-rigging case that allegedly involved him while he was Milwaukee County Executive.
Democrats say the article provides the best evidence yet that Governor Walker is a target of the John Doe corruption probe that has surrounded Walker's staff.
“Today’s report, called a potential bombshell, reveals that Gov. Walker may indeed be the target of the John Doe criminal corruption probe, and that his emails are at the center of the case,” said Democratic recall challenger and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a statement.
“It is essential for Scott Walker to come clean with the people of Wisconsin, and show the public all of these emails. The people deserve to know the full truth about Walker’s involvement in this investigation.”
The report says investigators are looking at an email exchange between Walker and his campaign advisor, John Hiller, to determine whether there was an attempt at bid rigging in the county's effort to find space for its Department on Aging.
Walker claims the article actually proves his point, that there's much ado about nothing.
"If anything, for all the hype about e-mails, it very clearly shows in the Journal Sentinel today that for all the e-mails out there, for the incinuation and innuendo, none of the people who bid on county space won the bid," said Walker, who appeared on TODAY'S TMJ4's Live at Daybreak.
"In the end, my administration didn't award...to anybody, and instead consolidated space at an existing county building to save the taxpayers money."