Said Walker in a radio interview on Saturday, "They (John Doe probe official and investigators) were looking for just about anything. As I pointed out at the time, it was largely a political witch hunt."
Walker and his allies have spent considerable money to shut down and vilify the John Doe probe looking into a "criminal scheme" at the center of which is Scott Walker, (Marley, Bice and Glauber, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) as pointed out in John Doe documents made public last year.
Walker's rare comments on the John Doe probe prompted a response by John Doe Special Prosecutor Francis Schmitz, and Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm ((Marley, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel):
"As to defamatory remarks, I strongly suspect the Iowa criminal code, like Wisconsin's, has provisions for intentionally making false statements intended to harm the reputation of others," Chisholm said in a statement Saturday responding to Walker's comments.Scott Walker will never take Schmitz up on his offer to seek release of documents of the John Doe probe because Walker knows he would be exposed as a crook and a liar.
In a separate statement, Schmitz said he was surprised Walker would "speak publicly about specific issues which are now before the Wisconsin Supreme Court for a decision."
"His description of the investigation as a 'political witch hunt' is offensive when he knows that the investigation was authorized by a bipartisan group of judges and is directed by a Republican special prosecutor appointed at the request of a bipartisan group of district attorneys," Schmitz's statement said. ...
"I invite the governor to join me in seeking judicial approval to lawfully release information now under seal which would be responsive to the allegations that have been made," his statement said. "Such information, when lawfully released, will show that these recent allegations are patently false."
Chisholm said he agreed with Schmitz's statement.
"Stripped of niceties, Mr. Schmitz is saying the governor is deliberately not telling the truth," Chisholm's statement said.
"The truth is always a defense, so let's get the truth out in a legal manner, not through lies, distortions and misrepresentations."
At the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition this weekend, Walker said that he prayed before making major policy decisions (Petroski, Des Monies Register).
One wonders if Walker prayed before illegally coordinating fundraising among rightwing money to help Walker and Republican state senators in the 2011-12 Recall campaigns, and if Walker did pray to whom did Walker pray: David Koch?