Gov. Scott Walker says he first learned that his spokesman had an immunity deal in an ongoing John Doe investigation when it became public late last week.
Talking to reporters after holding his second Job Creation Forum in Milwaukee, Walker said he doesn’t believe Cullen Werwie, his press secretary, should have told the first-term Republican governor about receiving immunity in the criminal probe of Walker’s former and current aides.
“He’d be violating the law if that was part of the condition,” Walker said of the investigation, which requires witnesses and their lawyers to keep its details quiet. “For me, I just learned about it the other day, just like everything else we’ve talked about or things people in the media have talked about.”
I don’t believe for one second that Scott Walker first found out last week about Cullen Werwie’s immunity deal – a deal that Werwie was granted in April as part of an ongoing John Doe investigation in Milwaukee County.
While the proceedings of a John Doe investigation are confidential, Werwie’s immunity deal wasn’t confidential, and I simply find it amazing that Scott Walker had absolutely no knowledge that one of his closest aides had cut a deal for prosecutorial immunity in exchange for testimony/information relating to an ongoing investigation of former Walker aides.