Republican Gov. Scott Walker as a witness in the criminal trial of his former aide Kelly Rindfleisch? Yes please!
Gov. Scott Walker may be called to testify as a prosecution witness in the trial of former Walker aide Kelly Rindfleisch, a court filing shows.
Rindfleisch faces four felony misconduct charges for doing campaign work while at her job in Milwaukee County as deputy chief of staff to Walker in 2010, when Walker was county executive and a candidate for governor.
Rindfleisch is accused of making numerous campaign calls while at work in her county office, which was 25 feet from Walker’s. State law bars public employees from doing campaign work in public buildings or while working a government job.
While Gov. Walker is the highest-profile name on the witness list submitted by Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf, a number of the names on the list read like a who’s who of Republican Party of Wisconsin movers and shakers.
There’s Brett Davis, Wisconsin’sMedicaid director (appointed by Gov. Walker), along with Michael Huebsch, a former Republican state lawmaker and the current Secretary of the Department of Administration (appointed by Gov. Walker). There’s also Keith Gilkes, Walker’s 2010 campaign manager and former chief of staff at the Capitol, along with Jim Villa, who worked as Walker’s chief of staff during Walker’s time as Milwaukee County Executive. And no John Doe proceeding would be complete without Cullen Werwie, Gov. Walker’s official spokesperson at the Capitol. You might recall that Werwie has been granted immunity from prosecution in the John Doe probe, so no doubt his testimony will be riveting and informative.