NEW INFORMATION: Walker says statement helps set record straight

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says a statement from the attorney for a special prosecutor looking at activity by his recall campaign and conservative groups helps set the record straight.

Thursday's statement from attorney Randall Crocker says Walker is not a target of the investigation and no conclusions have been made about whether there's enough evidence to charge him or anyone with a crime. Crocker represents lead prosecutor Francis Schmitz.

Walker says his legal team did not approach Crocker about issuing the statement, and he is not talking with prosecutors about a possible settlement.

The probe was halted last month by a federal judge. Walker calls the investigation a distraction from issues he'd rather talk about like jobs and the economy.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The attorney for the special prosecutor investigating Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and conservative groups says no conclusions have been made about whether there's enough evidence to charge him or anyone with a crime.

Thursday's statement from attorney Randall Crocker also says that Walker himself was not a target of the investigation and has never been served with a subpoena.

Crocker represents lead prosecutor Francis Schmitz.

The probe was halted last month by a federal judge. A court document Schmitz wrote in December and made public last week identified Walker as being part of an alleged criminal scheme to evade campaign laws.

Crocker says the document was a legal argument for further investigation, not a determination that criminal charges were warranted against Walker or anyone else.


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