“Scott Walker says he didn’t know he was a John Doe target”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Gov. Scott Walker says he didn’t know he was a target of the now-closed John Doe probe until this week, when newly released court documents showed he was under investigation for misconduct in office.

“The information they said, the paper they released was new to us,” Walker said at a campaign stop here the day after Thursday’s GOP presidential debate. “We point out this is something that’s been over for more than two years and it’s a done deal. It’s been done for quite some time. The document…they released the other day, we did not have (that) information. Again…a Democratic district attorney closed this case more than two years ago.”

Records filed Wednesday in federal court revealed Walker was under criminal investigation in 2011 for misconduct in office — even as he insisted he wasn’t — over a proposed real estate deal when he was Milwaukee County executive.

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