Walker says he did not know spokesman had signed a criminal immunity agreement
Gov. Scott Walker says he did not know his spokesman had signed a criminal immunity agreement until it was made public last week. It was first reported last Friday that Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie had signed an immunity deal as part of an ongo...
Gov. Scott Walker says he did not know his spokesman had signed a criminal immunity agreement until it was made public last week.
It was first reported last Friday that Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie had signed an immunity deal as part of an ongoing John Doe investigation in Milwaukee County. Speaking to reporters in Milwaukee, the governor was asked whether he heard about the immunity deal when Werwie signed it back in April, or when it became public:
"When it became public. (Do you wish you had known sooner?)," the reporter asked.
"No, because he would be violating the law if that was part of the condition," Walker said.
News of the immunity deal came on the heels of an FBI raid of the home of Cindy Archer, a top aide to Walker who was until recently his Deputy Administration Secretary. Archer also worked for Walker when he was Milwaukee County Executive.
The governor says he personally has not been asked for anything by investigators, and he's not sure what they're looking for.
"When you have a review of something like that, that's not something they talk to you, they don't talk to me about," Walker said. "In the end, I'm confident, I know that throughout my career, first in the legislature as county executive and now for the last 10 months as governor, I lived by the standards that I got from my parents, certainly that got me to the rank of Eagle Scout. And I continue to have that kind of integrity, and I think that will continue to be beared out."
Walker also confirmed that long-time friend John Hiller had stepped down as his campaign treasurer. Hiller led the Walker transition between November and January.