Amidst the ongoing federal investigation that seems to be targeting one or more of his former top aides during his time as Milwaukee County Executive, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is staying silent:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker kept his distance Thursday from an investigation into one of his top agency officials, staying silent despite calls from his opponents to say what he knows about why FBI agents raided her home a day earlier.
Agents raided the home of Cynthia Archer, who held a top spot in Walker's office when he served as Milwaukee County executive and followed Walker to work in state government after last November's election.
While he is staying silent, Walker has retained legal consul in regards to corruption charges for nearly a year now:
The governor's campaign retained former U.S. Attorney Steven Biskupic after it received a subpoena for campaign emails shortly before last year's November election. His campaign has paid nearly $60,000 to Biskupic's firm, Michael Best & Friedrich, in the first half of the year.
The targets, and details, of the investigation still remain murky. What information is available is based on anonymous leaks. Unsurprisingly, the former aide to Walker whose home was raided by the FBI has gone public saying that she has done nothing wrong and that she does not know what the investigation is about.
It is entirely possible she is telling the truth. Still, this investigation has the potential for explosive revelations, and as such bears continued watching.
TPM has more on the investigation.