1) Walker is not exactly talking to the DA "voluntarily" (as he claimed earlier). The contact was initiated by the DA. In a John Doe investigation, if they want to talk to you, you go.
2) The DA subpoenaed campaign records from Walker way back in November, a day before the election.
And the question of who's paying for all this has now been raised officially, though I think we talked about it right here a day or two ago:
[Walker] also didn't indicate how he will pay for the two defense attorneys - Michael Steinle and John Gallo - he recently hired, though he indicated he would not use tax dollars.
Politicians may set up defense funds after they have been charged with a violation of state election law. They may transfer funds from their campaign account to the defense fund if donors consent to it.
I'm still wondering if all Walker's recent money-raising trips weren't for his defense fund as much as anything else, and I wish a fly on the wall could tell us what he told the donors. Even if you were a conservative, would you want to back someone this careless?
Note: If you read the comments to the article, check out the thumbs up/thumbs down feature. It's revealing. The unconstructive comments are there as always, but check out which ones get favorable notice. Looks a lot different when you realize how many people, even in the Milwaukee readership, dislike the nasty stuff and like the thoughtful ones.
Made me wonder if we could use such a feature here.