In a state with a recall election ahead, and thereafter sure to be a battleground of the presidential election, the portentous:
Gov. Scott Walker announced Friday that he has set up a legal-defense fund to help pay expenses incurred as a result of the John Doe investigation of activities during his time as county executive….
Several election lawyers said creation of the defense fund serves as a tacit acknowledgment that Walker is under investigation for election law violations.
“If you create a legal-defense fund, you are either being investigated, being charged with or have been convicted of a criminal violation of Chapter 11 or Chapter 12,” said retired state election lawyer George Dunst, referring to the statutes dealing with campaign finance and election fraud.