Our report earlier this week that lawyers for Scott Walker are negotiating with a special state prosecutor kicked up a fuss in the Badger State, but the oddest reaction may have come from the Wisconsin Governor. His campaign issued a statement that, “Neither Governor Walker nor his campaign committee are parties to the federal lawsuit. This means they have no legal standing to reach a settlement or deal in their lawsuit.”
Sorry, that’s disingenuous. The “federal lawsuit” is one brought by Mr. Walker’s political allies in federal court against prosecutors who are conducting a state John Doe probe into allegedly illegal campaign coordination. Our editorial concerned Mr. Walker’s willingness to settle with prosecutors over his role in the state John Doe probe. The worry is that he might settle to help his re-election campaign while throwing his allies over the side.