Walker Dodges Questions On Email Dump

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who has been under scrutiny after thousands of emails were released to the public last week, on Sunday would not address the documents and instead blamed the recent focus on the emails on Democratic operatives.

“We have our political operatives at the DNC and the DGA that desperately want to switch the subject from the fact of things like us taking a $3.6 billion budget deficit and turning it into a nearly billion dollar surplus,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.” “They don’t want to talk about the improvement in the economy. They don’t want to talk about the successes we’ve had in our state. Instead they desperately want to switch the subject — a subject that’s already been resolved.”

When host Chris Wallace asked why Walker’s staff had been using private email accounts if they had done nothing wrong, the governor refused to address the issue.

“You’re not answering my question,” Wallace told the Walker.

“I’m not going to get into 27,000 different pieces of information,” Walker said. “The bottom line is a democrat who led the district attorney’s office looked at all of this and decided not to charge anything other than the individuals you mentioned … who don’t work for me today.”

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