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Walker Deflects When Asked About FBI Raid On Trump Attorney

Governor Says As State Official He's Just Trying To Focus On Wisconsin

Scott Walker
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Gov. Scott Walker says he’s unfamiliar with the details surrounding an FBI raid on President Donald Trumps private attorney Michael Cohen.

The raid was carried out by the public corruption unit of the Manhattan federal attorney’s office as part of an investigation into payments made to two women who claim to have had past affairs with Trump. Cohen has admitted to paying adult film star Stephanie Clifford, who is known professionally as Stormy Daniels, $130,000 from a home equity line of credit during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump called the FBI search warrant “disgraceful” during a press conference Monday.

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On Tuesday morning, the president tweeted that “Attorney–client privilege is dead!” and that the investigation was “A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!”

Asked Tuesday whether he shared those views, Walker declined to weigh in.

“Being a state official I don’t know all the details of what they’re doing in that. I just try to focus on the issues before us here in the state,” said Walker.

Walker has been vocal about Trump’s call to send National Guard troops to the Mexican border. During an interview on a conservative talk show Tuesday in Milwaukee, he said he would absolutely send National Guard members to the border and suggested the National Guard should train soldiers along the border with a mission of deterring illegal crossings and crime.