Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 02:57 PM PST
UPDATED: Scott Walker Staffers Arrested-Reince Priebus Now Involved
A fish rots from the head down. Two staffers who worked directly for Gov. Scott Walker while he was county executive were charged Thursday with illegally doing extensive political work while being paid by taxpayers to do county jobs. This is in addition to the three aides of Scott Walker that were arrested on January 5, 2012.
UPDATE: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus now seems to be involved with the mess:
The criminal complaint said Wink, Walker’s constituent services manager, exchanged numerous campaign-related messages with top Walker campaign staffers, including operations manager Joe Fadness, as well as Reince Preibus, then Republican Party of Wisconsin chairman and now head of the Republican National Committee.
In addition, Milwaukee County prosecutors expose what they say was a private email network created by top Walker aides to allow them to communicate with one another about campaign and county work without the public or co-workers’ knowledge.