Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Note to aspiring candidates: Be careful of whom you greet in Russian, reposted

[Updated from 1:54 - - Walker is still not taking questions, leaving it to his campaign to bob-and-weave.]

[Updated from 1:35 p.m.] P.T. Barnum is said to have observed "there's no such thing as bad publicity."

Scott Walker might disagree with that, given this Monday evening Washington Post column.

It references Walker back when he was riding high in 2015 presidential polling - - first place in Iowa!! - - and crossed paths with a certain Maria Butina, the now-federally-charged alleged Russian agent:
Another criminal allegation against another Russian national who was involved in the 2016 election was announced Monday by the Justice Department... 
April 24, 2015: Butina attends the NRA convention in Nashville. There she and Torshin meet Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.), who reportedly greets her in Russian...
July 13, 2015: Butina attends the launch of Walker’s presidential campaign. 
Here's a fuller account in the Cap Times, complete with a photo from a Walker-boosting PAC.
Torshin, Walker, Butina

And, like the entire issue of Trump's embrace of Putin, Walker isn't taking any direct questions.

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