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Gov. Walker: John Doe emails are "old news"

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker calls the release of thousands of emails and documents related to the John Doe investigation "old news."

It's been a hot topic over the past week, since the 25,000 pages of records were released on Wednesday, detailing emails exchanged by Walker's campaign staff and those who worked for him when he was Milwaukee County executive.

The governor was in Washington, D.C. Sunday, appearing on a Fox News morning show.

Walker tells CNN Sunday there's nothing more to learn about the now-closed case.

"The reason I say it's old news not so much because of the press but because you had a district attorney in Milwaukee County, a Democrat, had spent about three years looking at these communications as well as other interviews and they ultimately went through and looked in the information and obviously issued some charges against individuals," says Walker.

Six former aides were convicted, including two for doing political business on county time. Walker was reportedly never considered a target in the investigation and was not charged.

The Democratic National Committee released a statement Sunday after the governor's TV appearance, saying Walker dodged questions and played the victim.

“Just because Scott Walker isn’t behind bars today doesn’t mean he is not guilty of unethical behavior that has broken the public trust. While a second investigation into related conduct conduct moves forward, the Governor still needs to explain his actions and how such wide-spread illegal activity could happen under his nose," National Press Secretary Michael Czin said in a statement.


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