When asked about Walker associate Andrew P. Jensen Jr., who was arrested for refusing to cooperate with the FBI investigation, Walker confirmed that he indeed knew him.
Gov. Scott Walker said he had met in the past with the commercial real estate broker who was jailed this month for refusing to cooperate with the secret investigation into the governor’s current and former aides.
Andrew P. Jensen Jr., a broker with Boerke Co. and a past chairman of the Commercial Association of Realtors-Wisconsin, has not been charged with a crime but has been ordered to meet Jan. 25 with officials in the Milwaukee County district attorney’s office.
As an example of their meetings, Walker cited an occasion when Jensen had been involved in a county real estate deal that ultimately was not decided in favor of Jensen’s client. He didn’t say how many times they had met over the years but stressed the dealings had all been proper.
“I know him. He’s been involved over the years and people with chamber-type activities and things like that, whether it’s the Realtors, the commercial real estate association, the MMAC (Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce) and others. I was aware of him,” Walker said of Jensen.
Jensen was a minor contributor to Walker’s gubernatorial campaign, donating $850. Boerke Co. employees gave a total of $12,150.
While Walker made further remarks about how he was cooperating with the investigation and offered that it was no big deal, the FBI continues with the corruption probe into Walker’s past and his associates. The potential of the investigation turning against Walker during his inevitable recall battle could prove very disastrous for Walker’s career.