Walker spent at least 28 hours discussing Foxconn with officials

Gov. Scott Walker continued to talk with top Trump administration officials about Foxconn after announcing the state’s deal with the Taiwanese tech company, records show.

The guv’s calendars shows at least 28 hours of meetings and discussions spanning from April 2017 — when he conducted his first meeting with Foxconn executives in Washington, D.C. — to Feb. 6, when he announced Milwaukee would house Foxconn’s North American headquarters.

The deal was formally announced July 26.

Among Walker’s Foxconn-related conversations are two 15-minute phone calls a week apart with Trump administration adviser Jared Kushner at the end of August and early September, Walker’s office confirmed, as well as a meeting at the executive residence in mid-December with company officials.

Walker also talked with White House technology official Reed Cordish on Jan. 11 about the Foxconn deal, a spokeswoman confirmed. That followed a Nov. 10 meeting the guv had with Cordish, Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou and House Speaker Paul Ryan in November at the Racine Police Department.

Cordish in mid-February announced he was leaving the Trump administration.

Walker’s meetings with Foxconn ramped up in May of last year, when he met with executives at least twice, and in June, when he travelled to Osaka, Japan, to meet Foxconn executives and tour a display factory there.

Walker’s office on Friday released the guv’s calendars spanning July 1, 2017, through February 2018. WisPolitics.com then took a look at Walker’s previously released calendars from January through June for other Foxconn-related discussions or meetings.

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