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Friday, October 10, 2008

Breaking: Troopergate - Palin Abused her Power

Update: the legislative group says Palin abused her power in firing the public safety commissioner.

A bi-partisan group of Alaskan legislators vote to make the Troopergate report public. More to come...

From the New York Times:

Gov. Sarah Palin abused the powers of her office by pressuring subordinates to get her former brother-in-law, a state trooper, fired, a investigation by the Alaska Legislature has concluded.

A report on the bipartisan inquiry that was released Friday by lawmakers in Anchorage, concluded, however, that she was within her right to dismiss her public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, the trooper’s boss.

The public portion of the report concluded that Ms. Palin violated the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act by allowing pressure to be exerted to get Trooper Michael Wooten, her former brother-in-law, dismissed.

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