It was surely an odd bit of timing on Monday, November 3–just hours before one of the biggest presidential elections in American history–that the Alaska State Personnel Board issued a finding by its chief investigator, Timothy J. Petumenos, that Republican vice-presidential candidate and Alaska governor, Sarah Palin, did not breach state ethics laws when she [...]
The state Personnel Board-sanctioned investigation is the second into whether Palin violated state ethics law in firing her public safety commissioner, and it contradicts the earlier findings by a special counsel hired by the state Legislature.
Both investigations found that Palin was within her rights to fire Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.
But the new report says [...]
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A legislative committee investigating Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has found she unlawfully abused her authority in firing the state’s public safety commissioner. The investigative report concludes that a family grudge wasn’t the sole reason for firing Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan but says it likely was a contributing factor.
The Republican vice presidential [...]
Walter Monegan, The Alaskan public safety commissioner fired by Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin was contacted thirty six times over 19 months by the governor and her staff, who were pressuring him to get Sarah Palin’s former brother-in-law, a state trooper, off the force, reports the New York Times.
At one point, the commissioner Walter Monegan got [...]
Hollis French, the Alaska lawmaker directing the abuse-of-power investigation – also known as troopergate – of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin promised Friday the probe will be finished before the election, despite refusals by key witnesses to testify, including the governor’s husband, Todd Palin.
After waiting 35 minutes for Todd Palin and two state administrative employees to [...]
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