Palin Emails Complain In-Law Wasn't Canned

Governor lambasted 'joke' investigation into trooper's behavior
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 4, 2008 11:04 AM CDT
In this Dec. 4, 2006 file photo, Gov. Sarah Palin, left, and her family stand at the end of an inauguration ceremony in Fairbanks, Alaska.   (AP Photo/Al Grillo)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin railed against the "joke" investigation of her former brother-in-law, a state trooper embroiled in a nasty custody battle with her sister, in emails sent to the ex-public safety commissioner she fired in July. “This trooper is still out on the street, in fact he's been promoted," she wrote in an email Walter Monegan showed the Washington Post.

Palin is under investigation over Monegan's claims that she sacked him for refusing to fire her ex-brother-in-law. Palin's camp denies she leveraged pressure. "Governor Palin has done nothing wrong and is an open book in this process” —she merely voiced concern for her family, said the VP nominee’s spokeswoman. “Mr. Monegan even stated himself that no one ever told him to fire anyone, period.”