Todd Palin Defies Subpoena
Refuses to testify in Troopergate probe
By Peter Fearon, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2008 3:26 AM CDT
Sarah Palin's husband, Todd, waves to supporters during a rally. He is refusing to testify before Alaska lawmakers investigating Troopergate.   (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

(Newser) – Sarah Palin's husband will not comply with a subpoena demanding he testify before a panel of Alaska lawmakers investigating Troopergate. He and anyone else who refuses to compy with the subpoena cannot be held in contempt until the full state Senate reconvenes in January—after the presidential election. 

"It appears that the McCain campaign is now very heavily involved in this, and they're attempting to stonewall the investigation," said a state senator. A McCain campaign spokesman accused Troopergate investigators of "political maneuvering" and said Todd Palin would not be given a fair hearing. The Palins are being investigated for their role in the firing of a state commissioner who refused to ax a trooper who was divorcing Sarah Palin's sister.

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