Todd Palin to Speak to Troopergate Investigator

Decision to cooperate in other case awaiting Alaska Supreme Court ruling
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 5, 2008 4:57 AM CDT
Sarah Palin holds hands with her husband, Todd Palin, as they walk to board a plane to leave Dallas Friday.   (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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(Newser) – Todd Palin plans to speak later this month with an investigator probing abuse-of-power allegations against his wife, his attorney tells the AP. He previously ignored a subpoena ordering him to testify in a parallel probe by the Alaska legislature into the Palins' role in the firing of a public safety commissioner who refused to ax a state trooper divorcing Sarah Palin's sister. 

Findings in the legislature's probe are due to be released this week—unless the Alaska Supreme Court grants a Republican appeal to block the report. Todd Palin's attorney said the court's decision may affect whether his client speaks to the investigator in that probe.