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Judge Refuses to Block Troopergate Probe

Alaska judge rules that investigation must go on, upholds subpoenas

(Newser) - An Alaska judge has refused to halt the Troopergate probe, declaring it a "legitimate" investigation, despite a Republican lawsuit against it, reports the Anchorage Daily News. The judge upheld subpoenas against Sarah Palin's husband and several aides. Five Republican state legislators had filed a lawsuit claiming that the investigation... More »

1,000 Alaskans Protest Palin

Demand Troopergate findings before election

(Newser) - Some 1,000 protesters chanting “recall Palin!” turned out in force in Anchorage yesterday to object to the state’s handling of Troopergate, reports the Anchorage Daily News. Demonstrators called for the attorney general's resignation and urged legislators to issue a report on the probe into Sarah Palin's... More »

Office Records Contradict Palin's Troopergate Claims

'Unauthorized' trip by 'rogue' commissioner was OK'd by governor's office

(Newser) - Gov. Sarah Palin's office actually approved a trip to Washington that her lawyers have been offering as evidence of the "rogue mentality" for which her public safety chief was fired, reports ABC News. Documents show that Palin’s chief of staff signed off on Walt Monegan's trip "to... More »

Palin Refuses to Meet With 'Troopergate' Investigator

Spokesman says probe has been 'tainted' by Democrats

(Newser) - Sarah Palin won't speak with an investigator hired by lawmakers to look into the firing of her public safety commissioner, a campaign spokesman said today. He told a news conference that Palin will not cooperate as long as the investigation "remains tainted." He said he doesn't know whether... More »

Lawmakers to Subpoena Todd Palin in Alaska

GOP efforts to delay probe thwarted by state senator

(Newser) - The abuse of power investigation against Sarah Palin took a potentially ominous turn for her party today when state lawmakers voted to subpoena her husband. Republican efforts to delay the probe until after the Nov. 4 election were thwarted when GOP State Sen. Charlie Huggins, who represents Palin's hometown of... More »

Palin Was Warned Over Troopergate

Governor's ethics adviser urged her to apologize

(Newser) - An attorney who acted as an informal ethics adviser to Sarah Palin urged her to apologize for her role in firing Alaska's safety commissioner before it grew into a scandal, the Wall Street Journal reports. "The situation is grave," he wrote shortly before Palin was picked for the... More »

Another Palin Firing That Looks Personal

Highly praised aide was dismissed after affair with friend

(Newser) - In another case of Sarah Palin's personnel decisions getting tangled up with family and friends, the Alaska governor fired her legislative director, an old friend, after he had an affair with another family friend, reports the Wall Street Journal. Just 7 weeks before John Bitney was fired, Palin praised his... More »

'Troopergate' Cop Regrets Bad Blood With Palins

Ex-brother-in-law thinks Palin nomination is 'great for Alaska'

(Newser) - The Alaska state trooper at the heart of the "Troopergate" scandal dogging Sarah Palin wants to put the whole thing behind him, the Washington Post reports. Mike Wooten said he regrets his mistakes, and is proud to have been part of the Palin family. Palin is under investigation for... More »

Troopergate Continues to Follow Palin

Police union's ethics complaint alleges gov. broke confidentiality

(Newser) - Alaska’s Public Safety Employees Association has filed a complaint against Gov. Sarah Palin, charging she disclosed confidential information about state trooper Mike Wooten in attempts to get him fired, the Anchorage Daily News reports. The union says a Palin aide cited confidential information about Wooten—involved in thorny divorce... More »

Palin Emails Complain In-Law Wasn't Canned

Governor lambasted 'joke' investigation into trooper's behavior

(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,... More »

Spitzer Slammed for Smearing Political Rival

He may have lied about Troopergate, Albany DA says

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer was more involved a smear campaign against political rival Joe Bruno than he cared to admit, according to a report today. Spitzer's answers to investigators were possibly "not truthful," Albany District Attorney P. David Soares said—but Soares is not seeking prosecution, in part due to... More »

Spitzer's Fall Shocks Biographer

Friends call him a 'Boy Scout,' but governor kept secrets well hidden

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer's biographer was as shocked as anyone to discover his involvement with a prostitution ring yesterday. The New York governor was regarded as a devoted and faithful husband, and his college girlfriends still spoke fondly of him. The whole debacle, writes Brooke Masters in the Financial Times, "serves... More »

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