Investigation into Sarah Palin Due Out Tomorrow

The Alaska State Legislature is expected to release its findings tomorrow on whether Sarah Palin abused her power as Governor by having a state employee fired.
While Republicans try to block that report, new documents in the case are shedding light on Palin's husband's involvement.
New court documents are shedding light into the Sarah Palin controversy known as "Trooper Gate."
In affidavits filed Wednesday with Alaska investigators, Todd Palin admits he repeatedly asked top state officials to try to get his former brother in law fired from the state police because he was abusive to is family.
He says he met several times with his wife's top aides about Mike Wooten, a trooper involved in a bitter divorce with Sarah Palin's sister. But he says his wife was not aware of his actions.
Investigators are looking into whether Sarah Palin pressured the head of the state police, Walter Monegan, to fire Wooten, and then fired him after he resisted.
Palin argues she fired Monegan because of budget disputes. In a recent speech, she said "I did not abuse my office powers, and I don't know how to be more blunt and candid and honest about it. And to to tell you that truth is that no pressure was ever put on anybody to fire anybody."
In the affidavit Palin's husband says his wife had several issues with Monegan, including an email exchange in which Monegan asked Palin if she once failed to put her infant son Trig in a proper car seat while driving.
A group of Republican lawmakers has asked the state supreme court to shut down the investigation and not release the report which is due tomorrow.
The inquiry has been a distraction for the McCain campaign. Palin herself at first cooperated with the investigation, but later refused to testify.


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