Is the Alaskan legislative investigation of Sarah Palin corrupt or are McCain and Palin just stonewalling a legitimate investigation? What are the primary disqualifications of those who are conducting this investigation?
Matt Volz and Gene Johnson of the Associated Press expressed great concern that Sarah Palin, with McCain’s help, was thumbing her nose at the legislative investigation now called “Troopergate.” The article asks several questions but the primary question is: Did Palin abuse her power "to settle a vendetta against her sister's ex-husband."
The article concedes that “the Legislature's investigator still plans to issue a report in October, the probe is effectively killed until January, when Sarah Palin will either be vice president or return to the governor's mansion in Juneau.”
Trooper issue turns into smear campaign, an article by Seth Church who is a friend of Sarah Palin, explains why he supports Palin and why the Legislative investigation of the firing of Walter Monegan (Troopergate) is corrupt.
According to Church:
1. The Legislative Counsel’s chairman, Sen. Hollis French of Anchorage, worked closely with Monegan without approval of the governor.
2. Sen. French has already prejudged the outcome of the investigation stating publically that the investigation could lead to Sarah Palin’s impeachment . . . and that the investigation was deliberately shortened for a “October surprise” before the Nov. 4 election.
3. The wife of the case investigator, Steve Branchflower worked with Monegan for years.
4. The case is being used as a political smear attack by Obama supporters.
Freedom of Information ACT request for information:
This week Christopher Huffman, a local Fairbanks resident “served a Freedom of Information Act request on Steve Branchflower requesting any communication between representatives of Barack Obama and himself.”
This week a law Suit was filed seeking a declaratory judgment that the investigation of Sarah Palin is Unlawful and in violation of Alaska Statutes and the Alaska Constitution.
Bob Bettisworth (former state legislator), Jim Dodson (Fairbanks businessman), Seth Church (small business owner), David Eichler (North Pole dentist), Tom Temple (attorney), and Alan Simmons (federal employee), have filed a lawsuit in the Fairbanks Superior Court seeking a declaratory judgment that the Branchflower investigation of Governor Palin and other executive branch officials is unlawful, violating both Alaska Statutes and the Alaska Constitution. . . .
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