September 1st, 2008
05:52 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin has hired lawyer as trooper probe continues

(CNN) – Alaska Governor Sarah Palin hired a lawyer three weeks ago to act on her behalf as state legislators investigate whether she may have abused her power in firing the state police chief for refusing to fire her ex-brother-in-law, a state trooper, CNN has confirmed.

A report of findings of a legislative inquiry that began several weeks ago is currently slated to be released just days before Election Day.


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  1. Alex

    it never ends.....its funny no one is reporting this!!! c'mon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 1, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  2. values

    THE OTHER SHOE IS ABOUT TO DROP. THIS IS GREAT . MCCAIN'S JUDGEMENT IS A BIG FAT......O..........

    VOTE OBAMA..08

    September 1, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  3. Paul

    The fact that the Democrat wont give up the info that is requried by law say a lot. Say they have nothing on her and are using this for poltical gain.

    September 1, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  4. PoliticoMike

    Good pick McCain, sound judgment, buddy!

    September 1, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  5. Dianne

    And, what about her involvement as a Director of a 527 Campaign for Sentor Stevens of Alaska? Let's hear some reporting on that issue.

    Is Sarah Palin really a 'reformer'??????

    September 1, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  6. Reason

    There you go people.Vote Obama. You will be better served.

    September 1, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  7. April in Texas

    So we get a September surprise and an October surprise? WoW way to pick em John McCain.. I knew you liked bombs but these seem to be doozies..

    September 1, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  8. Joe Reg

    Seriously what kind of pick was that.

    I hope McCain to rescind or reconsider.

    September 1, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  9. dustigirl2002

    Today Wolf Blitzer and the reporter sent by CNN to Anchorage to cover the Palin daughter pregnancy and Monagan story BOTH... acted more like National Enquirer reporters than "???News reporters" There is no unbiased reporting going on here..... Andrew Halco is a sore loser and that seems to be the only person she talked to on Monagan. And then She interviewd someone totaly opposed to Sarah Pailns stance. Both should be fired!

    Neither one knows how to do unbiased reporting. They are good at stating their own opinion as news!

    September 1, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  10. Republican for Obama

    Talk about drama!

    September 1, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  11. Griff

    The Three M's..... My Mentor, My Muse, and Me!!! Go with it Girl...

    September 1, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  12. Linda in Atlanta

    WHAT A WAY TO APPROACH NOV. 4!

    September 1, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  13. Sherri

    And now the RNC has hired a team of lawyers to fully VET the VP nominee, well I thought was done before John " I WAS A POW" McCain announced her as his VP choice. What are the RNC people doing? This nominee has more skeletons in her closet that igloos in Alaska and the GOP did not even do a background check on her & hubby. Now the daughter is pregnant again for the 2nd time. What a sloppy job by the RNC and John McCain, if this is his good judgement well this country is in BIG trouble if he's elected.

    September 1, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  14. Michael Boston

    Why don't you find out the details of why she wanted him fired and then write your article. Did he abuse his wife? There has to be a reason other than a custody battle.

    Why don't you do your job and find out the reasoning behind the request.

    This trooper could be a wife beater and is getting away with it by being part of the Ole boys club.

    September 1, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  15. Sandy - PA

    - Under Investigation for abuse of power
    - Alleged to be claiming she is the mother of her daughter's down syndrome child
    - Now her unwed daughter is pregnant – and this from the party who claims to stand for moral values

    Great choice, McCain!

    September 1, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  16. Gorbashov

    Another faux Republican "maverick"!? PUH-LEASE!

    America has had ENOUGH!

    Yes we can.............take this country back!

    September 1, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  17. Mary, Ex-PUMA

    Okay, this is a bigger deal than her pregnant daughter.

    HOWEVER, and even BIGGER deal, and what the media might want to look into, is the fact that Sarah Palin was a member of the Alaskan Independence Party which sought to separate Alaska from the United States.

    September 1, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  18. Loretta from California

    Dear Lord, she's another Bush. Power has gone to her head.

    September 1, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  19. the truth sets you free

    The fiasco begins!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Poor judgement, this clearly shows there was no vetting!!!!!!!

    September 1, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  20. christine

    Looks like Senator McCain should of met her more than twice.

    September 1, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  21. DC Steve

    Good judgment Mccain....NOT!!!

    September 1, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  22. Sera

    Nice choice McBush!

    September 1, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  23. Teresa, Georgia

    McCain has made his bed and will lie in it soon. I predict at least one scandal per week for the Republicans up to election day.

    September 1, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  24. KATHLEEN

    Yes, but I would like to hear her Brother in Laws side of the story and
    also the politician she fired-his side of the story!!!! Defense lawyers
    keep the victims stories out of the news if they can. Sarah really doesn't have much time to explain this!!!!

    September 1, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  25. Ex-Republicans for Obama

    McCain sold us down the river with this pick. Now he is going to fall flat on his face. We were not amused from the start and this only proves our belief that this was a bad move.

    September 1, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
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